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Ramadan is coming! Ramazan Mubarak!

Eid Ramadan

Ramadan, or Ramazan as it is commonly known in South Asia, is the Muslim festival of fasting, prayer and good deeds. 

This Ramadan, here's a simple guide by KitaabWorld and MALA as a resource for parents and educators on hosting a Ramadan event for children within our communities (download the pdf here).

Looking to introduce Ramadan in the classroom? Read this article  that details how to make it an inclusive lesson for all students. 

Download the Host your Ramadan Event guide   

20+ Books On Ramadan

Here are our Ramazan recommendations include everyone’s favorite monkey keeping his first fast, lovely illustrations of Ramadan nights and even how to handle lunch time at school! 


Ramadan (Celebrate the World):  A new board book that highlights Ramadan traditions from around the world in lively illustrations.
It's Ramadan, Curious George: Join Curious George as he learns about fasting, sharing special treats and helping the needy all during his first fast in Ramadan!
R is for Ramadan: An alphabet book for young hands and minds to learn about the Ramadan and how people all over the world engage in a time of  It’s a time sharing, empathy, compassion, generosity, and selflessness.


A Party in Ramadan: Leena is excited for her first fast on Ramadan but she gets an invite to her friends'  birthday party. Will she be able to keep away from the lemonade and chocolate cake? 

Amal's Eid: Celebrate the end of Ramadan with Amal and his family! From the morning prayer to feasting on Bengali sweets with his family, a lovely tale on the joy of Eid.

 Celebrate Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr: This book is a great resource that informs us about the historical, religious, and cultural aspect of this Muslim holiday. With beautiful photographs, maps and a global perspective, this book celebrates the religious and cultural significance of Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr.


Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets: This beautifully illustrated picture book explores shapes in the world all around us. In the octagonal fountains in square gardens and ornate rectangular doors, all reflect beauty and faith. Also see Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns : A wonderful look at the sights, sounds, colors and flavours of Islamic traditions.

Drummer Girl: Young Najma loved Ramadan and wishes to beat the drum that traditional male musaharati drummers use during the wake-up call for the pre-dawn meal. Will Najma's family support her decision and help her realize her long cherished dream?

My Grandma and Me: Mina shares Ramadan, late nights, stories, friendships and a strong bond of love with her Grandma. This warm telling of their story will resonate with one and all. This selection has more fun tales with grandparents. 

Nabeel's New Pants: An Eid tale: It's the night before Eid and everyone is caught up in the excitement of preparation and presents! Nabeel buys presents for his whole family and even something small (or is it long?) for himself. 
Lailah's Lunchbox: Finally able to participate in the Ramadan fasts, Lailah is excited yet anxious. How will she explain Ramadan to her friends at school and more importantly, survive lunch time?

Moon Watchers: Shirin Ramadan's Miracle A wonderful story where young Shirin learns about Ramadan traditions and develops closeness with her family during this special month. 

My First Ramadan: Follow this young boy all set to fast as his elders do. Come share his experiences of this special month!
Night of the Moon: The beautiful illustrations in this book evoke images of Islamic art and trace traditions rooted in an ancient time as celebrated in the modern Muslim world.
Owl and Cat: Ramadan is: Inspired by classic children's poem 'The Owl and The Pussycat' comes this wonderful picture book where Owl and Cat celebrate Ramadan and learn about patience, prayer and kindness. Also see Owl & Cat Muslims are.
Ramadan Moon: Ramadan begins with a whisper and a prayer, continues with the cycles of the moon and ends with the festival of Eid-U--Fitr. Told in lyrical verse, with Iranian inspired illustrations, the book is a treat for all. 
The Gift of Ramadan: Sophie is excited to fast in Ramdan but the smell of cookies proves too hard to resist. How can she still be part of the joy and excitement of breaking the fast?
The White Nights of Ramadan: A tale about Ramadan from the desert lands of Kuwait where the three middle days of Ramadan are called “The three whites”. Noor along with other children collects treats and learns the true meaning of the holiday.
Under the Ramadan Moon: This story will have your kids reciting the lyrical verses about all the aspects of Ramadan in no time! A wonderful introduction to fasting, giving, spiritual growth with an eye at the window to wait and watch the Ramadan moon. 


Owl & Cat: Ramadan Coloring and Activity Book: What could be more fun than getting the kids to get hands on with learning about Ramadan in this cute coloring book. 

Ramadan and Fasting Activity Book: With  dot-to-dot drawings, puzzles and stickers, this book lets the kids decide their fun activity and learn things about Ramadan along the way!


Amina's Voice: Entering middle school, Amina is confronted with many new questions: does she have to change who she is to be accepted? This tale of learning to take pride in one's identity will resonate with kids everywhere.


Ramadan: The Holy Month of FastingBy focusing on spiritual growth and positive  actions throughout the month, Muslims all over the world try to better themselves. Personal stories and beautiful pictures enliven our learning about Ramadan. 

My Friend is Muslim: Layla and Nancy work together on a presentation on Islam and help us understand the traditions, beliefs and celebrations in an informative, and relatable way.

Growing Up Muslim: Understanding Muslim Beliefs and Practices: This well written book  draws on the author’s personal experiences growing up in America to dispel a number of misconceptions about Islam and discusses the origins, evolution, religious contexts, and cultural aspects that influence Islam.
The Garden of my Imaan: Aliya and Marwa are two young Muslims girls in their own school but as different as chalk and cheese. Marwa's approach to her faith makes Aliya question her own identity. 


Bestest Ramadan Ever: Ever wondered what it is like to balance tradition with you know, the real world? Bestest Ramadan Ever is a young teenage girls humorous take on Ramadan as well as her struggle to fit in.

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