بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم والصلاة والسلام على رسول الأمين نبينا محمد و على آله وصحابته أجمعين
Below is my personal top 10 Muslim Cartoons found on Youtube. This list is based on quality, creativity, popularity and overall message. Let me know if you agree with the list or if there’s anything you think I missed. Comment below if you recognize any of the characters in the above image too! Baraka Allahu feekum.
This is a cartoon that has become really popular recently. It easily gets millions of views in just a few months. The message is very simple and straight to the point. Usually it’s teaching a specific dua, and does so in 3-5 minutes. It doesn’t have any music which is a plus. The show is good but it does have its flaws. The animation is very poor. It tries to cover it by using many textures and elements, but it’s still obvious. Also the voice acting needs work. It’s a solid effort though, and insha Allah it will improve in the years to come.
This cartoon is done in a simple but appealing way. The design is very clean, and producer knows what he can and cannot do. The cartoon like a 2d version of Pocoyo. The narrator is the primary person talking through the show, and the character Zakaria responds to him. There’s no music which is great Alhamdullah. The cartoon is creative and deserves a watch.
Upin & Ipin is a high quality 3D animated show. It’s produced in Malaysia by Les’ Copaque. The stories are creative and exciting for young audiences to watch. This show would rank much higher if it had more Islamic themes. It hardly has anything related to Islam at all, except that the main characters and their family are Muslim. It seems to be more of a cultural show than an Islamic one which is unfortunate. The cartoon contains music, and only a few of them are in English. The vast majority are in Malay.
This cartoon is a high quality 2D animated Series. All the episodes can be seen on MuslimKidsTV. The cartoon teaches different moral lessons from Islam in a fun and entertaining manner. The two characters Mama and Lulu are very appealing to look at and the voice acting is amazing.
Adam’s world might not count as a cartoon officially, but I’m still putting it on this list. It’s just that good. I remember watching it when I was a kid, and that was a really long time ago! And now my kids are watching it now maa shaa Allah. It’s a great series with great anasheed songs, and lots of information told in an entertaining way. Everyone should give it a watch. The best part of all is, they’ve recently released some new episodes!
I’m kind of shy to put my own show on this list, but I do think it deserves to be here. Alhamdullah Allah gave me the time, and ability to do such a wonderful cartoon. It’s far from perfect, and I pray I can do more in the future, but I think it turned out pretty good for a first effort. Alhamdullah I tried really hard to have good animation in it, and for the most part it has that. The goal was to make an entertaining episode where kids can also learn an islamic lesson. I can’t take all of the credit though either. I had a great team that helped me from beginning to end, as can be seen in the credits. Not to mention all the people who donated to support making the cartoon. May Allah elevate them and forgive them their sins.
This is when the list starts to get really strong. Ali and Sumaya is a great set of cartoons that teach your children how to pray. It has no music and very strong visuals. They’re now opening an online school program where kids can learn Islam online just like how they learned to pray. Unfortunately not much is available on Youtube, but it’s a good start, before considering paying for more online.
This cartoon teaches about the 5 pillars of Islam. It has creative visuals and a simple style. It’s a mix of 3D and 2D, but it all fits really well. The information is great, and told in an interesting way. DiscoverIslamUK produced it, and they have newer videos of even higher quality to watch after you finish learning about the 5 pillars of Islam.
Misri bunch is an amazing cartoon series. It’s very short with only 6 episodes, but they leave a strong impact. Although they are not animated at all, the story is strong and carries the show. It’s a very interesting way to teach Islamic teachings. I like the badges they have at the end with the name of Allah, which is what the show revolves around. This leaves the possibility for making 99 episodes or more maa shaa Allah. Unfortunately they stopped at 6 episodes for unknown reasons. It really is a shame too, because it was really popular, and well done considering how limited they were in resources.
Here’s the juggernaut of Muslim cartoons! One4Kids is like the Disney of Muslim cartoons in the west maa shaa Allah. They have a ton of content, and all of it is safe for kids to watch. There’s no music, and strong moral messages in all of them. The anasheed songs are really catchy, and almost every Muslim school child has at least heard of one. What more is there to say?
So that was my list of top ten Muslim Cartoons available on Youtube. I pray you all benefited from the list. Please check out the ones you haven’t heard of or seen before, and make dua for them to be able to make much much more. Our children are in desperate need of strong Islamic Edutainment for them to learn from and help them be proud of their religion. May Allah grant us all success, forgive our sins, and may the Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon his Prophet Muhammad and on his pious companions.
وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين