Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims around the world as a month of fasting. Whether you are a practicing Muslim or are simply looking to introduce the concept of Ramadan to your child, these books are an excellent way to pique their curiosity and allow them to engage in fun activities simultaneously.
Lailah’s Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story by Reem Faruqi
Lailah is fasting for the first time and she’s excited, but she’s unsure how her friends will react to her not eating lunch with them. This story takes you through the gentle and heartwarming interactions Laila encounters with her friends, teachers to educate them on her beliefs and practices. This book is an excellent resource to use as a parent or teacher, particularly if you’re not of Islamic faith.
Ramadan Moon by Na’ima B. Robert
Children will love this lyrical book about Ramadan and sighting the moon! Explore the wondrous month of Ramadan from a child’s perspective, right from the first sighting of the moon to the celebratory days of Eid-ul-Fitr at the end of month.
Ramadan Activity Book by Zareer Khatri
This activity book is great for toddlers and young children to learn about the Holy month of Ramadan in an engaging way. This book teaches children about the key concepts of Ramadan in a way that they can understand. It also allows parents to guide their children in core skills such as reading, writing and coloring.
My 30 Days of Ramadan by Solmaz Parveen
Here’s another creative activity book to keep children engaged as they learn the core concepts of Islam. From coloring pages to word searches to crosswords, this book is perfect for elementary aged children.
Who Will Help Me Make Iftar? by Asmaa Hussein
Every year, Mustafa Amca and his wife prepare Iftar for their neighborhood friends on the first day of Ramadan. But this year Mustafa’s wife is sick and he needs help. Read on to see who comes to help Mustafa prepare the first Iftar of Ramadan!
Ramadan Around The World by Ndaa Hassan
Learn about how various cultures around the world celebrate Ramadan through this wonderfully diverse book. Ramadan Around The World showcases children of various nationalities and abilities, allowing your child to learn about families of diverse size and demographics.
R is for Ramadan — Greg Paprocki
This baby book is perfect for your toddler to become acquainted with Ramadan and recognize the alphabet. The exciting illustrations will allow your child to learn about Muslim families engaging in Ramadan activities!
Ramadan is a special month for Muslims around the world. Whether you’re looking to educate your child about a practice you follow or introduce them to a significant ritual in Islam, these books are perfect to get you started.
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