It is that time of year again where we share some of our favourite books of the year. This year we are focusing on children’s books again with our Top 5 Islamic Childrens Books of 2020. Some of these will have been gifted for us to review but we wouldn’t include them if we genuinely didn’t like them.
Top 5 Islamic Childrens Books of 2020
I always encourage reading with the girls but I will admit that I struggle to find good Islamic themed non fiction for the eldest, so all of our favourites are targeted towards the younger children and not teens.
Two Pigeons on A Pilgrimage – A Hajj Story
Two Pigeons on a Pilgrimage is a cute story for ages 3+ of two pigeons who leave their nest to go on a journey. They follow the pilgrims from the airport on their journey to complete the hajj. You can find out more in my post: Two Pigeons on a Pilgrimage – A Hajj Story.
The Proudest Blue, A story of Hijab and Family
The story is about Asiya, who picks her first day hijab and told through the eyes of her younger sister. Asiya picks a bright blue hijab ready for school.
The story explores how other children will ask what it is, even showing that some children may laugh. You can find out more in my post: The Proudest Blue, A Story of Hijab and Family.
‘This book is a collection of illustrations inspired from the verses of the Holy Quran. The artist has employed distinctly different art styles to present various topics including ethics and morality, history and law in Islam. From ancient Egyptian art to stained-glass and architectural isometric drawings, each piece has been thoughtfully composed to communicate the Quranic message to all audiences.’ You can find out more in my post: Quranic Infographics by Salam Comics.
The Best Dua
Dua (supplication) is such a fundamental part of our lives and is seen as a form of worship and this book helps explain that. What better place to make dua than by the Kaabah, and that is where the book is set. Khadijah goes with her family to Makkah, a place where all Muslims desire to go at least once, and sees people, including her Abba, raise their hands and make lots of dua. When she asks her Abba about dua he explains that Allah can hear her when she asks Him for something and only Allah can give her what she asks for, if it is good for her, or Allah would give her something infinitely better. You can find out more in my post: The Best Dua.
Let It Go
Forgiveness is such an important character trait but how many of us actually find it easy to forgive? It is so easy to hold onto grudges, not accept apologies and carry the burden of any problems around with you. This book discusses emotions in an engaging way. You can find out more in my post: Let It Go.
You may also be interested in seeing some of our previous years favourites in the following posts:
- Our Favourite Islamic Books of 2019 – Childrens and Adults
- Top 5 Childrens Islamic Books of 2018
- Top 10 favourite Childrens Books of 2017
- Top 15 Islamic Childrens Books of 2016
For more book recommendations head over to:
*Lets Learn Mama* who shares her Top 10 Books for Children Aged 9-12 (2020)
*MamaTeachesMe who shares her Top 10 favourite Islamic Books for Children (2020)