Before there was you
Long before you made your debut
Someone knew everything about you
Someone who loves you even more than me
Ar-rahmaan, Ar-Raheem, Rab-ul-alameen
From early on, children are eager to understand this world and their place in it. Before Birth, Beyond Life are the words of a reassuring mother. In simple rhyming verses she teaches her child about what happened before we were born and what happens after our time in dunya is over. Through this book, young readers learn about Allah’s special plan for humanity and how much love, thought and detail went into their creation. It encourages young readers to have a broader view of life on earth and inspires them to keep the end in mind. It tackles heavy concepts and explains them in a child-appropriate manner. This heart-rendering book pulls at strings of our emotions - the unbreakable bond between mother and child, as well as Allah’s immeasurable love for the child.
Praise for Before Birth, Beyond Life
“A beautiful narrative with gorgeous illustrations and a touching message for children everywhere. A wonderful addition to the world of Muslim children’s literature.”
Na’ima B. Robert, Author of Ramadan Moon, Editor Sister’s Magazine
"A heartwarming book to inspire children to be grateful for this life and to see it as a way to attain jannah"
"An ode to the beautiful relationship between mother and child, emphasizing different stages of life and afterlife - a topic usually never touched upon in children's books"
"Charming Illustrations. Reads Beautifully."
"Child-friendly answer to big questions - where did we come from and what happens to us when our time is over?
"Julia Donaldson meets Yasmin Mogahed and the result is lyrical and soul-touching"
"Children are rarely sad when loved ones pass away, often pointing out that they are with Allah Subhanawatala now, and this book stems from that peace and comfort in knowing there is a world beyond this one. Not just for children, this book would make a perfect gift for expectant mothers or as a reminder for older kids in families suffering from loss."