The Write Nights of Ramadan
The White Nights of Ramadan by Maha Addasi is a beautiful and heartwarming story that captures the essence of Ramadan and the joyous celebrations that take place during the middle of the holy month in the Arabian Gulf.
The story follows Noor and her brothers as they prepare for Girgian, a traditional celebration where children dress up in their best clothes and go from house to house collecting treats from their neighbors. The anticipation and excitement leading up to the celebration is palpable, as the children decorate their bags and eagerly wait for the full moon to rise.
Through Noor’s eyes, readers are transported to a world of colorful fabrics, delectable sweets, and loving family traditions. But amidst all the fun and festivities, Noor never forgets the true meaning of Ramadan. She takes the time to reflect on the blessings in her life, and she reminds us all to share with those less fortunate.
Maha Addasi’s writing is simple yet evocative, bringing to life the sights, sounds, and smells of Ramadan in the Gulf. The illustrations by Ned Gannon are equally stunning, capturing the vibrancy of the celebrations and the warmth of family gatherings.
The White Nights of Ramadan is not only a wonderful read for Muslim families looking to share their traditions with their children, but also for anyone who wants to learn more about the beauty and richness of Islamic culture. This book is a must-have addition to any library, and a timeless classic that will be cherished for generations to come!
Check out this read along video of the book!