About a month ago I went online looking for Islamic children’s books, its crazy how limited our choices for Islamic education is, though if you wanted a Christian based children’s book your choices are unlimited. But then I came across the website for Noor Kids and I immediately loved how cute and colorful the website was. The only downfall was how limited the selection of books are. There are about 8 to choose from, although right now it seems only 7 are on the website, maybe one book got discontinued.. I don’t know. But im hoping they will be adding new books in the future. These are absolutely great! My 3 year old daughter loves them and makes me read one each night. Every book has two stories in it along with pages for coloring, lots of little facts about Islam, ayats from the Qur’an and puzzles, and at the end of each story it has questions for the child to answer related to the conflict in the story and how the character should respond. Each story teaches the child good morals and having faith in God, all stories are religiously based but relate to children’s every day lifes.
I love how cute the illustrations in the books are, Ariella doesn’t always need me to read them to her because she enjoys looking at the pictures and doing the activities in the book alone sometimes. But I end up re-reading these books multiple times a week, even if we have a gazillion other books she could choose from.
Overall I love this series of books for teaching children the importance of good manners, morals, prayer, family, & other Islamic values, along with even teaching the kids some Arabic words, but there are some activities and questions in the books that are just slightly too advanced for my three year old to comprehend but im sure with repetition she will get the hang of it. If your trying to teach your kids about Islam at a young age I would recommend these books, my friend’s six year old son loves them and even my nine year old sister!