Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Celebrating Ramadan


Public Prayer in the Mosqueby Jean-Léon Gerome
(French, Vesoul 1824–1904 Paris
)


Ramadan began on June 5, 2016 and continues to July 5, 2016. * The Islamic calendar is lunar and the days begin at sunset, so there may be one-day error depending on when the New Moon is first seen.

Ramadan is intended to teach Muslims about patience, spirituality, humility and submissiveness to God. Below are some stories to celebrate Ramadan.







STORIES


Patience

Helping Young Plants Grow - Taiwan
http://tinyurl.com/d978wpc


The Hidden
 One - Native American
http://tinyurl.com/c8ms28q


Patience-Stone and Patience-Knife – Turkey

http://tinyurl.com/c5yzxeo


The Tiger’s Whisker
 – Korea
https://www.storiestogrowby.org/story/tigers-whisker/


Humility


Forty Fortunes
 – Iran
http://tinyurl.com/bwbp9sm

The Magic Horse 
- Iran
https://www.storiestogrowby.org/story/magic-horse/

The Magic of Muskil
 Gusha - Iran
http://tinyurl.com/cw7lu8s

Poverty and Humility Lead to Heaven - Germany

http://tinyurl.com/6m4vj3l


Wisdom Commons.org
 - Eight tales of humility from around the world.
http://tinyurl.com/cyl8cnt


Spirituality 


The Singing Fir Tree - Switzerland
http://www.fairytalechannel.org/2008/03/singing-fir-tree.html


BOOKS

6 Favorite Children’s Books About Ramadan http://www.incultureparent.com/2013/07/6-favorite-childrens-books-about-ramadan/


C
URRICULUM

Celebrating Ramadan – A resource for K-12 educators.
http://muslimsinmichigan.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/0
4/celebratingramadan.pdf



History.com – Learn more about the history of Ramadan.
http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/ramadan


CRAFTS


DLTK-kids- Countries and Cultures Crafts for Kids: Islamic/Muslim
http://www.dltk-kids.com/world/muslim/





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