The following is a list of the top 10 freely available English Islamic cartoons in 2022. This list includes some shows that contain non-halaal music, which will be noted insha Allah. I made the list based on a few factors such as overall quality, popularity, number of episodes, and Islamic message. Unfortunately the list has remained essentially the same as the 2019 one. It’s understandably hard to make cartoon series, especially if they’ll be free on YouTube. I’ve tried myself, and have experienced some of the struggles.
Let me know in the comments if I’ve missed any excellent Islamic cartoons that deserve to be on this list.
#10 Abdul Bari
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.
#9 IQRA Cartoon
It’s great to have cartoons telling the lives of the prophets. My only issue is with the voice acting. The voice actress does not properly pronounce the Arabic words, so it’s hard to understand her at times. The quality isn’t very high, but they release very often, so it’s great if you just want content. From the videos I’ve seen, there doesn’t appear to be any music.
#8 Five Pillars Cartoon
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.
#7 The Muslims Cartoon
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.
#6 Aqil’s Story
This is an older cartoon that I discovered recently. It has a nice slick style. The animation is good quality befitting a TV show. The episodes are well thought out, and always have a nice lesson. My only issue with the show, is that it contains music.
#5 Learn with Zakaria
Learn with Zakaria is different from the other cartoons listed here, as it’s not really a cartoon with a story. Each video teaches something such as Arabic letters, or Arabic words. It’s good quality and doesn’t contain music from the videos I’ve seen.
#4 Omar and Hana
A very recent and popular Islamic Cartoon series. The quality is very high, in full 3D. Unfortunately every episode contains music, and the premise of the show is learning dua through music.
This channel is not really targeted towards children, but they do have some videos targeting all ages including children. Their series, “I’m the best Muslim” is funny and well animated.
A highly popular fully 3D cartoon. The quality is the highest I have seen in a Muslim cartoon show. It is very entertaining and the lessons are taught in a creative way. Unfortunately there is Music, but I mute it and turn on the subtitles which are available in English.
#1 One 4 Kids
If you’ve seen my previous list of top 10 Muslim Cartoons, then you know that Zaky by One4Kids made the top of the list then as well. One4Kids is like the Disney of Muslim cartoons in the west Allahumma Baarik. 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.
They’ve recently ventured into 3d cartoons, and have a new series called “Laith and Layla.” I like the effort, but to be honest my kids and I prefer Zaky.
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.
A fun moral comic for kids