The Boy and The Owl: A Story About the Attributes of God Based on the Poem the Creed of Salvation
By: Siraj Mowjood
How do we describe God to our children? We tell our children that God is Merciful, Compassionate, and just. We tell our children that God is protecting and watching over them. We tell our children that one day we will have to stand before God and answer for what we have done or neglected to do. Ultimately, what we are trying to do, not only for our children but also for ourselves, is to create a sound relationship with our Creator. To do this, we must first know who God is. To know God, one must learn His attributes. Our hope is that you can use this book to help teach your children the Attributes of God.
This picture book helps children better understand the Islamic belief of the attributes of God In this children's tale, a wise owl explains some of the deeper aspects of the Islamic belief. This story focuses on the part of a poem written by the famous Shaykh Muhammad b. Ja'far al-Kattani that deals with how we can know anything about God. It describes 13 essential attributes, in a way a child can understand: God has speech, power, hearing, sight, will, and knowledge and is attributed with life.
"This exciting and unique poetic story leads our precious children on a journey to knowing Allah using the deductive study method and the wonder of an adventurous boy with a wise owl. On this quest, youth may uncover who Allah (the Exalted) is by exploring some of His many names and attributes. May Allah (Exalted in His Majesty) grant my grand shaykh and master, Muhammad bin Ja 'far al-Kittani, the highest level of paradise for his illuminating works and contributions to the ummah, amin." -Muhammad bin Yahya al-Husayni al-Ninowy