Safa’s Palette

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو الْيَمَانِ، أَخْبَرَنَا شُعَيْبٌ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو الزِّنَادِ، عَنِ الأَعْرَجِ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ
« إِنَّ لِلَّهِ تِسْعَةً وَتِسْعِينَ اسْمًا مِائَةً إِلاَّ وَاحِدًا، مَنْ أَحْصَاهَا دَخَلَ الْجَنَّةَ»

 [بخاري شريف ٢٥٨٥]

In a hadith, the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said that

“Verily, Allah has 99 names, one short of a hundred. Whoever remembers them well will enter Paradise.”

Mufti Maseehullah Sharifi (a lecturer at Darululoom Karachi) gave the lowly editor Adnan Ashraf permission to relate this hadith with his sanad.

والحمدلله رب العالمين

Prophetic tradition tells us that people who remember Allah’s 99 names well will enter Paradise. Kids can learn the names gradually and develop their understanding of who God is and what He does. In Safa’s Palette: Coloring and Vocabulary Book of Allah’s Names, educator Ustadh Hatim Yousef defines 17 of Allah’s names in a lucid English that readers young and old can appreciate. Each name is also inked in elegant thuluth script by award-winning calligrapher Usman Ghani. By learning the meanings of the names, readers will gain understanding with which to call on God. And don’t forget, this is also a coloring book with hand-drawn illustrations by Sanah Z. Shan, showing scenes of the oceanside, and of lush flora, of Muslim home interiors, of mosques, and a bird’s eye view of the Kaba, as well as motifs of seasonal change. Within most of these, the names are also subtly hidden, waiting for readers to discover them. While coloring, children will develop their hand / eye coordination, too, God willing.

Signed copies of Safa’s Palette are being offered first to those kind people in Lahore who promise to post an honest review of the book on Goodreads (within one week) with the intention of helping others on the path of remembering Allah’s names well. Help readers young and old discover this beautiful book, and get a copy signed by award-winning calligrapher Usman Ghani! There are less than 20 signed copies available. 2100 rupees per copy. Offer valid until July 4, 2021, while supplies last. E-mail sales@zaynabbooks.com or call 03096109925 to order and arrange delivery by our mild-mannered driver from Chiniot.

  • Divine name definitions by Hatim Yousef, illustrations by Sanah Z. Shan, Arabic calligraphy by Usman Ghani.
  • Language: English text, with prints of hand-drawn Arabic calligraphy & aniconic illustrations
  • Paperback: Glossy cover with full-color calligraphy pages & black & white coloring pages. 44 pages.
  • ISBN: 976-0986376139
  • Reading age: suitable for readers young & old (8 years to adult)
  • Dimensions: 8 x 10.88 inches approximately

 

 

 

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