By MuslimKidsBookNookay and Zainab bint Younus
During Ramadan, many people flip to books to boost our religious expertise – whether or not we select to learn books of tafseer or extra reflective titles, studying is a strong software so as to add to our Ramadan arsenal. Yet how about our kids? For our youngsters, image books and story books alike generally is a fantastic strategy to creatively and emotionally join them to studying not simply the Dos and Don’ts of Ramadan, however internalizing the deeper messages of this blessed month.
Below, we’ve compiled an inventory of our high rated and most extremely advisable Ramadan-themed books (or books that can have a particular influence throughout Ramadan!) for quite a lot of age teams. Snuggling collectively for storytime generally is a beautiful strategy to take a break through the lengthy fasting days, and be a manner serving to our younger ones develop nearer to Allah.
My First Book About Ramadan by Sara Khan
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Inside this board ebook, toddlers and younger youngsters will discover out in regards to the lovely holy month of Ramadan, it’s that means and objective, in addition to how and why it’s celebrated. Stunning illustrations, filled with shade, carry the pages to life and the rigorously written textual content is straightforward, straightforward to know, and appropriate to be learn aloud. It additionally options some details about Ramadan and customary questions youngsters may ask.
R is for Ramadan by Greg Paprocki
R is for Ramadan” is the proper Ramadan ebook in your toddlers! It is fabricated from sturdy materials and has lovely footage positive to maintain your little one’s consideration. A enjoyable alphabet primer celebrating the month-long Muslim observance of fasting and religious consciousness.
Hassan and Aneesa Love Ramadan by Yasmeen Rahim and Hassan and Aneesa Celebrate Eid by Yasmeen Rahim
It is the night time earlier than Ramadan and Hassan and Aneesa are excited for it to start. In Ramadan they’ll learn the Qur’an, give charity, share meals with neighbours and attempt to quick. Follow them on the primary day of Ramadan and discover out why Hassan and Aneesa find it irresistible when the Muslim holy month arrives.
Eid al-Fitr is right here and Hassan and Aneesa are serving to to brighten their home earlier than the celebrations start. On Eid they’ll wake early to scrub earlier than performing a particular prayer outdoors. After the prayer, it’s time to have fun with family and friends.
One Perfect Eid Day and No More Cake by Suzanne Muir
This counting ebook takes the reader on an Eid journey from the night time earlier than when Ramadan involves an finish. Followed by the expertise of the day of Eid till the night when there isn’t any extra Eid cake left.
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns by Hena Khan, and Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets by Hena Khan
With breathtaking illustrations and informative textual content,Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns magnificently captures the world of Islam, celebrating its magnificence and traditions for even the youngest readers.
From a crescent moon to a sq. backyard to an octagonal fountain, this breathtaking image ebook celebrates the shapes-and traditions-of the Muslim world.
Who Will Help Me Make Iftar by Asmaa Hussein
Mustafa Amca and his spouse have a yearly custom: they cook dinner iftar for his or her buddies and neighbours on the primary day of Ramadan.
But this 12 months, Mustafa Amca’s spouse is sick and may’t assist him cook dinner! Will he be capable to discover others to pitch in and create a meal for everybody to take pleasure in?
Ramadan Moon by Nai’ma B. Robert
This lyrical and galvanizing image ebook captures the surprise and delight of this nice annual occasion. Accompanied by illustrations impressed by Iranian artwork, the story follows the waxing of the moon from the primary new crescent to full moon and waning till Eid is heralded by the primary sighting of the second new moon.
Ramadan Around the World by Ndaa Hassan
Join the Ramadan Moon because it travels the world to go to youngsters and their households observing Ramadan. Ramadan Around The World showcases how varied cultures have fun the Islamic vacation. Children of varied nationalities and talents are represented all through the ebook. Families of various sizes and demographics have additionally been equally represented.
Lailah’s Lunchbox by Reem Faruqi
Lailah is in a brand new college in a brand new nation, hundreds of miles from her outdated residence, and lacking her outdated buddies. When Ramadan begins, she is worked up that she is lastly sufficiently old to take part within the fasting however apprehensive that her classmates received’t perceive why she doesn’t be part of them within the lunchroom.
Lailah solves her drawback with assist from the college librarian and her instructor and in doing so learns that she will be able to make new buddies who respect her beliefs.
Drummer Girl by Hiba Masood
Year after 12 months within the blessed month of Ramadan, little Najma has fortunately arisen to the drum beat of her neighborhood’s musaharati. He walks by way of the streets of her small Turkish village, waking every household for the pre-dawn meal earlier than the lengthy day of fasting. Najma needs nothing greater than to be a musaharati herself at some point, however no lady has ever taken on the position earlier than. Will she have what it takes to be the drummer lady of her desires? Find out on this inspirational story of sincerity, dedication, and believing in your self.
Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet by Zanib Mian
Omar and his household have simply moved, and he’s NOT enthusiastic about beginning at a brand new college. What if the work is simply too exhausting or the youngsters are imply or the instructor is a zombie alien?!
But when Omar makes a brand new finest buddy, issues begin wanting up. That is, till a Big Mean Bully named Daniel makes daily a nightmare! Daniel even tells Omar that every one Muslims are going to be kicked overseas . . . Could that presumably be true?
Luckily, Omar’s monumental creativeness and goofy household assist him get by way of life’s ups and downs.
Badir and the Beaver by Shannon Stewart
It’s Ramadan, a time to concentrate on good deeds and to quick, and Badir and his brother, Anis, are out for a stroll one night whereas they wait for his or her iftar meal. In the park Badir sees a rat. A really, very massive rat. He quickly learns it’s really a beaver, an animal that doesn’t reside in Tunisia, the nation Badir and his household have emigrated from. It seems that a number of the neighbors who benefit from the park assume this beaver is a little bit of a pest, however Badir thinks it’s fantastic and learns all the pieces he can in regards to the iconic Canadian animal. When a petition is began to take away the beaver, Badir, who is aware of firsthand how troublesome it’s to go away your property behind, rallies his classmates to put it aside. And with a little bit assist from new buddies, the youngsters study that collaboration and religion can change the best way we take into consideration the world.
52 Poems for 52 Weeks by Abdullah Mansoor
52 Poems for 52 Weeks – A Lunar Year consists of poems that span by way of the Islamic lunar calendar. The assortment of poems will positive to get you shifting by way of a number of feelings, from laughter all the best way to sorrow. A must-read for many who recognize poetry in fashionable and conventional kinds.
Once Upon an Eid by S.Ok. Ali & Aisha Saeed
Once Upon an Eid is a set of quick tales that showcases essentially the most sensible Muslim voices writing at this time, all about essentially the most joyful vacation of the 12 months: Eid! Eid: The quick, single-syllable phrase conjures up quite a lot of emotions and recollections for Muslims. Maybe it’s waking as much as the sound of frying samosas or the consolation of bean pie, possibly it’s the pleasure of placing on a brand new outfit for Eid prayers, or possibly it’s the present giving and vacation events to come back that day. Whatever it might be, for many who cherish at the present time of celebration, the emotional responses could also be summed up in one other quick and candy phrase: pleasure. The anthology may even embody a poem, graphic-novel chapter, and spot illustrations.
Sadiq and the Ramadan Gift by Siman Nuurali
It’s Ramadan! In the spirit of the season, Sadiq and his buddies wish to give again to their group. The buddies band collectively to lift cash to construct a brand new college for youngsters in Somalia. They determine to placed on a group iftar as a fund-raiser, however not everybody agrees the place their efforts must be spent. Can they discover a strategy to work collectively?
Allah Loves by Omar Suleiman
In Allah Loves… Omar Suleiman explores who and what Allah loves in order that we could turn out to be a kind of who’re beloved to Him. Made up of 30 quick and spiritually enriching chapters, this ebook is a reminder that all through our lives, the Creator’s love is all the time there, growing by way of on a regular basis actions corresponding to exhibiting generosity or remaining according to unnoticeable good deeds.
Angels in Your Presence by Omar Suleiman
Throughout your existence, there are angels in your presence. But it’s your actions that trigger these angels to both reward you or shame you. Through this ebook, we’ll discover the actions that invite these blessed unseen beings to wish upon you, and carry your identify and point out to the One who created us all.
Knowing You by S.Ok. Barakat
“knowing You” is about heartbreaks, loss, hope, and love. This ebook offers an uplifting religious renewal to construct your self again up in occasions while you really feel broken, damaged, and hopeless by reflecting on God’s attributes. According to the Islamic custom, there are not less than 99 names of Allah (the Arabic time period for God), which describe His best attributes. This assortment of poetry, prose, private narratives, and essays is tailor-made to every of these names. Because it’s in figuring out Him, that we discover who we really are.
Boy vs Girl by Na’ima B. Robert
Farhana and Faraz are twins, born 6 minutes aside. Both are in turmoil as they method the holy time of Ramadan. Farhana has to determine whether or not her religion is powerful sufficient for her to put on the hijab at college and whether or not she may give up her relationship with good-looking Malik. Faraz has fallen in with a road gang headed by unscrupulous Skrooz, when all he actually needs is to mix his religion and his expertise for artwork. Both youngsters have life-changing decisions to make, in opposition to the peaceable backdrop of Ramadan. Do Farhana and Faraz have sufficient braveness to do the correct factor? And can they assist one another – or will considered one of them draw the opposite in the direction of disaster? When Faraz lastly says no to the drug-dealing calls for of Skrooz, it units off a harmful chain of occasions. This highly effective novel explores concepts of proper and fallacious, and honour, and what they imply to completely different generations of Muslim households dwelling within the west.
Journey Through the Qur’an by Sharif Hasan al-Banna
This is the proper companion to anybody’s Ramadan khatmah – it has diagrams breaking down the themes of every surah, then mentions virtues, interval of revelation, key messages, chosen verses, and supplications. Each Surah’s phase is barely a few pages at most (excluding Surah al-Baqarah) – tremendous duper useful for going over individually or as a household!