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Hassan & Aneesa go to Madrasa – learning the Quran the fun way November 25, 2012

What is it?

Hassan & Aneesa go to Madrasa – a glossy paperback book

What’s the price?

RM25.00

Where to buy it?

Simply contact us, yeay!

What are the special features?

  • A short story of siblings Hasssan & Aneesa going to an informal school to learn reading the Quran
  • A bright and colourful book that is simply a delight to read

Review

Madrasa simply means school, but in this book, it is meant as an informal Islamic learning environment, taught by their own neighbours. Hassan and Aneesa are going to madrasa for the first time, so they are naturally curious and excited. They put on nice, decent clothing, Aneesa with her favourite hijab and Hassan with his long shirt.

At madrasa, they meet lots of other children, where the teacher sits with each of them and help them to read the Quran. Then comes colouring activities, snack time, prayer time where they all pray together and quiz time. At the end of the day, their parents come to collect them.

Similar to other books by The Islamic Foundation that you can see here, here and here, this book is adorably cute with bright illustrations, simply a delight to read to young children who are just starting school. Though admittedly, the environment in the book isn’t entirely the same like our kids here in Malaysia starting in kindergarten, it’s imperative for us to let our young ones know, that learning is supposed to be fun, and let them be kids, instead of forcing them to grow up quickly. Before you know it, the real world will consume them quickly and your babies will no longer be babies.

What I like about it

This little book reminds me of my own kindergarten days, (though I don’t remember that much of it) a blur of colouring, singing, reading, eating and playing with friends. School back then was so much fun!

What I don’t like about it

Nothing about the book. But I’d really hate it when I had to miss school, I loved it so much!

Conclusion

This is a great book to read to nervous little kids who are soon going to school. It also allows some sweet reminiscence for the parent reading it, too. Simply a delight!