My Name is Mentioned in the Qur'an by Farwa Javeed
📚 BOOK REVIEW 📚
Title: My Name is Mentioned in The Qur'an
Author: Farwa Javeed
Illustrator: Sheeba Shaikh
Islamic Content: Foods and drinks mentioned in the Qur'an
This non-fiction hard cover book focuses on the specific foods and drinks mentioned in the Qur'an. It includes 20 of them in the same layout style, all narrating from first person. (See 2nd photo for table of contents) Each one starts by introducing themselves and shares their Arabic name (Arabic and transliteration). Followed by a few basic facts about the item as well and some of its uses and benefits. On the bottom right had corner, cites the exact surah and ayah for each one.
I have been anticipating the release of this book since I came to know about it months ago and I am glad that this book exists. This is the 2nd book in this series; the first book is related to animals mentioned in the Qur'an. This non-fiction source offers an abundance of facts that pertain to the item discussed. It helps young readers connect Islam to the world of foods and bring direct relatability into their lives. I absolutely love the illustrations, the bold colours and details on each page are phenomenal. Some pages include a cited hadith that makes reference to the food in question, which is an added bonus. I found the vocabulary to be slightly advanced and I've had to stop and define quite a few words for my 7-year old (who reads chapter books). The back of the book includes three activities for the kids based on the contents they have read. This book, together with the first one, makes a great pair to have on your bookshelf for our kids to use as sources.