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The Leadership of Muhammad
The Leadership of Muhammad
by John Adair
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £10.49

1.0 out of 5 stars A very superficial book. Profoundly disappointing., 19 Sep 2014
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This is a very poor and disappointing book which does its subject scant justice. Whatever one's views on Islam, it is almost universally recognised how towering a figure Muhammad was as a spiritual, political and military leader and as a law-giver. Indeed, not just during his life-time. Unlike Alexander The Great, Napoleon and others, what he achieved did not collapse upon his death or earlier, but his legacy actually endured. And huge amounts are known about Muhammad including the precise date he died in the year 632.

So it is both surprising and sad that the author has spurned the opportunity to draw upon and examine this vast treasure trove of widely available information about Muhammed and his leadership. Instead the author has given us a very superficial, lightweight book which indulges largely in conjecture, not fact and analysis. What a missed opportunity.


Understanding the Qur'an: Themes and Style
Understanding the Qur'an: Themes and Style
by Muhammad Abdel Haleem
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.64

5.0 out of 5 stars Insights into translating the Quran, 19 Sep 2014
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In this book Muhammad Abdel Haleem gives fascinating insights into the issues he faced in the writing of his recent new translation of the Quran from Arabic into English. As such, it makes for a very interesting read both for Muslims and for linguists of all faith backgrounds and none.


Alfie Potts: The Schoolboy Entrepreneur
Alfie Potts: The Schoolboy Entrepreneur
by Mark Hibbitts
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Business kudos for kids, 19 Sep 2014
This is a wonderful book for teaching children about the concepts of business and entrepreneurship at a level they can relate to. Recommended to all parents who are ambitious for their children.


Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales [DVD]
Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales [DVD]
Offered by Venture Online
Price: £6.25

5.0 out of 5 stars Short running time, but a real hoot!, 19 Sep 2014
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This is a great romp and is a must for all fans of Cars. Mater narrates one far-fetched story after another across a number of scenarios to a sceptical Lightning McQueen who keeps needing to be reminded that he was a participant too.

My only complaint is the short duration of this DVD - 37 minutes. More episodes would have been better. A pity Pixar didn't make any more of them. But the ones included here are a real hoot. Definitely recommended.


The Road To El Dorado [DVD] [2000]
The Road To El Dorado [DVD] [2000]
Dvd ~ Kevin Kline
Offered by Leisurezone
Price: £7.14

5.0 out of 5 stars A forgotten masterpeice, 19 Sep 2014
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I had never heard of this film and just bought it on the off-chance for my children as it was cheap. it is actually delightful. They loved it and so did I. I just don't understand why this lovely film is almost unknown.


The Negotiating Game
The Negotiating Game
by Chester L. Karrass
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars This Guy is a Genuis, 19 Sep 2014
This review is from: The Negotiating Game (Hardcover)
Chester L. Karass is a genius. I devour every book and audio program of his I can get his hand on. I highly recommend this book to anyone to everyone in business.


Barnyard [DVD]
Barnyard [DVD]
Dvd ~ Steve Oedekerk
Price: £3.40

3.0 out of 5 stars Fun for kids. For adults rather less so, 19 Sep 2014
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If you can get past the male cows (!!!), this film is an enjoyable romp for kids, but unlike some of the modern animation classics, it doesn't really also operate on another level which appeals to adults. As such this is probably more suited to being an electronic baby sitter than the focus of all the family on the sofa together. My children loved this. Me? Not so much.


Panasonic SC-AKX10EB-K 250W Mini System with USB Playback
Panasonic SC-AKX10EB-K 250W Mini System with USB Playback

5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely sound quality, 19 Sep 2014
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The sound off this is gorgeous. I particularly love that you can stick in a USB stick full of MP3 tracks and listen to your collection of downloaded songs in this quality of audio throughout a whole room. This is a tremendous piece of kit.


Ravensburger Disney Cars 2 Jigsaw Puzzle (Box of 4)
Ravensburger Disney Cars 2 Jigsaw Puzzle (Box of 4)

5.0 out of 5 stars Gives children a sense of achievement, 19 Sep 2014
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A nice toy which brought a lot of enjoyment and a sense of achievement and increased my children's skills.


The Hypnotic Gastric Band(CD+DVD)
The Hypnotic Gastric Band(CD+DVD)
by Paul McKenna
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.00

2.0 out of 5 stars ( I do love Paul McKenna and believe in him, 19 Sep 2014
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I tried it. It didn't work for me. I'm fatter than ever! :(

I do love Paul McKenna and believe in him, so it's probably my fault. He claims a high percentage success rate with this method, so why not give him the benefit of the doubt and buy it. I hope it works on you.


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