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Quote herjihad Replybullet Posted: 11 August 2005 at 1:24pm

Bismillah,

My kids and I have read these books together.  We enjoyed them.  We discuss movies and books that we see and read together to understand what is Islaamic and what is not. 

I'm more concerned that they enjoy watching Bad Boys the cop show with their dad when I'm not around, and other such junk.

There is a difficulty that I tried to correct with my kids teachers which is they get necessary credit for reading books like Harry Potter, but not the Quran or even Islaamic story books, of which we only have  a couple. 

In fact, the "AR - accelerated reader" list is limited and excludes many books.  So if a book is not on the list with a specific number of points and the year in school reading level it is appropriate for, then no credit is given.  Now, this varies in different schools, and hopefully I will be transferring my kids to a school system which doesn't follow this format so that we have a little more freedom in choosing their reading.

Kids like to get better grades for their reading efforts.  And I like the Harry Potter series myself.  I like fantasy books like this, and I read them with or before my kids read them so that we can discuss things in them.  Most kids don't consider the magic and sorcery as real or if they do, my kids know that magic is forbidden in Islaam.

We especially need to watch out for the playstation and gamebox and gamecube and ds2 et cetera games that are available at our kids friends' homes.  You won't often find kids gathered around a book trying to figure out sorcery, but you will hear them talking about that cool new game at Pete's house!

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Quote MOCKBA Replybullet Posted: 11 August 2005 at 6:22pm

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Salamu'alaikum Herjihad,

Of some fiction, i recommend you and your kids "The Little Prince" by Antoine De Saint-Exupery... if you haven't read it yet.

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Quote herjihad Replybullet Posted: 12 August 2005 at 10:03am

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Alaykum Assalam.  Thanks for the suggestion.  Here is a link I found.

http://www.spiritual.com.au/articles/prince/prince_contents. htm

Is this the orignial story?



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Quote MOCKBA Replybullet Posted: 14 August 2005 at 12:37am

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That's the one, Sister. It may look like a book for kids, but years later as the kids grow up they read it differently.

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Quote kim! Replybullet Posted: 14 August 2005 at 1:17am
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Salamu'alaikum Herjihad,

Of some fiction, i recommend you and your kids "The Little Prince" by Antoine De Saint-Exupery... if you haven't read it yet.



Heh - I'm trying to read this at the moment. In POrtuguese.  

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Quote herjihad Replybullet Posted: 14 August 2005 at 5:53am

Bismillah,

I read it on the Internet yesterday.  It is like a long poem with a lot of hidden meaning.  I always like it better when the author writes something to explain her meaning behind something.  To understand this book, I would have to have the author explain it, have a commentator who has studied about the author's life explain it, or study the matter in depth myself.  I will not take the time currently for the latter, although I may contemplate it from time to time because it had some intriguing ideas to consider.

My children might be intrigued by this also.  We are very busy right now, but when we settle down, I will get a hard copy, ISA, and see what they think of it. 

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Quote MOCKBA Replybullet Posted: 14 August 2005 at 7:00am

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The simplest thing, apart from many, that the book points at - is the purpose of life. There are indeed many hidden meanings, as it is clearly indicated right in the first chapter... but each kid will grow up to discover his/ her own (it is not completely necesary to try and explain them the hidden meaning that we found)... and it is important that we assit them in understanding what it means to be a Muslim in the context of explaining the purpose of life. 

 

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Quote Amina16 Replybullet Posted: 16 November 2005 at 9:36pm

So ur saying reading Harry Potter is Haraam.  I read them but i don't believe in magic and sorcery.  I just read it for fun.  Its not like i replaced Harry Potter with the Quran and Hadith.  I still read those every day more than Harry potter( i only read each book 1s)

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