Kalimat’s books turns children’s focus on moral and humanitarian values this Ramadan
Award-winning publisher focuses on four special titles that
bring the essence of the Holy Month to young readers
Sharjah, May 13, 2020
Coinciding with the holy month of Ramadan, award-winning UAE publisher, Kalimat, specialised in publishing Arabic books for children and the youth, has renewed its focus on a series of titles that highlight the Ramadan customs and traditions passed down from older generations.
The titles, Ramadan in the Emirate, Adorable Ahmad, A Trip Like No Other, and The Camel in the Sun, shine light on moral and humanitarian values and is an ideal way for parents to spend quality time with their children as they stay home due to the coronavirus crisis.
The books are available online at www.kalimatgroup.ae, with free delivery in the UAE and GCC.
Ramadan in the Emirates
Authored by Fatima Sharafeddine and illustrated by Estrellita Caracol, this story is ideal for children aged between 9 and 12. It highlights the customs and traditions practiced by Emiratis in the holy month of Ramadan. Through a gripping narrative, the story showcases family festivities enjoyed during the sacred month based on traditional Arab and Islamic customs.
Authored by Marwa Al Aqroubi and illustrated by Maya Fidawi, this story revolves around the twins Ahmad and Mariam who go for a sleepover at their grandmother’s house. That night, Ahmad has a dream in which he and his sister meet their grandma as a young girl in the old days, and she shows them the games she enjoyed as a child. Adorable Ahmad is a traditional story presenting the songs from the heart of the UAE through words and an audio CD.
A Trip Like No Other
Fatima Sharafeddine’s A Trip Like No Other is Illustrated by Hatem Fathy Aly and tells the tale of Marwa, who has just got back from Umrah with her family. She narrates the details of her trip in this story and describes Mecca and the rituals she performed with her parents there. The story, which targets 6 to 9-year-olds, introduces the essentials of Umrah to children and its lively visuals help illustrate the holy places and the procedures of the rituals.
The Camel in the Sun
This story, inspired by a Hadith, is about a camel pitilessly starved and overworked by its owner. The camel’s suffering continues till the Prophet (PBUH) sees it standing under the blazing sun while its owner lies in the shade. Saddened by this sight, the Prophet (PBUH) comforts the camel and then rebukes the owner who immediately begins to take care of the animal.
Written by Griffin Ondaatje, illustrated by Linda Wolfsgruber and translated by Fatima Sharafeddine, this book is suitable for children aged 6 to 9 years and teaches them how to be compassionate and sensitive to the suffering of others.