Summer is well on it’s way and before you know it the new school year will be upon us. What are your children reading this summer to get ready? Here are some great reads from Mindworks Publishing for reinforcing Islamic and moral values with fun, color and meaningful stories. 🙂
The A Quranic Odyssey chapter book series by Umm Muhemmed is the first of its kind at Mindworks Publishing. Khadijah is taking a hands-on approach to teaching her children Ibrahim and Amna to memorize verses from the Quran by utilizing their environment and every day tasks to reinforce the true meanings behind the words and lessons contained within. Written with humor and narrated through the voice of an American Muslim mother who is doing her best to balance family, work and religious duties, A Quranic Odyssey: Towards Juz Amma and Ya Seen: A Hifdh Journey in America are a great read for all ages!
I can’t think of a better way to reach young children than with song and Author Elizabeth Lymer seems to have mastered the ability to write Islamic and religious nursery rhymes that engage young children with song while simultaneously teaching and inspiring them. Mindworks Publishing has been fortunate enough to be a part of Sister Elizabeth’s writing journey and has published five books of her nursery rhymes, two of which are coloring books!
You Are Beautiful and Your Life Matters are two timely story books that address some of the challenges of racism in American society in a way that builds bridges of understanding, acceptance, compassion and peace.
Authors Robyn Abdusamad and F.A. Ibrahim have done a wonderful job at addressing this sensitive issue in a way that is easy for children to understand and implement.
Hijab has to be one of the most talked about and one of the most misunderstood aspects of Islam. We at Mindworks have made a conscious effort to promote understanding of hijab, not only because we are Muslim women who wear hijab but also because we see the need for a voice that speaks about hijab without judgement, bias, or negativity. Here are our story and coloring books on the topic.