100+ Books with Black Muslim Kids

Representation is Important!

I’ve been following the hashtag #muslimbloggersagainstracism but didn’t want to post anything until I had personally reflected and made an effort to change something in my own little world.

During the past week or two, I’ve come across many posts with the Hadith: “There is no superiority for an Arab over a non-Arab, nor for a non-Arab over an Arab. Neither is the white superior over the black, nor is the black superior over the white — except by piety.” It’s true that Islam (Allahs PERFECT religion) has no room for racism

HOWEVER another truth is that Islam is followed by Muslims (flawed imperfect human beings). And if we objectively analyze- As an Ummah there is a LOT of racism among us mainly due to the fact that we haven’t actually been following what we were taught by the Prophet!

We need to take a more conscious step in promoting inclusivity online and offline. Part of how I do things is read/share books with my kids. I really believe in educating the next generation to be better (and more kinder!) than us.


Here are some books I’ve found that include black Muslim kids – whether as protagonists or as part of a diverse book. Inshallah I’ll be adding many of these in our home and local public libraries.

Please note that I’ve only included fiction with a main focus on kids picture books. Inshallah non-fiction books on inspiring black Muslims and history will be included in another post. (Ie. “Muslim women rise”, Malcolm X, Mansa Musa, Mohammed Ali, Ibtihaj Mohammed etc)

  • Muhiimas Quest – by Rahma Rodaah and Daria Horb
  • Bibi’s Blessing – by Lela Usama Goldsmith and Samatha Morazzani
  • The Princess and the Good Deed – by Umm Juwayriyah, Juwayriyah Ayed and F A Ibrahim
  • The Great Hair Exchange – by Asmaa Hussein and Milton
  • Kids of the Ummah – by Peter Gould
  • Fatima invites Fatima to the Iftar Party – by Fatima El-Mekki and George Franco
  • Don’t Touch My Crown – by Hamidah Abdul Rashid and Uzma Ahmad
  • Bashirah and the Amazing Bean Pie – by Ameenah Muhammad- Diggins
  • Little Brother For Sale – by Rahma Rodaah and Fuuji Takashi
  • Rashad’s Ramadan and Eid al Fitr – by Lisa Bullard and Holli Conger
  • All are welcome – Alexandera Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman
  • Husna and the Eid Party – by Fawzia Gilani-Williams
  • An Eid for Everyone– by Hina Islam and Roseanne Lester
  • Ramadan Around the World – Ndaa Hussain and Azra Momin
  • The Month of Ramadan is Here – by Ali ElSayed, Neda ElSayed and Sousann ElSayed
  • From A to Z with Energy – by Connie Dow and Gareth Llewhellin
  • The Lost Ring – by Fawzia Gilani-Williams
  • Salam Alaikum: A message of Peace – by Harris J and Ward Jenkins
  • Zaynab worries about her friends – by Fatima El-Mekki and George Franco
  • Zakiyyah’s Talking Flower Garden – by Robyn Abdusamad and Chantay Warren
  • I went for Hajj – by Naima Robert and Azra Momin
  • Zaid and the Gigantic Cloud – by Helal Musleh and Sabrina Pichardo
  • 5 Little Musims Dr. Eren Tatari, Amir Al-Zubi and Meliha Al-Zubi
  • Ngozi’s Little Brown Princess Tea Party – by Asiyah Muhsin-Thomas, Salaam Waajid Thomas and Jasmine Mills
  • ABC What Can She be? – by Jessie Ford and Sugar Snap Studio
  • Bismillah Soup – by Asmaa Hussein and Amina Khan
  • My Kufi – by Adil Ismaaeel and Yaqiyn Abdul-Zahir
  • Paradise is Oh So Nice – by Halimah Bashir and Laila Ramadhani Ritonga
  • How much does Allah love me – by Heba Subeh-Hyder and Aatena Hasan
  • One Perfect Eid Day and No More Cake! – Suzanne Muir and Azra Momin
  • We love to pray – by Dr. Eren Tatari, Amir Al-Zubi and Meliha Al-Zubi
  • Mr. Gamal’s Gratitude Glasses – by Asmaa Hussein and Nuria Tomas Moyolas
  • The Colours of My Eid – by Suzanne Muir and Azra Momin
  • Going to Mecca – by Naima B Robert and Valentina Cavallini
  • One Hundred Flavours of Ice Cream – by Sumayya Hussein and Diana Silkina
  • Imagine me in Jannah – Rabia Bashir and Upit Dyoni
  • I love my Hijab – by Umm Yaleena
  • Mommy’s Khimar – by Jamilah Thompkins and Ebony Glenn
  • Nanni’s Hijab – by Khadijah Abdul-Haqq
  • The Proudest Blue – by Ibtihaj Muhammad, S K Ali and Hatem Aly
  • We Love Hijab – by Dr Eren Tatari, Amir Al-Zubi and Melaha Al-Zubi
  • Jennah’s First Hijab – by Halimah Deoliveira
  • Hijab-ista – by Jamila Mapp and Jamaul Smith
  • What Color is My Hijab? – Hudda Ibrahim and Meena Patel
  • The Rainbow Hijab – by Amran Abdi and Nicola Davies
  • Happy Healthy Muslims – Dr Eren Tatari and Amir Al-Zubi
  • Good Deeds Just To Please Allah – by Rabia Bashir and Amir Al-Zubi
  • Its Ramadan, Curious George – H. A. Rey and Hena Khan
  • Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets – by Hena Khan and Mehrdokht Amini
  • Cotton Candy Sky – by Zain Bhikha
  • Five Pillars Just to Please Allah – by Rabia Bashir and Amir Al-Zubi
  • Ramadan – by Hannah Eliot and Rashin
  • Not Quite Snow White – by Ashley Franklin and Ebony Glenn
  • Zaynab’s Enchanted Scarf – Robyn Abdusamad and Noelle Sercer
  • Jariya Jar – by Aisha Mohammed, Sajida Mohammed and Azra Momin
  • Grandpa Ali & Friends – by Yasin Osman
  • Once Upon An Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy
  • Mabrook: A World of Muslim Weddings – by Naima B Robert and Shirin Adl
  • Adam to Zamzam – by Karemah Alhark, Jamila Alqarnain, Basheer Alhaqq
  • Deep in the Sahara – by Kelly Cunnane and Hoda Hadadi
  • Samira’s Trip to the Masjid – by Yara Kaleemah and Aviera Cartoon
  • The Beauty of my Hijab – by Fatimah Ashaela Moore Ibrahim
  • Wahid and his Special Friend – by Muhammad Abdusamad, Robyn Abdusamad, and Fatimah Ashaela Moore Ibrahim
  • Allah gave me A Nose to Smell – by Rizwana Qamaruddin and Stevan Stratford
  • Allah gave me Two Eyes to See – by Fatima D’Oyen and Stevan Stratford
  • Allah gave me Two Ears to Hear – by Raana Bhokhari
  • Allah gave me Two Hands and Feet – by Raana Bhokhari
  • Allah gave me a Tongue to Taste – by Ayesha Jones and Stevan Stratford
  • There is Greatness in Me – by Ameena Muhammad-Diggins and Amaya Diggins
  • Mindful Everyday – Salsabil Dehnen
  • Hadaras Hijab – by Irene Okoronkwo- Obika and M. Ridho Mentarie
  • Same & Different – by Ayaan Adan and Sean Winburn
  • My Voice is my Super Power – by Shariea Shoatz and Kilson Spany
  • Let it Go: Learning the Lesson of Forgiveness – by Naima B Robert and Mufti Menk
  • The House of Ibn Kathir : The Competition Begins – by S N Jalali
  • The House of Ibn Kathir: Year Captain – by S N Jalali
  • Your Life Matters – by F A Ibrahim
  • Basirah the Basketballer says Insh’Allah – by Hafsah Dabiri and Alina Shabelnyk
  • Running Overload – by Jake Maddox and Tina Francisco
  • Jannah Jewels: Treasure In Timbuktu (Book 1) – by N Rafiq
  • Jannah Jewels: Chase In China (Book 2) – by N Rafiq
  • Jannah Jewels: Bravery In Baghdad (Book 3) – by N Rafiq
  • Jannah Jewels: Secrets In Spain (Book 4) – by N Rafiq
  • Jannah Jewels: Courage In Cordoba (Book 5) – by N Rafiq
  • Jannah Jewels: Mystery In Morocco (Book 6) – by N Rafiq
  • Jannah Jewels: Triumph In Turkey (Book 7) – by N Rafiq
  • Jannah Jewels: Adventure In America (Book 8) – by N Rafiq
  • Jannah Jewels: Surprise In Syria (Book 9) – by N Rafiq
  • Jannah Jewels: Intrigue In India (Book 10) – by N Rafiq
  • Jannah Jewels: Evidence In Egypt (Book 11) – by N Rafiq
  • Jannah Jewels: Unity In Uzbekistan (Book 12) – by N Rafiq
  • No Ordinary Day – by George Green
  • Sadiq and the Ramadan Gift – by Siman Nuurali and Anjan Sarkar
  • Sadiq and the Explorers – by Siman Nuurali and Anjan Sarkar
  • Sadiq and the Bridge Builders – by Siman Nuurali and Anjan Sarkar
  • Sadiq and the Fun Run – by Siman Nuurali and Anjan Sarkar
  • Sadiq and the Desert Star – by Siman Nuurali and Anjan Sarkar
  • Sadiq and the Pet Problem – by Siman Nuurali and Anjan Sarkar
  • Quran Princesses – Suad Sultan and Majd Maddijeh
  • Museum Mysteries: The Case of the Haunted History Museum – by Steve Brezenoff & Lisa K. Weber
  • Museum Mysteries: The Case of the Missing Museum Archives – by Steve Brezenoff & Lisa K. Weber
  • Museum Mysteries: The Case of the Portrait Vandal – by Steve Brezenoff & Lisa K. Weber
  • Museum Mysteries: The Case of the Stolen Sculpture – by Steve Brezenoff & Lisa K. Weber
  • Museum Mysteries: The Case of the Missing Mom – by Steve Brezenoff & Lisa K. Weber
  • Museum Mysteries: The Case of the Stolen Space Suit – by Steve Brezenoff & Lisa K. Weber

Do you know of more books that can be included in this list? Please share them in the comments!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s