Ages 2 to 5
The perfect book to introduce children to the Gift of Prayer (Salah).This simple but beautiful book introduces children to the second pillar of Islam; the five daily prayers. It starts with reference to the Night Journey ‘Isra wal Miraj’ in which Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) first received the Gift of Prayer. It outlines some of the practical aspects of Salah and explains why, when and where Muslims can pray in a way that will provide a positive understanding of the most important act of worship for Muslims. It is a book to be treasured by children, with large, colourful illustrations and carefully written text that children will understand and enjoy. In simple and easy to understand language along with stunning, full colour illustrations, this book takes the reader through the acts of how to pray and the intentions behind them. It also features facts about prayer and common questions children may ask, such as: Why do Muslims pray? Who do Muslims pray to?
About the Author
Sara Khan was born in Stuttgart, Germany, before moving to the UK at the age of 12. Fluent in German, Arabic and Urdu, Sara is both a bestselling author and qualified translator. She holds a first-class BA (hons) in Linguistics and Arabic, as well as a MA in Translation and Interpreting Studies both from the University of Manchester. As part of her degree, Sara lived in Amman, Jordan, with her husband Naveed, and studied Arabic at the University of Jordan. Living in Jordan enabled them to travel across the Middle East and experience numerous Muslim cultures, traditions, and historic sites in places such as Cairo, Damascus, Jerusalem, Madinah and Makkah. Her postgraduate research focused on Qur'an translation and adaptation for children. Now the proud mother of a little girl called Raya, Sara aims to build upon her academic background and personal experience to help fill the gap when it comes to presenting Islam to toddlers and young children in an age-appropriate way.
Ali Lodge has always had a passion for drawing and an interest in all things arty and creative. She followed this route in her studies. She attended the North Wales School of Art, where she gained a BA (Hons) Degree in Design: Illustration, and later a MA in Illustration for Children's publishing. In 2005, she had her first picture book published, and since then she has illustrated many books for children - including books for babies and toddlers, reading series titles, picture books, and novelty books. She creates her illustrations using a variety of media. This includes computer-generated paint techniques, combined with water colour pencils and pastels as well as acrylics, all dependent on the project and the effect needing to be achieved. Alongside her publishing work, she has also painted murals, created materials for libraries and schools, tourism/attraction maps, and various other printed materials. In her spare time she is interested in drawing and painting for pleasure, writing children's stories, playing the piano, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends. She lives in Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK with her two children and beagle puppy Benji and kitten 'Kit'.