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The Story of Musa by Zaheer Khatri


Title: The Story of Musa

Author: Zaheer Khatri

Illustrator: Learning Roots

Publisher: Learning Roots

Age: 7 - 11

Rating: 8 /10 ๐ŸŒŸ


There is a total of 5 books in this series. It is a 68-page story/activity book. It is divided into four parts: setting off, the magic trick, the splitting sea and the farewell mark. The first chapter is the same on all 5 books; a map and a linear presentation of known prophets . Also, two pages of long text indicating how to use the book. The second portion covers the incident of the magic trick when Musa proves the power of Allah with his long staff. Third chapter describes the splitting of the sea scenes and the demise of Firaun. The fourth and final chapter is a closing statement barely touching on the lessons learned from the story. Between the chapters, there are pages of activities and quizzes relating back to the story.



This book touches on a few key points from the story of Musa (as). Tawheed (the message of One God), tawakkul (trust in the Almighty and His power), goodness will see good and evil will eventually meet its end. It is written well and in a child-friendly language. The illustrations are bold and colourful which makes. The activities require the child to be able to write on their own and critically think about the story, so the reader must be at least 7 in orders to get the most out of this book. Also, all correct answers are included in the last two pages of the book. What we know of Musa's (as) life from birth until his prophethood was completely left out of this story and makes me wonder why. I find it strange that in this series, the name of the author is not stated in the front, it is discreetly placed inside the book along with the tiny publication information. Because this book is loaded with activity pages, it is mainly meant to be used as a personal product rather than a library copy. Although it is missing a chunk of Musa's story, because of its kid-friendly nature, I would recommend this book and the others in the series.

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Islamic Content: ALL


Other concerns: NONE

Oct 29/2019

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