This book helps children make sense of their experience following the death of a sibling, and offers a way of honouring their memory and celebrating their life. It helps the child to understand more about their thoughts and feelings by answering some of the questions they may have, and affords a springboard for discussion and discovery which will aid parents in understanding aspects of their child’s world, their behaviour and needs.
As children work through the book they will learn about themselves, about life and the Islamic perspective of death. In turn, this will insha-Allah, help them to grow and strengthen from their experience.
Recommendation: This book can be a valued resource for schools in the field of bereavement care for pupils. Lesson plans can be customised according to the topic and activity on each page and adapted around the needs and background of the children I would recommend this book whole heartedly.
N. Akhter - Education Consultant
This booklet is a part of “Red Balloon Resources”: Support in Multi-faith and Cultural Paediatric Health, Palliative and Bereavement Care.
["I found this to be an emotional but richly resourced book that will benefit any Islamic family looking for support and guidance...Although the intention of the book is to deal with the loss of a sibling, the activities and suggestions will surely help young children through any personal loss of a loved one because it promises the reader that no matter how sad they feel now, they will eventually feel better."]
(Muslim World Book Review)