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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

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

Around the wwworld in a day.

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Assalaamu’alaikum Warahmat’ullah

Now I have some kind of internet connection at home, I’ve been trawling the web, attempting to spread the word about StoneFaruq and our books insha’Allah.

 
I’ve set up a ‘Lens‘ at squidoo.com

Books-for-Children-from-StoneFaruq

 

There’s a ‘group’ for us  on facebook

Books for Children on facebook

 

Finally, we’re on Muxlim.com too (that’s not a typo btw)

my.muxlim.com/stonefaruq

 
Can anyone make any suggestions as to where else I should go? Forums where they may be interested, or other popular sites that may attract more interest in these books insha’Allah.

Answers on a postcard (or just in the comments section below).

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

 

 
Update: For what it’s worth, I made a Twitter page as well…

twitter.com/stonefaruq

 

Preview: ‘Allah lets us have fun’

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Assalaamu’alaikum Warahmat’ullah

We are hard at work preparing the next 2 or 3 books fo release insha’Allah, though even after they go to print, it may take another 2-3 months before they will be on-the-shelves, as it were.

Buying our books should be easier soon insha’Allah, as the Seerah Store, is in development, and may be online by the end of February. Insha’Allah this will allow you to buy books directly from us at the click of a mouse. We will post the news when it goes live.

Here, to show you what’s been happening behind closed doors at StoneFaruq, is a preview of artwork from our forthcoming book ‘Allah lets us have fun’, which will insha’Allah teach children to appreciate the many gifts Allah has give us, that we easily take for granted. Here are the first 2 pages in the book, set in a playground (click to enlarge):

Preview of Allah lets us have fun

The artwork is in a similar style to ‘Time for Isha’a’, with characters made from torn card and paper, scanned in, and mixed with other collage elements using Adobe Photoshop (version 7). Here are 2 pages from the middle of the story, from a classroom (click to enlarge):

Preview of Allah lets us have fun

The book size will be a larger format, closer to the size of ‘The Jolly Jamaat’, and insha’Allah the first print will be published in hardback. There will still be minor changes, text rearranged, faces added, but the book is close to ready now, and may go to print in a few weeks insha’Allah. Half the book was finished by Ramadhan 2008, but in the meantime I had to spend about 2-3 months getting all these sites live, and getting other books into shops.

We will post more previews of other books in the weeks to come insha’Allah.

Wassalaamu’alaikum Warahmat’ullahposted by Faruq

All images are copyright © 2009 StoneFaruq