28 Apr 2017

Allah Al-Aleem ~ Children's Book Review




Author - Bint Abdul Hamid
Illustrator - Zahra Gulraiz

'Al-Aleem' is one of the 99 Names of Allah. The meaning of Al-Aleem is 'The All-Knowing'.

Allah calls Himself Al-Aleem - The All-Knowing, The Omniscient in the Holy Quran. Only He knows the minutest details of all things hidden and manifest. His Knowledge is complete, perfect and comprehends the past, present, and the future.

The best gift we can give our children is the knowledge of Tawheed, to know their God. Knowing Allah by His names will help establish their roots and help them attach to their Creator out of love of His perfection.

Allah Al-Aleem book gives the exposure to the one the many attributes of the Creator. This book is suitable for children of 3 years and above.

Nowadays, children are becoming smarter and intelligent and pose millions of questions on whatever they see and what all they hear. Well, children are naturally curious and are tend to ask so many questions. We elders try to answer them as much as we can, while sometimes we fall short. It is hard to satisfy the young minds with our answers.

Like say for instance, How many creatures live under the ground? How many leaves fall from the tree? Mostly we manage to engage them with some sort of stories or sometimes, we try to teach them science and nature or many times, we just give a short reply. As much as the detailed answers we give, we also should keep in mind that it is our duty to make them aware that only the Creator knows the best. And that is exactly what the book is all about.

However, I feel not alone replying the kids 'Allah knows' is enough, but if we add that with relevant information, that will certainly ignite their little minds. And I believe that would be more appropriate for them to learn. But of course, Allah knows the best.

This little book introduces the young reader to the name Al-Aleem in an easy to follow, colorful way. Illustrations are rich in colors and the writing short and thoughtful.

It is parents’ responsibilities to introduce their children to Allah’s names and attributes and engage their little minds with good lessons. The author has beautifully connected universal signs with the name العليم and along with it, she has also given the answers, in order to give certainty in their belief like, We can guess the rain, but only Allah knows.’



The Allah Al-Aleem book is short, sweet and colorful. It gives children, a beautiful introduction to their Creator's one of the many qualities.


Jumma Mubarak!
Happy Friday!

22 comments:

  1. Loved your review of " Allah-al-Aleem " book.
    Keep sharing.
    Jumma Mubarak

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  2. Lovely review , thanks for sharing , I like books and if I had my way I'd have a library with every book I saw in it

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  3. Wow, this is truly a well written Children book review. Yes, whatever we believe in, we should always educate our children that human as we are, we only have a limited knowledge in almost everything. There are things that are beyond our knowledge and just like what you have said Allah knows it. I hope that this book will reach more children. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  4. As much as I want this for my baby, it's still early. He's just 7 months but I always read to him and tell him stories. I want him to like books. Now I am in hunt for a board books and those that has textures. I just forgot the term.

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  5. this one of the good books to be given to our toddler and started them at very young age who is "The Maker" ,"God", "Allah" or whatever we call HIM. May our beliefs and faiths grow on our heart towards to our young ones.

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  6. It looks pretty and cute for children! And it is in two languages too! Pretty neat :) i like the concept too - my toddler has started her questions alreafy and i would love an aid

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  7. It's true that children seem to know more than us. For one, I think this is also due to the influence and the easy access to the internet. Unlike before, we only have to burn our eyebrows before obtaining a vital piece of information. This is a helpful review especially to those who are interested in children's books. Reading with your child surely adds more bond to your relationship.

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  8. Great review. This looks like another children's book winner!

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  9. I like the review. Very positive that focuses on how the child can easily remember the subject. I remember having a lot of children's book before and the pictures really made me remember every story. It aids your child's learning and definitely fosters mother-child bonding..:)

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  10. I like the illustrations. I agree with you that children can have so many questions. Sometimes their questions are hard to answer. And it's true that there are things that only God or Allah knows. :)

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  11. Great review on this book.It seems like a good book for little kids.And it is always good to teach the values of life for kids through the religion they belong.And yes,kids will have so many questions as they are curious!

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  12. Tawheed should be taught to children from a young age so they can begin to have correct understanding of who Allah is. I love books like this and find that they provoke more interesting questions from the really curious young minds.

    Let's keep open the door to important conversations with the young ones through story time and with books like these.

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  13. A very good book for Muslim children. Very well reviewed. Though I havenot read it yet I believe what you say is right. The cover page illustrations are attractive too.

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  14. Thanks for this book review... It will remind not only the children but also adults that the only one who knows everything is Allah. It will keep us all humble and hearts soft with trust.

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  15. Very nice review. I will try to get this book for my kid too. I love books that will educate children about important things in life. This one is just like that so thanks for the nice review.

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  16. Great review... I love how you mentioned how it's important to give a little more info with saying 'Allah knows' - it really does spark their curiosity :)

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  17. I am more into the christian books for children. Since this is our religion. But this must be great for you and the review is perfect as well.

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  18. Looks like a awesome book....informative and educative....

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  19. Aside from fables, this is another book I want to read to my kids or read with my kids. It is important that they know about the Creator at their very young age. It is a foundation to have their own beliefs and strengthens their faith.

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  20. Alhamdulillah, to see all your lovely comments on this amazing little book. Thank you so much for dropping by :) Have a great weekend!

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  21. Beautiful review of a beautiful book. I liked the illustrations and the way it tries to make kids aware of the tauheed.... :-)

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