The Adventures of Nur Al-Din by Badees Nouiouat
Young Adult Fiction
A great book takes the reader on a journey. I encourage you to join Farid on his epic journeys through medieval Spain and the surrounding Mediterranean.
In the story, Farid, a strong and handsome 18-year-old Muslim man, bristles under the increasingly hostile rule of the Catholic-dominated Spanish government. After a successful wrestling match he is invited to join a crew of pirates fighting back against the Spanish domination. He accepts the challenge immediately and his adventures begin!
Farid learns swordsmanship, sea-faring skills and more. He soon becomes a valued member of the crew. Unfortunately, even skilled fighters are sometimes captured but Farid’s rock-solid faith and knowledge of the Qu’ran help him survive isolation in a dank and dreary dungeon.
Read The Adventures of Nur Al-Din and enjoy an epic adventure with fantastic battle scenes, strong characters and a great portrayal of an important historical time.
Adventures of Nur Al-Din continue in Nouiouat’s sequel, The Sultan’s Sword also available at the Islamic Resource Library!