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Allah Gave Me series – lessons of gratitude November 18, 2012

What is it?

Allah Gave Me Two Eyes to See – a hardcover picture book

Allah Gave Me Two Hands and Feet – a hardcover picture book

Allah Gave Me Two Ears to Hear – a hardcover picture book

What’s the price?

RM30.00 each

Where to buy it?

Simply contact us, yeay!

What are the special features?

  • A celebration and appreciation for our 5 senses – sight, hearing, smell, taste & feel
  • Beautifully simple illustrations with short sentences that rhymes

Review

It’s easy to take things for granted, especially when you were born with them. These little books reminds us that everything, even our body parts, are a gift from the Supreme Creator, that we should be thankful for all His gifts and that nothing in this world is truly our own. Allah is capable of taking them all back, with just a blink of an eye.

The “Allah gave me two eyes” and “Allah gave me two ears” books always start with the sentence “Allah gave me” followed by the sense of sight, for example, followed by several things we can see such the colours of leaves, the dark of the night, the pure white snow and the colours of a rainbow. Then it would finish with the opening sentence “Allah gave me two eyes to see” to further reinforce the facts as a sort of closure, before moving on to the next sense.

The “Allah gave me two hands and feet” is similar in its sentence structure with plenty of repetition, which are essential for a child’s reading. The larger illustrations are even nicer, with some pictures taking up both right and left pages.

To really feel gratitude and thankfulness in our heart for all these senses, just shut off one sense at a time and try to depend on your other senses. Just close your eyes, and imagine what the world would look like just by listening, tasting, smelling and feeling with your hands. Try buttoning up your shirt with one hand, or hop on one leg for 10 minutes? How would it feel to be blind or deaf, or lose an arm or a leg?

What I like about it

Apart from the nicely rhymed sentences and beautiful pictures, I love the fact that a children’s book could teach so much about gratitude and thankfulness. This is essential in building humble, modest human beings and instilling that deep down inside, we are all the same.

What I don’t like about it

Nothing at all.

Conclusion

A heart-warming lesson in gratitude, in compact, beautifully illustrated books that will not only capture a child’s heart, but also mesmerize the parent. A must-have!