There is an endless variety of poetry selections available to our children in bookstores, school and public libraries. And while they may enjoy reading and learning from these poems we, as Muslim parents and teachers, want our children to read and learn from poetry that contain themes, images and references to Muslims and the Islamic way of life. We want our children to read poems by and about Muslims.
Check out these websites for some great poetry for Muslim children:
And buy or borrow these books for your children:
Muslim Poems for Children by Mymona Hendricks
Rays of Truth: Poems on Islam by Ayesha bint Mahmood (poetry for young adults)
Allah Created Everything by C.Alta (a poem illustrated in a picture book)
Muslim Nursery Rhymes by Yusuf Mustafa McDermot
Muslim Child by Rukhsana Khan (which contains short stories and poems)