Fatima the Spinner and the Tent: English-Urdu Edition


  • (Urdu)
  • 38 pages
  • Fatima the Spinner and the Tent: English-Urdu Edition
  • Idries Shah
  • Urdu
  • 04 October 2019
  • 1942698755

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Fatima the Spinner and the Tent: English-Urdu Edition Fatima is a young woman whose life seems beset by one disaster after another Setting forth on a journey from her home in the West, she is shipwrecked and cast ashore alone near Alexandria Adopted by a family of weavers, and beginning to prosper in her new life, she is captured and made to work making masts Undertaking a journey to sell the masts, her ship is wrecked off the coast of China It is only here that Fatima finally realizes that what seemed to be disasters were really essential steps towards realizing her eventual fulfillment A story of wisdom and depth, ideal as a bedtime story, it helps children understand the need for perseverance to reach their goals This Teaching Story is well known in Greek folklore, but this version is attributed to the Sheikh Mohamed Jamaludin of Adrianople modern day Edirne in Turkey who died inThis book is filled with wonderful illustrations by Natasha Delmar Taught to paint by her father, the celebrated classic Chinese painter Ng Yi Ching, she captures Fatima s adventures with a wealth of detail and color Using Middle Eastern and Chinese design , Delmar transports readers into the exotic worlds of Fatima s travels, in a way delightful to both young and old


About the Author: Idries Shah

Idries Shah spent much of his life collecting Sufi classical narratives and teaching stories from oral and written sources in the Middle East and Central Asia and publishing them in book form The eleven tales he wrote especially for children are published by Hoopoe as beautifully illustrated books, all of which have been commended by Western educators and psychologists, the Library of Congress, National Public Radio and other media for their unique ability to foster social emotional development, thinking skills and perception in children and adults alike Told for centuries, these stories express universal themes and a positive representation of important but often misunderstood cultures, showing how much we have in common and what we can learn from each other They acknowledge a child s individuality and uniqueness and encourage a sense of confidence, responsibility and purpose