Title: Love at First Sight
Author: Hirrah Khan
Illustrator: Marina Adam
Recommended for: Parents who have lost a child
Love at First Sight is a tender book about two parents who've lost their twin babies. Although it's a picture book, parents who've lost their own children will relate to the sweetness of love and the pain of loss. It will offer comfort as they read and know that they're not the only ones who have loved and lost a child.
When we think of the deep sorrow of losing a child, we also need to remember Allah's Mercy for being patient with the loss. Anas ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “There is no Muslim who loses three of his children before they reach the age of puberty, but Allah will admit him to Paradise by virtue of His Mercy towards them.” (Reported in al Bukhari)
|"They taught them patience. They taught them strength. They taught them love is greater than sorrow’s length."
This book is a good reminder to hold onto patience in the face of great loss. Allah says:
And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to As- Saabiroon (the patient).You can get your copy below (my affiliate link):
Who, when afflicted with calamity, say: ‘Truly, to Allaah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return.’
They are those on whom are the Salawaat (i.e. who are blessed and will be forgiven) from their Lord, and (they are those who) receive His Mercy, and it is they who are the guided ones. (Quran, al-Baqarah 2:155-157)