Islamic fiction paperback novel that is fun yet meaningful!

  • It’s ticklish!
  • It’s written in an easy to read style!
  • It’s totally unputdownable!
  • Its theme is Eid-ul-Adha!
  • It has a very important underlying message about Taqwa and being mindful of Allah!
  • It ultimately aims to connect children to the Quran and help them apply its teachings in real life.

About the Book

This Eid-ul-Adha, nine-year-old twins Zayd & Musa are in a pickle. Their grandparents just left for Hajj and their parents are treating them to ice cream, something they  only do when they have to break some bad news to them! What horrible news is coming their way now? And how will it affect their Eid?

Zayd & Musa series aims to connect children to the Quran in a practical yet engaging way. This book weaves the concept of Taqwa (mindfulness of Allah) around a humorous story for children aged 7 and above.

A note for parents from the author

I originally titled this series “Living the Quran with Zayd & Musa”. My aim was to weave a story – a humourous story that children could enjoy and relate to – around the concepts that our beautiful Deen teaches us in the Quran.

While the children enjoy the shenanigans of Zayd and Musa in the backdrop of Eid-ul-Adha, they also learn some important concepts taught in the Quran. The concept covered in this book is Taqwa. It is generally translated as ‘fear of Allah’ but I have explained it as ‘mindfulness of Allah’.

I feel this is a very, very important concept to inculcate in children. As parents, we cannot hover over children all the time to ensure they are following the values and tenets of Deen. Soon they will enter teenagehood and then be adults. Eventually they will be using their own gadgets, and they will also be active on social media. The world they will witness as adults will be very different from the way it is now.

So we must equip them with the right tool – mindfulness of Allah – that will, Insha’Allah, help them stay on the right path as they face the different challenges in their lives.

In this book, I have attempted to weave the concept of Taqwa around various plot points and situations that are relatable to this age group, in a natural style so the young readers don’t feel that they are being preached to.

Feedback is welcome!

You are welcome to share your feedback at and help us improve the series. May Allah accept this humble endeavour. Ameen.

Dimensions 7.5 × 5.5 in

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