Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Storytime: The Story of Muhammad (in Arabic)

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

This week, we have been enjoying The Story of the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa salam) written by Abu Ibraaheem. I especially like this book because the sentences are short enough that young toddlers can enjoy the story if it is read in parts. Alhamdulillah, the brother actually published the story in six parts on his site...barak Allahu feehe. Another feature that I like about this story is that is it in both Arabic and English. The search for good children's literature in Arabic has been....well...not very successful...alhamdulillah.

The story is not illustrated with pictures but I do not feel that this detracts from the story in any way. In fact, I find that the story of the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa salam) is such a stunning, powerful, and compelling story that illustrations do not need to enhance or support it. Masha'Allaah, the seerah is beautiful.

If you are not familiar with the website Arabic First or you have not been in a while, please do visit as there are many delightful resources that appeal to, and target, young toddlers and preschool aged children. And, all of the resources are free. Happy downloading! *smile*


  1. Masha Allaah Maimoonah enjoys this book too! I have been reading this to her since she was one! Most of it she has caught Masha Allaah!

  2. Masha'Allaah! That is wonderful to hear. It really is such a nicely written book masha'Allaah and the fact that it is in parts is very helpful.