The Kingdom of Justice: Stories from the Life of Umar, recaptures the rules of justice and equality under the law that pervaded the life of the first Islamic community. The example set by the Prophet (blessings of Allah and peace be upon him) - Fatima, too, would have been punished - was followed faithfully by all his followers, but the six episodes from the life of the second Caliph, Umar bin al-Khattab, give a rich taste of what it meant to live under the sovereignty of One God alone. Intended for 11-14 year olds, it may yet inspire them to strive to build afresh our present-day world in the same mould
About Khurram Murad
Author of the best selling Way to the Qur'an and Who is Muhammad was a visionary scholar who contributed immensely in contemporary times towards the renaissance of Islamic learning and thought, he was involved in Islamic da'wah and inter-faith dialogue in the West for many years. In this connection, he addressed dozens of conferences and seminars. His contributions in initiating and promoting strategic thinking on da'wah issues in Muslim countries as well as in countries where Muslims are in a minority have been immense.
As a leader of the Islamic Movement of Pakistan, which struggled for the rights of the people, he was detained in prison without trial in 1964 in Dhaka for three months and was also a Prisoner of War for almost three years in India after the fall of Dhaka in December 1971.His death came in December 1996 ( Sha'ban 1417 AH) in Leicester UK.