My wife recently found this fantastic resource for Islamic Children’s books. It says on their home page,
Fons Vitae (“al-Kauthar” or “fountain of life”) has been translating and publishing the work of Imam Al-Ghazali for many years, and believes that our children should have the best. That’s why for the past decade we have embarked on the huge task of translating all 40 volumes of Ghazali’s Revival of the Islamic Sciences, as well as re-crafting those books into a children’s book series so that our children can discover what’s at the heart of their faith. We hope to hand back to our children the ownership and inner dignity of their spiritual lives, making it possible for them to be self-observant and self-correcting.
She originally found them here where they were raising money.
Miraj Audi produces and sells wonderful audio based stories you can buy and download online. We listen to them often in the car. Some of our favorites are those about Salah ad-Din. Also AbdulQadir’s Treasure.
Here are two great articles that might help you understand right brained learners, how schools are mostly oriented towards teaching left brain learners, and how you can help and appreciate your right brained child.
There is a wonderful 30 part series of videos called the Omar Series. Each one is about 45 minutes long and it starts in Mecca before the Prophet, Peace be upon him, received revelation – and continues until Omar dies. English subtitles. View on Youtube. NOTE that the playlist linked there starts backwards, with #30, so you want to go to number 1 and start there.
“The mission of Unity Productions Foundation (UPF) is to counter bigotry and create peace through the media. UPF produces films that tell compelling stories for television, online viewing, and theatrical release.”
These are wonderful stories to listen to in the car or whenever you are on the go with your children. We have listened to them over and over for years, I think since our son was about 5 or 6 years old. I don’t remember where we bought them, but I found them in a few places online such as here.
CD1: Love at Home – A Great Friend of Children
CD2: Stories of the Caliphs – Love All Creatures
CD3: The Persecutor Comes Home – The Brave Boy
CD4: The Long Search – The Longing Heart
CD5: The Kingdom of Justice – Love Your God
CD6: Love Your Brother, Love Your Neighbour – The Desert Chief
CD7: The Wise Poet – Stories of the Broken Idol and the Jewish Rabbi