Disclosure: I was sent My First Quran with Pictures for the purposes of review. All thoughts and opinions are our own. This post contains affiliate links.
My First Quran with Pictures – Juz’ Amma Part 1
Translated by Shereen Sharief
Illustrated by Nicola Anderson
Checked and Approved by Sheikh Dr Abduallah ibn Yusuf Aljudai
Recommended age: 7+
Published by Faith Books
Clearly the Quran is important in the life of any Muslim; it provides details on how to behave and how to live your life. So if you are simply reciting the Quran without understanding anything then it can be hard to follow or implement it’s teachings. And indeed even struggle in general with your faith.
That is why I am going back to basics and learning the translations of surahs with my Quran Tutor and this book is ideal to help not just me but to help my girls learn the meanings of the surahs they will be learning in sha Allah.
With the help of this picture book, your children will be able to read Juzz Amma in Arabic and instantly know the basic meaning of the verses through engaging illustrations
For a look into the book have a look at my video:
It is so important to understand what you are reciting and this is where the book comes in. However I do feel that it is probably a book that the younger ones in particular will not be able to use alone. I do find myself using simpler words to get across the meaning to Bee. However she is 6 and the book is recommended for ages 7+. But the literal translations helps us start a discussion and I can reword it so that she understands. If a child doesn’t have strong reading skills or vocabulary then they are likely to need assistance to understand.
The illustrations are simple and colourful and clearly relate to the surah being discussed.
The only suggestions I could make is to possibly have the transliteration of the Arabic for those who’s Arabic is weak or even those who don’t know Arabic to help them when reciting the Arabic.
If you are looking for a book to help teach surahs to your children with meaning then this book is worth getting. It is available from Amazon:My First Quran With Pictures: Juz’ Amma Part 1 and from Faith Books.
If you like the sound of the book then why not give it a pin on Pinterest!
I love books like these, It’s important for children to understand the meaning of the Quran. I love the illustrations in the book. It will make a great gift.
It looks great. Thanks for sharing this with us
The book looks great with interactive pictures. But, I agree with you about the Arabic. I wish it had the English translation alongside the Arabic. Thanks for an honest review 🙂
This book has been in my to buy list since a month or so… Jazakillahu khair for sharing your review 🙂 it helps.
I love the idea of this book. It’s something that my family could use to help us better understand the Quran.
JazakÁllah khair for sharing this! This is amazing!!!!!! I would love to share this with the children in my life.
It looks good start for my kids explaining the suras , insha allah have to add to my list of books
You always share such amazing recommendations for kids! This is brilliant and would make a wonderful gift as well!