Diversity | 14 June 20165 Fun Facts about Ramadan Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Ramadan, the month of fasting, doesn’t begin all at once. It begins with a whisper and a prayer and a wish. Muslims all over the world celebrate Ramadan and the joyful days of Eid-ul-Fitr at the end of a month of fasting as the most special time of year. Frances Lincoln Children’s Books have published a lyrical and inspiring picture book that captures the wonder and joy of this great annual event, from the perspective of a child. Accompanied by Iranian-inspired illustrations, the story follows the waxing of the moon from the first new crescent to full moon and waning until Eid is heralded by the first sighting of the second new moon. Beautifully written and illustrated, Ramadan Moon is a book for all children who celebrate Ramadan and those in the wider communities who want to understand why this is such a special experience for Muslims. Here are 5 facts about Ramadan you might not know… The month of Ramadan begins with the sighting of the new moon, during a specific period of the year Ramadan is known as the ‘month of mercy’ It is a unifying period for all Muslims The act of fasting causes Muslims to realise how blessed they are On Eid day Muslims celebrate the end of the month with a party and a big feast If you would like to read more about Ramadan and find out what makes it such a special time for people around the world, then have a look at Ramadan Moon. Author: Na’ima B. Robert Illustrator: Shirin Adl Format: Paperback Pages: 32pp ISBN: 9781847802064 Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.