Charity Through Education
The most beautiful time of the year is here!  Don’t keep it a secret, share the goodness.  Shahr Ramadan is a time for charity.  Given the rising climate of Islamaphobia, one act of charity can be educating others about Ramadan!  Below we have listed some ideas. 

1. Speak to your child’s school about Ramadan. 
We have created a template that you can use to e-mail your child’s teacher requesting an opportunity to present about Ramadan.  In addition, you can distribute our Ramadan Facts Sheet (click here to download).  During the presentation, consider sharing a book on Ramadan. Some great reads include: 
2.  Donate a Ramadan related book to your public library.  Alhamdulillah, we have so many to choose from! 

3. Bake some cookies, bring them to your neighbors and engage them in a conversation about Ramadan. Click here for our Ramadan Facts Sheet. 

If you have your own idea on how to educate others on Ramadan, please consider sharing it with us.  Email us, post on our facebook page, tweet us and/or tag us on Instagram.  Use hashtags #taqwamedia #ramadan #learnaboutramadan #educationischarity

Books featured in this post:

Rafiq and Friends' The Ramadan Date Palm

Rafiq & Friends is a new and exciting edutainment series that helps children develop their identity as young Muslims with characters who they can connect with. The Ramadan Date Palm Book & Activity set includes the following:

A hardcover Ramadan Date Palm book with hand illustrations and rhyming verses
35 unique activity cards for each day of Ramadan, starting the night before Ramadan and ending with 4 Eid al-Fitr activities
A special date plate that places your child in charge of serving dates every evening
A Rafiq plush toy that helps build an emotional bond with a Muslim character

It's the first day of Ramadan, and George is celebrating with his friend Kareem and his family. George helps Kareem with his first fast and joins in the evening celebration of tasting treats and enjoying a special meal. Then, George helps make gift baskets to donate to the needy, and watches for the crescent moon with the man in the yellow hat. Finally, George joins in the Eid festivities to mark the end of his very first Ramadan!

Join Ilyas & Duck in this delightful story as they explore the fun and excitement of Eid and learn about the charitable nature of it all.  Eid has never been so much fun!

Azra Jessa was only eight years old when she wrote and illustrated Ramadhan and Eid-ul-Fitr. She wrote this book to share her favorite holidays with her classmates. Journey with Azra as she experiences her first fast. Charming computer illustrations complement this candid glimpse into a child’s spiritual life.
Fasting, empathy, good deeds and compassion are just a few things your children will learn about with Ramadan Joy!  Your child will want to read this rhyming story over and over again.  The perfect addition to your Ramadan book collection!
April 03, 2018 by Sajida Bandali