Hijri Islamic Calendar 2019/1440-1441 {Printable}

Next Tuesday the western world will start a new year: 2019.

However, 1.75 billion Muslims worldwide are still in 1440 AH and the Islamic New Year doesn’t start until September 2019.

The first Islamic year began in 622 AD with the emigration of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) from Mecca to Medina, known as the Hijra. Thus the Islamic new year is sometimes called Hijri New Year, written in Arabic like this رأس السنة الهجرية‎ and pronounced as Raʼs al-Sanah al-Hijrīyah.

The first day of the year is observed on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. The other months are:

  1. Muharram
  2. Safar
  3. Rabi’ al-awwal
  4. Rabi’ al-Thani
  5. Jumada al-awwal
  6. Jumada al-Thani
  7. Rajab
  8. Sha’ban
  9. Ramadan
  10. Shawwal
  11. Dhu al-Qidah
  12. Dhu al-Hijjah

A few years ago, I found this wonderful way to explain the two calendars to my children.

I am so pleased that the author, Latifah Ibrahi,  has created a new one, free for download here.

Don’t forget to support this wonderful business who is offering this service.

Ramadan Date Palm Cootie Catcher {Printable}

Have you ever heard of a cootie catcher?  I never knew what one was until I learned all about them from Red Ted Art.

 

Today we helped make one for them that had a Ramadan theme.  Stop by and check it out to print your own and test your friends on how much they know about the Muslim holy month.  After you do, make sure to have a little fun coloring the date palms.

Once your cootie is put together, it will be exciting to ask all the questions.

Of course, all the answers can be found inside.

Shukran (شكرا thank you in Arabic) for the opportunity to share Ramadan with a new audience. Visit these other cootie catchers that Red Ted Art has made:

American Flag Cootie Catcher Printable

Mother’s Day Flower Fortune Teller

 

Stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more tutorial on Ramadan

Ramadan Food Word Search {Printable}

We are taking a break from our Ramadan crafts challenge today to get ready for a big night, volunteering for the ServeHope Seattle Ramadan Iftar fundraiser to be held at St. Marks Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle.

We will be working to help others enjoy a delicious dinner buffet of Middle Eastern food while supporting Gaza and Lebanon. The event will feature a young Palestinian-American chef, Abeer Najjer, who has been highlighted in Teen Vogue and was Lifetime Magazine’s selection to represent Illinois in HER AMERICA: 50 WOMEN, 50 STATES.

Abeer will talk about her experience as an immigrant, her passion for food, and Ramadan traditions.

Proceeds from ticket sales will go to sending one month’s supply of food to families in Gaza & Lebanon.

Since we will be enjoying delicious foods for our iftar (that I don’t have to make!), I thought it might be a good time to make a list of all the foods that are mentioned in the Quran. We will see how many we can name in Arabic when we see them at dinner.

Basil رمان rumān
Cucumber قثاء qithā
Date Palm نخلة nakhlah
Fig تين tīn
Garlic ثوم thūm
Ginger زنجبيل zanjabīl
Grain حبة ḥabbah
Grapes عنب ʿinab
Honey عسل ʿasal
Lentil عدس ʿadas
Olives زيتون zaytūn
Onion بصل baṣal
Pomegranate رمان rumān

 

Enjoy this Ramadan Food Word Search

 

Be sure to visit other educational printables I have created to help my daughters learn about Islam and their Arab heritage.

Our Islamic World Word Search {Printable}

Ramadan Word Search {Printable}

 

Visit A Crafty Arab to find more activities that teach about Ramadan.

This post is part of a blog hop over at Multicultural Kid Blogs.

Ramadan for Kids | Multicultural Kid Blogs

Multicultural Kid Blogs is proud to be hosting its fourth annual Ramadan for Kids blog hop, where bloggers come together to share ideas for teaching kids about and honoring Ramadan. Don’t forget to check out our blog hops from last year, 2016 and 2015. Be sure to follow our Ramadan , Eid and North Africa & the Middle East boards on Pinterest for even more ideas and link up your own posts below!

 

Participating Blogs

Multicultural Motherhood on Multicultural Kid Blogs: Ramadan in Our Home
A Crafty Arab
Pintsize Gourmets
Jeddah Mom: Ramadan Fasting for Children Who Are Going to Fast for the First Time
AlizehmySoul
Multicultural Motherhood: Reasons for Fasting – Activities for Kids and Free Printables
Sand In My Toes: Our Favorite Eid Traditions