Receiving Ramadan

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 – the month of nurturing

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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.

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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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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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Books from the same series by Aysenur Gunes :

 

All About Prayer Activity Book

 

 

All About Prayer

 

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

Sample Pages (click to expand) :

Similar books from the same series by Aysenur Gunes :

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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 : 2 – 7 years