Here is a perfect story to introduce young readers to the holy month of Ramadan, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community.
Ramadan is coming, and Leena is excited. Although she is too young to fast every day during the Muslim religious festival, Leena decides to fast each Friday instead. When Leena receives an invitation to a party which happens to fall on Friday, she has a dilemma. She doesn’t want to miss the party, but she doesn’t want to miss fasting either. So Leena decides to go to the party, but not eat or drink anything at all. Later, she will join her family for the meal known as iftar, when the daily fast is broken. But when Leena, the only Muslim at the party, sees her friends enjoying fresh lemonade and chocolate cake, her stomach starts to growl and her head begins to hurt. Will she keep her Ramadan fast?
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Mobin-Uddin, Asma & Jacobsen, Laura
Boyds Mill Press, 2022
20 x 28 cm
Children's Story - Ramadan - Fasting- Ages 7-9 Years