Regular followers of the blog will know that we are a family that likes to read. The girls have an ever growing collection of books and we have recently turned to Ramadan related books. I have already reviewed some of the Ramadan books we have:
As I am running out of time to review all the books I want to before Ramadan, I thought a post sharing 10 of the books we will be reading throughout Ramadan would be ideal. Some of these books aren’t specifically relating to Ramadan but are useful in that they are educational and teach the children about Islam.
‘Ramadan is one of the most special months of the year – a time to pray, fast and help those in need. Sylvia Whitman’s lyrical story, with luminous illustrations by Sue Williams, serves as an introductions to Ramadan – a time for reflection and ritual with family and friends’.
Written by Na’ima B Robert, ‘the beauty and excitement of Ramadan and Eid is vividly evoked in this movingly written and stunningly illustrated book. A perfect introduction for children celebrating Ramadan for the first time, or anyone who wants to know what Ramadan is like.
‘For Muslims, Ramadan is a time for fasting, prayer and thinking of others. Rashad tries to be good all month. When it’s time for Eid al-Fitr, he feasts and plays. Find out how people celebrate this special time of year’.
Written by Lisa Bullard
‘It’s time for Ramadan to begin. Follow along with one young boy as he observes the Muslim holy month with his family. This year, he wants to try to fast like the grown-ups do.’
Written by Karen Katz
‘Junior Marketing Executive Ameena is determined to make this upcoming Ramadan a real success – easier said than done with a demanding job and siblings that regularly test her patience. But with good advice from a sheikh, support from her friends and a strong plan, she’s certainly on the right track to getting what she wants out of the Holy month.’
Written by Sara Kabil and Abubakr El-Banna
‘The central idea of this book developed from a series of talks given by the author to Muslim youth during the month of Ramadan. It was felt that this would meet the need for a simple informative guide for young Muslims.’
Written by Javed Ali
‘This delightful book of Eid songs combines entertainment and with learning and includes beautiful artistic illustrations. It teaches about Eid-ul-Fitr- Eid -ul-Adha and Ramadan. It stimulates listening skills, helps establish reading readiness, and promotes a secure, satisfying Islamic self-image.
Written by Fawzia Gillani Williams
‘Goodnight Stories from the Quran is the answer to every child’s longing to hear a good bedtime story. It contains a careful selection of thirty-three magnificent Quranic tales retold in age appropriate language. A simple text and fabulous colour illustrations, which bring the narratives vividly to life, make the message of the Quran more meaningful for children.
‘…this book makes the message of the Quran more meaningful for children. It’s the perfect way to begin your child’s lifetime adventure of personal Quran reading. Especially chosen for the very young, these stories act as a foundation on which to build a growing knowledge of the Quran.
‘…this book makes the message of the life of the Prophet Muhammad (saw) more meaningful for children. It’s meant for 7 year olds and above, encourages children to discover for themselves the message of the life of the Prophet and to find their own ways of applying the Prophet’s timeless teachings into their lives.’
Are there any books that you and your family really love to read in Ramadan? Do feel free to share them in the comments!