Mommy Who is Allah? Al-Khaliq (The Creator)
Author: Zainab Jones
Illustrator: Vicky Amrullah
Publisher: Djarabi Kitabs Publishing
Zainab Jones is a Muslim American wife and mother. She has taught English as a Second Language in the Middle East for over fifteen years. Besides teaching, she writes informative essays and poetry.This is her first children’s book.
Remembrance of Allah is part of everyday life in Muslim households, not least because of salah, praying 5 times a day. So there is no doubt a child will notice this and of course will begin to get curious about ‘Who is Allah?’ Every parent at some point will be asked the question, ‘Who is Allah?’ In this story book the mother answers the question but also answers it in a fun way.
The story has 28 pages (with half being illustrations) and when Mommy first answers she answers with:
“Allah is the One True God,” she said softly.
“He is The Creator. He is Al-Khaliq.
“He created you and me. He created everything.”
Mommy then goes on in detail to show she means everything: the sun, the moon, the stars, the trees, the birds, the day for work…..and much more.
And not just talking about it, she acts it out! Flapping her arms……whistling…..making rain actions with her fingers and more!
Mommy, Who is Allah? focuses solely on the attribute of Allah, Al-Khaliq; The Creator. It is a lovely little book to explain that Allah (swt) created everything in the world. The book is bright and cheerful, with each page coloured and lovely illustrations which the little ones are sure to be mesmerised by.
Perfect for a bedtime time or even as part of a craft session where you can ask the child to draw pictures of the things that Allah created.
The book is a part of a series of books to introduce attributes of Allah to the children so I am interested to see what the next book in the series will be! On it’s own it is still a great addition to our library of Islamic Children’s Books.
If you wish to purchase Mommy, Who is Allah? you can get a copy from Djarabi Kitabs Publishing.
Disclosure: We were sent a copy of Mommy Who is Allah for the purposes of review. However all thoughts and opinions are our own.