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News: New releases for 2010!

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Asalaamu’alaikum warahmat’ullah

Apologies for the lack of updates, and a belated Ramadhan Mubarak to you all. May Allah accept all our deeds in this special month.

A few things to go though, starting with…
My Mummy’s Tummy is now available to buy. More details here, and buy a copy from the SeerahStore right here.

My Mummys Tummy

The SeerahStore should be a little more user-friendly now, allowing you to pay for items without needing a PayPal account, and we hope to implement Google Checkout support soon too insha’Allah, so there are as many options available for you as possible.

Also, the best way to buy our books right now is through Islamic Relief’s Pakistan Flood Appeal Shop, where you can buy a set of all 5 StoneFaruq books, plus A Day with the Dinosaurs, and the Encyclopaedia of Seerah for Children for just £21.73 including postage. That’s £5 of the retail price, and best of all, 100% of that money will go to Islamic Relief’s Pakistan Flood Emergency Appeal, to help those desperately in need.

One

Our next book, titled ‘One’, is being printed as I type this insha’Allah, and should be available from November 2010 insha’Allah. You can see the cover for the book above, but I have also made that design into a desktop wallpaper. You can see some different sized versions for download, and for your use, right here:
http://www.stonefaruq.com/wallpaper/

Other books are progressing, and we’re still hoping to double our previous annual new book output, and release 4 books this year insha’Allah. So we hope there will be more to come insha’Allah. Please make du’ah for us.

Wassalaamu’alaikum Warahmat’ullahposted by Faruq

All images are copyright © 2010 StoneFaruq

Progress Update: 2010

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

Asalaamu’alaikum warahmat’ullah

Here’s a rundown of the current books we plan to release in 2010 insha’Allah, from StoneFaruq, and the Seerah Foundation.

Muhammad - Encyclopaedia of Seerah
Currently, almost half of the 8 volumes of the encyclopaedia are out of print, or very low in stock. Insha’Allah, we hope to be able to print the missing volumes this year, so that we will have at least 200 full sets in stock. More news on this once they have gone to print insha’Allah.

StoneFaruq - Books for Children
Our four children’s books are still available, now distributed worldwide by Kube Publishing Ltd., and insha’Allah, we hope to have four more in print this year.

My Mummys Fat Tummy

The four titles are: My Mummy’s Fat Tummy, about the arrival of a new baby in the family, from a young girl’s point of view (an early mockup of the cover can be seen above). One, is another ‘collage style’ illustrated book, all about Tawhid. Insha’Allah We’ll Get There, is a rhyming story about journeying to Makkah for Hajj. Lastly, Auntie Eemaan’s Eid Party, which is fairly self explanatory. :)

More on all of these books, and others, in the near future. Please make du’ah for us insha’Allah, so we achieve that which we set out to do, in Allah’s cause.

Wassalaamu’alaikum Warahmat’ullahposted by Faruq

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© 2010 StoneFaruq

New books and New ways to Buy

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Asalaamu’Alaikum

Long time with no Blog update, but lots of things have been happening.

Firstly, our second and third books are now in print, and in the shops insha’Allah. These are:

Time to Pray, our first boardbook, in a new art style for us.

Time to wake up. Time for Fajr. Make your Wudhu and go to the Masjid.
A rhyming story to teach children the benefit of prayer. It’s important to show this vital part in the life of every Muslim, in an accessible way.

We can’t overestimate the value of Prayer.

Buy Time to Pray from the SeerahStore

Time to Pray    ALLAH lets us have fun

Allah lets us have fun, a hardback book with similar artwork to last years ‘Time for Isha’a‘.

A rhyming story for young children, that teaches us to appreciate the things we take for granted. Allah has given us so much. We have so much. We have so much to be thankful for. Sometimes it is easy to forget how blessed we are.

Buy Allah lets us have fun at the SeerahStore

Our first two books, Time for Isha’a, and The Jolly Jamaat, are also available to buy online from the SeerahStore, at a new reduced price.

 

So, the SeerahStore is up and running, just about. The only method of payment taken, at the moment, is via Paypal, and this is only if you have a Paypal account. I am hoping to get more payment methods, and simpler ones, available soon insha’Allah.

And don’t forget you can also buy all our publications, and other Seerah Foundation books, from your nearest Islamic Bookstore. Most Islamic bookshops worldwide get books from Kube Publishing Ltd., who distribute all our books in the UK, and internationally.

 

Since we started StoneFaruq, in May 2008, Allhamdulillaah,we have put 4 Children’s Books into print. But the road is long, we have more than 40 books (mostly already written) that need to be illustrated. We hope insha’Allah that with your du’ah, and your help, that we can increase our output.

More news to come in the days ahead of our next book…

Jazak’Allah Khair. Wassalaamu’alaikum Warahmat’ullahposted by Faruq

News: Distribution deal with Kube Publishing

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Assalaamu’alaikum Warahmat’ullah

Some news regarding our new book distribution deal, with the well known Islamic organisation, Kube Publishing.

Kube Publishing is the distributor for all Islamic Foundation publications, and their books are widely available in Islamic Bookshops the world over. Now, insha’Allah, all books from StoneFaruq, as well as the Seerah Foundation books, ‘A Day with the Dinosaurs’, and ‘Muhammad: Encyclopaedia of Seerah for Children’, will be distributed, and marketed by Kube Publishing.

Currently our books (Time for Isha’a and The Jolly Jamaat), are only available in a few Islamic bookshops, mainly in London, with little or no international presence. Also, our online shop, SeerahStore.com, is still offline, and the launch has been delayed. Making our books hard to find for most people. So insha’Allah, this deal with Kube Publishing will enable many more to have access to our books, and many more children will benefit insha’Allah.

Finally, our forthcoming books (Time to Pray and Allah lets us have fun) will be available later this summer insha’Allah, and will also be distributed by Kube Publishing. Look out for our Books for Children. Coming soon, insha’Allah, to an Islamic Bookshop near you.

Jazak’Allah Khair. Wassalaamu’alaikum Warahmat’ullahposted by Faruq

Who will buy?

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Assalaamu’alaikum Warahmat’ullah

We have been in print for just over 2 months now, with our first 2 children’s books, (The Jolly Jamaat + Time for Isha’a), and things are going slow and steady. Don’t get me wrong, people who see the books, Allhamdulilaah, will buy them, but bookshops seem to be a little more reluctant, unless we go and visit them in person, which we have been doing a little, but it’s not that easy to get around them all, or go much further than London.

If you live in the UK, at the moment around London, shops in Whitechapel and Walthamstow have both books in stock, and also one in Leicester, maybe a few others here and there too. Some books have just made there way to Illinois (USA), but we need to get in touch with major distributors in North America to reach a substantial audience there.

We want to make it easier for people to get our books, so our own online e-commerce enabled shop will help insha’Allah. So lookout for the SeerahStore, in development, coming soon insha’Allah.

In the meantime, if you want to buy online, visit Amazon, Waterstones, or other online retailers.
Google is your friend. :)

Wassalaamu’alaikum Warahmat’ullahposted by Faruq