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.
*Keep checking back as I will be adding along as our library gets bigger, also to purchase the book click on the name to be redirected to their website.
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.