Children all over the world love stories especially those that they can identify with. Although there are many books for children in the market, Muslim children have less access to books that they can relate to. Fortunately, in the recent years Muslim authors have created more options for Islamic children's books. There are books available that teach Islamic lessons, Koran stories, Islamic history, Arabic and other Islamic topics. These books teach children about their religion in a way that they can understand and enjoy.
Hamza's First Fast
Hamza's First Fast is a book written by Gauher and Asna Chaudhry as part of a series of books to teach Muslim children about their religion. The story is about a little boy named Hamza who wakes up one morning to discover that his entire family was fasting. Once he learnt what fasting meant he decided to fast for the first time during the month of Ramadan. The book has vibrant pictures and language that comically shows the challenges that Hamza faced his first day of fasting. This book teaches children the meaning of fasting, the importance of fasting during Ramadan, and how to appreciate the things that we have. The book can be purchased online.
A Treasury of Islamic Values for Children
A Treasury of Islamic Values for Children is a compilation of short stories for children edited by Tajwar Hassan. This book consists of 20 short stories with colourful imagery that reflect day to day issues through an Islamic perspective. The stories written in the book is based on the experiences of the author growing up and reflects lessons he learnt in a way that children will be able to understand. The book is available in paperback and is published by Goodword books. The book can be found through the Goodword books website or other Islamic bookstores for about £3.10 in 2010.
Muslim Child, written by Rukhsana Khan, is a different experience for Muslim and non-Muslim readers alike. The book is a series of short stories and poems that reflect the everyday lives of Muslim children.The author displays social, psychological and religious challenges that Muslim children from diverse backgrounds in Western society face. The reader of the book is informed about characteristics and stories of Muslim children and how similar childhood issues are across religions. This book is a good read for parents seeking to educate their children about different religions and can be used as classroom aid for diversity. The book can be purchased online or at bookstores for £7.50 to £11.0 in 2010.
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