Engaging Kids with Reading activities
On December 20th, Middle school students in Long Island had a reading competition. After reading selected books: Hz. Muhammed(sav), Hz. Hatice, and Hz. Ali, students competed to test their knowledge on these three books.
The goal was to keep them engaged with reading and encourage them to read books on a daily basis. They all did really well and enjoyed the program. We wish them best of luck in future book competitions.
Selected Books for the Competition:
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by Mustafa Erdogan
This book is a short summary of Prophet Muhammad's life for the younger readers. It presents major milestones in the life of the Prophet with an easy to understand style in line with the mainstream Islamic tradition. It is also a great bedtime story book for interested families who want to read from the life of the Prophet.
Khadija Bint Khuwaylid (RA) by Resit Haylamaz
The First Muslim and the Wife of the Prophet Muhammad
Exploring the birth period of Islam, this biography focuses on one of the most prominent and respected Muslim women in history, Khadija, the wife of the Prophet Muhammad. Addressing both her devotion and her leadership roles in Mecca, this book shines light on a figure who is an inspiration to women, both Muslim and non-Muslim alike. (Hz.Hatice)
Ali Ibn Talib (RA) by Zekeriya Ulasli
Ali ibn Abi Talib was the son of Abu Talib and the cousin and son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. He lived with the blessed Prophet from a young age, cultivating an impeccable character and learning everything from the best of humankind. Ali was the first child to accept Islam, and the third Muslim after Khadija and Abu Bakr. This book presents his life for young readers.