Ghulam Sarwar


© Тhe Muslim Educational Trust I Ghulam Sarwar1430АН I 2009 СЕ

ISBN О 90726140Х

1stEdition, 1981 (10,000) 2nd Edition, 1984 112,000) 2nd Edition, reprinted1986(20,0001 2nd Edition, reprinted1990120,0001 2nd Edition, reprinted1994120,000) 3rd Edition, 1997 120,0001 3rdEdition, reprinted2000 120,000) 4th Edition, 2003 121,0001 4th Edition, Reprinted 2006 (21,000) 4th Edition, Reprinted 2009 (21,000)

Translated into French, German, Indonesian, Malay,Spanish and Bengali

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1. IslёJm -Juvenile Iilerature

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Author's Preface 4
Parents and Children in Islam 5
Allah 6
Allah knows everything 10
Islam and Muslims 14
Caring for parents 16
Утап 19
Angels 21
Messengers of Allah 23
Books of Allah 28
Life after Death and the Оау of Judgement 30
The Оцг'бп 32
Prophet Мu/:юmmаd $ 35
Telling the Truth 44
Words and actions should Ье the same 46
Five Basic Duties of Islam 48
Shahadah 49
~alah 50




Four SOrahs of the Оцг'бп

Islamic Manners

Islamic Months

Author's Preface

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Parents and Children

"Ве kind to your paгents and relatives, and to orphans and those in need; and speak nicely to people."

(AI-Qur'on, chapter2, verse 83)

"Your Lord has ordered that you worship попе but Him
and !show) kindness to your
whether either of them ог both of them attain old age in life,
never say to them "ugh!"
пог Ье harsh to them,

but speak to them kindly.

And serve them with tenderness and humility and say,
"Му Lord, have тегсу оп them,
just as they
caгed for те as а little child."

(AI-Qur'on, chapter17, verses 23-24)

А тап asked Prophet Mubammad $ , Messenger of Allёlh!
Who deseгves the best саге from те?"
The Prophet $ said, "Youг mother." The тап asked,

"Who then?" The Prophet $ said, "Your mother."
~ The тап asked yet again, "Who then?"
)) Prophet Mubammad $ said, "Youг mother."
--The тап asked опсе тоге, "Who then?"
The Prophet
$ then said, "Youг father."


Prophet Mubammad $ said, "No father сап give his child anything better than good manners."