Fawzia Gilani-Williams

Fawzia Gilani-Williams

When a Child's Imagination Soars ... Everything is Possible!

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Fairy tale, Fiction, Humour, Picture book

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Alphabet, Fiction for children

Books by Fawzia Gilani-Williams

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Yaffa and Fatima Shalom Salaam

Two neighbors, one Jewish, one Muslim, have always been best friends. When they both fall on hard times, can they find a way to help each other? In Fawzia Gilani's retelling of this folktale, which has both Jewish and Arab origins, differences are not always causes for conflict and friendship can overcome any obstacle. 

Nabeel's New Pants An Eid

Ramadan has come to an end. The fast is over, and tomorrow the celebration of Eid will begin. Nabeel decides to buy each of his family members something special to wear for the holiday. But while he’s choosing, the shopkeeper persuades him also to buy a gift for himself—a pair of new pants that are too long! Nabeel asks his wife, his mother, and his daughter to hem them, but no one has the time—everyone is busy preparing for the festivities. Will Nabeel be able to wear his new pants to celebrate Eid? Only a pair of scissors can tell. A glossary and pronunciation guide are also included. 

Yan's Hajj The Journey of a Lifetime

Yan is a big-hearted young man determined to perform Hajj, the pilgrimage to Makkah. But first, he must work hard on his farm and fill up his money bag for the journey. Despite the trials he faces on each unsuccessful trip to the Kaaba, Yan’s helpful nature, compassion, and generosity enable him to succeed in the end. 
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Cinderella An Islamic Tale

When Zahra's parents die and she is left in the care of her cruel stepmother and selfish stepsisters, her strong faith and fair character lead a mystical old woman to aid her in attending the 'Eid party at the palace. 
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Snow White An Islamic Tale

A jinn, poisoned dates, seven dwarf sisters-in-faith, and a mysterious old peddler woman in the woods wearing a face veil, a hateful and vain stepmother, a considerate huntsman, and a charming prince bring to life once again the classic fairy tale of Snow White. 

Sleeping Beauty An Islamic Tale

After the wicked Count Lahab promises to crush the young princess Mariam at her aqiqah, she is hidden within the king's castle. Many peaceful years pass, but, upon news of Mariam's wedding, they come to a piercing end. Count Lahab finds a way to deceive the castle and present her with a beautiful hijab pin, covered in poison, that leaves her in a deep, unbreakable sleep. 

The Lost Ring An Eid Story

Rahma's family is preparing for Eid and she has been looking forward to making samosas all week. Grandma, who is visiting, realizes that her precious gold ring has gone missing. Will Rahma find her grandma's precious ring? 

Husna and the Eid party

Everyone loves to be invited to an Eid party, so when Husna hears about Maryam’s party she can’t wait to get her invitation. Throughout the week Husna tries to get Maryam’s attention to see if she can remind her, but, every time she does, something gets in her way. Husna begins to wonder if she’ll ever be invited to Maryam’s party. 

Munna and the Maharaja

A hot summer day, an old man in dusty clothes who calls himself a maharaja, a little boy Munna who believes him, and a teashop full of people who don’t… 

Adil Ali's Shoes

Everybody likes Adil Ali but nobody likes his shoes! They are old and worn, patched and sewn. So his friends decide to gift him a pair of shiny brown shoes for Eid. And then begins the problem – his old shoes won’t leave him!  

The Jilbab Maker's Eid Gifts

A greedy queen demands that Sitty make her jilbab for Eid. But Sitty insists that only the poor may have her jilbabs. The Queen flies into a rage and throws SItty in prison. Before Sitty is set free, she offers the Queen some good advice. 

Eid Kareem Ameer Saab

Ameer Saab is a very rich man who doesn't like to share his wealth. Even his servant, Raheem, is only paid a very small wage. On the day before Eid, Ameer Saab eats too much and gives himself a stomachache. He takes a walk to make himself feel better. Along the way he meets many people. Ameer Saab ignores all of them. But that night he has a nightmare. Find out what happens to Ameer Saab on the day of Eid. 

Eid Mubarak Meetah Sahib!

Meetah Sahib was the grumpiest old man anyone had ever seen. He disliked everything sweet and pretty, but most of all Meetah Sahib disliked Eid. The only thing he did on Eid was put up signs on his windows and doors which said; “Go Away” and “Clear Off”. Little Harris felt sorry for poor Meetah Sahib and decided to give him a gift. As usual Meetah Sahib was wearing his grouchy old frown, but Harris placed the gift in his hands and ran back home. Meetah Sahib had never received an Eid gift before and after he opened it, something strange began to happen. His teeny tiny smile became bigger and bigger until finally he broke into a laugh. This is a warm tale of an old man changing his ways because of a small Eid kindness. 

Aminah and Aisha's Eid Gifts

Everybody looks forward to the joyful celebrations of Eid. Amina and Aisha have such fun making a list of things they would like to present to others on this festival. Their surprise Eid boxes bring cheer and happiness into the hearts of the children receiving them. This is a tale that teaches children to show compassion and generosity, especially when there are not-so-fortunate people living all around us. 

A Khimar for Nadia

Nadia's khimar is old and worn so Mother decides to buy her a new one. But when they go shopping all the khimars that they see are too expensive. Nadia desperately wants a green khimar but knows Mother can't afford one. This is a compassionate tale of a mother's desire to make a beautiful Eid memory and a selfless child whose patience and love for Allah finally reward her. Recommended for ages 8-10 years. 

The Troublesome Eid Jinn

Nurallah arrives in the village of Kalkalla and is astonished to find that people have not had Eid festivities for years. He finds out from the villagers that a terrible jinn keeps spoiling their Eid festivities. Nurallah decides to make a bargain with the jinn, but the frightened villagers beg him not to because they fear for his safety! But Nurallah shows them he has the best protection in his knapsack. As he holds it up, the villagers are amazed...  

The Adventures of Musab

A collection of four short stories about a boy called Musab and the lessons that he learns from the people that he meets. These are empowering stories that encourage the practice of honesty, kindness and love. 

Haleem and Kaleem's Eid Gifts

Haleem & Kaleem are the laziest are of boys in the village. They never do any work. Upset and angry the villagers complain to the Imam who tells the boys they must go and seek their fortune. The brothers can see that nothing they say can change the minds of the Imam or villagers. With heavy hearts they leave and wonder what they could do to make the villagers feel better. The brothers resolve to take Eid gifts, sadly every attempt fails through some misfortune. Heartbroken the brothers decide to go back to the village and bid everyone farewell. When they return they are shocked to hear that the villagers are sad. “But tomorrow is Eid, why are they sad?” asked the brothers. An opportunity presents itself where Haleem and Kaleem may be able to give the villagers an Eid gift after all!  

The Emir and the Verse of the Throne

One day there is a terrible storm that devastates the land. The Emir's tapestry is lost forever. However, the people decide that they must find a tapestry to bring happiness to the Emir again. Messengers are sent throughout the land to search for a tapestry. Amazingly, one is found in the home of a poor orphan. 

Ismat's Eid

Ismat decides to buy his family special gifts. He is persuaded by the shopkeeper to buy a pair of trousers for himself but there is only the last pair on the shelves, and it's too long. Long trousers can always be shortened, can't they? So Ismat takes his gifts home. Eid arrives, and with it comes a shock and a surprise. 

Eid Songs

A selection of songs for celebrating Eid. 

Eid and ramadan

Eid-ul-Fitr is always an occasion for great fun and celebration. After a month-long Ramadan, everybody looks forward to a great Eid. Eid-ul-Fitr also calls for thanking Allah for His blessings, helping the poor and the needy around us and sharing our love and happiness with each other. 

Celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr with Ama Fatima

Eid-ul-Fitr is always an occasion for great fun and celebration. After a month-long Ramadan, everybody looks forward to a great Eid, specially when Ama Fatima is around. To celebrate Eid with Ama Fatima is to have lots of fun and a realisation that Eid-ul-Fitr also calls for thanking God for His blessings, helping the poor and the needy and sharing love and happiness. 

Jihad Bin Taye and the Jar of Gold

Jihad goes to Mecca and Jerusalem so gives his friend a jar of gold for safe-keeping. He returns after a long time. When he tries to get his jar of gold back his friend pretends he doesn’t know what Jihad is talking about. Finally the case goes before a judge.  
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An Old man Who Trusts in Allah

This is an Eid-ul-Adha story. Abu Saeed and his wife are poor and try hard to sell some of their belongings to buy an Eid goat but every time they do someone comes along in need of help.