Has your child ever gotten excited about Islamic books?
Chances are no, because they’re more interested in the Smurfs or Mickey mouse or the wimpy kid.
But what if I told you that Islamic childrens books are actually cool. Like seriously better than what we’re accustomed to.
If you’re looking to expand your children’s Islamic library you’ve come to the right place.
I’ve recently bought 5 gems of a find, from The Reading Club , to not only enrich my kids bedtime routine, but I learnt a few things myself!
Migo And Ali – Love for the Prophets
My kids have many Quran story books, and books about Prophets but this is unlike any one of them.
Whereas the others are ‘bookish’ the narrative is more relatable and language used is incredibly child friendly.
Although it’s the same stories, the manner in which it’s conveyed with such lovable characters, the kids will be turning the pages and not dozing off!
At the end of every prophet story, there is a reflection page with the two characters, Migo and Ali going through their thoughts on what they just learnt.
Very much like a typical conversation you would have with your own child. The two characters organise the thoughts of children, to have questions being answered in a logical way.
The stories are meant to be viewed as much more than just stories that happened long time ago. They are stories that kids can draw relevant lessons from and apply to their own lives today.
Recommended for ages 7 years plus.
30 Hadith’s for Kids
It is what the title says, 30 Hadith’s which introduce the prophetic way and its importance to young readers.
However unlike any other hadith book I’ve come across, these Hadith’s are specifically compiled for children, in a way that it can be applied.
I personally love that each Hadith is broken down and explained what is meant, and how it can be applied to our lives.
The book comforts children when they have bad dreams, encourages them to make Allah swt their confidant in all matters. It beautifully explains inner beauty and why it is, something to be strived for. Other Muslim characteristics such as spreading goodness, maintaining relationships, keeping good company and practicing patience are all contained in this self reflecting book.
Recommended for 6 years plus.
23 Duas for Kids
Another book that is equally important and goes hand in hand with Islamic education. The importance of Quran and Sunnah which directs our whole lifestyle is explained in a very simple way. Our Muslim identity is with us in everything that we do, in every situation. This book highlights this fact, with all the Duas. Whatever life throws at us, we have a dua for it.
This is beneficial for kids to know as it will make them take refuge in a religion that doesn’t leave them to fend for themselves. It’s comforting to know what to say, when to say it, and especially why we say it.
Learning the Duas such as when you’re entering a vechile, when you want to feel Allah’s love, when you’re afraid of people just reassures our children and us, that Allah is with us every step of the way. It promotes God consciousness -Taqwa in everything that we do. A must have book to instill a Muslim character off the bat.
Recommended for 8 years plus.
Ilyas & Duck – Search for Allah
If you haven’t read any of the Ilyas and Duck books, you are hugely missing out. I was instantly drawn to this title as I often can see the puzzled looks on kids faces, when asked, where is Allah?
It’s a question we all have faced as a kid, no doubt. One that will always come up, till the end of time.
The way the book handles it really does take the child on an adventure searching for the answer that everyone has had at least once in their life.
My 8 year old daughter loved this book so much she wanted to write her own review!
See below what she thought.
Ilyas and Duck is such a wonderful book, with a big, big, BIG question: where is Allah? I love the illustrations and the story, it has easy sentences so kids will enjoy. There is a lot of alliteration in this story and they search and search AND search for Allah. The two likeable characters go on a big journey to find Allah, but will they get an answer to their question? Read to find out!
How much I like it 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Recommended from 3 years plus.
Ilyas & Duck – A Zakat Tale
This book my daughter chose and I didn’t think I would like it so much. Money matters just don’t really interested me! But boy was I surprised.
I know these books are meant for my kids but they need my seal of approval first!
The Zakat Tale is so relavent today where we live in such materialistic times. We are so concerned about ourselves that thinking about how we haven’t helped others doesn’t even register in our radar.
This book beautifully captures both sides of the money scale, those who have and have not.
The book depicts hoarding characteristics that we have all become accustomed to, in the character of duck. He shows the good the bad and the ugly side of what society would look like if we leave our greed unchecked, it affects more than just us.
Another of my daughters favourite, see her review below!
This is my favourite book in the Ilyas and Duck series. It was about when duck does not, I say does NOT, want to give his money away. It is kind of funny at the starting but also at the end. It tells how the people (ducks’) felt. These likeable characters (Ilyas and Duck) are the best. But will Ilyas convince Duck to give his money away? Read to find out!
How much I like it 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Recommended for ages 7 years plus.
These books left me feeling hopeful..
As a child we grew up finding religion to be harsh and cold and something that we should know about because our parents told us so.
These books make me feel like children will be saved from feeling that way. The books are made with so much love and care that it comes across from every page.
I really can’t choose a favourite from these books, one thing for sure they are a cut above the rest.
The books engage the child, answers questions for inquisitive minds, and let’s the mind make up they’re own conclusions in a well thought out way. Unlike books in he past that tell you that this is how it is, just follow it.
These are the kind of books we all wish we had growing up making us fall in love with Islam and all its wisdom, guidance, and direction to help us navigate our lives with ease and conviction.
Let me know if you’ve read any of these books to your children. Which islamic books do you recommend to get kids to think?