Hamza’s usual fun Saturday is cancelled when his family receives the sad news that Uncle Sameer has died. Follow Hamza through the day as he learns about the various aspects of a janaza.
This story is a gentle introduction to attending an Islamic funeral, told from a child’s perspective. It familiarises children with the etiquettes and some of the rituals surrounding a funeral and provides an opportunity for important discussions around death and the afterlife in an age-appropriate manner.
Shabana Hussain is a teacher from Lancashire who writes faith inspired children's picture books. She believes strongly in representation and spreading kindness. Through her work, she hopes to help young readers feel empowered and confident to embrace their unique culture and identity.
When she's not writing, you can find Shabana doodling, singing or playing her daff (drum). She can also be found munching on chocolate goodies which she claims fuel her imagination!Atefeh Mohammadzadeh is a twenty-five year old author and illustrator from Iran. Her interest in books and art began as a child however, she decided to pursue it as a professional career as recently as 2019. Although she dabbles in photography, crochet and other crafts, writing stories and creating illustrations are where her passion lies.