Despite cultural, ethnic, or religious differences, I think it can be stated that most children love to sing. Whether it be the alphabet song, songs that they hear during a favorite TV show, or songs learned from family members, more often than not, you can likely catch a child in song at any given moment of the day. Is it that children are inherently more musical than adults? I don’t know, but hearing a child in song almost always brings a smile to my face.
The Quran mentions singing several times and states in Chapter 20 Verse 130:
Therefore be patient with what they say, and celebrate (constantly) the praises of thy Lord, before the rising of the sun, and before its setting; yea, celebrate them for part of the hours of the night, and at the sides of the day: that thou may have (spiritual) joy.
Spiritual joy. ‘Nough said. 🙂
Inshaa’Allah, God-willing, I invite you to experience spiritual joy with your children and the loved ones in your family when reading these books by author and story-teller Elizabeth Lymer. Many of her nursery rhymes can be listened to via YouTube, can be purchased as mp3’s and Muslim Lullabies is available from Mindworks as an audio CD. The most beautiful aspect of these nursery rhymes is the remembrance of Allah, and I hope that you will enjoy them as much as we do.
All three books, along with two other titles by Elizabeth Lymer, are available on our website at http://www.mindworksbooks.com