Three #Giveaways this Week

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Eid Al Adha has come early this year with Islamopedia involved in three #Giveaways this week with a fourth to be announced on Friday.

Please check out the links to the #Giveaways below and share with your friends and contacts.

When I Grow Up Giveaway1) #Giveaway III – When I Grow Up I Want to Be…: We are giving away a print copy of Latifah bint Mohammed’s book ‘When I Grow Up I Want to Be… ‘ The #Giveaway is live on our blog, Facebook and Instagram page and therefore you can enter via any one of these mediums. I have copied the links below. Just remember to let us know once entered. Deadline Friday 18th Aug 2017.

https://goo.gl/keDaJK

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXqtrppDLJv/

https://islamopedia.co.uk/2017/08/11/giveaway-iii-when-i-grow-up-i-want-to-be/

Giveaway with Latifah2) Giveaway – Young Explorers’ Adventures in Makkah: As a reciprocal #Giveaway, Latifah is offering a signed print copy of our book the Young Explorers’ Adventures in Makkah on her social media…

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FREE COLORING PAGES — A Ducktrinor Mom

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Please select the hyperlinked texts below to download : Surprise Mommy Who Is Allah Ramadan without Daddy Little Blue Skater Boy Kamillah the Butterfly Imagine Who Could I Be ~A Ducktrinor Mom~

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Book Review – “Mommy Who is Allah?” by Zainab Jones.

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“Mommy who is Allah?” by Zainab jones is a wonderful book for Muslim kids explaining the attribute “Al Khaliq” – the creator.


It’s a story of a Little boy called Abdul Rahman who asks his mother about who is Allah and her mother replies him explaining that He is the Creator of every single thing in the universe.
It is perfect for kids as the language is colorful and lively. I simply loved how the mother explains to her son about various things. The book will be loved by kids, as mothers can use actions used in the book. That is how kids need to be taught, using variations in voice, change in tone, using colorful words, hand motions and animated style.


The illustrations are beautiful, colorful and sure to attract and interest young readers. I also like how the mother is wearing a hijab, a full muslim dress.

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Review: Mommy Who is Allah

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Mommy Who is Allah is a children’s book written by Zainab Jones and illustrated by Vicky Amrullah. It is being published by Djarabi Kitabs and is available here. It will be released on the 13th of August.

This book is aimed at children of perhaps the age of five and upwards. Its aim is to explain about some of the miracles we see all around us and it slots in a little bit of learning about nature as well.

Mommy Who is Allah is a wonderful teaching tool which can be used for active or passive learning.

The illustrations are wonderful and detailed They’re beautifully polished.

I think that purchasers of this book will get a decent amount of use out of it – it seems like one that children will request over and over.

Final rating: 4 stars out of 5.

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Mommy Who Is Allah? (Book Review)

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Mommy Who Is Allah? [Al-Khaliq(The Creator)]

Author : Susan Zainab Jones

Age Group : 3+

Illustrations : Vicky Amrullah

Publisher : Djarabi Kitabs Publishing

ISBN-13 : 978-1-947148-92-5

About the author:

Zainab Jones is a Muslim American wife and mother. She has taught English as a second language in the Middle East for over 15 years. Besides teaching, she writes informative essays and poetry. This is her first children’s story.

The Story:

The story is of a little boy named “Abdulrahman ‘Dahumie’ Al-Husain” who was mommy’s darling. A little guy with a big name and curious nature !

Mommy and Dahumie pray Salah together and ‘Dahumie’ notices her mommy counting on her fingers, doing zikr. When he asked mommy, what she was doing? Mommy answered that she was remembering Allah, and then came the obvious question from him  “Mommy Who Is Allah?”

Mommy explains her child the sifah of Allah, Al-Khaliq-The Creator…

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Susan Jones (Author Interview) – Mommy Who Is Allah?

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As-salamu-alaikum pretty people! Hope you all are doing well! I’m here with a special post today, the very first time on my blog.. an author interview. … ta da.. ! And the author is “Susan(Zainab) Jones”. This is an interview conducted through email.  The review of her book and her interview are in collaboration with “Djarabi Kitab Publishers”.

I reviewed her children’s book, “Mommy Who Is Allah?” in another post and hope you’ve read it! If you haven’t then go read it here. And this post is an interview of sister “Susan(Zainab) Jones”.

Who is Susan(Zainab) Jones?

Zainab Jones is a Muslim American wife and mother. She has taught English as a second language in the Middle East for over fifteen years. Besides teaching, she writes informative essays and poetry. “Mommy Who is Allah?” Is her first children’s story.

Let’s roll in to the interview..

#1. Please tell us…

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Al Fattah (artwork)

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Spent the evening, coloring. Al Fattah.

First I printed out Al Fattah in Arabic to fit the size of letter paper. I then cut out and traced the Arabic onto another piece of white letter copy paper. I improvised with some of the articles as they were to small to cut out. I then drew a door behind the name and began coloring.

Enjoy the craft yourselves.


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The Muslims: A Graphic Novel (Volume 1) – A Review — Hayati Magazine

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Bismillah, The Muslims is a new Muslim graphic novel aimed at young Muslim children. Author : Ahmad Philips is an author, illustrator, and animator. Raised in Michigan, he graduated in animation and worked as a video editor, illustrator, animator, and game designer. He’s traveled to different countries such as Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, and……

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FREE EBOOK AND PRESS RELEASE : AL-KHALIQ (THE CREATOR) BY SUSAN ZAINAB JONES

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NEW MUSLIM CHILDREN’S BOOK FOCUSES ON THE ATTRIBUTE OF ALLAH, AL-KHALIQ

 Al-Khaliq (The Creator) showcases a Muslim teaching moment and a loving bond between a mother and her son.

DALLAS, TX-August 13th, 2017DJARABI KITABS  has published a Muslim children’s book by Author Susan Zainab Jones. It’s titled Al-Khaliq (The Creator) and part of a series of unpublished books called ‘Mommy Who Is Allah?’ 

You can download it for free on Amazon right now at this link :
https://www.amazon.com/AL-Khaliq-Creator-Mommy-Allah-Book-ebook/dp/B074CKWMBR

Book 1 of the “Mommy, Who Is Allah?” series focuses on the attribute of Allah, Al-Khaliq; The Creator. Throughout the story, children will learn that Allah has created all that exists. Join the main character AbdulRahman “Dahumie” as he discovers more on the 11th name and attribute of Allah.

The inspiration to start the series ‘Mommy Who Is Allah’ came for her desire to educate her own children. In fact, Jones said, “…Mom creates that environment at home. So, I wanted to create a story that would fit our Islamic Aqeedah/doctrine while inspiring the love of Allah through a positive playful experience.”

Join DJARABI KITABS PUBLISHING on Facebook @djarabikpub for the launch events which will run from August 13th to August 16th, 2017 insha’Allah.

About Susan Zainab Jones:

Jones was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1969. She grew up in Houston, Texas, and converted to Islam in 1999. She studied the religion in Dubai, UAE, where she opened a bookstore, providing Islamic material in English. Jones is also an ESL instructor and taught English in the UAE and in KSA for almost 15 years. She enjoys writing poetry and informative Interfaith essays. “Mommy, Who Is Allah?” is her first children’s book series and Al-Khaliq (The Creator) is the first book in the series of 6 other books that are intended to inspire love and appreciation for Allah, The Creator.

‘Mommy Who Is Allah? Al-Khaliq (The Creator)’ is available in both eBook and paperback forms on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. You can also purchase the paperback from Createspace and Fofky’s Online Book Cafe.

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Email: editor@djarabikitabs.com

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Mommy Who Is Allah? Al-Khaliq (The Creator) – A Review

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Bismillah,

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Series: Mommy Who Is Allah?

Author: Susan Jones was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1969. She grew up in Houston, Texas, and converted to Islam in 1999. She studied the religion in Dubai, UAE, where she opened a bookstore, providing Islamic material in English. Jones is also an ESL instructor and taught English in the UAE and in KSA for almost 15 years. She enjoys writing poetry and informative Interfaith essays. “Mommy, Who Is Allah?” is her first children’s book series and Al-Khaliq (The Creator) is the first book in the series of 6 other books that are intended to inspire love and appreciation for Allah, The Creator.

Illustrator : Vicky Amrullah (He is a guy by the way 😉 )

Publisher: Djarabi Kitabs Publishing

Price : $4.99 for the eBook and $12.99 for the paperback available on Amazon and other outlets

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Allah is Al Fattah The Opener

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"Mommy, Who Is Allah?"

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Bisma Allah Al Rahman Al Raheem

Allah is Al Fattah. He, who opens all things. He is The One who opens up the doors of His mercy and provides for us from places of which we could have never imagined. He is The One who reveals and judges that which is best for us and opens those avenues. He is The One who guides and lifts the veils and has the power to unseal, the hearts, hearing and the sight of the ones who choose belief over disbelief. He is the One who we call upon as Al Fattah when we are distressed and are looking for a way out of a certain situation. Allah is The Opener. Providing a means or a door that moves us onto another stage in our lives.

Allah is Al Fattah. It is He we call upon when we begin a new journey or embark on…

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Book Review: “Ramadan without Daddy” by Misbah Akhtar.

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“Ramadan without Daddy” by Misbah Akhtar is a book aimed at kids whose parents are not together anymore.

This book is different and is targeted at a specific audience. Divorce is difficult for the couple but kids are hit the hardest. They don’t understand what has happened and are often confused and scared.
This story aims to make the “transition” easier. I admire the author for her courage to choose and write about this topic. And she has indeed done a very good job in explaining about this difficult topic “divorce” to kids.

The shape sorter example in the book is superb and deserves an applause. I also like how khadija is the “hero” of the story, trying to clear doubts of her younger brother Danyal and explain to him about what happened. I liked the happy ending too.

This book deals with a serious topic but I felt that…

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Book review: “Who could I Be?” by Shoohada Khanom

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WhocouldI be?” by Shoohada Khanom is such a cute and adorable book Ma sha Allah. I totally loved reading it.


It is full of rhyming sentences, has beautiful sound words(onomatopoeia), cute illustrations and an excellent message: Linking all the beautiful animals to the Creator.
This is by far my most favourite Islamic book for kids.

Kids will definitely love it. They will learn about five different creations of Allah.
Beautiful lines from the book:

“Allah made us all differently” .. “Let’s thank and praise him”
It’s a riddle, a “fun and learn” kind of book. Great for infants and toddlers.

The illustrator has done a brilliant job. Along with being beautiful and colorful, there is something very cool about the illustrations which is a very important part of the book and you will know only if you see it.

I usually give one or two…

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Top Writing Tips by Muslim Authors #03

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We got 5 tips for the price of 3 with our next author, the wonderful Misbah Akhtar. She has the debut Blog Tour of her book ‘Ramadan without Daddy’ taking place from 7th Aug – 11th Aug 2017.

Misbah states on her website that: “My passion is to inspire others through real life experiences; humor and lessons learned; but perhaps best of all, by just simply caring.”

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On being asked to provide her top tips for writing, she came up with the following:

Tip 1: Make Time – Make time for your writing. Even if it’s only a paragraph, write something every day. This will get you in to the habit of writing. As long as you are writing, it doesn’t matter what it’s about.

Tip 2: Write from the Heart –  Don’t worry about what you think others want to read; write what YOU would want to read…

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Book Review – Ramadan without Daddy

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Title: Ramadan without Daddy

Author: Misbah Akhtar

Publishers: Djarabi Kitabs Publications

RWD coverRamadan without Daddyis a story of a young family who learn to live without Daddy around because Mummy and Daddy have separated and divorced.

The book brings to the forefront the emotional struggle and the changes that a family go through when a couple separate and it tries to deal with them in a child friendly manner.

The book begins with Danyal, the younger of the two children, asking where Daddy is. His sister Khadija explains that Daddy no longer lives with them because Mummy and Daddy are divorced. Mummy then explains that sometimes it’s better for Mummies and Daddies to live apart because living together makes them sad and unhappy.

There is a striking imagery about how if you try to place the right puzzle piece into the wrong hole, then it will never fit, no matter…

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Mommy Who Is Allah? – Coming Soon

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Learning about Allah, The Gift of His Names and Attributes.

The scriptures say that if you want to be famous, then recite all the names of Allah and all the angels will know your name :). #masha’Allah #AlKhaliq #MommyWhoIsAllah coming soon insha’Allah.

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I converted to Islam in 1999. Just a couple of months prior to my 30th birthday. I came from a Christian (Texas Bible Belt) background and was quite familiar with Old Testament and Gospel scriptures but Christianity lacked an intimate monotheistic connection with God, that I had been unknowingly seeking.  Reading the Qur’an was like reading an authenticated version of the previous books and stories I already knew. I spent hours immersed in the parallels of all three books. One “aha” moment after another. As if I had found the “Rosetta Stone” of Allah’s revelations to man. I began my journey into learning Arabic and being the multi-tasker that I am, I also spent a semester learning ancient Hebrew and a semester learning Palestinian Aramaic, seeking what I perceived to be the authentic languages of revelations. What linguists refer to as Jesus of Nazareth Aramaic versus the Syriac Aramaic that was maintained…

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Review: Ramadan Without Daddy

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Ramadan Without Daddy was written by Misbah Akhtar and illustrated by Vicky Amrullah. It was published by Djarabi Kitabs and is available here.

This story is one that I would have loved to have when I was growing up. Ramadan has never had Daddy for me and I think that this book is something I may have benefited from when I was little and had questions about my home life.

The explanation of divorce – that sometimes people just don’t fit in certain situations – is simple but striking.

I love the way that Akhtar has explained the impact divorce has on both parents and children – that there is difficulty in understanding everyone’s new roles and places and that there will be an adjustment period while things settle.

My favorite part is the glossary and the attention to detail in the illustrations.

Final rating: 5 stars out of…

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Blog Tour for ‘Ramadan without Daddy’ by Misbah Akhtar

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US Muslim Women Launch Specialized Online Businesses

Assalamu aleikum, I have been featured on AboutIslam Alhamdullilah :). Please read below or follow the link -> http://aboutislam.net/muslim-issues/america/us-muslim-women-launch-specialized-online-businesses/ 

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NEW YORK –  Americans increasingly select e-commerce as a buying option. According to a Pew Research study, eight-in-ten Americans are online shoppers.

American online shoppers grew from 22 percent in 2000 to 79 percent in 2016. There is a growing number of Muslim women utilizing the increase in online consumerism to provide specialized goods and services for Muslim consumers.

Online Muslim Book Store

American author and publisher Papatia Feauxzar recently launched Fofky’s Online Book Store. Fofky’s makes special boxes that include a selected Muslim-authored book along with an assemblage of snacks, which is meant to bring the book store experience home with an Islamic base.

A lack of diversity in the publishing world means Muslim authors struggle to have their works published and appreciated. Feauxzar told AboutIslam the motivation behind developing Fofky’s.

“It was a growing disappointment that Muslim works did not have a specific space to bloom. The idea for Fofky’s came to my mind when I read a post by author Umm Juwayriyah. Back then, I was thinking of a brick/mortar bookstore, but I couldn’t come up with good logistics to execute the idea. Then in mid-April 2017, the online alternative struck me and I ran with it!”

When asked how she anticipates Fofky’s being a sustainable exclusively online book store, Feauxzar explained, “Amazon is the biggest supplier of merchandise and it mainly operates online. I want Fofky’s to be that alternative for Muslims, where their works can have more visibility.”

“My products and services depict the sunnah way of a balanced way of life. It touches all aspects of the deen –  love, hate, politics, finance, business, health, food – you name it.”

Halal, Natural Beauty Products

Addressing challenges many Muslims in the US encounter when searching for halal beauty products, Celin Childs launched Ruth&Mae’s Natural Products.  The line of products are for curly and natural hair, coinciding with the natural hair movement and increasing number of African American and Black Muslim women wear natural hair styles.

“My products are natural and do not contain harmful chemicals like most commercial hair and skin products. I started making my own products from scratch; then I created a website and started selling online. I knew there was tons of potential for growing a business online.”

The company also has an active Facebook page with hair care tips.

Empowering Women

Zalika Martin’s company Makeda Artistry offers multiple services, including makeup artistry, The Makeda Collection handmade jewelry line and motivational speaking. Internet marketing presented an industrious platform for Martin. “I chose the internet because it is a perfect venue that houses multiple people you can market to simultaneously.”

Martin told AboutIslam that the primary objective for her company’s services and products is to empower Muslim and non-Muslim women.

“Women, self-love and empowerment has always been important to me, especially considering my personal circumstances when self-love reminders and encouragement would have been greatly appreciated.”

“We at Makeda Artistry pride ourselves in offering the finest quality handcrafted products made with love. We at Makeda Artistry pride ourselves in offering the finest quality handcrafted products made with love. I tied together my natural talent and passion for makeup artistry and jewelry making because when you look good, you feel great!”

Muslim Women Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship continues to grow among US American Muslim women; the entrepreneurs provided some words of advice for women interested in starting their own businesses.

“Your voice is needed. Your vision matters,” said Feauxzar. “Don’t discount [your importance]. Join the team Muslimah Bosses. There is truly enough sun for all to shine under, alhamdullilah.”

“I have an awesome course called The Golden Muslimah that I made to show the average Muslimah how to turn her passion into a profitable business from home,” said Childs.

“Go for it,” said Martin. “There will be adversity and challenges in anything we do, don’t let being a Muslimah prevent you from seeking entrepreneurship.”

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