Children’s Books Featuring Muslims and Islam

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I had my first child in 2014, at the time there weren’t many quality children’s books about Muslims, Islam, or hijab. There also didn’t seem to be many mainstream Muslim authors. Within the last few years, numerous Muslim children’s books have been published that include books about Islamic holidays, hijab, Islamic practices, Muslim historical figures, books that share Muslim experiences, and more! I’ve also seen a rise in mainstream Muslim authors and books with Muslim characters. The amazing thing is that I’ve found many of these at our local library.

Children’s Books Featuring Muslims and Islam

The Planet Omar Book Series by Zanib Mian

The Yasmin Book Series by Saadia Faruqi

The Sadiq Book Series by Siman Nuurali

The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family by Ibthihaj Muhammad

The Kindest Red by Ibthihaj Muhammad and K. Ali

Under My Hijab by Hena Khan

Stories of 20 Mighty Muslim Heroes by Tamara Haque

One Wish: Fatima al-Fihri and the World’s Oldest University by M.O. Yuksel

In My Mosque by M.O. Yuksel

The Gift of Ramadan by Rabia York Lumbard

Under the Ramadan Moon by Sylvia Whitman

1001 Inventions and Awesome Facts from Muslim Civilization by National Geographic

Amira’s Picture Day by Reema Faruqi

Hana’s Hundred of Hijabs by Razeena Omar Gutta

This is Why We Pray by Ameena Muhammad Duggins

Ibn Sina: The Father of Modern Science ( Muslim Scientist Series) by Ahmed Iman

The Wonders We Seek: Thirty Incredible Muslims Who Helped Shape the World by Saadia Faruqi

Zara’s Rules ( Series by Hena Khan)

It’s Ramadan, Curious George by Hena Khan and H.A. Rey

Hannah and The Ramadan Gift by Qasim Rashid

Muslim Girls Rise: Inspirational Champions of Our Time by Saira Mir

Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

Piece by Piece: The Story of Nisrin’s Hijab by Priya Huq

Once Upon an Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim Voices by S.K. Ali and Aisha Saeed

Eid Empanadas: A Latino Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr by Wendy Díaz

Peg + Cat: The Eid al-Adha Adventure by Jennifer Oxley

Eid Breakfast at Abuela’s by Mariam Saad

Jannah Jewels ( Series by N.Rafiq)

Halal Hot Dogs by Susannah Aziz

Environmental Sunnahs by Alia D. Dada

Barakah Beats by Maleeha Siddiqui 

Naseem’s Journey by Anjuli Farmay ( Yes, that’s me!)

There are So Many More Out There! Where Can You Find More?

*Google or Pinterest will probably lead you to numerous blogs reviewing Islamic children’s books.

*Search Instagram hashtags for #islamicchildrensbooks #muslimchildrensbooks #Muslimauthors #multiculturalchildrensbooks

*Check your local library

*I highly recommend the blog

* I also recommend the Cresent Moon Bookstore, an online Islamic Children’s BookStore based in North Carolina, USA

Happy Reading!