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Muqaddam Bergambar – a fully illustrative Muqaddam October 1, 2012

What is it?

Muqaddam Bergambar – a fully illustrative Muqaddam

What’s the price?

RM15

Where to buy it?

Simply contact us, yeay!

What are the special features?

  • A full version of the Muqaddam with multi-coloured pages and translated into 3 versions: Malay, English and Jawi
  • Illustrative animations briefly describing the contents of a specific surah, to attract and build interest in young children to learn and read the Quran

Review

The Muqaddam contains 37 surahs or passages that are combined into the last Juzu’ in the Quran, the 30th Juzu’. It is commonly used as the introductory learning of the Quran to the young, as the surahs are shorter and easier to read compared to other more complicated and longer surahs.

I’ve listed down the names of the surahs and the meanings in Malay and English, because sometimes the meaning is a little confusing in Malay, and is clarified better in English, and vice versa.

The list of the surahs is as below:

  1. An-Nabaa (Berita Besar – The Great News)
  2. An-Naazi’aat (Makhluk-makhluk yang mencabut apa yang ditugaskan mencabutnya – Those who Pull Out)
  3. ‘Abasa (Ia Memasamkan Muka – He Frowned)
  4. At-Takwir (Melingkari – Wound Round and Lost its Light)
  5. Al-Infitaar (Terbelah – The Cleaving)
  6. Al-Mutaffiffiin (Orang-orang yang curang dalam timbangan dan sukatan – Those who deal in Fraud)
  7. Al-Insyiqaq (Terbelah – The Splitting Asunder)
  8. Al-Buruj (Tempat-tempat peredaran Bintang – The Big Stars)
  9. At-Thaariq (Bintang yang menembusi Cahayanya – The Night Comer)
  10. Al A’laa (Yang Maha Tinggi – The Most High)
  11. Al-Ghaashiyah (Hari Kiamat yang meliputi Huru-Haranya – The Overwhelming)
  12. Al-Fajr (Fajar – The Break of the Dawn)
  13. Al-Balad (Negeri – The City)
  14. Asy-Syams (Matahari –The Sun)
  15. Al-Laiil (Malam – The Night)
  16. Ad-Dhuha (Waktu Dhuha – The Forenoon ‘After Sunrise’)
  17. Ash-Sharh (Perihal Melapangkan Dada Nabi – The Opening Forth)
  18. At-Tiin (Buah Tiin – The Fig)
  19. Al-Alaq (Darah Beku – The Clot)
  20. Al-Qadr (Kemuliaan – The Night of Decree)
  21. Al-Baiinah (Bukti yang jelas nyata – The Clear Evidence)
  22. Az-Zalzalah (Gegaran – The Earthquake)
  23. Al-A’diyat (Kuda Perang yang Tangkas Larinya – Those That Run)
  24. Al-Qaari’ah (Hari Kiamat – The Striking Hour)
  25. At-Takaathur (Bermegah-megah – The Emulous Desire)
  26. Al-Asr (Masa – The Time)
  27. Al-Humazah (Pengumpat – The Slanderer)
  28. Al-Fiil (Gajah – The Elephant)
  29. Al-Quraisy (Suku Quraisy – Quraisy)
  30. Al-Maa’uun (Barang Berguna – The Small Kindness)
  31. Al-Kautsar (Nikmat yang Banyak – A River in Paradise)
  32. Al-Kaafiruun (Orang-orang Kafir – The Disbelievers)
  33. An-Nasr (Pertolongan – The Help)
  34. Al-Masad (Tali yang dipintal – The Palm Fibre)
  35. Al-Ikhlas (Pemurnian Keesaan Allah – The Purity)
  36. Al-Falaq (Waktu Subuh – The Day Break)
  37. An-Nass (Manusia – The Mankind)

 

What I like about it

I don’t know about you, but reading the meaning of the titles alone could stir my heart and instill fear. In 37 short passages, it shows how very complete the Quran in guiding us in every aspect of our lives. There is even a surah about a person who frowns. This should be THE life guide for every Muslim.

This pictorial Muqaddam is not only beneficial for young children learning to read the Quran, but also suitable for anyone who is trying to get a deeper understanding of the Quran, the introductive way. This would definitely get one to search further into the Quran, which is what every Muslim should aim to do.

What I don’t like about it

Nothing.

Conclusion

At RM15, the pictorial Muqaddam is a wealth of knowledge, worth every single sen. A must-have in every household.

 

‘Allah Makes’ – introducing the Supreme Creator to our kids

What is it?

Allah Makes – a set of 10 early reading books

What’s the price?

RM68

Where to buy it?

Simply contact us, yeay!

What are the special features?

  • A set of 10 books of early reading series
  • With simple & bright animation, and a single sentence on each page.
  • Designed to instill awareness in young children of the existence of Allah, the Supreme Creator

Review

Like most children books, these books are brightly coloured with simple cartoons, and will draw in kids like a moth to a flame. The books are made of thick and glossy paper like cardstock used for craft purposes. Each book has 8 pages with a single sentence on each page printed in large, easy-to-read fonts.

The titles of the books are:

1. Allah Makes Us
2. Allah Makes Apples
3. Allah Makes Cats
4. Allah Makes Flowers
5. Allah Makes Birds
6. Allah Makes Trees
7. Allah Makes Fish
8. Allah Makes Mountains
9. Allah Makes the sun
10. Allah Makes our world

There’s an instruction or guide at the beginning for parents on how to use the books to teach a child to read, and a glossary of new words learned in each book at the end.

What I like about it

Each book is short and sweet, the perfect length for a young, mind-wandering child. You as the parent can set the pace and mood. You can zip through all ten books before bedtime when your kids are tired and just want to cuddle up. Or, you can take it slow one book at a time and point to each word you read to aid word recognition when your child is in the mood to learn.

What I don’t like about it

Nothing!

Conclusion

Not only it teaches your child to read, it also teaches him or her that Allah is our God who creates everything in this world. Talk about a multifunction book. A must-have for your library collection!