Just Like the Prophet Book Series by Moin Uddin Khan
📚 BOOK REVIEW 📚
Title: Just Like The Prophet Book Series
Author: Moin Uddin Khan
Illustrator: Kamrul Hussein
Publisher: Rawda Press @al.rawda
Islamic Content: manners like the Prophet s.a.w.s.
Concerns: states he said 'two Quls' before he went to sleep
Summary & Review:
In this 5 book set, the kids will be introduced to the actions and manners of the Prophet s.a.w.s. They are divided by common daily actions like walking, speaking, eating, sleeping and the newest addition, celebrating. It is written in rhyming couplets throughout and the flow is consistent in all books. When we teach our kids the sunnah of eating, we mainly focus on simple tasks like 'eat with your right hand, say bismillah, eat from what is directly in front of you'. However, what we often times miss are his manners around the dinner table such as making room for others, making sure to compliment when he loved the food and being silent if he didn't like it. In the 2nd book, Sleeping like the Prophet, it even explains the daily nap (qaylulah) as well as his Qiyam. Thus, what I really appreciate about this collection is that they go above and beyond teaching the basics.
The illustrations are simple and use the same earth tones throughout. There are pictures shown of a person's hands when they are eating or their back while the Prophet's actions are described in the text. This has been conformed by the publisher that the illustrations in the books are depiction the actions, not the Prophet s.a.w.s. In the book Sleeping Like the Prophet, it says that the prophet recites his two Quls in his palms then wipes over from head to feet, when in fact the sunnah is to recite the last three surahs, Ikhlas, Falaq and Nas. Not sure if this was a mistake on the text or intentional. On one of the books, the names of Allah were not typed in upper case which is the norm across all levels of Muslim literature. I would have liked to see references made to Islamic literature as well.
Overall, will the kids benefit from this series? Yes, they will learn something new from each book.