The extraordinary events that led to the arrival of the foretold final Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and give him peace, are told here in a joyous way to inspire love in the heart of any listener young or old. Presenting sacred songs sung by the girls of Dar al Zahra, Tarim, Yemen. The boys of Hayy al Kharbsheh, Jordan, and Qur’anic recitations by Osama al Shurafa.
Through light-hearted and gentle storytelling that inspires love and longing for Allah and His Messenger, Ms. Sinclair introduces children to Muhammad, may Allah bless him and give him peace. She verifies for them, in a way appropriate to their needs, that Islam is the culmination of the Message of Allah. This Message opened with Adam, peace upon him and was sealed with Muhammad, may Allah bless him and give him peace, renewed through time and purified from human alteration by the prophets in between, peace upon them one and all.
I want Arab-speaking children also to be deeply affected by this work, and so I have asked Ms. Sinclair to make a version in Arabic, and indeed to translate it into other languages as well, so that even more children may benefit.
May the grace of Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, and of his noble daughter Fatima, whose name Ms. Sinclair carries, reach her and assist her in her work. -Sheikh Nuh Ali Salman, Grand Mufti of Jordan
Fourteen hundred years ago the Qur’an told us, in a single stroke across twenty-three years, in a language that still exists in the marketplace today, dazzling details of the world we live in and how it got here, and how we got here, details which have been and continue to be verified by modern science as the years roll on. Woven within its remarkable text is the story of Prophet Musa, peace upon him, tied through in some one hundred thirty-six places in thirty-four surahs. Consulting the science of Qur’anic interpretation and the history and archeology of ancient Egypt under the guidance of scholars, and adhering strictly to the Qur’anic account, Mehded Maryam Sinclair has crafted a work that has the potential to inspire love and the desire for higher knowledge in all who hear it. Osama Alshurafa’s recitations invite one into the vibrancy of the living, ever resplendent Quranic language. When you hear, you’ll see.
The life of the prophet Yusuf told with beautiful imagery and vivid language bringing to life a timeless tale of jealousy, patience, and mercy that highlights the morals and virtues of the story, inspiring love for Allah Mighty and Majestic and His prophet Yusuf, peace upon him, while entertaining children and adults alike.
Qur’anic narrative mentions the most important details relating to the primary lessons of its stories, and the rest of the details are left out; left for the reader to imagine the events that might have transpired in-between the lines, an imagining that is aided by context, common sense, and the many subtle hints in the Qur’an. For one to fill in these gaps and contemplate on them is part of interacting with Qur’anic stories and at times is essential to full understanding of the lessons that are to be learnt." Sheikh Ali Hani, Leading Expert in Quran Exegesis