Muslimommy had the pleasure of reviewing a series of books called Jannah Jewels Adventure Series. The Jannah Jewels chapter books is an exciting Islamic Adventure Series designed for young readers, which focus on Islam’s rich history. We read 3 books in the series,
- The Treasure of Timbuktu
- The Chase in China
- Bravery in Baghdad
The author Umm Nura, was inspired to write these chapter books in order to share Islamic history with her daughter in an exciting way. Her books are written to promote thousands of years of inventions, new technology and sacred knowledge in the ‘Golden Ages’ of Islam, that played a crucial role in shaping our world today. Umm Nura believes that if young people are reminded and proud of their Golden history, it will inspire them to contribute towards a Golden future by becoming the next thinkers in science, law, medicine, numeracy, literacy and more Inshallah. This is what my daughter had to say about the books.
“The main characters in the series are 4 girls and there are supporting characters that appear as well. I liked the characters because they are modest in their mannerisms and dress. When I read other books, I feel that girls are portrayed less modestly, so that was something I could relate to. Throughout the book I felt the essence of Islamic values and there was a lot of adventure to keep us guessing.
I loved the plot and the setting, because it usually takes place in the past (a favorite setting of mine), when the girls go back in time, to a place where Islamic civilization is thriving. We liked the story line where the girls usually meet a famous Muslim and have to find an artifact to place into the Golden Clock.
I felt that it was a fast-paced novel, so there was no time to feel bored, and I was excited to find out what would happen next. I sat down and read each book from cover to cover with anticipation. A big drawing factor for me, was that the characters praised Allah (SWT) frequently, which served as a reminder to myself.
I loved that each girl has a gadget to help her with a mission to find the artifact. The only thing I could wish for, was that the books were longer, because I did not want it to end. I also felt that it teaches a good moral – when the girls are in danger, they pray to Allah (SWT) for help. This is a good lesson to remind readers, that when you face difficult situations, turn to Allah (SWT) first.
Even though the characters are girls, it had enough excitement and the presence of supporting male characters to be read by both girls and boys. Overall the Jannah Jewels Series is an enjoyable way to learn about Islamic history and famous Muslims for young readers!” – Asiya, age 12
Meet The Characters
I always leave home with my bow and arrow. My mind is always focused and my heart’s eyes are aware. Archery is my passion and mastery of it is my goal.
I love horseback riding. I’m good at communicating with all kinds of animals. I also enjoy reading because discovering new things is so much fun!
The earth is my friend and I love to keep it healthy and green. Join me in the ocean as we swim through another Jannah Jewels mystery.
I love healthy snacks which is good because I’m always hungry. You can catch me doodling on my sketch pad and trying tricks on my skateboard. I bet you can’t race as fast as me!
A Little About the Author
Umm Nura is the author of Jannah Jewels series and the picture book, Hijab and Basketball. She loves nature and exploring creation with her husband and 3 kids. She is dedicated to Allah (SWT) and the Prophet (SAW) and has been teaching and mentoring for over 10 years. She has worked with young people by being a Youth Liaison, coaching many sports teams and teaching all grades and subjects from Kindergarten to 12th grade in various public and private schools. She is also experienced in alternative education and dreams of travelling the whole world. Her love of history and travel, to places such as China, Morocco, Pakistan, Singapore, Fiji, Saudi Arabia, the UK, all over the US and Canada, inspired her to write the Jannah Jewels Adventure Series.
This is the first book in the Jannah Jewels Series, the JJ girls are brought to the ancient city of Timbuktu in Mali and meet the Treasure King. There they visit the Grand Mosque and University while trying to find the missing manuscript. Who exactly is the Treasure King and can the Jannah Jewels restore the missing manuscript before time runs out?
In the second book of the Jannah Jewels Series, the JJ girls are caught and thrown aboard the ship of Zheng He is the famous Chinese Muslim Admiral. Caught in a lightning thunderstorm, they must sail in raging waters to retrieve a rare medicine plant. Can the Jannah Jewels escape the fiery arrows of pirates and make it safely back home?
In the third book of the Jannah Jewels Series, a notable scholar has vanished from the House of Wisdom, along with a scroll pen that belonged to the famous mathematician Al-Kindi. Lost in the marketplace of Baghdad, can the Jannah Jewels gain victory over the villain and put the pen back into the Golden Clock?
These 3 Jannah Jewels Books are available for sale on Amazon by clicking on the pictures. And now you can find book 4 available for sale as well! Book 5 will be coming soon inshAllah!
Learning about Islamic history and famous Muslims of the past makes these books a historical book lover’s wish, and the Islamic twist is a plus for young Muslim readers. You can purchase the Jannah Jewels Series books through our Amazon affiliate links when you click on any book cover. Jannah Jewels has been Muslimommy approved as kid-friendly!
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