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Learning the Suratul Fatihah – the fun way April 20, 2013

What is it?

My Furqan – Suratul Fatihah “The Opening”

What’s the price?

RM49.90

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

Review

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.

Conclusion

This book sure packs a punch of learning fun, makes a great Opening in any household. A gold treasure indeed.

 

A day in My Life – the Muslim version March 12, 2013

What is it?

Sehari dalam Hidupku – Panduan & Adab-adab serta Doa-doa Harian Kanak-kanak Muslim

What’s the price?

RM10

Where to buy it?

Simply contact us, yeay!

What are the special features?

  • Beautifully illustrated and brightly coloured pages
  • Provide Islamic supplications for every activity, from waking up in the morning to going to bed at night
  • Provide some simple guides of Islamic manners for daily application
  • Features a giant poster of summarized supplications

Review

The book starts off with the most important statement – “Islam dan ahklak tidak boleh dipisahkan” meaning that Islam and good manners are inseparable. To be a Muslim means to be a person with good manners and sound values.

There are supplications for practically everything – waking up in the morning, going to the toilet, getting dressed, mealtimes, travelling, studying, supplications for parents and of course, for prayer times.

There are clocks on the activities, indicating the ideal time suggested for waking up, prayer times, going to school and others. There are additional supplications such as supplications after sneezing, for when visiting a sick person, for when learning the Quran and preparing for prayers. There are also additional information on the 5 prayers and how to determine the prayer times.

What I like about it

This book is not just for kids, its suitable for adults too. It’s simply fascinating to look at – the bright colours and cute characters, big fonts and simple language, making it easy to read and very attractive for young children. The giant poster is can be hung up on the wall for easy reference, also doubling as room decor. Talk about educational and useful room decor.

What I don’t like about it

Nothing at all!

Conclusion

At R10, this book is such a steal and will benefit people of all ages. A must have for Muslim households!

 

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.

 

Prophet Muhammad (SAW): The Last Sermon in a cute booklet September 24, 2012

What is it?

Prophet Muhammad (SAW): The Last Sermon booklet

What’s the price?

RM15

Where to buy it?

Simply contact us, yeay!

What are the special features?

  • The booklet consists of 23 glossy, fully illustrated pages of Prophet Muhammad’s last sermon, presented by Owh So Muslim http://www.owhsomuslim.com/
  • A beautiful & practical summarization of his last sermon.
  • You can search for the last sermon on the Internet & read up about it such as the one here, where the writer describes the Prophet’s last sermon as one of the earliest declarations of human rights in written history, delivered more than 1,400 years ago.

Review

The final sermon by Prophet Muhammad SAW was delivered during the Hajj of Year 10 on 9th Dhul-Hijjah at MountArafah. As quoted from Imam Abdullah Antepli from the HuffingtonPost,

“Almost everything he says in this prophetic sermon was almost unheard of and inconceivable prior to the arrival of Islam. The prophet of Islam addresses some of the core universal values in a society where those values are long forgotten and violated in a systemic basis.”

“In this sermon of Muhammad, Muslims find their deep commitment to the universal human values such as sacredness of life and property, equality, justice, peace and more. Upon these high universal values, the religion of Islam was built. “

This little booklet is a cheerful illustrative summary of the Prophet’s last Sermon. Shamefully, I have to admit, that this is my first time reading about this last sermon. This cute little book has intrigued me and compelled me to do further reading on this sermon, and what I read bring tears to my eyes. (Yup, I’m a really a sucker at this heart-warming stuff.)

My favourite part has to be the ones about women rights. One of it is:

“Do treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers.”

Tip for wives: Buy this booklet, show this page to your dear husbands. Make sure he gets the message!

What I like about it

I think the Owh So Muslim team did a great job, relaying a legendary message of Prophet Muhammad SAW in such a wonderful, fun way. This book is not only for the kids, but is suitable for all age groups.

What I don’t like about it

Zilch. Nada. That means nothing, by the way.

Conclusion

Love, love, love! This cute little book is guaranteed to warm your heart as it did mine. Highly recommended!

 

Thank you o Allah! RM30 September 7, 2012

Teaching our little ones about Allah, our Mighty creator.

 

We’re off to Umrah! RM35

A simple & illustrative introduction to the performing of Umrah. This book tells the story of a brother & sister who travel to Makkah to perform Umrah for the first time.

 

Illustrative/pictorial Muqaddam RM15

A simple and proper way to introduce the Quran to young children, with bright & colourful illustrations, without forgetting the primary contents & translation in English.