Review: Ali Huda – Edutainment for Muslim kids
Ali Huda is an edutainment, it educates and entertains children about Islam in a fun and engaging way. A Netflix for Muslim kids that has 100’s of cartoons, shows and songs aimed at 2-12 year olds.
I’ve had Ali Huda in my home for almost 3 weeks and I can honestly say my kids love it. They are mad about some of the shows and would have it on all day, if they could.
So, what are the advantages.
The main advantage is it’s one account, so that’s one link for all my kids! Unlike YouTube, I don’t have to worry about my kids clicking into unwanted links AND it’s ad free, how cool is that!
Another advantage I’ve found is, it’s available on different devices. So depending on how many of my kids are watching, i can choose the best size screen to cater for them. Easily, hopping from our iPad to TV. They can also watch on multiple devices at the same time. It’s available on the iPad, Android, iPhone, laptop, Apple TV and chromosome.
Its child friendly and easy to navigate from show to show, so my kids don’t need me to constantly search up their shows. The set up is very neat and tidy. It has shows arranged in themes and age recommendations, which is brilliant.
The themes are a good mix of everything you would find on normal TV with Islamic values. They have songs and nasheeds, Qur’an and arabic, islamic TV channels, science and craft and lastly, travel and outdoors.
My children’s screen time is limited and knowing Ali Huda has unlimited streaming works well for us. It means, my kids can log in, anywhere and anytime they want and catch up on their favourite shows.
There was a couple of downsides for us. Apart from ‘Saladin’ there wasn’t another show my 10 year old daughter found enjoyable for her age.
They enjoyed watching ‘Story of prophets’ cartoon, but I had to stop them from watching it. The prophets have been draw with features, clothes and coloured in. They’ve been blurred, but not enough. I hope the team at Ali Huda will rectify this and children like mine, can continue to enjoy this cartoon.
So this brings me to, what are my kids watching and what do they have to say about it all.
I like Saladin because it’s adventurous. I like that it’s based on a true story, I can learn from it. I like that Saladin and his friends, turn bad people into good. My favourite characters are Sofia and Aneesa, because they are cool.
— Saarah, 10 yrs
I like Qumi Qumi because they’re funny and competitive. They’re very brave and daft at the same time.
— Isa, 8 yrs
I want to be like Aqil because he’s good. I also like Saladin because it has funny characters. My favourite character is Tariq. He’s funny.
— Zakariya, 6 yrs
I like Qumi Qumi because its funny. I like kit ‘n’ kate because they climb mountains and go on adventures.
— Yunus, 4 yrs
I like the blue one in Qumi Qumi, his name is Juga.
— Samuel, 3 yrs
Top 3 shoaws.
Saladin. The hero who became a legend.
My 6, 8 and 10 year old love this show, so much. They’ve almost been binge watching since they clicked the first episode. If I didn’t have a ‘to do list’ to tick of, around the house. I’d be glued with the kids too. YES, I’ve watched a handful of episodes with them happily.
Saladin is an animated project inspired by the life of Salah Al-Din Yusuf Ibni Ayub. The Islamic hero who united Muslims in the holy war against the crusaders in the 12th century. This is an action and adventure series aimed at 9-12 year olds.
Kit ‘n’ Kate.
My 3 and 4 year old boys, are enjoying this show. The language used is child friendly, easy to follow and understand.
Kit ‘n’ Kate are two kitties who love their toy box. As soon as they jump in, they whoosh of into an adventure! In each episode the kitties learn to make the right choices and overcome difficulties. This show is aimed at 2-3 years old.
Aqil story is a series, teaching kids about morals and Islamic values. Aqil himself is a great role model for kids and although it’s aimed at 9-12 year olds, it’s my 6 year olds favourite.
In each episode there’s a lesson to be learned, especially with the two bullies that always turn up. Kids learn how not to behave, consequences of bullying and how important choosing good friends can be. Most importantly, identifying and staying away from bad company and being the best muslim you can be.
So how much does it cost. Well, Ali Huda do offer a 30 day free trial. Once the trial is over, it’s $7.95 a month or $79.50 for the year. You have the option to cancel anytime. They also offer a discount for schools.
Ali Huda offer a 30 day FREE trial. Give it a go and let me know what you think!
You can sign up here!
Overall, Ali Huda is a brilliant kids Netflix. They’re continually adding more shows and they’re all made with muslim kids in mind. It’s an investment for sure, in my children’s learning and for other children too, as membership fees will help fund the producers to make new content. Knowing my children will learn about Islam, in a fun and engaging way and at the same time see themselves being represented ticks boxes for me. I look forward to seeing other shows they come up with.
10% of the monthly subscription fee gets donated to a UK charity Orphans in need.
Disclaimer; I was given access to Alihuda tv, in exchange for a honest review. All opinions expressed here, are my own and my children, were applicable.