The Golden Age 750-1250CE
Dr. Freda Shamma
Among the authors who are represented in this Treasury of Muslim Literature are al-Shafi'i and al-Bukhari (theology); al-Jahiz and al-Hariri (belle letters); al-Tabari, al Mas'udi, and Nizam al Mulk (history and political science); Ibn Sina and al-Razi (autobiography and psychology); Ibn Tufayl (philosophical novel) and Umar al-Khayyam (poetry). And who is that wise fool who keeps popping up?
The Treasury of Muslim Literature is an introduction to a literature that too many of us are ignorant about. It is also an overview of the Muslim world's literary excellence that students in secondary and tertiary education should be exposed to.
About the Author
She has been a book content editor for American Trust Publications, and has long been active in the educational activities of the Islamic Society of North America which, in 2010, honored her life commitment and service to Islamic Education.
She is the co-editor of Ayat Jamilah: Beautiful Signs, a book of Islamic wisdom for children, and has contributed to both Muslims and Islamization in North America: Problems and Prospect, andMuslim Women Activists in North America.
Dr. Shamma currently lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband Dr. Mohammed Shamma. They have five children and twelve (and counting) grandchildren. She is the Director of F.A.D.E.L. (Foundation for the Advancement and Development of Education and Learning) and has established the FADEL Islamic Library in Cincinnati