The Prophets of Islam series are back with four new titles. These charming story cum activity books highlight a particular story in the life of each Prophet. With colourful backgrounds and vibrant pictures to stimulate a child’s imagination, the exciting activities in these books will surely keep your child happily occupied, as they learn about the prophets and the special abilities that Allah has bestowed on them.
“My First Book about Prophet Muhammad*” is the second book by author Sara Khan, after her first title “My First book about The Quran” became a bestseller in 2017. This beautiful board book introduces the amazing life story of our beloved Prophet Muhammad*: his life in Makkah, the first revelation by Angel Jibraeel, his message of the oneness of Allah and his migration to Madinah.
Stunning illustrations, full of color, bring the pages to life and the carefully written text is simple, easy for children to understand and enjoy . Interesting facts and common questions children might ask about the Prophet are also featured at the end of the book.
“The perfect book to introduce children to the Prophet Muhammad* and his amazing life story.”
*peace and blessings be upon him
Muhammad* was a kind and honest man. He worked in fields and in markets. He always had a smile on his face.
Years passed and people all over Arabia believed in Allah. Even the men and women of Makkah.
Title : My First Book about Prophet Muhammad
By : Sara Khan
ISBN : 9780860377023
Publisher : The Islamic Foundation
For Ages : 2 – 6 years
Format : Board book
Pages : 26
Sara Khan is a writer, translator, and PhD candidate based in the UK. This is her second book.
Alison Lodge is a children’s illustrator based in North Wales, UK.
A new series of colourful storybooks filled with exciting activities to help children appreciate the stories of the prophets from the Quran and Hadith. As the story unfolds. your child will enjoy colouring and matching the pictures, solving the mazes and wordsearches, drawing and counting on every page in the book. The verse from the Quran or Hadith related to the story can be found at the end of the book, for parents and teachers to share with the child the significance of the story they have just read.
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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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.
Ama Fatima loved children, and after a month-long of fasting in Ramadan, she always made sure that the children would have a great Eid. Eid-ul-Fitr was an occasion for great fun and celebration, especially when Ama Fatima was around. Days before the coming of Eid, she had started packing her Eid boxes, slowly filling them with goodies, sweets and gifts for the children as the last days of Ramadan passed by.
“Alhamdulillah, the moon has been sighted. It’s Eid tomorrow!” said Bilal excitedly.
The children clapped their hands and hugged each other. They could not wait for Ama Fatima’s Eid party tomorrow.
Join Ama Fatima’s family as they celebrated Eid by thanking Allah for His blessings, helping the poor and the needy around them and sharing their love and happiness by having a great Eid party for the children.
Ramadan is coming and Hassan and Aneesa are excited for it to begin. They are curious to know why mummy and daddy wakes up in the middle of the night to eat breakfast. They try to fast to find out what it feels like not to eat and drink the whole day. They also learn that it’s good to read the Qur’an in Ramadan, as well as to give charity and share food with neighbours.
Follow them as they discover the true spirit of Ramadan and find out why Hassan and Aneesa love it when the holy month arrives.
A glossary at the end of the book defines several terms associated with Ramadan used in the book, like “iftar” and “tarawih” to help children understand their meanings.