Hajj is an Islamic religious pilgrimage (journey). Going for Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam, required for those Muslims who can afford it. The Hajj is a serious of rituals, beginning and ending with worship at the Ka'aba. The Ka'aba is a stone building covered in a black cloth, located in Mecca, Saudia Arabia. It is the holiest site for Muslims. No matter where they are in the world, Muslims face in the direction of the Ka'aba to pray. Muslim tradition has it that everything in the universe, including animals and inanimate objects worship God.*
We’re off to make Umrah
by Sana Munshey (age range 3-7)
Salam, my dear friends, I hope you are all well. If you’ve time to listen, I’ve something to tell, About the first mosque, A beautiful sight, Which we face when we pray, Where the noor shines bright… Discover the joys of Umrah when a brother and sister travel with their parents to the city of Mecca and perform this sacred ritual for the very first time.
'Masya Allah... I cried reading this book. Umrah from the perspective of a young child. May Allah grant us a chance to visit the Holy Land, Insya Allah' Zatika, Goodreads
Colourful illustrations. Includes a poster and paper dolls for children to enact performing Umrah.
£4.99 - Hardback - 9780860374589
Yan’s Hajj The Journey of a Lifetime
by Fawzi Gilani (age range 4-8)
Yann’s trip to perform Hajj turns into a journey that lasts a lifetime. This heart-warming tale is a great reminder to help others.
“I really cannot remember the last time I read an Islamic picture book that was this thoughtfully structured….I’m so glad to have this book to share with all the little ones in my life in the upcoming hajj season and all year round” Muslim Reads
£3.99 - Paperback - 9780860376231
A Little Tree Goes For Hajj
by Eman Salem (age range 3-7)
The little tree has always wanted to travel, especially to Mecca, to perform Hajj (an islamic religious pilgrimage). But how can he travel when his roots are in the ground?
£3.99 - Paperback - 9780986848117 - Bilingual (English and Arabic text)
Makkah and Madina Activity book
by Aysenur Gunes (age range 4-7)
Explore the wonders of Makkah and Madinah with this fun activity book. Features dot-to-dot drawings, colouring fun, puzzles to solve and 63 stickers to stick.
£2.99 – Paperback – 9780860375449
Handbook for Hajj and Umrah
by Sarwar Alam Raz
This book aims to help prepare travellers for the sacred Pilgrimage itself. The rites of Hajj and Umrah are clearly explained, and relevant prayers and supplications are provided in both Arabic and English. However, A final chapter is provided detailing a visit to Madinah. Contains helpful charts, maps and diagrams in full colour.
£7.95 -Paperback – 9780860373407
My Little Prayer Mats are perfect gifts to encourage children to pray. Padded for extra comfort, the mats feel soft and springy.
*Introductory text is from 'A Little Tree Goes To Hajj'