Using regular children's toys and Lego bricks, Mezba Uddin Mahtab recreates the stories and incidents from one of the major chapters of the Holy Quran. Surah Kahf (The Cave) is one of the earliest revelations, and contains four major stories. What is the connection between these four narratives, and why does this Surah have a special power over the Anti-Christ? Mahtab delves into the exegesis of the verses, presenting the lessons of the stories in a fun manner for kids and adults alike.
Mezba Uddin Mahtab is a freelance writer, eBook author, and former Editor-in-Chief of The Underground, a campus newspaper at the University of Toronto. Mezba also maintains a personal blog at A Bengali in TO. His opinion on issues related to immigration and diversity has been sought for and quoted in interviews in The Toronto Star (Canada), as well as the National (UAE). From 2005 to 2008, Mezba blogged prolifically, attracting coverage from multiple sources such as the Washington Post (USA), the Daily Star (Bangladesh) and the Toronto Star (Canada). Topics often included diverse and controversial issues such as the place of women in the mosque, the role of Islam in the government, the Katrina disaster, Canadian politics and reflections of a single Muslim guy growing up in a Western society. A Bangladeshi by birth, Mezba was brought up in Abu Dhabi, UAE, where he was taught the Holy Quran by Sheikh Siddiqullah, a renowned Bangladeshi mufassir (an author of an exegesis of the Holy Quran) who was also employed by the UAE royal family as an Islamic teacher. Mezba completed his undergraduate studies in Computer Science at the University of Toronto and later went on to complete an MBA from the Rotman School of Business. He currently works in the IT industry as a software consultant and lives in Toronto, Canada, with his wife Sana and his son Yusuf.