Top book picks for your kid’s Ramadan box
As a parent, cultivating a love for books and reading is very important to me. Just as important to me is cultivating a love for our beautiful religion of Islam. So obviously Islamic books for kids are a good way to do this. Last year we started making a Ramadan Box for Rushdi and it included two of our favourite Ramadan books. He loves them so much that we read them constantly throughout the year.
Read more: The Mom’s Guide to preparing for Ramadan
My First Ramadan
This story tells the story of a little boy who is fasting his first Ramadan. And ends with the celebration of Eid. It’s a sweet little story explaining the holy month in simple, child-friendly terms.
This book is available from Reader’s Warehouse for R144.
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns
This book is a firm favourite and takes your child through the Muslim world through a lens of colours. Red for her dad’s prayer mat, silver for the Ramadan fanous, blue for her mom’s hijaab and so forth. The illustrations are beautiful and it’s a short read which is great come bed time.
This book is available from Suhayla Kids for R120
Here’s a few of the ones I’m trying to decide on for this year’s box for both Rushdi and 18-month-old Daariya. (Yes, we’re doing a box for the toddler too because she wants everything and I mean everything he brother has. She’s become a sassy little copycat lately.)
Night of the Moon
The sighting of the Moon’s first crescent begins the month of Ramadan for Muslims all over the world. This vibrantly illustrated story invites children to experience the traditions of the month through the eyes of a seven-year-old Pakistani-American girl named Yasmeen, who watches every night as the moon grows and shrinks and finally disappears. When the moon’s first crescent reappears, it’s time to celebrate “The Night of the Moon” and the gift-giving holiday of Eid – when Yasmeen has a wonderful gift in store!
This book is available from Suhayla Kids for R230.
Ramadan Fasting and Activity Book
This is a fun sticker activity book for mini Muslims to find out about the blessed month of Ramadan and about fasting. Activities include colouring in, dot-to-dot drawings, puzzles to solve and more than 60 stickers related to the theme.
The activity book covers the phases of the moon, what is fasting, which Muslims are exempt from fasting, sehri, iftar, tarawi, Laylut-ul-Qadr, Zakat, Eid and much more.
This book is available from Suhayla Kids for R65
Hassan and Aneesa love Ramadan
It’s the night before Ramadan and Hassan and Aneesa are very excited for this special month to begin. During Ramadan, they will read the Qur’an, give charity, share food with neighbours, and try to fast as their parents do.
Follow Hassan and Aneesa on the first day of Ramadan and find out why they love it when this holy month arrives.
This book is available from Suhayla Kids for R50
Way to Jannah – Lift the flap board book
An interactive Islamic book to teach your mini Muslim the basics and ways they can be a better human being and acquire Jannah (InshaAllah).
Zayd poses a question to his mother as they climb up a wintery mountain path: “Mummy, what do I say if I want to go to Jannah?” Time after time, Zayd tries answering his own question, never quite getting it right. His mother comments on his efforts, teaches him new words of remembrance, but never gives the answer away. Will Zayd ever find the right words? And will it be as simple as he expected? You’ll have to join mother and son at the spectacular mountain peak to find out.
This one isn’t necessarily a Ramadan themed book but it’s one of the few board books and I wanted to include one in Daari’s box as well. She’s getting so good at saying Alghumdullilah and Ameen, it’s so sweet.
This book is available from Suhayla Kids for R190
Ilyas & Duck and the Fantastic Festival of Eid-al-Fitr
It’s time to celebrate! But what is Eid all about? Join Ilyas & Duck in this fantastically delightful story as they explore the fun and excitement of Eid while learning about the charitable nature of it all. Eid has never been so much fun!
This book is available from Suhayla Kids for R235
There’s a few books that I want on this list but I have to pace myself otherwise I’d happily spend all my money on books and we’d have no money left for things we actually need. Like clothes and food.