Misbah Akhtar tackles a difficult issue with her first children's book; divorce. This societal issue can be very challenging for single mothers and their childrens especially during Ramadhan. Here is a book you should add to your list of Ramadhan Children's books to foster a genuine dialogue with affected people in the ummah. We hope to get it out this Ramadhan insha'Allah.
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allas, TX June 2017 – Book publisher, Djarabi Kitabs Publishing, has released a new book called Ramadan without Daddy
It’s Khadija’s Story of Love, Courage and Hope
The concept of Divorce is very challenging for young children. This book is based around a Muslim family and the story of young Khadija helping her mother and brother. The story gives many opportunities for positive discussion for parents and educators wanting to explore this difficult concept with balanced sensitivity from an Islamic perspective.
In this compelling debut children’s book, Misbah Akhtar tackles a difficult issue; divorce. This societal issue can be very challenging for single mothers and their children especially during Ramadhan.
Misbah Akhtar is a blogger, author, activist and mother of 4. She was born and bred in London and her passions include: photography, eating Wispa bars and finding inventive ways to tease her kids. She has a background in Psychology and English Literature, and is currently working towards becoming a life coach. She is the founder of Single Muslim Mums and Editor-in-chief of Mumspiration: her own personal transformational journey.
Check out her blogs at singlemuslimmums.wordpress.com and/or mumspiration.co.uk.
The book is available for order at:
- Amazon : https://www.amazon.com/Ramadan-without-Daddy-Khadijas-Courage-ebook/dp/B071JW9WCS for eBook . Free eBook promotion starts on 06/10/2017 and ends on 06/12/2017.
- Djarabi Kitabs Publishing : https://www.djarabikitabs.com/bookstore/ramadan-without-daddy-khadijas-story-of-love-courage-and-hope to pre-order paperback
- Fofky’s : https://www.fofkys.com/buy-books-coffee-sweets-and-tea to pre-order paperback
It is a 30-page paperback children’s book intended for children, parents, and educators who want to address divorce with tact.
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A children's book that portrays a positive and real life story of a Muslim Family. Surprise! by Zaheera Jina is coming soon. Heads up!
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Author: Yasmin Ibrahim
Illustrator : Azhari Zulkifli
Publisher : The Islamic Foundation
Distrubutor: KUBE PUBLISHING LTD
This is one of the I Can Series of books that introduces and illustrates some basic yet important concepts and terms for young Muslim children. These are explained with reference to their everyday life and in the settings with which children are familiar. In simple, easy-to-understand language the series presents Islam as a living reality to be experienced in daily life. It answers many questions about Islam as faith which arise in the young, curious minds. For ages 3-5 years and the young at heart. How do we learn to remember Allah when we start to do something? We say "bismillah" when we wake up, wash, dress, play, or eat to remember our Creator and thank him.
Our Thoughts: I Can Say Bismillah Anywhere is about 15 pages and it will help children young children get in the habit of saying "bismillah" before any activity. They will come to feel empowered by it and not feel shame insha'Allah.
For instance, the book highlights that any fun activity should start with remembering our Creator like below :
In our opinion, I Can Say Bismillah Anywhere will aid children recognize the basmala in Arabic anywhere as well. It's a great teaching resource for Muslim families.
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Our Rating : 5/5
Jazak’Allah khair for reading,
~A Ducktrinor Mom~
*We received a free copy*
Author: Shazia Latif
Illustrator : Palalee Puru
Publisher : Prolance
What to expect: A Relaxed Mind, Serenity, and Inner Peace
Summary: When Naiya wakes up to her busy, loud surroundings, she decides to escape into nature! In this book, Naiya teaches you seven beginner yoga poses, to breathe and, most importantly, to smile!
Naiya in Nature is a children's book that I enjoyed reading with my son. It awoke the child in me as I love nature and peace of mind. We dusted off my yoga mat and we attempted to do yoga as mother and son. It was a bonding activity for sure alhamdullilah.
Naiya in Nature is about 24 pages and the drawings are absolutely beautiful and cute masha'Allah. The text is also easy to read. As we read, we also realize that not only us, parents, get stressed from our surrounding due to our daily responsibilities. Children also do and they need an outlet to stay happy children. And Naiya the main character of the book overcomes her unwelcomed feelings by loosing herself in nature and practicing easy yoga moves.
I recommend Naiya in Nature to both parents and children alike because yoga is a fun relaxing activity.
P.S. You can read more on Yoga and Islam here.
Author: Umm Khadiijah Al Liybeeriyyah
Illustrator: Ke'lona A. Hamilton
Publisher : Umm Khadiijah's Books & Productions
Say "Alhamdulillaah!" by Umm Khadiijah Al Liybeeriyyah is a children's book that Muslim children need to remind them of the sunnah habit of saying "Alhamdulillaah" when finishing tasks, eating or anything else they're supposed to give thanks for on a daily basis. It's the first book in the series, and I found it cute and concise.
Say "Alhamdulillaah!" is about 19 pages and the texts are easy to read. I also like that the pictures are faceless. It's aimed at 3 to 8 years old. Insha'Allah, my son will get the chance to read it on his own one day.
Let's help Umm Khadiijah Al Liybeeriyyah with her dawah efforts by sharing insha'Allah.
Jazak'Allah khair for reading,
I received three free PDFs to review from Author Jameela Ho for my honest opinion. And the verdict is that this collection is a compelling parenting guide. Because I’m also a Love and Relationship Adviser, I think the methods laid out by sister Jameela Ho can also be applied to our marriages insha’Allah.
I started my review backward. By that, I mean I started reading the workbook first. Then, I read the Muslim Parenting Journal. And finally, I read the actual book. Normally, people read these the other way around. It doesn’t matter to me. What matters is that this method worked for me and I was able to get the benefits of the knowledge she passed down to me alhamdullilah.
So the Workbook is about 27 pages and it will give you many tips before you resort to corporal punishment if must go there as a parent.
The Journal is about 42 pages. It includes plenty of space for you to write down the way you will implement your parenting skills after it gives you hadiths sherif, quotes or proverbs for each of the 19 strategies of better parenting. This is also a great writing prompt for parents to reflect on past and future actions.
Below is the summary of the 19 techniques for better parenting.
Finally, the actual book ‘How To Guide Children’s Behavior (From an Islamic Perspective)’ of about 37 pages goes deeper and coaches us on how to act and say things to our children. It makes us realize that it’s not what we say that have an impact on our children. It’s how and the way we say it.
I definitely recommend it to any parent who needs a fresh start with challenging children.
Thank you for reading.