It is hard to believe I haven’t reviewed any of the seven Hamza books in the series. They are perfect for 2-6 year olds (older kids will enjoy them too), and all are both informative and silly. This book is 20 pages and is seven and half inch square in shape.
In Hamza Learns About Charity. Hamza learns what the word charity means as his mom is packing up his old toys to donate to the less fortunate. He also learns you can give money and how donating and taking care of the poor is required in Islam. Hamza’s mom tells how Prophet Muhammad (saw) lived a simple life and was very generous with whatever he had. Hamza also learns the word for charity in Arabic. When his mom leaves to take the stuff, Hamza decides to show that he understands and is ready to give everything away and live a simple life. Alhumdulillah, mom returns in time to shoo the neighbors away and convince them that the house, and car, and household items are not for sale. Thus, Hamza also learns that we aren’t required to give everything away, and when making big decisions we should get our parents’ permission first.
The illustrations are cute and colorful. They are not overly detailed, but Hamza’s facial expressions are engaging and expressive. The book works well for story time and bedtime and seems to be geared for Muslim children.