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Ayah and Baha: A Wonderful Journey to the Holiest Mosques by Noorjahan Ali


Title: Ayah and Baha: A Wonderful Journey to the Holiest Mosques

Author: Noorjahan Ali

Illustrator: Sarah Miles

Publisher: Ali Publishing @ali_publishing

Age: 4-8


Islamic Content: Holy Sites of Islam


Concerns: None



Ayah embarks on a journey with her magnificent friend Baha. Their first stop is in Jerusalem, Masjid al Aqsa. Next they land in Medina, Masjid al-Nabawi. And their final destination before they return home is in Mekkah, Masjid al-Haram.



For obvious reasons I am posting this review now. If you are looking for a book that introduces our Muslim kids to the 3 Holy Masajid and why they have a special status in Islam, this is it. It mentions our original qiblah, Israh wal Miraj, the grave of the Prophet, peace be upon him, at Masjid al Nabawi. Furthermore, the very first place of worship on earth build by Ibrahim a.s. and his son Islami a.s., the black stone and Zam Zam water. I do find that the dialogue between Ayah and Baha to be a little too polished, however it is through their conversations that all the facts are discussed. Although we find many books related to the Kabah and its origins (through the stories of Hajj and Ibrahim a.s.), this book is completely unique in its approach. The illustrations alone are absolutely stunning and spread across two pages. This book is extremely important for Muslim households as well as Muslim institutions to have readily accessible for little Muslims.



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