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Ramadan Karim! Resources for Teachers

Mosque in Abuja, Nigeria by Kipp Jones

Mosque in Abuja, Nigeria by Kipp Jones

Ramadan Karim!

This year, the Islamic holy month of Ramadan begins the evening of June 17. During Ramadan observing Muslims pray for forgiveness and guidance and seek to purify themselves through self-restraint and good deeds. Many abstain from eating and drinking during the daylight hours, ending each daily fast at sunset with a large meal, known as the Iftar. The month concludes with Eid-al-Fitr, a three-day celebration with family and friends. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) recommends a few simple accommodations for students observing Ramadan:

  • Schedule exams and other major events around Eid Holidays.
  • Do not mark students with an unexcused absence for the Eid holidays.
  • Allow students to study in the library or elsewhere during lunch.

This Ramadan, you can promote knowledge about Islam and create a safe, inclusive environment for your Muslim students. Tanenbaum is here to help! Click below for…

For those of you in the final stretch of the school year, congratulations and have a restful summer!

The Tanenbaum Education Team