Before Birth Beyond Life
This book is a sweet mother’s ode to her baby girl. It has beautiful rhythm and soothing pictures. The mother tells her baby how she was happy at her pregnancy and excited to see her grow, and how she hopes to be with her in Jannah in the afterlife. She speaks of a mother’s love, and how Allah’s love is even stronger! The story mentions life and death, but in a sweet way that is not scary for children.⠀ ⠀ The story talks about how all the souls were made a long time ago during the time of Prophet Adam (AS) and that each soul is put into their mother’s womb in the fourth month of pregnancy.⠀ ⠀ It is based on this hadith: The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Each one of you is constituted in the womb of the mother for forty days, and then he becomes a clot of thick blood for a similar period, and then a piece of flesh for a similar period. Then Allah sends an angel who is ordered to write four things. He is ordered to write down his deeds, his livelihood, his (date of) death, and whether he will be blessed or wretched (in religion). Then the soul is breathed into him…”⠀ ⠀ The book brings up two themes that are very important to talk to children about. One is the theme of life/death and the end goal of our life being Jannah. Another important theme is predestination (Qadaa and Qadr), which is very interesting to talk about with children and is sure to pique their interest. ⠀ ⠀ While the wording was too complicated for my kids, it did start a conversation that is super important! Children should know about Allah’s power and might, because it helps them make duaa when they encounter problems in life. I also told the kids that Duaa is the only way to change their Qadr. I made sure to tell them that even a change in Qadr is the will of Allah and known by Allah! The hadith just highlights the need for us to pray to God to help and protect us.⠀ ⠀ May Allah protect our children and order the Angels to write them down as happy and righteous❤️⠀ ⠀ This book is written by @zenubiaarsalan and published by Little Mutaqeen .⠀ ⠀
It can be found on amazon for 7.50 usd.
Follow @MuslimMommyblog on Instagram and Facebook for more.