Ramadan is a holiday celebrated by Muslims around the world. It begins at sundown April 2 and ends May 1 this year. Through fasting, Muslims believe their relationship with God will be strengthened, as it makes up one of the Five Pillars of Islam.
This 3-minute video shows children sharing information about Ramadan:
This book is the story of Najma, a girl who rises each morning of Ramadan to the drum beat of her neighborhood's musaharati. He wakes each family for the pre-dawn meal before the day of fasting. Najma wants be a musaharati herself one day, but the job has never been one for girls. This is a lovely story of resilience, determination, and courage.
This is a great read aloud of the book:
Lisa Zargarpur wrote a beautiful article for the American Center for Elemental Music and Movement (ACEMM) with a song for Ramadan. Check it out here!
Hena Khan is one of my favorite authors!
I fell in love with Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets a few years ago and wrote an activity I put in my Painted Music book.
Here is a link to the pdf with the above images and the 2-beat building bricks.
Hena Khan has several other books I love!