Eid al Fitr is now a distant memory, and the Hajj season is quickly arriving. Now is the perfect time to stock up on Muslim children’s books for your loved ones. Below is a list of 10 Muslim children’s books that I really enjoyed reading with my kids. Let me know what you think of my list. Is there anything you would add? What are your favorite Muslim books for kids? Comment below!
‘Hassan and Aneesa Go to Masjid’ by Yasmeen Rahim
Hassan and Aneesa are going to the masjid. At the masjid they will make wudu, visit the prayer hall, listen to the adhan,and perform a prayer. Follow them as they explore the masjid and see a mihrab, mimbar, dome and minaret; prepare to pray; and learn some general manners to observe inside.
‘Hassan and Aneesa Celebrate Eid’ by Yasmeen Rahim
Eid al-Fitr is here and Hassan and Aneesa are helping to decorate their house before the celebrations begin. On Eid they will wake early to wash before performing a special prayer outside. After the prayer, it is time to celebrate with friends and family.
The Hassan and Aneesa series is designed to introduce young children to a range of Muslim places. They are colourfully designed and simply written and will guide children through a range of new experiences.
’30 Days of Learning and Good Deeds’ by Bachar Karroum
Let your child experience a positive learning journey and make 30 days become a lifelong habit, helping them become a better version of themselves.
This book invites young ones to take action daily with good deeds, learn more about the Prophet, about His personality traits, discover more about Islam and read simple Surah of the Quran in English.
Great to help parents engage in conversation and teach the fundamentals of Islam to their children. Perfect for kids aged between 4-12, but also for anyone who wants to learn about Islam in a straightforward way.
‘101 Sahabiyat Stories and Dua’ by Muhammad Khalid Perwez
101 Sahabiyat Stories and Dua is a richly illustrated collection of 101 great stories of the female companions of the Prophet Muhammad, told in simple language that children will easily understand and relate to. Each story comes with delightful illustrations, a hadith and a beautiful prayer.The book includes the well known tales of Khadija, Sawda, ‘Aisha, Safiyyah, Fatima, Maymoonah, and Umm Ayman, to name a few. The shining examples set by them will greatly inspire readers.
‘1001 Inventions and Awesome Facts from Muslim Civilization’ by National Geographic
We often think that people from a thousand years ago were living in the Dark Ages. But from the 7th century onward in Muslim civilization there were amazing advances and inventions that still influence our everyday lives. People living in the Muslim world saw what the Egyptians, Chinese, Indians, Greek, and Romans had discovered and spent the next one thousand years adding new developments and ideas. Inventors created marvels like the elephant water clock, explorers drew detailed maps of the world, women made scientific breakthroughs and founded universities, architects built huge domes larger than anywhere else on earth, astronomers mapped the stars and so much more! This book takes the wining formula of facts, photos, and fun, and applies it to this companion book to the 1001 Inventions exhibit from the Foundation for Science, Technology, and Civilization. Each page is packed with information on this little-known history, but also shows how it still applies to our world today.
‘My Special Angels: The Two Noble Scribes’ by Razana Noor
First I want to start off by saying how talented the illustrator Omar Burgess is. If he ever happens to read this, please send me an email, because you are my hero. The story itself is rhythmic, and kids will love it. Especially when accompanied by the rich and detailed illustrations. I highly recommend this book.
‘I Knew you Could!’ by Craig Dorfman
Hey! What’s this book doing on this list?! You’re right, it’s not an Islamic book, but the lessons in it are so powerful, I felt I had to put it here. As an adult I was touched by how relatable that little blue engine is, and think it’s a great lesson for young children to internalize.
‘Lala Comics’ by Umm Sulayman
A graphic novel written and illustrated by the talented Umm Sulayman. The graphic novel is a compilation of Umm Sulayman’s instagram posts teaching important Islamic lessons in a funny and memorable way. It’s great for adults as well!
‘Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad’ by Darul Mughni
This graphic novel is great maa shaa Allah. Each page is a one page comic, teaching a lesson based on a specific hadith. It’s a great way to have your kids familiar with moral lessons, and connect it directly to authentic hadith.
‘Noor Kids’ by Amin Aaser
Noor Kids is a comic book series founded by Amin Aaser. Each book has 2 complete stories dealing with different moral lessons. They’re very colorful and engaging. They come with some questions and activities to reflect on the lessons found in the stories. One of the best parts is how affordable they are. You can purchase 4 books for $35.00. It is no doubt my kids’ favorite set of Muslim books for kids.