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Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood (born 1942) is a British Muslim author, who served as Head of Religious Studies at William Gee High School, Hull, England. Her name was Rosalyn Rushbrook.

She married poet George Morris Kendrick in 1964 and then had a son and daughter, and after his acceptance of Scientology they divorced in 1986. She converted to Islam later that year. In 1990 she married a Pakistani Waris Ali Maqsood who she divorced in 1999 when he married his young cousin in Pakistan, stepping aside to allow the new wife legal status in the UK. Before converting to Islam in 1986, she was a devout Christian who earned a degree in Christian theology in 1963 at Hull University, and the post-graduate certificate in education in 1964 with distinction in both theory and practice.

She wrote on Christian themes for several mainstream publishers, and her work featured on the recommended lists for GCE and GCSE boards. Sr. Ruqaiyyah has now written over forty books on various aspects of religion, concentrating on Islam since her conversion. Many of her books were published by Goodword Press of New Delhi, including Living Islam, The Muslim Prayer Encyclopedia, and books on counselling for Muslim teenagers, and for the bereaved and those facing death. She was invited by Hodder Headlines to write the book on Islam for the World Faiths section of the famous Teach Yourself series, now in its third edition and a best-seller. She has also created a course enabling students to study Islam for the GCSE, consisting of her textbook 'Islam' published by Heinemann Press originally in 1986 and since updated, and a Do-it-Yourself Coursebook to accompany it published by IPCI. The textbook has been used widely in UK schools for over 20 years, and the DIY study has now been taken up by many individuals, converts, and students at madrassah schools and in private groups not only in the UK but in several countries.

She was among the first UK Muslims to receive one of the Muslim News Awards for Excellence in 2001, the Muhammad Iqbal Award for Creativity in Islamic Thought, mainly for her work in education. She is a moderate Muslim and has a keen interest in Islamic history, especially the lives of the female companions of the Prophet, and the genealogies and intermarriages of the Prophet and his companions. Her main aims have been to promote knowledge of Islam to non-Muslims, and to counter Islamic extremism. Her other main interests include inter-faith dialogue, and the campaign against various abuses of Muslim women - such matters as forced marriage, child marriage, female genital mutilation, and 'honour' murders. Her latest book is 'Need to Know: Islam', for the HarperCollins series. Her major work on the Life of the Prophet is awaiting publication by the Islamic Research Institute of Islamabad. In 2008 she was one of four recipients of the Global Peace and Unity Lifetime Achievement Awards, in her case, for literature.

She collaborated with Ghulam Sarwar in writing Beliefs and Teachingsfor the UK Islamic Mission (UKIM).
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Total Books: 31
Islam -- An Introduction A Teach Yourself Guide
2010 - Islam -- an Introduction a Teach Yourself Guide [Teach Yourself: Reference] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780071747554
ISBN-10: 0071747559
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality

GCSE Islam - the Do-it-Yourself Guide
2008 - Gcse Islam - the Do-it-yourself Guide (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788187570424
ISBN-10: 8187570423
Genres: Children's Books, Religion & Spirituality

Collins Need to Know Islam Understand the Religion Behind the Headlines
2008 - Collins Need to Know Islam Understand the Religion Behind the Headlines (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780007278770
ISBN-10: 0007278772

Teach Yourself Islam
2007 - Teach Yourself Islam [Teach Yourself] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780071478021
ISBN-10: 0071478027
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles

Islamic Mosques
2005 - Islamic Mosques [Let's Find Out About] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781403470362
ISBN-10: 1403470367

The Muslim Marriage Guide
2000 - The Muslim Marriage Guide (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780915957996
ISBN-10: 091595799X
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction, Substores

What Every Christian Should Know About Islam
2000 - What Every Christian Should Know About Islam (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780860373759
ISBN-10: 0860373754
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles

The Mysteries of Jesus
2000 - The Mysteries of Jesus (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780953805662
ISBN-10: 0953805662
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles

The Problem of Evil
2000 - The Problem of Evil (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788174351753
ISBN-10: 8174351752
Genre: Religion & Spirituality

Living Islam Treading the Path of the Ideal
1998 - Living Islam Treading the Path of the Ideal (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788185063270
ISBN-10: 8185063273
Genre: Religion & Spirituality

Muslim Prayer Encyclopaedia
1998 - Muslim Prayer Encyclopaedia (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788185063294
ISBN-10: 818506329X
Genre: Religion & Spirituality

After Death Life
1998 - After Death Life (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788185063348
ISBN-10: 8185063346
Genre: Religion & Spirituality

Islam A Dictionary
1996 - Islam a Dictionary (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780748725601
ISBN-10: 0748725601
Genre: Religion & Spirituality

1995 - The Story at Id [Heinemann Stories from World Religions] (Hardcover)
1995 - Islam [Examining Religions] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780435303198
ISBN-10: 0435303198

For Heaven's Sake
1994 - For Heaven's Sake [Islamic Society] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781897940174
ISBN-10: 1897940173

The Qur'an
1993 - The Qur'an [Discovering Sacred Texts] (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780435303525
ISBN-10: 043530352X

A Muslim Study of the Origins of the Christian Church
A Muslim Study of the Origins of the Christian Church (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780195797176
ISBN-10: 0195797175

Does God have a body and other questions
Does God Have a Body and Other Questions (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780334003311
ISBN-10: 0334003318

Bride of the Nile
Bride of the Nile (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780863276224
ISBN-10: 0863276229
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult

Thinking About God
Thinking About God (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780892591473
ISBN-10: 0892591471

Living with Teenagers
Living with Teenagers [Islamic Society] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781897940280
ISBN-10: 1897940289