Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Book Give Away Insha'Allah

Assalamu alaikum,

A while back I mentioned that I want to do a book give away. Well, the idea is still there but I'm stuck. First, I want to make sure that kids will enjoy and benefit from the book insha'Allah. Second, I can't think of how to select who wins the book(s) insha'Allah. But I'm moving closer to a solution insha'Allah. Umm Abdul Basir has kindly agreed to have her children preview and give their opinion on the book insha'Allah. Once her children give the thumbs up insha'Allah (smile), I'll figure out how to decide who wins the book(s) and how insha'Allah. Don't be shy to give your suggestions insha'Allah. As you can see, I've been stuck on this for a while now...(smile).

Here is a sneak peak at the book I'd like to give away insha'Allah. It is not available for sale yet as I want to make sure it's kid-friendly insha'Allah.

I'm thinking of having the cover re-designed - what do you think?

The book has five Islamic stories that have pictures to aide children in independent reading insha'Allah.

My initial thought was to ask a question based on the Deen and the first five (or whatever number I finally decide on insha'Allah) people to answer it correctly win the book insha'Allah. But...I'm still thinking insha'Allah.....


  1. MashAllah! I really think every child is worthy of such a nice book. Many children would benefit from a nice, quality book. I would redesign the cover, the title is not easily readable and in my opinion there is too much white space in the middle. How about using a random number counter for your giveaway! Keep up the great work InshaAllah...we enjoy your learning materials!

  2. Assalamu alaikum,

    Jazakillahu khayr for your comments and suggestions. A random number counter? I'm feeling quite silly over here - but what is that? (smile). I like the idea but I'm not sure what it is exactly.

    And, yes, I believe you are correct. The title is not so easy to read and yes too much white space. I just think the cover is not very appealing. It should be fun looking and that is...well...it isn't fun looking to me....(smile).

    Alhamdulillah, I'm so happy that you are enjoying the resources! All of the praise is due to Allah Alone. He is indeed the Most Merciful.

  3. As Salaamu Alaykum, Such a great idea masha Allah. Maybe this could be a start of a good thing and other Muslims and Islamic companies will get into it as well. As the sister over at islamic studies says the cover can use a redesign. Perhaps use some of the pictures in the book as small pieces for the cover in the letters. For instance, a big letter Z with a nice sized font and a few pictures from the book collaged in there, and maybe just colored letters for the rest. Or coloring crayon coloring the letters. just ideas *smile* So excited!

  4. Waalaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

    Alhamdulillah, the cover is to be redesigned insha'Allah! I will allow the talented illustrator to have at it insha'Allah (smile) and then insha'Allah, I'll be one step closer to the give away being ready insha'Allah.

    Sis Umm Abdul Basir, do you mind if I send you the copy of the book with the needing to be re-designed book cover insha'Allah? Please let me know insha'Allah. And as always, I love your ideas masha'Allah (smile).

  5. As Salaamu Alaykum, It is fine to send the book with the current cover as it is just a "to be reviewed book", masha Allah. *smile*

  6. Wa alaikum assalam,

    You can obtain free random number counter software on the Internet or just ask a helping hand to pick the winner in your house :-)

  7. Mashallah the book looks lovely. Its especially appeals to me as my daughters name is Zaynab. She was peering over my shoulder when I was looking at it she was impressed. I agree with the comments about the cover.

    Inshallah it goes well

    Umm Zakarya

  8. Assalamu alaikum,

    Jazakillahu Khayr dear sister Umm Zakarya. Alhamdulillah, the cover is being re-designed so insha'Allah soon, the book will be ready to go. oh! I still need to mail the copy to Umm Abdul Basir insha'Allah! Busy busy....loose track of things (hehe).

    And if your daughter's name is Zaynab then insha'Allah she will like the book especially well (smile).

    Hope to have more news soon insha'Allah.


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