Ramadan mubarak! May you be granted the blessings of Ramadan!
With Ramadan now here, and the first Muslim children’s book day approaching – #IslamicBookDay, 10 Ramadan, 2015 – I thought I’d share a selection of lines from children’s books that I have found particularly pleasing to read….
AS – Alayhas Salaam, meaning ‘upon him be peace’
fajr – fajr salah, the ritual prayer after dawn and before sunrise
S –Salallahu alayhi wa sallam, meaning ‘may blessings and peace be upon him’
SWT – Subhanahu wa ta’ala, meaning ‘glory to Him, the exalted’
For me, some of the above lines have felt almost delicious to read aloud. But we’re all different, favouring different styles and content. What lines have you found particularly pleasing in Muslim children’s books for youngsters?
Please comment below or tweet me @elizabethlymer.
This post was first published by Greenbird Books.
Elizabeth Lymer is the author of Religious Rhyme Time, an Abrahamic children’s interfaith book, as well as Islamic Nursery Rhymes. She loves eating chocolate while she writes, and, with strictly chocolate-free fingers, she also creates Muslim and interfaith children’s gifts for book people at her Etsy shop, BarakahBedtimesUK. Elizabeth is a member of the Muslimah Writers Alliance. You can subscribe to her emails by clicking here.