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A Ramadan Alphabet

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A is for Abstain,


to stay away from food, drink, bad speech and actions during the day in Ramadan




B is for Basboosa


a cake made from semolina,

eaten by many during Ramadan




C is for crescent (hilaal) moon


which tells us when Ramadan

 begins and ends




D is for Dates


A fruit eaten by the Prophet

(salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam)

to break his fast.




E is for Eid ul Fitr

The celebration after Ramadan



F is for Fasting


staying away from food, drink and bad actions from Fajr until Maghrib



G is Good deeds

We must try to increase our good deeds during the last ten days of Ramadan



H is for Halawa


a yummy, sweet treat




I is for Iftar

bowl of dates

The food we take to break our fast



J is for Jama'ah


congregation (group), it is excellent to make the Taraweeh prayers in Jama'ah


K is for Konafa


 an Egyptian dessert made of wheat sugar, honey, raisins and different types of nuts



L is for Laylatul Qadr

Laylatul Qadr



 The night when the angels descend with the decrees of Allah for the following year


M is for Milk

glass of milk

a  healthy choice

to break your fast with




N is for Nahaar


The daylight hours which we fast





O is for “O Ye who believe fasting has been prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become pious”(2:183)


Ayah 2:183


Quran Stand


The ayah of the Quran

 which tells us to fast during Ramadan.


P is for Prayer

prayer rug

We should try to make extra prayers during Ramadan



Q is for Qamar el deen

dried apricot

a tasty drink or pudding  made from from dried apricot sheets placed in boiling water






The ninth month of the Hijri Calendar




S is for Suhoor


The meal we eat before we fast each day



T is for Taraweeh

making salaah

A special prayer made at night during Ramadan



U is for Ummah

The Ummah is the Muslim community.

The Muslim Ummah fasts during Ramadan.


V is for Virtues

Advantages of something; there are many advantages of fasting during Ramadan



W is for Water

glass of water

a healthy choice with which to break our fast



X is for eXcellent

excellent sun

As Muslims, we should know the eXellence in seeking Laylatul Qadr



Y is for Yawm



"day" in Arabic; there are 29 or 30 days in the month of Ramadan





Z is for Zakatul Fitr

bag of rice

the obligatory charity on every Muslim due at the end of Ramadan



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