Ancient Roots, Modern Holidays for Kids - Ramadan
What is Ramadan? There are over one billion Muslims in the world. They all celebrate Ramaden. Ramadan is a month long activity. It does not fall on the same month each year, so you need to look up the month Ramadan will be celebrated. Ramaden is the most important month in the Islamic religion. It is a time of giving, not of wealth, but of kindness. It reminds all Muslims the importance of good deeds.
Any deed that helps someone or is nice for someone is considered a good deed, whether the action is big or small. It can take only a moment of time, or longer.
A great activity if you are going to participate even in a small way in Ramadan is to do one good deed every day. For example, if you are an adult, you might let someone with small children in front of you in the grocery line. If you are a kid, you might do the dishes for your Mom one night without her asking or without it being part of your chores.
Ramadan is a caring time, a time to be good to yourself and to others.
The reason Ramadan is so important to Muslims is that it marks the time the first verses of the Koran, the holy book of the Muslin faith, were revealed by Allah to the prophet Mohammed. The Koran is as important to the Muslim faith as the Bible is to the Christian faith. Muslims celebrate Ramadan by reading the Koran and doing good deeds all month long.