The first word revealed in the Qur’an (Muslim Holy Book) was, “Read!”, a command from God. The importance of educating our children (and ourselves) is something we do from the cradle to the grave. As a practicing Muslim parent, I’ve learnt that it is never too early to support your child’s curiousity, increase their awareness and teach them about faith and the world we live in.
At a young age, the best way to simplify lessons in character, manners and behaviour are stories. Stories of all sorts but most often underpinned by unwavering belief in Allah It’s quite hard to find books designed for really young kids (3+), with the right level of language but more importantly stories that the child can relate to so I’ve hunted far and wide and found these gems that I can read over and over again.
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This delightful hardback book contains stories of the prophets, from Adam (as) to Muhammad (saw). These stories are concise, and told in engaging, child-friendly language. A question and answer session after each story is also unique in its style, depicted as a conversation between the two lovable characters.
The child-friendly explanations, lively design, illustration and section on how they can use the wisdom in their lives, will build a new love for hadith in young hearts
Goodnight Stories from the Life of the Prophet Muhammad
This is the answer to every child’s longing to hear a good bedtime story. It contains a careful selection of twenty three magnificent tales from the life of the Prophet retold in age-appropriate language.
This Pop-up & Play Book aims to truly inspire and excite young hearts to engage with the magnificent event of Abraha’s army of elephants going to destroy the Ka’ba.
This book focuses on the importance of reading the Qur’an, and how it can be done whenever and wherever.
Infectiously rhythmic and enticingly designed, this is a delightful debut of a little girl who just can’t seem to stay out of trouble. She is caught by pointing fingers of her Muslim family everywhere she goes, until she does just the right thing to put it all right.
Allah knows about me *A Favourite with my boys
Using charming rhyming text with the repeated phrase ‘Allah knows all about me,’ which reinforces your child’s faith in their Creator with the turn of every page.
Golden dome and silver lanterns
Capturing the colorful world of Islam for the youngest readers, this breathtaking and informative picture book celebrates Islam’s beauty and traditions.
The way to Jannah *A Favourite with my boys
A brilliant lift the flap book, of Zayd who poses a question to his mother as they climb up a wintery mountain path: “Mummy, what do I say if I want to go to Jannah?” Time after time, Zayd tries answering his own question, never quite getting it right. His mother comments on his efforts, teaches him new words of remembrance.
My First Quran with pictures – Juz Amma *A Favourite with my boys
A children’s Islamic book that translates the simple meanings of Quranic verses into engaging illustrations. Helping your child visualise the simple meanings of the verses couldn’t get easier
The Compassionate (ar-Rahman), the Holy (al-Quddus), the Source of Peace (as-Salam), the Supreme (al-Mutakabbir)…these are just a few of the 99 Names of God to be found in Islam. It has been said that knowledge of Allah’s Beautiful Names is the greatest knowledge a human being can possess.;This illustrated guide to the Names is designed to be an engaging educational resource for all the family. For children it is a rich treasury of wonder that will reveal greater depths as they grow and mature, whilst for parents and teachers it will offer much to inspire, inform, and remind.
Tell me more about Ramadan
Follow the story of Laila, a curious young Muslim girl that wants to learn about Ramadan. Through a fun story for both children and parents, allow your kids to start comprehending religious concepts while also sparking their curiosity for further knowledge about their Islamic religion.
Stories of the prophets
The Prophets sent by Allah are the finest role models for all of mankind throughout time, and not least in the times we live in today.If you show your child the best of examples in human history, in a way that captivates their heart and mind, they’ll be on a sure path to that goal. This Stories of the Prophets books set is a collection that is designed to not just present the legends but also inspire and engage your child with their great achievements.
This set includes the stories of the following five Prophets; Adam, Nuh, Ibrahim, Musa & ‘Eesa (may peace be upon them all)
The Prophet’s Pond tells the story of a boy, who, with the help of this mother, goes in search of a specific pond in the hope of meeting a ‘special someone’. He describes one characteristic of the pond with each turn of the page, never quite fiding the right pond, until his mother discovers he’s actually talking about a pond from the hereafter. It’s then that the adventure reaches it tear-flowing climax in the realisation that her son longs to meet the Prophet Muhammad (S).
The Best Loved Prayers from the Quran
This selection of prayers for children expresses the variety and richness of prayer and is designed to be used at home, or at school. With bright and colourful illustrations, this book will encourage children to explore their own ways of praying.
The best prayers are often the ones we say naturally when we are happy, excited or sad about something. But at that time, we don’t always find the right words to express our inner feelings. Reading these prayers from the Quran, you will find the best words and phrases to pray with, at any time and in any situation.
This colorful book is a compilation of your daily Dua’s that will guide through your everyday life. Presented in a simple form with attractive illustrations that will be easy for your children to understand and memorize. May the practice of dua bring you closer to Islam and in the same time, develop a pious and righteous Muslims.