Disclosure: We received a copy of The Best Dua for the purposes of review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
Dua (supplication) is such a fundamental part of our lives and is seen as a form of worship. We make Dua for help in difficult situations, to seek guidance as to what path to take, for assistance in making something you are doing successful and much more. And the Dua’s don’t have to be just for yourself but for others too:
The Prophet (SAW) said:
“The Dua of a Muslim for his brother (in Islam) in his absence is readily accepted. An angel is appointed to his side. Whenever he makes a beneficial Dua for his brother the appointed angel says, ‘Ameen. And may you also be blessed with the same.”(Sahih Muslim)
Therefore it is important to discuss the concept of Dua with children and what better way than than with a story book with which children can relate to.
Author: Mariya bint Rehan
Publisher: Muswell Books
Khadijah travelled from her familiar, little home in London to the vibrant lights of the magnificent Kaabah to Makkah. Join Khadijah on a journey through space and time – with a few mishaps on the way – to learn about dua and how we can all make the small place we have in Allah’s creation powerful.
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. So Khadijah starts making dua for some pretty hijabs…..and gets them.
What I particularly loved about the book is that it is explained that the best dua is for Imaan and beneficial knowledge, which is what Khadijah then also makes dua for: for super strength imaan….and the most tremendous knowledge…’
The story continues to shows that while the material things like hijab may get lost, knowledge will always stay with you. And it is that knowledge and the continuous learning and growing that will your small space in Allah’s universe powerful.
The book is a great starting point for discussions about dua and even hajj and umrah at Mecca as thats where Khadijah goes with her family. It can be explained that we can turn to Allah with our dua’s, no matter how big or small and at any time.
With cute illustrations and a relatable story, this book is sure to appeal to both adults and children.
For a further peek into the book have a look at my IGTV.
If you are interested in purchasing the book then it is available from Amazon.
For more book reviews have a look at my Islamic Childrens Book Reviews section.