Almost 3 years ago, Rayyan was a month old baby. He enjoyed having his nappy changed while I sang nursery rhymes for him. One day, I was singing his favourite, ‘row, row, row your boat’, and it struck me that I didn’t know any upbeat, catchy and meaningful Islamic nursery rhymes.  Without thinking, I sang a new line: ‘pray, pray, pray salah’. He loved it! And that was the first draft of what later became my ‘Just To Please Allah’ series. The seed.

It took longer than I expected, but almost 2 years later, we published Five Pillars: Just To Please Allah. The seedling.

A few book events and children’s workshops about Five Pillars soon followed. Six months later, Good Deeds: Just To Please Allah arrived. Then came our free printable activities.

And today I announced the arrival of our first YouTube song.

We are blossoming – alhamdulillah!!


About the Author:

Currently a mumpreneur writing and publishing in between trying to nurture two Precious Bees: Rayyan & Ridhwan. I had a career in psychiatry & psychology for many years before heading to Saudi Arabia where I wrote a novel, had a food blog & business alongside a fashion business, and had the opportunity to work in a school and teach at a university. Five years later my husband and I headed back to the UK and started our precious family. Creative writing has been a passion since childhood, but it wasn't until having a child of my own that writing Islamic children's books became a mission!