Ka'b's Big Decision (includes audiobook)
by R S Khan
“It started one day when the Muslims were told
To get ready for an expedition,
They would journey afar in the fierce, fiery heat,
What a dangerous, difficult mission!”
A dangerous mission it is, but one strong and healthy man stays behind. Who is he? Why does he stay behind? And what will happen when everyone returns?
Find out in “Ka’b’s Big Decision” by R S Khan
“Ka’b’s Big Decision” relates the true tale of Ka’b ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him), a companion who was strong and wealthy but who did not respond to the call for the expedition to Tabook.
The story leads the child through all too-familiar territory: “What should I do now that I’ve done something wrong?” “Maybe I can lie or make an excuse,” and through the shining example of Ka’b, this story teaches them the best way to solve such a moral dilemma.
The story has been brought to life with rhyming prose and attractive illustrations, enhancing the teaching of the seerah of the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and the ethical lessons of truth and honesty therein.
Review by Saad Butt: "After eagerly awaiting for the publication of this book, I finally managed to get my hands on it. What really impresses me about this children’s story book is that R.S Khan has managed to capture a very deep and profound story of one of the Companions – Ka’b ibn Malik (may Allâh be pleased with him), and articulate it in a simple and beautiful manner for children to understand and take inspiration from. The subtle use of poetic rhymes together with beautiful and simple images adds a very nice touch when reading it. We need more books like these to teach and inspire our children."
Recommended ages: + 3 years
Format: paperback, 32 pages