Studies show that children who are cruel to animals very often grow up to be violent adults. Teaching children to be kind to animals and to respect them as God’s special creation is an important element in preventing violent behavior in adults.

The links and resources below provide fun, imaginative, educational ways for kids to learn about the majesty of God’s creation.

Circle of Kids©

Online Resource

Check out this cool website for kids! There are lots of fun things to do and free things that you can get, too!

Books for Children

The following books illustrate the compassion for all beings that is at the heart of Islam. Adults will also find these books enlightening and entertaining.

Animals in Islam by B. Aisha Lemu
For children ages 8 to 10, this illustrated book teaches kindness to animals and talks about their special lives, as well as our duty to them. Includes an activity section to get kids thinking about animals though plays, imaginative games, poetry, and so on.

Love All Creatures by Khurram Murad
Primarily intended for 8- to 11-year-old children, this book includes eight stories from the life of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and 10 full-color illustrations, showing that he taught and practiced mercy and kindness to all animals.

For Parents and Teachers

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"There is not an animal that lives on the earth, nor a being that flies on its wings, but they form communities like you. Nothing have we omitted from the Book, and they all shall be gathered to their Lord in the end" - Al-Qur'an, 6:38
"Whoever is kind to the creatures of God, is kind to himself." - The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), narrated by Abdallah bin Amru in Bukhari and Muslim collections