Written and Illustrated by

Luqman Nagy


This book is dedicated to my daughter, Meryem Nu r.

This is very beautiful gold dinar coin from the time of Queen 'Arwa bint Ahmed (1091-1137 CE). It boldly proclaims the shahada.

'Arwa bint Ahmed became queen when her husband alMukkaram died. This Sulahid dynasty queen ruled all of Yemen from the town Jiblah. Queen 'Arwa was known by her people as the "little Balqis".

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