Author: Lisa Bullard
Illustrator: Holli Conger
For Muslims, Ramadan is a time for fasting, prayer and thinking of others. Rashad tried 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
The book is split up into 4 chapters:
- Where’s The Moon
- Thinking About Allah
- Thinking About Other People
- A Big Celebration
First impressions are that the book is quite short and gives a very basic outline about what Ramadan is, but is ideal for the younger children, and even for those who just want a quick summary about what Ramadan is. I loved the fact that it started off with Rashad looking for the moon as this is an important part of Ramadan, heralding the start of the month.
I also liked the boxes on the page with factual information about Ramadan, for example:
A man named Muhammad is very important to Islam. Muhammad lived about 1400 years ago. Muslims believe he was given messages from Allah. Muhammad began receiving these messages during the month of Ramadan. The messages became the Muslim holy book, the Koran.
The whole book is colourful which will appeal to the younger children. There is also a glossary at the end to help those who may not understand what some of the words used are. In addition to this, what we particularly liked, is that there is an activity at the end to make a ‘moon cup’ if the child wants to. This is to encourage to save money to donate to those less fortunate.
In summary, a short but sweet book introducing the basic elements of Ramadan.
You can purchase Rashad’s Ramadan And Eid al-Fitr via Amazon (affiliate link)