I grew up liking books if not loving them. Thus it was natural I got Little Man his first book when he was just a few months book. It was a very interactive highly contrasting about animals. As much as Little Man loved the book being read to him, I loved reading it for him too.
One day when I was reading it to him, it struck me, how wonderful would it be if there was a similar islamic themed book out there. I just randomly googled “Islamic Children’s books” and t was as if I had wandered into this whole new world previously hidden from me. I was really happy to see all the work that was being done on this front. And the common thing I noticed about most of the resources coming out was that they were mostly by parents or caregivers who had developed them most likely to fill a need in their child’s islamic upbringing. Though there was amazing workbeing done I still saw a lack of resorces and books for the baby/infant/toddler/preschooler age group.
I just mentioned it as a casual passing to Mr that I would like to develop a children’s book. I thought he would take it as a joke and totally brush it off. But instead he took to asking me every other day if I had started working on the book.
It was after much pushing, persuasion and not to mention research that I took onto this daunting task of publishing a children’s book.
Yes it’s not easy but we are getting there inshaaAllah.
My ultimate aim is to develop a good quality resource which will add value in upbring and moulding a muslim child’s character.
Please remember us in prayers that Allah SWT accepts this from us.
P.S. Here’s a little sneak peak into the book 😉