Who We Are

Light Legacy Books (LLB) is a children’s publishing house dedicated to bringing to light the stories of little-known heroes from across the globe.

Light Legacy Books’ core belief is that change comes through heartwork and that heartwork requires humility, knowledge, and action. This combination should drive education, community building, and character transformation.

Light Legacy Books seeks to find ways to spread light through books, classes, training, and workshops

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Who Is Rukayat Yakub

Rukayat Yakub is a certified Montessori Elementary teacher and studied Arabic and traditional Islamic sciences in the UK, Morocco, Spain, Mauritania, and the United States.

She is a researcher, trainer, and author of the award-winning activity book Ahmadu Bamba: Sage of Senegal. In 2020 she expanded Light Legacy Books into the delivery of online children’s classes.

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Training Programs


HeartWork Is working on ourselves so we bring sound hearts to our interaction with people especially people who are marginalized. We live in a stratified society that tells us who is worthy of love and respect and who is not. In HeartWork we look at the ailments of the heart, systemic injustices, bias, and racism in society.Learn More »


CTC is a training inspired by the life and character of Prophet Muhammad, Allah bless him and grant him peace. When we look at Madina we see a society informed by the transformational love of the Beloved of God, Prophet Muhammad, this is the love that made Amr ibn al ‘As, a former enemy of the fledgling community, believe that he was most beloved to the Messenger of God.Learn More »

Grace and Courtesy

Coming Soon

This workshop shows how children benefit from using a three-prong approach to teaching adab (Grace and courtesy).

  • Direct lessons in adab
  • Stories of the adab
  • Modeling of adab 

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Years in Business
Workshops Conducted
Public Speaking Sessions

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.American Minister

We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.”

Malcolm X

Malcolm XAmerican Minister

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