“And indeed We have created man, and We know what his own self whispers to him. And We are nearer to him than his jugular vein (by Our Knowledge). (Remember) that the two receivers (recording angels) receive (each human being), one sitting on the right and one on the left (to note his or her actions). Not a word does he (or she) utter but there is a watcher by him ready (to record it).” [50:16-18]
My Special Angels
Author: Razana Noor
Illustrator: Omar Burgess
Recommended Age: 3+
One of the things that I haven’t really spoken about to the girls is the concept of Kiraman Khatibin – the ‘Honourable scribes’. In all honesty I never really thought to discuss it as the two Recording Angels only start the recording of bad deeds at the age of maturity. However it is important to introduce this at an early age so that children become aware that everything will be recorded which in turn will, in sha Allah, help make them mindful of their actions.
The story isn’t particularly text heavy with just over 200 words. Therefore it is ideal for younger children. The concept of the two Angels is explained in a simple way:
The full colour illustrations throughout are sure to keep a child’s attention and I personally love the rhyming text style as it makes it a lovely book to read aloud. Bee enjoyed listening to the story and although the story is simple, it is a good starting point to discussing deeds and the recording of them.
A lovely way to try to motivate our children to do good deeds.
My Special Angels is a book that I am pleased to have as part of our Islamic book collection.
Click on the video for a peek into the book.
My Special Angels is available from Kube Publishing and if you enter the code“bloggers10” you can receive a 10% discount on all orders.
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Disclosure: We were sent a copy of the book for the purposes of review. However all thoughts and opinions are our own.