Free a) Audiobook b) Story Flipbook and c) Printable Activities download (PDF)

Blessings and Salams.

Fons Vitae is celebrating one year since the outpouring of support for the seventh volume in the Ghazali Children’s Series’ adaptation of the Iḥyā′ ‘Ulūm al-Dīn, The Mysteries of the Pilgrimage for Young People. We would like to thank the Ghazali community for their generosity by again offering an Eid gift for families – The Secrets of Hajj for Children flipbook, audiobook, and activities, written by Enabah Seda, a curriculum specialist and mother of five. The accompanying audiobook is narrated by senior education professional, Um Zayd.

This is an ‘Eid 2021 gift for your children from the Fons Vitae Ghazali Children’s Series. The following narrated story is an adaptation, for 4-7 year olds, of some key ideas from the “Mysteries of Pilgrimage for Young People” (Book 7) which is available HERE NOW.

This story “The Secrets of the Hajj for Children” is included in the larger volume, Book 7 of the Series, along with a comprehensive Teachers Manual with lesson plans, discussion points and activities for both 7-12 year olds as well as teenagers and young adults.

Author: This story for small children, was written by a Ghazali mother of 5, a curriculum specialist, Enabah Seda.

Narrator: Um Zayd, Senior Education Professional.

A) The Secrets of Hajj for Children Storybook Audiobook

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001 Introduction
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9 – Activities
Chapter 10 – The Days of the Hajj with specific rituals





B) FLIPBOOK: The Secrets of Hajj for Children Including Activities


An Interactive Companion Storybook and Activities Recommended for Ages 4 to 7

Dedicated to all the precious children of the world. May you be a shining generation of God’s (s.w.t) servants.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: The Camping Trip with Grandfather
Chapter Two: A Great Surprise Hidden in the Chest at Grandmother’s
Chapter Three: The Three Golden Keys: Intention, Traveling with What is Truly Needed, and Trusting God
Chapter Four: Wearing Very Special Clothes called Ihram
Chapter Five: Visiting the Sacred Sanctuary at Last
Chapter Six: Running Between Mounts Safa and Marwa
Chapter Seven: The Day of Arafat
Chapter Eight: The Return to the Ka‘ba
The Days of Hajj with Specific Rituals and Eid al-Adha

Note to Educators
This interactive storybook for children ages four to seven years old summarizes age-appropriate teachings from The Mysteries of Pilgrimage for Young People. Some of the activities are integrated into the story so that you and your students can take a break while reading and have fun learning some of the main ideas through enjoyable activities.

A calendar and summary of rituals are included at the end of the story which can help integrate the storybook into your first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah and Eid al-Adha.

To accommodate diverse learning styles, activities include:

• Artwork/Craft: Paintings, drawings, or craft models using a diverse array of materials to express ideas in the storybook.
• Good Deeds (Individual or Group): Practicing virtues discussed in the stories.
• Skit/Sketch: Developing and acting out a creative performance which supports teachings in the storybook.
• Metaphorical Learning: Using a symbolic activity to reinforce ideas presented in the story.
• Storytelling: Play-acting or re-telling a real life story which relates to teachings being studied.
• Song/Poetry: Learning and enjoying lyrics which reinforce an idea(s) in the storybook.

It is suggested that parents refer to the illustrations in The Mysteries of the Pilgrimage for Young People.


C) Activities Book -The Secrets of Hajj for Children

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Excerpt from an ‘Interactive Companion Storybook and Activities Recommended for ages 4 to 7’. This activities book covers:

Chapter 9 – Activities
Chapter 10 – The Days of the Hajj with specific rituals

Dedicated to all the precious children of the world. May you be a shining generation of God’s (s.w.t) servants.



GO HERE for more Information, Videos & Resources of the Ghazali Children’s project

In collaboration with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf Hanson, Fons Vitae has taken on the monumental task of bringing out  Imam al-Ghazali’s magnum opus, “The Revival of the Religious Sciences” based on the 2011 Dar al-Minhaj critical Arabic edition , as an educational package re-crafted for families and schools. Each translation of the 40 books will be accompanied by an adaptation for children as well as workbooks with activities and a school curriculum, all supported by an interactive parent-children’s website and Pilot School Program.

Over the centuries, the Ihya has been regarded as the greatest compendium of Islamic spirituality and ethical behavior for everyday life.  It lays down practical teachings and explains how the outer aspects of Islam can, through their inner spiritually transformative meanings, change every situation into one which strengthens the innate human nobility of character. The Prophet Mohammad said, “I was only sent to perfect good character”.

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