Publisher: Islamic Foundation (2005)
Voice: Khurram Murad, M S Kayani
Media: Audio CD
Total running time: 65+ mins
Muslim Stories for Children is a series of CDs offering the young something rare in the reading and listening material available to children nowadays. It aims to provide guidance to meaning in life, the development of a truly rounded personality and the sense of a life beyond this world. For a Muslim child, especially, these stories strengthen the faith, identity with Islam and an active commitment to it. The stories are written, narrated, and produced so as to appeal to a child's natural curiosity, to hold his or her attention, and to increase them in knowledge, insha'Allah (God willing).
The Wise Poet : Story of al-Tufayl Bin 'Amr -- respected chief of the Daws tribe, a men of generosity & kindness, renowned for his poetry. On one of his regular visits to the Ka'ba where he would recite poems to the idols, he was struck by the prayer of a Muslim whose performance so fascinated him that he followed the man home; the man was none other than the Blessed Prophet (pbuh). Tufayl introduced himself and the Prophet (pbuh) confirmed that he was a Messenger of God. Tufayl was so impressed by the truth of what he had heard that he acknowledged the Blessed Prophet's messengership and accepted Islam.
Stories of the Broken Idol and the Jewish Rabbi -- the stories of 'Amr Ibn al-Jumah and Abdullah Ibn Salam, both companions of the Blessed Prophet. Both were men of prominence but from different backgrounds; 'Amr was one of the chiefs of Yathrib, now known as Madina; Abdullah was a respected Rabbinic scholar of the Jewish community in Madina.