Quran Stories For Kids

Islamic books for kids

Quran Stories For Kids

Written by Abdur Rauf Dakkak
Illustrated by Guzel Garipova.
Published by UMMAH publishing house
Moscow/ 2020

The series for the ‘Quran Stories For Kids’ book mostly describe the life of Prophets of Islamic Tradition. This book challenged me to tell the stories using completely different methods rather than we usually meet in picture books for kids.

The main idea was to tell the story of prophets without the main characters on the scenes. Because the rules of islamic images condemn using complete features, i.e nose or eyes are usually left out. So I concentrated on creating some space for the characters, where readers can imagine them and their stories. I hope that this illustrated book will help to inspire kids for discovering the Islamic culture.


Quran Stories for Kids, Ummah, Moscow, 2020

Guzel Garipova

Having a background in architecture,
I chose to follow my childhood love for drawing.
Since then I’ve illustrated 11 books, Shortlisted The Unpublished Picturebook Showcase 4 (2022) by dPictus, won Hiii Illustration Awards 2020, Carpetvista 2019 and was shortlisted at WIA 2019.

Alongside with supporting female communities one of my main professional interests is investing in further development of local Tatar culture and language.
As an art teacher I’m interested in projects encouraging curiosity and creative thinking in kids.