Often at times I left empty handed from Islamic bookstores or just settled to purchase a simple children’s Islamic storybook. I couldn’t seem to find Islamic books with storylines or pictures that would capture our children's attention. Our children enjoyed going to the library and brought back handfuls of books. These books were full of amazing stories and illustrations. Now that had me questioning where are the books that inspire our children’s minds? Why wasn’t the books on the Muslim market showing our beautiful religion in an engaging way with beautifully told stories?
We did have Islamic books on fiqh, facts and figures but how could my children sit down to listen? They were not stories. It was as tho no one cared about the way our children learned especially in these modern times where children have a plethora of non-muslim entertainment. We need to change this norm.
In one story a child can learn a thousand lessons, they don’t want to be taught a thousand lessons one at a time.
My husband would tell amazing bedtime stories full of adventure,
joining my passion and his gift for storytelling, we decided to try and fix this problem.
We started Minaret Mountain Books to give your kids a fun and meaningful way to learn their deen.
With loveable characters that develop as you read on, poetry that shows the importance of words, hand painted pictures that speak a thousand words, stories that touch hearts and reach minds.
Our kids to imagine more to become better creative thinkers in the future, to have compassionate hearts for the future of our ummah.
We put all our passion for bringing your children deep poetic, hand painted, heartfelt story’s.
We hope your children enjoy reading and re-reading them.
Salaams ! My name is Devina, revert of 10 years, mother of four children living in the beautiful Blue Mountains of Sydney, Australia.
Growing up in Australia in the 90s I couldn't find myself in the media, in toys and dolls and especially not in books. There was a lack of representation for minorities.
I hope you find your children represented in these stories inshaAllah.
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Salaam Alaykum, my name is Roger!
I was brought up in a very imaginative family, where my parents encouraged all roads of artistic creativity. After reverting in year 2000, I had tried many ways to release my inventive and poetic side.
Alhumdulilah, now after four children, I have found a space to tell my stories and share my paintings. My children's imagination and joy for stories has helped inspire many of the illustrations through out the book.
I hope you and your children will enjoy them!
Hope you guys have a great Ramadan!