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What do we say…. (A Guide to Islamic Manners) September 24, 2012

What is it?

What do we say…. (A Guide to Islamic Manners)

What’s the price?

RM30

Where to buy it?

Simply contact us, yeay!

What are the special features?

  • A hard-cover book teaching some standard Islamic supplications (du’a) in different situations
  • Suitable for pre-schoolers of 3-6 years of age
  • Designed to instill awareness in young children that God constantly watches over all human beings, and consciousness that everything they do is guided by Islamic teachings

Review

The very first and foremost basic supplication (du’a) that a young child usually learns is of course, Bismillah before eating. But what to say after we finish eating, when we sneeze, when we hear someone else sneeze, when we see something beautiful, or even when we’re scared?

Just like the English teaches us to say our Please’s and Thank You’s, as a Muslim, it’s just as important that a child learns Islamic manners right from the start. This book is an excellent visual aid to demonstrate what to say in different occasions.

For example, ‘Alhamdulillah’ after we finish eating and after we sneeze. Just like the English say ‘Bless you’ after someone else sneezes, a Muslim should say ‘Yarhamukallah’ which means ‘May Allah have mercy on you’. We say ‘Subhanallah’ when we say something beautiful and ‘Innalillah’ when we lose something. There’s also something to say we say farewell to friends, ‘Fi Amanillah’. (I have to confess, I didn’t know that.)

There is a glossary at the back of the book explaining the meanings of each supplication which is very useful for parents.

What I like about it

The structure of the book is straight forward and simple, each page starts with the same “What do we say”, making it seem like a nursery rhyme book. The pictures are descriptive and easy for young children to understand. Even my 2 ½ year old boy could understand the pictures and could follow the correct supplication.

What I don’t like about it

Nothing to report here.

Conclusion

A very simple way to teach the basics of Islamic manners, with descriptive pictures and simple words. Nice!

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