What is it?
My Furqan – Suratul Fatihah “The Opening”
What’s the price?
Where to buy it?
Simply contact us, yeay!
What are the special features?
- Beautifully illustrated and brightly coloured hard pages
- Comes in two languages, English and Malay
- Each page contains a single sentence from the Surah with flaps that break up the words in the sentence
- The opposite page gives a brief desciption of the sentence, in simplified words, easily understandable by young children
Surah Al-Fatihah, the first & foremost surah in the Holy Quran, is the leader, if you will, of all surahs, which is why it is called The Opening. It is the one of the pillars of solat, and when used correctly, can cure a great number of illnesses.
So it is only befitting that as a Muslim, the first surah that a parent should teach his/her child is the Surah al-Fatihah. And what better way to teach a child than with a cute, fun book that has secret hiding places?
As we know, all surahs of the Quran tell stories of important lessons, and the Opening tells the most important lesson – that Allah our Mighty Creator, is the Most Gracious, Most Merciful, the Master of the Day of Judgement. The One we worship and the One we seek help from, always.
These are important lessons for a young Muslim, yet are quite heavy and can be complicated for them to understand. The cute illustrations come in handy in explaining further the meanings of the Al Fatihah, the concept of God and satan, of good deeds and bad deeds.
What I like about it
From a child’s eye, I would find the flaps most interesting – what kid wouldn’t love a little game of hide and seek? The illustrations itself tells a story – my daughter would make comments such as “Why is the girl afraid?” “Look, she’s going to school!” “They’re having a picnic.” You can always elaborate on these comments and ask them what they think is happening in the picture, and you’ll be surprised at your own child’s answers.
What I don’t like about it
I have to admit it’s a bit pricey, but do consider the knowledge it offers, in such a fun and appealing package. It’s better to read together with your child, though, as the flaps are a little fragile and can be torn in little excited hands.
This book sure packs a punch of learning fun, makes a great Opening in any household. A gold treasure indeed.