Our Favorite Ramadan and Eid Books:
Ramadan is the blessed 9th month in Islamic Calendar, the month of mercy. While living in west, its bit challenging to connect Muslim kids with Islamic teaching and culture. Sometimes it's hard to teach younger kids and we all know that "Picture speaks more than words", Picture books written by Muslim authors are true blessing. I have reviewed some amazing Ramadan books for your help Alhamdulillah. Feel free to share these amazing books with friends and family and don't forget to include them in your child's Eid gifts and Ramadan baskets inshaAllah.
Ramadan in Space by My Salah mat:
My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Noodles!
Well, in order to understand above mentioned statement, you need to get your copy of Ramadan in Space from My salah mat because it took me few seconds to understand it as well and it was mind blowing.
In the time of technology, where there are several books about space, we just wished to see something special for Muslim kids and this was "what a pleasant surprise!" because it not only educates young kids about space but also a very special month of Ramadan which is totally new concept for my kids.
Zahra's Blessing A Ramadan Story:
"𝐌𝐚𝐦𝐚 𝐬𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐮𝐬 𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡. 𝐌𝐚𝐲𝐛𝐞 𝐑𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐚𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐦𝐞. 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐞'𝐥𝐥 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫" a prayer rose from Zahra's heart like a sigh and floated up into the starry sky.
Another beautiful addition in our Ramadan and refugee books collections Alhamdulillah.
So beautiful story and beautiful illustrations took our hearts away.
This book definitely opened up our discussions about charity, donations, refugees, Ramadan, orphans, adoption of a child and becoming a foster parent.
We are definitely tired of reading preachy non authentic Ramadan books and want something new, special that presents us in true sense. Our religious norms and values to share the beauty of Islam and importance of Ramadan because this blessed month is much more than just fasting from dawn to the dusk without drinking sip of water even. Message behind fasting during the month of Ramadan, teaches us several messages and this one is one of them.
My daughter just loved illustrations; they are definitely beautiful eye catching.
Eid and picture day! What if they both come together on the same day?
What to wear? 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐫 𝐊𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐞𝐳 or dress? Oh no Amira was in distress.
𝘼𝙢𝙞𝙧𝙖'𝙨 𝙥𝙞𝙘𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚 𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙬𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙣 𝙗𝙮 @reemfaruqi and 𝗽𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 @penguinkids lovely book. Just LOVED it from the bottom of the heart. Illustrations and super cute story which every Amira will like to read especially if she has to pick and choose between Desi Shalwar Kameez and dress (𝐼'𝑚 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑠𝑢𝑟𝑒 𝑖𝑓 𝑚𝑦 𝐴𝑚𝑖𝑟𝑎 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑙𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑡𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ 𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑢𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑏𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝑠ℎ𝑒 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑠 ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑆ℎ𝑎𝑙𝑤𝑎𝑟 𝐾𝑎𝑚𝑒𝑒𝑧 𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑒𝑑).
Desi family, Palestinian woman, 21st century youth om Eid day, selfies in masjids and everything that you will love to enjoy this Eid inshaAllah after 2 years of missing Eid Ul Fitar masjid gatherings are well presented in this book.
going in our Ramadan basket inshaAllah
It's not Just Ramadan or Eid book and honestly the ending of this book is totally according to recent situation where some people are thinking it as religion conflict between Jews and Muslims.
Hannah is an 8 years old girl who is willing to fast this Ramadan where her Dada Jaan/ Grandpa teaches her the true meaning of Ramadan which is way beyond than just starving. She wakes up in the morning with the rest of her family for Sahoor and then she starts her day by “Saving the world”. She tried to do small acts of kindness and good deeds which were full of challenges and made her realize at one point that it's not that easy the way it sounds to save the world and true meaning of fasting.
We have usually seen books that teach young kids and their passion to fast or the books that teaches children about Ramadan or phases of the moon till Eid but this book is way too different. It has several messages including shows off/worldly praise, diversity, Immigrants and different religions as well.
The whole story beautifully discusses different ways Hannah struggled to do some good deeds by thinking she is saving the world but till the end she was confused that did she actually save the whole world? Her Dada Jaan/ Grandpa explains that if you help people around you only, then it's like you have saved the whole world.
I want to bring your attention to the end of the story where Hannah and her family had some friends as guests over on Eid day that included 𝐒𝐢𝐤𝐡, 𝐉𝐞𝐰 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧 which teaches them having different religion doesn't make us different human like “You don’t have to be Palestinian to stand against the genocides but have to be human only” and it's not about Jew or Muslim it's about Palestine.
Visiting a graveyard on the day of Eid is part of South Asian culture to miss family members on the very special day. Old album made me nostalgic where I missed dear homeland as well and my childhood Eid's.
𝐌𝐚𝐦𝐚 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐑𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐚𝐧 𝐠𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭?
𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐢𝐬𝐧’ 𝐭 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐩𝐚 𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠?
𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐜𝐚𝐧’ 𝐭 𝐰𝐞 𝐞𝐚𝐭?
This book is designed to teach about Ramadan to younger kids that when does Ramadan starts? How we start and break our fast and I really loved how she kept the iftar table simple and without samosa even. It tells young kids that when we fast, we can’t eat or drink while showing people enjoying themselves in the park with family, full of energy, and I would say that’s what we want to see. Sharing food with non-Muslim neighbors, charity of food, cloths, money and even toys teach kindness and sense of sadaqah to kids. It ends with the verse of the Quran that:
ليلة القدر خير من الف شهر
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘯𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘢 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘩𝘴 (Quran)
My favorite page in this book was the 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐣𝐢𝐝 𝐬𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐞 where you can see everyone praying together, young and old, mother with small kids and young child riding at the back of his father even. It showed beautifully that we can keep our kids in masjid while providing them with separate area to enjoy themselves. Glossary is at the end of each page to understand terms like taraveeh and 𝐀𝐫-𝐑𝐚𝐲𝐲𝐚𝐧 with references of Ahadith. Loved it.
The last page which brings back the memories of pre covid Eid was adorable. Such detailed illustrations that you can see even tiny, small ice cream cone.
Diverse characters, disables kids and even woman in black abaya with niqab was a pleasant surprise in this book.
This is 4th book in the series of My first books and I would say after going through each single page I can’t see even a single problem in text, illustrations or ideas at all Masha Allah. Highly recommended.
Baby's First Ramadan:
Have you ever dreamed for Ramadan board book?
For your toddler?
That thick book that is safe for young kids?
Dream came true
Diverse, High quality board book about Ramadan should definitely go in your bookshelf, Ramadan baskets, Eid gift bag and your toddler's bedtime story.
It starts with the Verse of Quran.
This super cute Ramadan book is so special because “𝐦𝐨𝐨𝐧” takes you along the journey of Ramadan and its celebration across the globe. Moon is main character of this book that teaches us about the special celebrations, food, clothing for the month of Ramadan in different continents. In this book you can see special kids as well which we rarely see in any other Muslim books E.g., child with hearing aids, on wheelchair etc. This helped my kids to learn about these beautiful kids and to respect them. (which is important).
Moon starts it journey from North America and ends in Australia while discusses along how people fasts and what they eat for their Iftar. When it reaches South America, it tells us about Brazilian soccer where it gives very important lesson that games don’t affect our fasts Alhamdulillah. Although kids felt thirsty but still didn’t leave fast nor their game MashaAllah.
When it reaches Asia, we saw “𝐑𝐨𝐨𝐡 𝐀𝐟𝐳𝐚” in Pakistan as well (𝑚𝑦 𝑘𝑖𝑑𝑠 𝑐𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑖𝑡 𝑝𝑖𝑛𝑘 𝑚𝑖𝑙𝑘).
Details in illustrations to the content, you can see your food and your race in it which makes you feel special. We love this book Alhamdulillah without any exaggeration. Thank you so much for writing this gem for us.
A Ramadan Fiesta:
Anyone's child fasting for the very first time? Well @trilingualsofia is fasting as well for the very first time with her cousin Jose and her family.
Being as Multilingual family ourselves we felt it very special for us. My kids were so excited to see Sofia speaking Arabic and English like them and definitely learnt a lot more about Spanish and how it has several words closer to Arabic e.g. Jirafa, giraffe and
. زرافة. Well actually for my kids this covered 4 languages for them because Urdu has similar word like Arabic for giraffe
𝐀 𝐑𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐚𝐧 𝐅𝐢𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐚 𝐢𝐬 2𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐢𝐧 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐓𝐫𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐨𝐟𝐢𝐚 by mariam saad and I have reviewed her first book as well, 𝐄𝐢𝐝 𝐚𝐭 𝐀𝐧𝐚𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐚 please do check it out as well. As a homeschooling family I'll highly recommend this series as an educational resource for tour Spanish or English story time, it comes with glossary of difficult words at end.
Trilingual Sofia has non-Muslim family and this series show their support and connection for Sofia despite of having different faith. If you have non-Muslim family, please do gift them this series and I'm sure your family and relate very well inshaAllah.
Being multilingual is differently a blessing. To know different languages with different accents and dialects makes one grateful as its blessing of Allah Kareem like in this series.
To write review of this amazing book I would quote Hadith of Prophet SAW when Asma R.A asked the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) how she should treat her mother. He instructed her to treat her mother kindly.
He (peace be upon him) said: “Yes, do an act of kindness to her”. (Al-Bukhari, Muslim and Abu Dawud).
It's not just a story book for Muslim kids but can act as 𝐝𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐡 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 too. You can gift it to your non-Muslim friends to help them understand that in 𝐈𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐦 we keep family bounding at its place. Our acceptance of Islam should not affect family relationship.
Being a trilingual family, this book was on my wish list for a long time Alhamdulillah.
This is not just a story book but I would say it's an "Educational Resource". The way writer Marium Saad has beautifully organized glossary at the end that covers 𝑺𝒑𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒔𝒉, 𝑨𝒓𝒂𝒃𝒊𝒄 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑬𝒏𝒈𝒍𝒊𝒔𝒉 is really amazing. If you are struggling to juggle around with 2-3 languages including Arabic and English then this book is definitely a 𝐌𝐔𝐒𝐓 InshaAllah.
As this book is about 𝙀𝙞𝙙 𝙗𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙠𝙛𝙖𝙨𝙩 so it covers different food items. I remember when i was studying Arabic language the very thing after basic conversation was food because you know our discussions and gatherings start from food and end on food as well. So if you know names of different food items you are not going to starve at least in a strange land among strangers.
Super cute illustrations are the plus point of this amazing book.
Right just in time of Eid don't forgot to grab your copy Insha'Allah.
Anyone's child fasting for the 1st time?
Day is OH so so long..
EID is coming
Travelling home for Eid
On the way to mosque
What's in the basket
Light weight and thin books can definitely fit in your Ramadan or Eid gift bags. .
Yes you can send these with your kids to their school as well.
Are you guys ready for Eid? I'm just freaking out that we are almost in the middle now already.
Ramadan Books video consists of 3 parts:
Toronto Public Library:
As resident of Toronto, Canada, I've recommended some books to the public library and have prepared FREE pdf, download it here and enjoy. Ideal for lesson plans around the month of Ramadan, its blessings and Eid.
Not resident of Toronto?
Not even Canada?
Well, most of these books are available in available in USA, UK and Canadian libraries. So, this can help you in general inshaAllah.
Ramadan Banner is designed for young kids to color and decorate their classrooms, homes and masjids. It can be found here.
Ramadan Theme sticker sheet
Looking Ramadan Theme sticker?
Stickers are always big bit in my household with my kids. They aren't enough, trust me.
Just in time for Eid, how about having some super cute pink and blue Eidi envelopes? Here are some super cute Pink and Blue digital Eidi envelopes. Simply download and print. Enjoy.
Eid is special religious event for Muslim kids around the world for which children wait all year. Simple gift basket can bring smile, happiness on young Muslim girls face. I've prepared a super easy and simple Eid Gift basket for girls, please check out my video.
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