My World of Hamd by Lateefah Binuyo
📚 My World of Hamd: A Reflective Book on Gratitude 📚
Author: Lateefah Binuyo @myworldofhamd
Illustrator: Tashna Salim
Publisher: Finder Publications @finderpublications
Islamic Content: Gratitude towards Allah (swt)
Ibraheem and his mother chat about what it really means to be thankful and show hamd. His curious mind digs deeper and asks meaningful questions about why we say Alhamdulilah so much and in specific scenarios like when waking up, after eating, after sneezing etc.
There are so many books that introduce and encourage our little ones to count their blessings and be thankful to Allah (swt). So when I see a book that covers an overly common topic, the first thing that comes to mind is "What makes this book different from all the 'Alhamdulilah' books already in the market?" This is not a book about counting countless blessings, it doesn't just tell the reader to merely utter 'Thank You Allah,' it does more than that. The author has taken additional steps to further provide older kids with more of an advanced approach to the concept of gratefulness. What makes it unique is that it allows us to dig deeper, deep beyond the surface. Each scenario is discussed in detail: when we say it, why we say it and how do we make sure we truly feel it in our hearts. The endearing bond between the mother and son is so tender in the story. The book is long for a bed time story or even to read aloud, but it can be broken and read in parts so that the information can be digested and dwelled upon even further. It is a little preachy but not overtly. The end of the book provides a very easy way to memorize 7 different gratefulness duas, glossary and guide on how to best benefit from the content of the book. I am impressed with the physical quality of the book. Very sturdy cover and inside pages. The illustrations inside were a nice surprise, beautifully done. This book can be a great resource for all Muslim spaces but especially children's educational spaces.