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Understanding Ramadan

March 23, 2023

The CTRC wishes all who celebrate a joyous and peaceful Ramadan! One of the five pillars of Islam, Ramadan is an immensely important month to those in the Muslim faith. It is a time to appreciate the blessings one has found in one’s life. The CTRC has compiled a list of resources for those who wish to further their understanding of Ramadan and the Islamic faith. 

 

We Are Teachers has an article on ways a community can support students and children during Ramadan, adapted from advice for teachers on Ramadan. 

The Muslim Association of Canada has designed a program named Islam Awareness with resources and courses that cover topics such as Islamaphobia, and the foundations of Islam. These courses are made up of lessons, videos, infographics, and toolkits.

The Alberta Teachers’ Association has a variety of resources focused on teaching children about Ramadan and its significance.

PBS Learning Media has a collection of resources titled Promoting Understanding: Islam that covers such topics as the history of Islam and Ramadan. While called a toolkit for teachers, anyone wanting to know and learn more can benefit from this resource.

Night of the Moon: A Muslim Holiday Story by Hena Khan

Who Will Help Me Make Iftar? by Asmaa Husein

Lailah’s Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story by Reem Faruqi

The Proudest Blue by S. K. Ali

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