The Gift of Ramadan
Looking for a heartwarming and inclusive story about Ramadan to share with your family? Look no further than “The Gift of Ramadan” by Rabiah York Lumbard.
This delightful book follows young Sophia as she decides to try fasting for the first time during the holy month of Ramadan. But when her attempt proves too difficult, she worries she won’t be able to fully participate in the holiday. Luckily, Sophia’s wise grandmother is there to show her the many ways to take part in Ramadan, no matter your age or ability to fast.
I absolutely loved this book for its emphasis on family, community, and inclusivity. The story shows how everyone can find a way to participate in Ramadan, whether through fasting, prayer, acts of kindness, or simply being present with loved ones. The multigenerational family dynamic is also a highlight, with Sophia learning important lessons from her wise and loving grandmother.
The illustrations are absolutely beautiful and capture the warmth and joy of the holiday. And while the book is particularly great for young girls and kids just starting to fast, the message of inclusion and community is relevant to readers of all ages.
Overall, “The Gift of Ramadan” is a must-read for any family looking to learn more about the holiday and its values of compassion, generosity, and unity. It’s a touching and relatable story that will leave readers feeling sparkly in more ways than one.
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