Monday, 31 December 2012
Ali and Sumaya
Ali and Sumaya is an animated step by step guide to learn how to perform salah (prayer). Little Sumaya doesn’t know how to pray but her friends do. So she fells left out. Her big brother Ali teaches her how to pray properly. I love the way the animation is done. No musical instrument has been used. The Qur’an recitations are done by children. Meanings and transliterations are also given with the Arabic verses. This guide also teaches how to do wadu (ritual purification), what can invalidate wadu and sunnah duas after wadu, salah times, adhaan (call to prayer), Dua Qunoot and some beautiful supplications we can do after salah. There is also a quiz section for children to benefit from. Children can learn at least 8 surahs (Surah Fatiha, Surah Ahad, Surah Al-Falaq, Surah An-Nas, Surah Al-Kafirun, Surah Masad) from the Quran through this guide. There is also a short booklet provided with the cd to practice the verses and duas with children.
My three kids are all under five. I thought they may not appreciate this guide that much but Alhamdulillah they actually love watching Ali and Sumaya. Sometimes they even bring their own small prayers mats and copy Ali and Sumaya. Even I have benefitted from the cd in terms of adding some more duas during the salah, Alhamdulillah. I would highly recommend this animated guide for your little ones.