The Most Exciting Eid – Zeba Talkhani & Abeeha Tariq
سْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ,
I love reading Islamic books to my children, and alhamdulillah, there are many more books for Muslim children nowadays than ever before. With over 2.5 million Muslims in the UK – it is really important to have easy access to books for our children that represent their faith in a pleasurable and enjoyable way.
Scholastic UK have published a new, beautifully illustrated book about the true meaning of eid.
This picture book is written and illustrated by two Muslim women who wonderfully present the festivities of Eid day.
The celebrations include henna (art on the skin), decorating the house, delicious cultural food, presents and lots of Eid treats.
The Most Exciting Eid teaches children the lovely message that is – Eid is not only about receiving gifts but also giving and sharing with others around them which is a truly heart-warming and inspiring message.
My children enjoyed looking at the bright and eye-catching illustrations of eid day as they read about Safa’s journey with her family on Eid day.
About the author – Zeba Talkhani
Zeba Talkhani is the author of My Past Is a Foreign Country: A Muslim feminist finds herself, which was praised in The Times, Vogue, Stylist Magazine and even by Hillary Clinton. She was born in Sirsi, South India and currently lives in London with her husband. This is her first
children’s book. You can find her at @ZebaTalk.
About the illustrator – Abeeha Tariq
Abeeha Tariq is a Pakistani-Irish freelance illustrator, currently based in the UK. She has been drawing since she could hold a crayon, and in 2020 she was shortlisted for the FAB Prize in illustration. A teacher by day, Abeeha loves glitter, biryani and all things pop culture.
You can find her at abeehatariq.com and @AbeehaTariqArt.
For more information head over to the ScholasticUK Instagram page.