Book Reviews

Tell Me About the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.

 

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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.

Book information :

Title : Tell Me About Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.)

By : Saniyasnain Khan

ISBN : 8187570113

Pages : 56

Publisher : Goodword Books

For Ages : 7 years up

 

Available at Goodword Books in both paperback and hardcover.

All About Wudu (Ablution) Activity Book

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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.

Book information :

Title : All About Wudu (Ablution) Activity Book

By : Aysenur Gunes

ISBN : 9780860376811

Pages : 32

Publisher : Islamic Foundation

For Ages : 4 – 8 years

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All About Prayer Activity Book

 

 

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An activity book that introduces children to the way Muslims prepare for prayer and the main parts involved in performing it. Teachers and parents can guide their young children as they have fun learning about the various aspects of Salah, such as the names of the five daily prayers, the calling of adhan, facing the qiblah, making wudu and reciting words from the Qur’an.

Features dot-to-dot drawings, tracing to enhance fine motor skills, colouring fun for creative expression, jigsaw puzzles, mazes to solve, spot the differences, picture matching and over 60 stickers to stick.

Publisher’s note :

This book is only an introduction to Salah and certain aspects of it. The illustrations are designed to ensure children can enjoy the activities with ease, and are not to be instructive.

Book information :

Title : All About Prayer Activity Book

By : Aysenur Gunes

ISBN : 9780860375449

Pages : 32

Publisher : Islamic Foundation

For Ages : 4 – 8 years

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Makkah and Madinah Activity Book

Explore the wonders of Makkah and Madinah with this fun activity book.

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Key features:

  • dot-to-dot drawings
  • tracing to enhance fine motor skills
  • colouring fun for creative expression
  • jigsaw puzzles
  • mazes to solve
  • spot the differences
  • picture matching
  • 63 stickers to stick.

This book will definitely keep the children engrossed for hours, allowing teachers and parents to explain key learning points about Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam, at the same time. Children will be introduced to the sacred mosque in Makkah, Masjidil Haram, the Kaabah, the well of Zamzam, the cave of Hira, the hills of Safa and Marwah, the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, and much more by taking them on a tour that follows the path of a pilgrim performing the Hajj.

Book information :

Title : Makkah and Madinah Activity Book

By : Aysenur Gunes

ISBN : 9780860375449

Pages : 32

Publisher : Islamic Foundation

For Ages : 4 – 8 years

Sample Pages (click to expand) :

Books from the same series by Aysenur Gunes :

All About Prayer

Ramadan & Fasting

My First Book About the Quran

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My First Book About the Qur’an – Teachings for toddlers and young children, is Kube Publishing’s new board book!  Considered as “The perfect book to introduce children to the teachings in the Qur’an..”

Inside this board book toddlers and young children will find out about the Qur’an’s beautiful teachings: to care for all creation; to respect the books of the Prophet and God; to be good to one another; and to believe in Allah, the Creator.

Stunning illustrations, full of colour, bring the pages to life and the carefully written text is simple, easy to understand, and suitable to be read aloud.

At the end, the book also features some facts about the Qur’an and common questions children might ask, such as: what does the word “Qur’an” actually mean? Which are useful for starting an introductory discussion about the Qur’an with your children, in a madrasa or a classroom!

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Author Sara Khan shares her thoughts on her book, “Starting with My First Book About the Qur’an, I hope to capture young children’s attention through simple language and colourful illustrations in a board book format that is suitable for their age group and presents them with the fundamental teachings of the most important book in Islam.

I hope it becomes a treasured introduction to the Qur’an and Islam and that it will be accessible to every young child and parent who values their child’s Islamic education or would like to raise their awareness and understanding with regards to a religion or way of life that may be different from their own.”

Sara Khan is a writer, translator, and PhD candidate based in the UK.

Book information:

Title : My First Book About the Quran

By : Sara Khan

ISBN : 9780860376187

Pages : 28

Publisher : Islamic Foundation

For Ages : 0 – 7 years

I’m Learning About Eid-ul-Fitr

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Farah and Faisal were very excited. They were looking forward to celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr after a month-long of fasting in Ramadan.

After maghrib prayers, their family went to a park where the sky was clear. Many families had gathered there to see the new moon. Everyone was thrilled to see a very thin crescent moon in the night sky. “Eid Mubarak, Have a happy and Blessed Eid!”, they greeted each other.

This book tells the story of two young children living in London, and how they celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr.  They visited the mosque at Regent’s Park on the morning of Eid and paid zakat fitrah. After the Eid prayers, they met many friends dressed in their best clothes. They embraced one another with the greeting “Eid Mubarak!” Outside the mosque, there were stalls selling food and drinks and everyone was in the mood of celebration. They even stopped by to enjoy carnival rides at a park.

Back at home that afternoon, their father explained to them that Eid-ul-Fitr is a day to remember and glorify Allah and thank Him for all the blessings that He has bestowed upon them. Allahu Akbar!

Learning points :

Throughout the book, the author has inserted simple daily duas, such as “Dua after a meal” and “Dua for parents”,  that children can learn to memorise and practise in their daily lives.

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Book information :

Title : I ‘m learning About Eid-ul-Fitr

By : Saniyasnain Khan

ISBN : 8178980665

Pages : 24

Publisher : Goodword Books

For Ages : 4 – 8