From SLP to Author
I'm one of those mothers that has been hoarding beautifully illustrated and well written books, Islamic and general themed, before my babies were born. If it had words and pictures- I had it. After my son was born I found how scarce high quality Islamic literature was to find. Like finding a needle in a haystack, or more like finding a hijab pin in a car. (The struggle is real.) Compared to the Dr. Suess, Eric Carle, and Marc Brown books, ours just seemed to fall flat in content and in illustrations.
According to the "nurture" approach to child psychology, a child is born a blank slate. To me, that idea was crazy intimidating, like staring at a blank white word document thinking about how to fill it with 4 and half pages of meaningful content, single spaced, grammar on point. What was it that I was going to fill my newborn blank slate with? I wanted to instill the love of Islam in my little ones at the earliest age possible. In a world where non-Islamic ideologies are shoved upon us, I wanted my children to know what it meant to be a Muslim.
Hence, the idea of a writing a book was born. My son has always idolized superheroes. He's never watched a single episode of Superman, Batman, Spiderman, etc but knew who every "-man" was. I thought it was only a boy thing -until my daughter was born. I realized that my munchkins thrived on adventure and knowing they could do anything and everything they set their mind to. That's when I began thinking, how cool would it be if there was superhero that modeled good things and inspired them in the best way? How cool would it be if there was a superhero that taught Islamic values?
[Enter Mikaeel and Malaika- The MUSLIM SUPERHEROES.]