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23 February 2024 / 13. Shabaan 1445

Download the Tarbiyah Storytime App now

My Activities  | FAQ’s 

In honour of Bibi Sakina (as), The World Federation seeks to spread the love and awareness of Islam to all Muslim children around the world. The same way we aware of the historical events which took place in Karbala many years ago, we want to share valuable Islamic lessons with all children, no matter where they come from. It's our primary duty to ensure we spread the teaching of Islam and the Ahlulbayt to everyone. 

Our Tarbiyah children's storybooks has been a success so far, which has been used in madaris all around the world. We have received such incredible feedback from children and parents alike that we decided to publish the storybooks for anyone to purchase. However, we wanted to go a step further and make the storybooks readily available, convenient and affordable to anyone who wants immediate access to the Tarbiyah storybooks. We are very pleased to announce the storybooks are now available digitally via our latest app -  Tarbiyah Storytime  (The app is available to download for free on the  Google Play Store and Apple App Store ).

These storybooks are great for any age and creates a unique experience for both parent and child! Each book focuses on a specific Islamic concept which dives into various lessons we can learn from, understand and interact with.


Introduction of Tarbiyah Storytime App by Secretary General Al Haj Arifali Hirji

The storybooks we currently have available for you to download are from the Allah Almighty section. 

This module is dedicated to Allah and to man's relationship with his Creator. It covers Tawhid (monotheism) in great depth, discussing the existence of Allah, His unity and His various attributes. It also covers the creation of the universe and His Signs in it as well the creation of the angels, the jinn, and man. It explores the purpose of creation and the need for religious guides and looks at the history of the first prophet, Nabi Adam and his children. As the basis of our relationship and communication with Allah, key concepts of tawbah and istighfar, du'a and munajat are introduced and the daily prayer as the most sublime form of submission (taslim) to Allah is covered in detail.

Want to get a taster of the storybooks first? We've added two free storybooks with activities for you to try out with your child(ren).  


In Jabir’s footsteps

Abbas and Ahmad visit Karbala every year on Arba‘in. Every time their father tells them stories about a special companion of the Ahlulbayt (as). Would you like to know who they learn about this year? Download this book to find out!

Manarah the lighthouse

Bongo loved boats. One day, his friends decided to surprise him with a boat ride. Little did they know that they were all in for the surprise of their lives! Learn about nubuwwah and the mercy of Allah (swt) through the story of Manarah the Lighthouse. 

You can also sponsor these storybooks for the thawab-e-jariyah . We can discuss this further when you email us on this address:  [email protected] .



The MCE Tarbiyah background Story:

The  Madrasah Centre of Excellence (MCE)  has worked closely with madaris all over the world for many years with one goal in mind: ensuring all children are Islamically educated using a child friendly approach alongside training their teachers to adapt to teaching methods which are not only enjoyed by the children but also used as an effective method of enhancing great teaching.

Hence their slogan:

“Nurturing piety by enabling an environment that instills the values of the Qur’an and Ahl al-Bayt (‘as)”.

In order to enliven the younger childrens’ understanding of the lessons being taught in the madaris, MCE introduced storybooks. A lot of thought went into their design, layout, language and learning outcomes. The books also went through a rigorous process of review and editing by Islamic scholars, teachers and students!

After the storybooks were created and published, the MCE team wanted all Muslim children around the world to have access to these incredible books at the touch of just a few buttons!


 My Activities (The Storybook Sections)  

Each book comes with the following sections: These sections is a chance for the parent and child to learn more about what they've just read. 

i. Story Time  - Each story is based on an ayah of the Qur’an
ii. Wow Wonderful Whys  - General knowledge associated with the story
iii. Happy Hadith  - Hadith from masumin related to the lesson
iv. Du’a! Du’a!  - Du’a related to the lesson
v. Adorable Ahlul Bayt/ Perfect Personalities  - A comic strip with a lesson from their lives
vi. Time for Rhyme  - A rhyme related to the lesson
vii. Power Parenting  - Ideas for parents to support the application of the values learnt from the book



Q: Who developed the Tarbiyah storybooks?

A: They have been developed by a team of dedicated authors namely: Aaliya Yusufali, Fatema Kanji, Ghazala Gokal, Zohra Tejani and Shaykh Abbas Ismail. They have been developed and published by the Madrasah Centre of Excellence which is a part of The World Federation of KSIMC. These storybooks form part of the Tarbiyah curriculum for children aged 4 to 7 and is used in Shia madaris worldwide.


Q: Are the storybooks on the app designed to be read independently by the children?

A: Yes, with the voice over the child can either read the storybooks independently or press play and follow along with the voice over. 


Q: I've download the book will it be available to me for as long as I like?

A: Yes, it's your purchase and it belongs to you forever!


Q: What platforms can I use to download this app?

A: You can find us on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store .


Q: What does the various tabs represent on the App?

A: All Stories = is our current selection of stories available for you to download

My Stories = Your downloads will appear here, including any free samples.

My Activities = The additional elements included with each book will be listed here. These are fun activities for both parent and child. 

Restore Purchases = Restore any old purchases you have made in the app store.


Q: I'd like to sponsor a book for thawab-e-ariyah for my muhurmeen, how can I do that?

A: We welcome anyone who would like to sponsor a book or as many storybooks for their muhurmeen. You can enter your details here:



Q: I'd like to be hardcopies of the book, how can I do that?

We are selling hardcopies of the storybooks as bundles. You can find out more about the bundles here


Q: Will more storybooks be added on the app?

A: Inshallah we will release more storybooks in the near future. 


Q: I've download the app and want to share my feedback with you, how can I do that?

A: Please email us on [email protected] with your feedback.


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