This short rhyming book introduces toddlers and little ones to the five daily prayers as it presents the brother sister duo on a typical day. Ok, so maybe not a typical day, unless dressing up as knights and battling each other, winning medals, and climbing mountains is typical. But, it presents the salats in time sequence that little ones can understand, more than as hours on a clock or as the various position of the sun. Fajr is early, and it guards your day, then you go to school, but the book reminds you to remember Allah, then you take a break for duhr and if you do, inshaAllah Allah will help you pass, then you come home and have a snack and then pray Asr, etcetera. By combining daily activities like spending time with family and reading Quran with the five prayers makes the routine seem doable and inshaAllah making it regular will truly allow us all to battle, win, and reach new heights, ameen.
The book is a great tool to learn the names of the prayers, and their order, while strengthening a child’s Muslim identity. There is no glossary or further detail about Salah or how it is performed, but I think assumes that that the reader would be able to provide additional information to the listener. The book is more to get children excited to pray, and get closer to Allah (swt).
The illustratrions are adorable and the font and text appealing to little children. The book is one in an adventure series by Muslim Pillars, and I look forward to reading Mustafa and Arwa’s other adventures.