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Zak and His Good Intentions

This is by Kube Publishing and J Samia Mair.

My kids absolutely loved this story! The illustrations are so cute and the story is told in such a clever way.

It starts off with Zak being sad that he did not succeed in performing any good deeds, because he got into a few accidents along the way (like spilling the cookies he was taking to his friend on the ground). He remembers how he kept trying and trying to do a good deed, and exclaims in frustration that no matter what he does, he isn't able to do a good deed. His mother tells him that intending to do a good deed is what matters, and that he still got the rewards.

This is based on the hadith of the Prophet (s) that states that intending to do a good deed gives you one reward, intending and doing a good deed will give you multiple rewards, intending to do a bad deed and not doing it yields a good deed as well, while intending and doing a bad deed only gets one bad deed!

The hadith really reminded me of the mercy of Allah subhanAllah❤️❤️

On the authority of ibn Abbaas (may Allah be pleased with both of them): On the authority of the Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him) from among the sayings that he related from His Lord (glorified and exalted be He) is that He said, “Verily, Allah recorded the good deeds and the evil deeds. Then He clarified how [that recording should occur:] whoever decided to do a good deed but he did not do it, Allah records it with Him as a complete good deed. And if he decided to do it and actually did it, Allah records it with Him as ten good deeds up to seven hundred up to many times over. If he decided to do an evil deed but he did not do it, Allah records it with Him as one complete good deed. If he decided to do it and he actually did it, Allah records it as one evil deed.” 

(Recorded by al-Bukhari and Muslim)

This is a great way to encourage children to always try their best to do good deeds and is a must-have for all children!

It was easy to understand for both my 4 and 7 year old!

Get yours from Crescent Moon Store for 12 dollars.


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