Ramadan Around The World
Join the Ramadan Moon as it travels the world to visit children and their families observing Ramadan. Ramadan Around The World showcases how various cultures celebrate the Islamic holiday. The purpose of this book is to illustrate the diversity of the global Muslim community. Children of various nationalities and abilities are represented throughout the book. Families of diverse sizes and demographics have also been equally represented. This book is an adventurous read for children and useful as an educational tool for educators.
Ndaa Hassan is a wife, mother, artist, social entrepreneur and creative design enthusiast with a passion for storytelling, traveling and learning about other cultures. She takes particular interest working on projects that provide value and service to others. Her portfolio spans many community-centered projects and a handful of story times filled with lots of excitement, laughs and giggles. Ramadan Around The World is her first venture into children’s literature. It is a story inspired by her children and their Ramadan celebrations.
Azra Momin paints, illustrates books, writes for magazines, makes textile art and jewelry, and not necessarily in that order. She enjoys playing made-up games and going geocaching with her favorite comrades - her husband and daughter. A stack of children's books and mystery novels is always by her side and she dreams about living in an earth ship. You can find her work on Instagram @azramomin.
Minha Kauser is an Educator at Teach.Learn.Think. and Editor at Winning Essays, LLC. She has a passion for geography, has lived in seven countries on four continents, visited 25+ countries and could not be happier being a part of this book. Minha loves to teach and inspire in her two children and all her students a love for reading, travel, exploration, learning and appreciating the world – its history, religions and people. You can learn more about her at teachlearnthink.com
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What is Ramadan
During Ramadan, Muslims wake up early to eat a pre-dawn meal called Suhoor. They fast all day and break their fast at dusk with a meal called Iftar. Many families gather together and invite friends and neighbors to join them for Iftar. Through fasting, people learn the importance of patience and self-control.
Ramadan occurs at a different time each year because the Islamic calendar is based on the moon, not the sun like the Gregorian calendar we commonly use. As a result, every year, Ramadan moves ahead by two weeks. Ramadan can fall in the heat of summer or the cold of winter. Young children, the elderly, women who are pregnant or nursing, and those who are sick, need medication or are traveling, are not required to fast.
Most Muslims begin fasting when they are teenagers. Some may fast for a few hours when they are younger to try and learn what it feels like so that each year, their ability to fast grows. If you are curious about Ramadan, want to get ideas on how to share this tradition in your school, or have other questions, click here.
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- Night of the Moon: A Muslim Holiday Story
- It’s Ramadan, Curious George
- Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors
- Under the Ramadan Moon
- Lailah’s Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story
- Ramadan Moon
- A Party in Ramadan
- The Story of the Holy Prophet Muhammad: Ramadan Classics: 30 Stories for 30 Nights