The Importance of Making Ramadan a “Big Deal” for Your Family | Blog
Published: March 10, 2023 • Updated: October 20, 2023
Author: Sh. Ibrahim Hindy
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ
In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
The associations we can create for our children with the month of Ramadan will last them a lifetime. The more our children can feel the excitement and anticipation of Ramadan, the more they will be able to connect to Ramadan as adults themselves.
As an imam who interacts often with Muslim kids, I often hear about their parents not speaking to them about Ramadan, or even taking time off work for Eid in order to take them for Eid prayers and celebrate the day with them.
So how can we make Ramadan fun, exciting and important to our children? Here are a few ideas:
And it means decorating the house, and calling family and friends together to wish them a blessed month of Ramadan.
Have a Daily Watch Party
Buy them toys
We should also encourage our children to fast, based on their age and capacity to do so, and give them toys to play with as encouragement for engaging in their fast.
Make a Qur’an challenge
Consider making a Qur’an challenge for you and your child. Choose a Surah for each of you to memorize or review during the month of Ramadan and set aside a time every day to recite together.