The House of Ibn Kathir
Recommended age: boys around 9/10/11⠀ ⠀ Screening: completely clean⠀ ⠀ I really enjoyed reading this book. It is full of Islamic morals, ahadith, and history. It is also filled with rich Islamic cultures from around the world, displayed by the different characters in the story.⠀ ⠀ Yusif is the main character in the book, and he is going to an Islamic Boarding school to memorize the Quran for the first time. He quickly makes new friends, and then some mysterious events start happening. I did find the mystery set up very easy for the reader to figure out and the culprit obvious, and I would have liked it to be a little more complicated and a twist, but it was still really fun to read. ⠀ ⠀ The plot of the book is really structured well together and I loved how the different cultures showed the diversity of Islam and yet at the same time show the bond of Unity/brotherhood.⠀ ⠀ The characters in the book are perfect Muslims, even when making mistakes. They quoted hadith and Quran ayahs all the time, which is helpful for the kids to learn, though not completely realistic. I would have liked to see more flaws in the main characters, besides in the “villain” of the story (who was jealous of all the goodness of the main character)⠀ ⠀ I found it confusing sometimes when the character viewpoint would jump from character to character. I would have preferred it focus on only Yusuf, the main one. ⠀ The book is a long, and I also found that it was paced a little slow. It takes a while to pick up and focus on the mystery. Introductions of the characters and the school take a long time. But once the mystery begins halfway through, the book becomes very engaging and entertaining to read. ⠀ ⠀ The book is written in British English, so keep in mind you will encounter some words unique to the UK. There are occasional pictures which is very nice for kids! ⠀ I feel like this book is perfect for teaching young ones Islamic lessons while also not full of any harmful ideas. I recommend this book for your kids, especially young boys, as it teaches many lessons of Islamic history and morals.⠀ ⠀ Get yours from @houseofibnkathir
price: around 17 usb
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