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Hurayrah, has lost his friend. The lonely Hurayrah sets out to find him asking his friend Qaswa, the camel, for help. After searching high and low Hurayrah decides to wait in the mosque beside a man resting on the ground. But with the appearance of a sneaky snake, the man’s nap threatens to turn into a nightmare. It is up to Hurayrah to protect the man in peril. Recommended for ages 3+

ISBN 978-0-86037-586-9 | US $12.95

The Islamic Foundation United Kingdom www.islamic-foundation.com

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by

Farah Morley

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Snake Catcher

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and is soon bounding above the market, scaling the mosque wall and

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In a bustling oasis called Madinah, a small tabby cat,

H u ray rah

Alexandra Nyerges


Hurayrah the Cat: The Snake Catcher Note to Parents and Teachers

This children’s story is fictional. It is intended to introduce the Prophet Muhammad*, Abu Hurayrah+ and the city of Madinah to children. Neither the Prophet Muhammad* nor Abu Hurayrah+ have been illustrated in this book. The back of a companion of the Prophet*, Bilal, can be seen. His presentation is in accordance with other similar works that have received approval from Al-Azhar, Egypt. Please note that an asterisk* has been used in the text to indicate where Muslims should say a blessing after mentioning the name of the Prophet Muhammad* (peace and blessings be upon him). A plus sign has been inserted where Muslims should say a blessing after mentioning the name of a companion of the Prophet Muhammad* (may God be pleased with him/her).

Published by THE ISLAMIC FOUNDATION Distributed by KUBE PUBLISHING LTD Tel +44 (01530) 249230  |  Fax +44 (01530) 249656 E-mail: info@kubepublishing.com | Website: www.kubepublishing.com Text © 2014 Farah Morley  |  Illustrations by Alexandra Nyerges © 2014 Kube Publishing All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the copyright owner Author Farah Morley  |  Illustrator Alexandra Nyerges Book design Nasir Cadir  |  Editor Yosef Smyth A Cataloguing-in-Publication Data record for this book is available from the British Library ISBN 978-0-86037-586-9 Printed in China by Midas Printing International Limited


H urayra h th e C at The S nake C atcher

by

Farah Morley

Illustrated by

Alexandra Nyerges

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My name is Hurayrah and I’m a tabby cat. I live in Madinah, a bustling oasis in the desert. It is a nice place and home to the Prophet*.


I am an orphan. I don’t have an ummi or abu but I can fend for myself. I run fast, jump far and I know all the best hiding places.


One day, like any other, I woke up hungry. I rolled over on the sand, stood up and stretched my legs.


After shaking the sand from my hair I went to Abd al-Rahman’s+ house. He was my friend and he always had milk for me.


To my surprise the house was empty. There was no milk. Abd al-Rahman+ was gone!


I had to find him.


H u r a y r a h t h e Ca t

and is soon bounding above the market, scaling the mosque wall and asking his friend Qaswa, the camel, for help. After searching high and low Hurayrah decides to wait in the mosque

Cat

Snake Catcher

S na ke C atcher

Hurayrah, has lost his friend. The lonely Hurayrah sets out to find him

The

the

The

In a bustling oasis called Madinah, a small tabby cat,

H urayr a h

beside a man resting on the ground. But with the appearance of a sneaky Hurayrah to protect the man in peril. Recommended for ages 3+

Fa ra h Morl ey

snake, the man’s nap threatens to turn into a nightmare. It is up to

ISBN 978-0-86037-586-9 | US $12.95

The Islamic Foundation United Kingdom www.islamic-foundation.com

by

Farah Morley

Illustrated by

Alexandra Nyerges

Hurayrah the Cat: The Snake Catcher by Farah Morley  

In a bustling oasis called Madinah a small tabby cat, Hurayrah, has lost his friend. The lonely Hurayrah sets out to find him and is soon bo...