The One – A Children’s Book Review
Author: Manaal Jafrey-Razaque
Illustrator : Tanya Emelyanova
Publisher : Prolance
What will it accomplish? Pious Muslim children who will exhibit taqwa insha’Allah
Summary: The One is a fun-to-read, rhyming storybook about Allah that touches upon fundamentals of His creation, proving Allah’s existence, and introducing some of His attributes for children to grasp from an early age in order to instill awe and love for Him, even though He cannot be seen.
Our Thoughts: The One is a 32 page children’s book in The Fundamental Series of Author Manaal Jafrey-Razaque. It’s definitely about fundamental education to inculcate to our Muslim children the presence of Allah even if they don’t see Him. The book strives to show children that the signs of the Creator are all around us and that is enough to take heed and believe in His ubiquitous presence.
The One will for sure help us raise young believers by teaching them 18 out of the 99 names of Allah. That said the book is not preachy at all. The drawings of everything Allah created are cute and inviting throughout the book. My son cooed with delight at the illustrations. It was precious masha’Allah.
Allah’s Attributes are used in English so they can appeal to non-Muslims who believe in The One as well. It’s at the end of The One that we get a summary of the 18 Attributes of Allah used through this rhyming read. And that’s a good way to start teaching children about Islam without overwhelming them. I recommend it to all Muslim parents.
There are also sprinkles of beautiful Quranic verses and one hadith on the rewards of learning all 99 names in The One.
Now, here is a sneak peek page of this wonderful children’s book:
A few things on the Writer and Designer:
- The Author Manaal.J.R is a Muslim-American born and raised in Southern California. She attended the University of Southern California for her Bachelor’s Degree.
- The Illustrator Tanya.E is Russian and has a studio in Saint-Petersburg. Follow them on Facebook.
Finally, buy your copy here! I received a free copy 🙂 #alhamdullilah
Our Rating : 5/5
Thank you for reading,
~A Ducktrinor Mom~