Ramadan once again a month of mental and physical penance.
It's the month of practising tolerance and brotherhood.
Here are some of the books that reflected on the meaning
and significance of the Ramadan.
Diane Hoyt- Goldsmith
Holiday House; September 2002
book follows devout Muslim Ibraheem, a fourth-grader living
in New Jersey, through the holy month of Ramadan. The book
begins with a brief but comprehensive introduction to Islamic
faith and practice. Each of the five pillars of Islam is
introduced in the text, which also carries relevant pictures.
There is a series of six photographs in which Ibraheem demonstrates
the postures involved in his daily prayers. The joy of Ramadan,
which is often depicted as a solemn holiday, is captured
well here as Ibraheem prays and plays with friends; This
is a sensitive introduction to Ramadan; the quality of the
photographs and the lucid text make the book the one of
best introductions in recent times.
Evans Publishing Group; September 1999
historical, cultural and religious importance of Ramadan
is examined in this book through all the associations of
food, costume, religious ceremonies, music and decorations.
It includes the stories and legends which are integral to
Christmas and there is an activity and a recipe which captures
the spirit of the occasion.
Shuhaib Hamid Ghazi
Holiday House; September 1996
year, Muslims all over the world celebrate the coming of
Ramadan, the holiest month of the Islamic calendar. It was
during that month, 14 centuries ago, that Allah began revealing
the holy book of Islam, the Quran, to Muhammad (S). Ghazi's
clear and informative description of one boy's celebration
of Ramadan is skillfully brought to life by Omar Rayyan's