Children’s Book Launch: Tales of Mini Maryam

IHRC are pleased to host an exclusive children’s book launch with author Kosser Abdul Aziz for her first book Tales of Mini Maryam

Whether playing make believe or running around in the park, whether eating, sneezing or talking to Abu on the phone, Maryam has something unique to say and also something special to learn. Join her on her adventures and learn alongside her the short duas and invocations of everyday Muslim life.

Kosser Abdul Aziz’s debut is a collection of six lively short stories capturing the world of three year old mini Maryam. Reminding children of all ages to make Dua, be wonderful, stay amazed at the world and always seek to understand each day. With fantastic and engaging illustrations by Taha Abdalla.

WHEN: Wednesday, 28 October 2020

TIME: 2pm to 3pm (GMT)

WHERE: watch the event LIVE on www.ihrc.tvFacebook and YouTube


About the event:

This event is for families of all ages. Kosser Abdul Aziz will be interviewed, followed by a reading of Tales of Mini Maryam and a fun activity. We will also be holding a competition for your chance to win a copy of Tales of Mini Maryam!


This competition is now closed

(Open to Book Launch event participants only)

  1. Watch and Listen to Kosser’s book reading 
  2. Complete the craft activity
  3. Take a photo
  4. Email the photo to by 6pm on Wednesday, 28 October 2020 
  5. Include your name in the email!
  6. Winners will be announced on Monday, 2 November Insha’Allah via email and Instagram!

For the activity, you will need: a sheet of A4 paper, scissors and colouring pencils/pens (click here and scroll down for instructions).

Thank you all who attended the book launch for Tales of Mini Maryam with @kosserabdulaziz and for the wonderful competition entries

We’ve decided to select two winners for the Mini Maryam book competition:

• Fatimah Az-Zahraa Vohra
• The Kermous family

Well done! Thank you all for tuning into the event. We appreciate your support and participation. 



About the book:

Welcome to the delightful world of 3 year old Maryam captured and delivered with 6 heart-warming short stories.

Maryam whizzes around her house collecting and loading almost everything on to her tiny push chair, only to be met with disaster but, is all at loss? No, for Maryam remembers the power of dua (prayer).

What do we say after we have sneezed? Why do people go on pilgrimage? Can mini Maryam pray with her family? What do we say before we eat? Curious mini Maryam soon finds out.

Join Maryam as she discovers when and why to read certain Islamic prayers and to also keep her family in check!


About the author:

Kosser Abdul Aziz lives in London with her husband. In 2012, she gave up her career in Canary Wharf to home school their children and to continue to voluntarily run educational and recreational activities and events for her local community. London Borough of Brent recognised Kosser as a community mover and shaker and featured her in their, ‘Brent Magazine, 2011’. She was one of the main leads in a major mainstream TV documentary, ‘Hajj, The Greatest Trip on Earth’. and together with her family she took part in the Bafta-nominated British reality show, ‘Little Angels’. Read Kosser’s blog here

Read the wonderful reviews of Tales of Mini Maryam on Facebook and Instagram!