The Quran Stories: Review

Asalaam Alaikum
I promised some of you a review when I received my collection of Quran Stories which I ordered for my 4 year old daughter. They arrived last week but I have only just managed to have a proper look. With my munchkin being ill she wasn’t in the mood for bedtime stories.
The first one I managed to pick out of the box was called The Prophet Hud (as) and the Storm.
The first page started off with a description of who the Prophet Hud (as) was and went on to say ‘He is buried on a hillock in Hadramawt, where his tomb is still visited, about 90 miles north of Mukalla in Yemen.’
Now I haven’t particularly spoken about death to my 4 year old. Her goldfish died and I said he was sick and she assumed he was at the vets. I let her think that and she soon forgot about it. So explaining someone being buried in a tomb may be slightly tough.
 I do personally feel that some of the stories may be complicated for a 4 year old (the gift box does say for 4+). However the wording can be changed and you can omit things like tombs etc if you don’t feel they are suitable for discussing with your child at that young.
When I picked up the first story I thought perhaps I had made a mistake getting the gift box. But then I picked up Life Begins. This is my particular favourite now (so far). This story explains how the world started in basic language suitable for a young child and the pictures and bright vibrant colours on each page will keep a young child’s interest.
The layout of the stories is nice mashAllah. The writer has tried to keep to the point with a few sentences on each page and interesting illustrations throughout the stories.
All in all they are an easy way to help understand the stories of the Quran.


  1. Aqeela
    March 5, 2011 / 7:17 pm

    We have a few of these books sis and i have to say that i really dont like them. I find some of the language over complicated for a young child, the stories pretty boring for a child to listen to, and most of the illustrations are pretty poor and unimaginative. I really want more islamic story books for Zakareeya but these have put me off for now 🙁

    Aqeela xx

  2. ummH
    March 5, 2011 / 11:24 pm

    Having gone through most of the stories I do agree that some of the language is complex but I just don't read them word by word but just change the wording and add more interesting bits to them. I do reckon though that they should be aimed at older kids. X

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