Ramadan Mubarak

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. This celebration is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community. "Ramadan Mubarak" is an Arabic greeting and a way for non-Muslims to wish Islamic friends, coworkers, and neighbors well and congratulate them on celebrating during this time.

During Ramadan, followers of the Islamic faith will fast, or refrain from eating or drinking while the sun is out. Once the sun has set, Muslims will eat a dinner called "iftar" in Arabic, which is generally community-focused on the blessed occasion. During the Ramadan observance, many practicing Muslims will pray extra nightly prayers and participate in additional religious practices throughout the day and evening when possible. Some will wake up early to take part in "suhur", which is a pre-dawn meal to prepare for the daylight fasting practice. 

In 2024, Ramadan begins on March 10 and will end on April 9, the day before Eid-al-Fitr, when the holiday of breaking the Ramadan fast begins. As many Muslim people will require accommodations for school and work, it is important to understand that their observance during the holy month means a change from their usual routines. 

We have collected some books related to Ramadan below to allow for more understanding of this time of fasting for our Muslim community members. 


Let's Learn More About Ramadan

Celebrating Ramadan

My Life as a Muslim

It's Ramadan, Curious George

Let's Learn More About Ramadan

It's Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr!