Author – Manaal Jafrey-Razaque
Illustrator – Tanya Emelyanova
Publisher – Prolance
Growing up in an average Muslim household, we are taught that Allah has 99 names right from a young age. This book is a perfect aid in helping children understand about His different attributes and create awe and love for Him through that knowledge.
THE WRITTEN CONTENT:
Children are visual learners. They learn by seeing and watching. Hence it is very difficult to teach of the 99 names in the traditional manner. How can we bring it to their level of comprehension and grasp ?
18 of the 99 names of Allah are mentioned in this book in a rhyming manner with simple words making it very easy to understand for its younger readers, especially for the age group of 6 to 9 years. Ever wondered how to teach the names Al Aliy’ or or Al Aleem? How to bring it to a level the child can understand yet not compare it with any object, location, time or space as His transcendence is beyond any similitude to His creation. Subhan Allah. This book sows the seed of that thought in to a young child’s mind.
Only if we know can we love some one. Only if we learn the intricate meaning of each of 99 names can we truly love Allah. Only if we learn of each of His attributes can we reflect on His greatness. This book is a stepping stone to a life long learning of His beautiful names.
RECOMMENDATIONS AND REVIEW :
To write a book for children by an adult of a concept which literally cannot be fully encompassed by words or pictures is a herculean task. The writer has done justice to it and this book is an exemplary work of bringing the concept of Oneness to the level of comprehension of the child!
(The book was sent for review. All opinions and thoughts are mine!)