Book: Ramadan Moon

This seems like an interesting book. Has anyone read it?  ramadan moon

Ramadan Moon at Amazon

Product Description
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 the month of fasting as the most special time of year. This lyrical and inspiring picture book 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. Written and illustrated by Muslims, this 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.

Crafty Car Air Freshener

Here is a simple and chemical-free air freshener. Put it in the car, a closet, or dresser drawer. It is a great craft for the children to do.


  • marker
  • scissors
  • fabric glue
  • yarn or ribbon
  • a sturdy hole punch,
  • felt in whatever colors you like
  • thin cardboard (like from a shoebox)
  • scented oil (essential oil or non-alcoholic perfume oil)
  • optional decorations: flat buttons, clear drying glue, glitter, beads, sequins, etc.


  1. Draw a shape (or trace a large cookie cutter) on a piece of cardboard. Larger shapes hang well while smaller shapes do not hang well. Use these links for some shape ideas Shape Book Patterns || Islamic Star Patterns || Public Domain clip art || Discovery School clip art. Reduce or enlarge the pattern before printing.
  2. Cut out the shape & use it to trace two copies from of felt.
  3. Glue one felt piece to either side of the cardboard. Add felt decorations
  4. Place about 2-4 drops of essential oil onto the felt.*
  5. Poke a hole in the top and thread with string or ribbon long enough to hang from the car mirror.

Hang your completed air freshener in the car, or a closet, the bathroom, kitchen, or place in a dresser drawer.

*Remember that essential oils are strong, so start with a few drops. Keep away from children. Add more oil after the freshener has been hanging for a while. Unless you have experience working with essential oils, stick with using one oil only.

Recommended Scents: If using essential oils, choose something floral (lavendar, jasmine, ylang-ylang), or earthy (sandalwood, frankincense, myrrh, balsam), or minty (tea tree, camphor). You may not want to use food-related scents such as apples or peaches during the day while you’re trying to fast.

See these posts: What’s in Your Back Seat, Is Your Riding Beast Ready for Ramadhan, Sewing Crafts for the Car

Sewing Projects For The Car

Cars are usually the domain of men. Here is a way for the whole family to get involved in caring for the family vehicle.

These two items aren’t patterns, but if you’re a sewer you might be inspired to whip together your own creation:

See Also post: What’s in Your Back Seat

Dunya-Akhira Printable

by Umm Raiyaan. Reprinted with permission of author:

A very very quick note so that I don’t forget to share this valuable piece of advice with you.

My dear sister in Mecca told me that years ago she heard a khutbah wherein the khateeb advised the congregation to make a dunya wa akhirah list before laylatul qadr begins.

In it, he said that they should put anything they want in both dunya and akhirah and write it down.

He further explained, that laylatul qadr is definitely on one of the last ten nights of ramadan, and so make dua for your whole list every night of ramadan. If you do this, then everything you have asked for will be answered insha’Allah.

The dear sister did this and was shocked at it not only being answered, but the ways in which her duas were answered. SubhanALLAH!!  ~~ Read Umm Raiyaan Dunya-Akhira post at her blog!

Masha’Allah what a great idea! Use one of these Dunya-Akhirah List Sheets (pdf) to help you get started!