Bilingual board book in Arabic and English for young readers.
I am a Muslim is a bilingual Arabic – English board book written by three Singaporean writers-mothers. Using minimal text and vivid illustrations, it presents basic Islamic beliefs and practices in a way that captures the imagination of young readers. A Parent’s Guide at the end of the book describes how to use the book effectively as an interactive bonding activity with your child, while at the same time introducing the Arabic language through basic Islamic phrases.
A song poster complements the book by allowing the child to familiarise with the Islamic phrases through song and hence commit them to memory easily. ( Click on the link for a video of the song)
Sample pages :
Title : Ana Muslim – I am a Muslim
By : Ustazah Tan Nurul Hafidzah Abdul Hadi, Maryam Dzinnira Muhd Huzaini & Azlina Wahid
The Hajj Sticker Journey is a great interactive way to encourage children in the learning and understanding of Hajj.
The Hajj chart shows the typical journey that a pilgrim will take on Hajj, marking all the major rituals of Hajj, as well as the location and dates the rituals are to be performed. Children will have the fun task of identifying which stickers from the sticker sheet need to be stuck onto the chart to complete the journey of Hajj, using the hints provided. Thus, parents and teachers can make use of the Hajj Sticker Journey to explain what Hajj is all about, making it easier for children to understand the main aspects of this sacred journey.
Package includes a Hajj Chart and a Hajj sticker sheet.
It is interesting to note that the title of this book so aptly reminds us that Hajj is the one and only one obligatory act that Allah commands us Muslims to perform only once in his lifetime, and that is if he can afford it.
Out of the five pillars of Islam that every true Muslim upholds, namely
Syahadah – the proclamation of faith in Allah and His Prophet, Muhammad (pbuh)
Solat – the five daily prayers
Fasting in the month of Ramadan
Zakat – tithe collected for the poor, the needy and other beneficiaries
Hajj – pilgrammage to Makkah
Only the fifth pillar, ie Hajj, is a one-off duty that is no longer obligatory once it has been fulfilled. Considering that the queue to perform Hajj nowadays is so long that it can stretch up to a 60 years in some Muslim majority countries, it is only logical to limit Hajj to once per person so as to give others a chance to perform it within their lifetime.
The story tells of Yan, who works hard on his farm to earn enough money before setting off for Hajj, but he meets others along the way who are badly in need of help. So he postpones his trip and decides to help them instead. Discover the heart-warming events that unfold as Yan’s sincere efforts and generosity finally brought him on his special journey of a lifetime!
Ramadan is finally here and Alhamdulillah, All praise to Allah for His Grace in granting us the opportunity to greet and celebrate this blessed month again, the master of all months in which gifts constantly pour forth from the ocean of divine generosity.
The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) once mentioned Ramadan and said out of veneration : “Do they realise what is coming to them and what they are receiving?” The believer should reflect upon his connection with his Lord, the One who has made this month an opportunity for him to receive His gifts and His forgiveness.
According to Sayyid Habib Umar bin Hafiz, we should receive Ramadan in three ways.
We should feel joy upon its arrival.
We should be wary of things that prevent us from attaining the gifts that are bestowed by Allah in Ramadan.
We should strive to do good deeds to the best of our ability, for Ramadan is an opportunity to take provision and to gain great rewards.
May Allah grants us His Grace and helps us by giving ease in our ibadah to make the most of this blessed month!
Sya’aban has arrived and Ramadan is just another month away. Now is the time to conscientiously water and nurture the seeds of iman and taqwa that we have planted in Rajab, so that by the time Ramadan comes, we are ready to rise up to the challenge of fasting. Not only do we refrain from food and drink from dawn to dusk, we also “fast” by watching our every action, doing whatever that pleases Allah and avoiding anything that may incur His wrath.
Hence, let’s fill our days in Sya’aban with prayers and zikr, fasting and reading the Quran as much as possible. InsyaAllah, may our efforts to prepare ourselves for Ramadan be rewarded with boundless blessings during the coming holy month!
Our feature book for the months running up to Ramadan is My First Book About the Quran, a board book for toddlers and young children. It is the perfect introduction to the teachings of the Quran for them to appreciate what the Quran is all about.
The Ramadan and Eid Collection is also back. The set of 4 storybooks on Ramadan and Eid plus a Ramadan and Fasting activity book will keep your child happily distracted from the hunger and thirst of fasting during Ramadan.
May you enjoy the stories from the books we have in store as well as have endless fun doing the activities while you meaningfully bond with the whole family.
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This book presents the life of the Prophet Muhammad, upon whom be peace, from his childhood in the desert to his divine mission and early preaching in Makkah. It goes on to describe the hostility of Makkans towards his message, their total boycott of him and his family, the Night Journey to seven heavens and the migration from Makkah to Madinah. In Madinah he was welcomed and lived there for ten years teaching and calling people to the divine truth. His life went through stages of poverty, prosperity, defeat and success. Yet whatever his state of well-being or hardship, he never once strayed from the path of moderation. At all times, and right till the end, he remained the patient and grateful servant of the Almighty, bringing his message of peace and truth to all mankind.
The focus throughout the book is on the spirit of the Prophet’s teachings, and on the lessons that should be derived from it for our daily lives. These exciting historical events are presented in a simple, informative style, with beautiful illustrations, so that young people may understand and enjoy them. This book is a useful tool for every Muslim parent who wish to inculcate the love of the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. in their children.
Find out all about wudu and how Muslims wash before prayer with this fun sticker activity book. Each step in the ablution process is explained in a simplified manner for the child to understand, with a side note to identify which step is fard (obligatory) and which is sunnah (recommended). The importance of wudu is also highlighted, as a means of purifying oneself before prayer and reading the Quran.
What do we do when there is no water for wudu? Tayammum is the answer and how to do it is explained too. What causes wudu to be broken or nullified? Find out the answers at the end of the book!
Features dot-to-dot drawings, tracing to enhance fine motor skills, colouring fun for creative expression, puzzles and mazes to solve, spot the differences, picture matching and over 60 stickers to stick.
Publisher’s note :
This book is only an introduction to wudu. Some of the illustrations are designed to ensure children can enjoy the activities with ease, and are not to be instructive.