It is Ramadan! This month in Our Muslim Homeschool we have been enjoying a wide variety of Muslim children’s books, to teach the children about Ramadan and Eid.
Muslim children’s literature is an easy and fun way to introduce important concepts in Islam; such as fasting, tawheed, sincerity, amongst others, to children from a young age.
I strongly believe that the stories we tell our children leave an imprint on their hearts and memories, impacting them in later years. What can be better than to read books to them with beautiful meanings and strong morals.
Here are some of the Ramadan books for children that we have been reading aloud in our homeschool!
For a quick look at which books we have been reading in Ramadan, WATCH THIS Video:
Five Prayers Each Day by Elizabeth Lymer
This charming rhyming story teaches toddlers to count up to five using the Five Daily Prayers (Salaah). It’s short but very sweet!
” One, two, three, four, five prayers each day that we’re alive…”
Suitable for ages 1-3
Angels and Rainbows by Elizabeth Lymer and Brooke Alam
Under the Ramadan Moon by Sylvia Whitman
This book is suitable for children aged 3-5.
The Amazing Calendar Quilt by Sheikh Zubia Imami
This book teaches children about months of the Islamic calendar, teaching the names and of their significance Islamically.
Unfortunately this book is out of print, but you can find it second-hand if you’re willing to hunt around!
I would recommend it for children aged 5+.
Ramadan Moon by Na’ima B. Robert
The illustrations in this book are stunning.
This book is suitable for children aged 4-9.
Night of the Moon by Hena Khan
Night of the Moon is the story of a Pakistani-American girl who watches the moon’s phases, and talks about all her different experiences during Ramadan.
The illustrations are spectacular and remind me of traditional Islamic art, with lots of geometric patterns and vibrant colours.
I would recommend this book for children aged 3-9.
Sweet Dates to Eat by Jonny Zucker
This short and simple story introduces young children to Ramadan and Eid. It shows the family in the mosque, eating iftar, and celebrating Eid.
The illustrations are very cute and colourful!
Suitable for children aged 2-4 years-old.
An Eid for Everyone by Hina Islam
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