Your Surahs Made Easy by Love for Qur'an
📚 BOOK REVIEW 📚
Title: Your Surahs Made Easy - Part 1 & 2
Illustrations & Design: Love for Quran
Publisher: Love for Quran @loveforquran.com1
Age: 9 +
Rating: 8/10 🌟
Islamic Content: All
Concerns: Depiction of Shaytan, disturbing drawing (see photo) in surah Masad
Part 1 contains eleven surahs (surah Fatiha, surah Nas to surah Feel)
Part 2 contains twelve surahs (surah Humazah to surah Dhuha)
Each book begins with a visual map which shows the order of the surahs in the book.
Every surah includes:
1. The complete surah in Arabic
2. The English translation ayah by ayah
3. Let's Understand section - what the surah is about and some basic history related to it
4. Lessons learned from the surah in point form
5. Question page for the reader to answer
6. Marking to indicate if the surah was revealed in Meccah or Medinah
Part one has an additional information page that talks about the virtues of reciting surah Nas and Falaq for protection. Part two concludes with facts about the Holy Qur'an.
Obviously, the main purpose is to bring understanding of the Qur'an using language the young readers can comprehend. The main resource of translation has been referenced in the books, however, no reference has been made for any books of tafseer (which I am sure like many, I would have wanted to see) The overall language used is child friendly and easy to understand however, because the books in nature are text heavy I would say they are more suitable for ages 9 and up. I liked the random bubbles and "Did you know?" facts shown throughout the books. On the last page of each book, the titles of surahs are presented with their English translation. I found the exaggerated transliteration to be awkward at times (ie: Ibrawheem, Roh-maan). The drawings are mainly of faceless kids either reading Qur'an, writing or standing except for a few. Especially the one that really stands out to me is the background drawing on the page of surah Masad; it is quite disturbing (a silhouette of a man and a woman surrounded by fire). Personally, this makes me feel uneasy but it is up to the parents to decide for their families.