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5 Ramadan Books for your Setting

Ramadan is a very important time for Muslims, as they fast during the day to worship Allah. This fasting lasts for a month and means that Muslims have to wake up very early in the morning, to eat a meal called “suhur” before sunrise. They then eat another meal after the sun goes down, called “iftar”.

To learn more about Ramadan, take a look at That Nursery Life’s article What is Ramadan?.

Ramadan is a great time to introduce the children in your setting to the festival of Ramadan, and what it means to Muslim people. To help you out, TNL have put together a list of five books to help you and your early years explore Ramadan.

1. My First Ramadan

This story follows a young boy as he becomes old enough to start his first Ramadan fast. With beautiful illustrations and simple language, it’s a great introduction to Ramadan for children of all ages.

2. Sadiq and the Ramadan Gift

To celebrate Ramadan, Sadiq and his friends decide to raise money to build a new school in Somalia. However, there are disagreements along the way in how the money should be spent! This heart-warming story follows Sadiq as he and his friends try to work out a way to work together.

3. Owl & Cat: Ramadan Is…

Owl, Cat and their family and friends are celebrating Ramadan. During the month they learn about friendship, patience and acceptance. Loosely based on The Owl & The Pussycat, this book is beautifully simple and clear about the traditions of Ramadan.

4. Under the Ramadan Moon

A book about a modern family observing the rituals of Ramadan. Geared towards slightly older children, this story will entertain all ages with its luminous illustrations and poetic verses.

5. Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors

This story celebrates the beauty of the traditions of Ramadan through all its different colours, from a red prayer rug to a blue hijab as you are guided through the month by a young Muslim girl.

How are you marking Ramadan in your setting? Let us know on the TNL socials @thatnurserylife – we’d love to hear what you’ve been up to!