“Believe” is a concise self-development book published by Prolance publishing.
The author “A.E” who chose to remain anonymous compiled the do’s and don’ts from the 114 chapters of the Holy Quran for personal use, but then thought to publish a book for others to benefit from it.
The book is divided into four chapters, extracting the do’s and don’ts of worship, character, giving & taking, relationships, and eating & dressing, along with notebook pages for making your own notes.
This book is ideal for everyone, but specially children and teenagers for learning the etiquettes of living mentioned in the Holy Quran as it is precise and easily understandable. I would totally recommend this book to be added to your reading list.
“I’m full truth, I’m half truth, I’m all lie” is a children’s book written by Ayesha Marfani and published by Crimson Cloak Publishing.
The story is about 3 cousins Saad, Hassan & Talha whose fathers had abandoned city life and live in a forest, far from the people’s eye because of their strange & weird looks.
The three cousins have a bad habit. Saad being used to lie in every situation, Hassan habitual of mixing truths with lies while Talha is brutally honest.
They are proud of their habits until one day, they face a huge problem due to their habits.
Moreover, being cut out from social life, the three cousins have no idea how to respond and act in a certain situation and this make their fathers realize their mistake.
I really liked the messages that this story conveys.
Firstly, people should not cast weird glances and gossip about someone’s look as all creatures are created by God and this type of behavior is against social etiquettes.
Secondly, it has an advice to the victims that they shouldn’t abandon their normal lives due to the sick mentality of some people as it may really negatively affect their family life.
Thirdly, it teaches the children that one should never tell a lie or merge truth with lies. One must be honest, but care should be taken that their truth and honesty doesn’t contain un-necessary blame & shame which may result in hurting other feelings.
“Gathering Petals” by Nabila Ikram is a spiritual journal specially designed for Muslim women who love to be creative and is available through her website.
The journal contains different activities fulfilling of which will not only provide fun, satisfy your desire for creativity, but also will provide a chance to improve yourself and develop a sense of thankfulness to your Creator.
In addition to it, if you’ve not been able to look for some Quranic verses or browse some new quotes, this journal will revive your spirit to do so, so go on…
What could be better than getting your hands on such a fun filled journal with spiritual awakening eventually to kill two birds with one stone 😛
“Miss Never Pleased” is a children’s moral story book written by Ayesha Marfani and published by Crimson Cloak Publishing.
The main character of the story is Habiba, who calls herself “Miss Perfect” due to the praise she keeps hearing from her mother followed by other family members because of her good looks, responsible nature and great academic performance.
Everyone listens to her advice despite of being older than her and act upon it.
But the problem is that her “perfect” advice which she thinks is beneficial for others is actually full of criticism, pinpointing and only create problems between people. She keeps noting the incidents of her “perfection” in her diary named “Miss Perfect” until she realizes that she lost the trust of everyone due to her proud, jealous and fault finding nature. No one listens to her advice now and her grades start suffering badly.
The day she finds a secret poem written by the people who endured her becomes a turning point in her life.
I really enjoyed reading this book and would totally recommend it as it has a lesson for everyone.
It will teach the children that they should never be proud and should be humble despite having exceptional qualities as it will displease the Creator and it would not take much longer that their condition is changed!
It also teaches children that they shouldn’t be jealous of the qualities possessed by others and should not break friendships due to their jealousy.
This book also conveys a special message to the elders that they must not spoil their children to such an extent that they become too proud and insensitive to the feelings of others.
For Readers As A Whole:
Never break ties due to gossips until you know the reality yourself because some people only wish bad for others. Also, use your brain while acting upon someone’s advice.
Owner of “A Muslim Homeschool” sent me a digital pack of activity sheets for review which are inspired by “Stories of the Prophets” by Ibn Kathir. This set includes a Prophet story board, Prophet fact file, and Prophet timeline activity sheets.
The Prophet story board activity sheet is meant for recording the important events that took place in the story of a specific Prophet, the Prophet fact file to record the facts like their place of birth, family etc while the Prophet timeline sheet to record all the details noted in the previous activity pages.
There is a separate poster and a chart to fill the names of all the Prophets mentioned in the Quran.
She has also added printing instructions and the method for compiling Prophet timeline pages to ensure an excellent finished product.
This activity pack is ideal for homeschooling or classroom use, under the guidance of a teacher as it will help the pupil to learn and discover a lot about the Prophets in a fun and interesting way.
You can buy the whole pack at her website, here