Listen Now: Mamanushka Storytime!

Every time I have shared my personal retellings of prophetic stories or a snippet of one that I narrated to my own children, you have all been so lovely and encouraging in asking for more!

So finally with a little push from Aiysha, inspiration from our favorite Al-’Isra’ wal-Mi‘raj resources and the stealing of quiet moments here and there I was able to write and record for you guys, in true Mamanushka style, a full narration of one of the most exciting stories from the life of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbbuh).

I told the story this way to my own four and seven  year old and it has the perfect amount of description for the youngest audience without losing any of the captivating detail for the older ones. This is the ideal time to share this story as the date of Al-’Isra’ wal-Mi‘raj is fast approaching and with it the end of the sacred month of Rajab – bringing us ever closer to Ramadan.

Listen to this story with your children in the car, huddled up together in your favourite chair, at bedtime or anywhere really. Let us know if you and your kids like what you hear and also if you think it would be beneficial to make this a regular feature. Enjoy and may it bring you joy.


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  • Reply Scidra March 22, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    This was so beautiful and well explained while being so authentic. My kids and I throughly enjoyed it. Please do more of these!! My children ages 3.5 and 4.5 were so engrossed and loved learning and discussing it with me. May Allah swt reward you for sharing this gem with us! 🤲🏻❤️

    • Reply Umm Masoud March 7, 2021 at 6:56 pm

      I am so happy I found this beautifully heartfelt narrated audio rather than just putting my kids in fron of a video. So discriptive. It gave me great ideas to follow up activities. thank you

  • Reply Masuma Wasti March 31, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Just pure love and joy ..
    you are going to be in my prayers always sumaya..

    • Reply Mamanushka March 31, 2019 at 9:45 pm

      Aw! Thank you so much Masuma – I couldn’t ask for anything better. <3

  • Reply Samina April 15, 2018 at 3:58 am

    Sumaya, is it possible to get a transcription of your Isra wal Miraj story. I loved your narration, and I would like to use the same story for my Isra wal Miraj party tomorrow. Is it possible to get the transcription?



    • Reply Sumaya April 15, 2018 at 6:46 pm

      Thank you for your comment and so glad the story has been inspiring! Unfortunately we’re not able to share the transcript at this time but when we do, will add it to this post. Hope your gathering goes well, I’m sure you will do an amazing job!!

  • Reply Umm Ali April 14, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    Jazakallah khair for sharing this with us. It was just perfect for my 6 year old 🙂

    Keep them coming inshallah.

  • Reply ruksana begum April 8, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Do you have a transcript for the audio? I seem to be having technical issues (the sound is very low) and my five year old is insistent she’d prefer to read.

    • Reply Sumaya April 12, 2018 at 1:55 am

      Sorry to hear you had trouble listening. Have you tried again since then? May be your oh coukd try from another device?

  • Reply Uzma Hussain April 7, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    Loved it!
    Please do keep them coming!
    I would love it if you could make it a regular feature.
    I will listen to this with my son and daughter (13 and almost 11).
    I hope they will enjoy it at bedtime, In Sha Allah.
    With so much junk out there for our children to absorb, this is absolutely precious and much needed to make our young ones come back to our beautiful faith.
    I will be looking out for the next one In Sha Allah soon!
    I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

    • Reply Sumaya April 12, 2018 at 1:50 am

      Aw Uzma. Thanks so much for your feedback.

  • Reply Alice April 7, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    I’m going to have to find the right time to have my almost 4 year old focus for this (he is full of life and tends to need the in-person or visual experience) but I absolutely loved your narration and will listen to it together with my son every year inshallah! Also this is the day of his Islamic birthday so to us it has one more layer of awesomeness 🙂 I might even get inspiration from your story and narrate my own in-person version of it with some crafts or pictures… thank you Sumaya!

    • Reply Sumaya April 12, 2018 at 1:50 am

      You are welcome! And happy birthday to your little man. He might still be a little young for the story… inshallah soon!

  • Reply Salihah April 7, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Thanks for sharing Azizah loved it! She hardly sits for anything unless watching but she was very engrossed and kept telling maryam to be quiet so she can hear and wants to listen again mA. Thank you for sharing your talents with us May Allah reward you!

    • Reply Sumaya April 12, 2018 at 1:48 am

      Thank you for listening and for your lovely feedback! So glad she enjoyed it.

  • Reply Salihah April 7, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    Absolutely amazing my 6 year old loved the story!

    • Reply Sumaya April 12, 2018 at 1:48 am


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