Barbados Association of Muslim Ladies BB
Fun Ramadan Activities for children and adults!
The blessed month Ramadan is once again upon us and like last year, this Ramadan falls during a time when Barbados is facing extreme challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the impacts of the volcanic eruption in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
For millions of Muslims worldwide, Ramadan is a time for reflection and regaining closeness to our Creator. We do this through fasting, increasing our prayer, reading of the Quran, and working on perfecting habits that emulate the Sunnah of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).
With the difficulties being faced globally and the added stress of being confined to one’s home, unable to interact in person, gather for daily prayers with our sisters and brothers, enjoy Iftaar with extended family and friends or even volunteer at a charitable event, BAML has created a number of exciting Ramadan activities for children and adults. We have shared these below, with regular updates to be posted on our Facebook and Instagram accounts.
1. Moon Sighting and Fasting Tracker for Children
Through our colourful and interactive printable tracker, your child/ward can record the sighting of the moon and track their fasts.
Download printable here >
No printer? No problem! Download the image on your phone, and edit daily!
2. Certificate For Fasting
Children are thrilled to receive letters in the mail, especially when it’s a reward!
At the end of Ramadan, share the number of fasts your child/ward has completed with us and we will mail them a special Certificate For Fasting. Click here to take a look at some of the kiddies who were rewarded last year.
Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram page for further details on how to share your child/ward’s information with us.
*If you are interested in sponsoring this initiative feel free to reach out to us.
3. Enter our #HealthyHalaal Ramadan Challenge- PRIZES TO BE WON!
For children and adults, this challenge is all about practicing the Sunnah of our Beloved Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) through the preparation of healthy and wholesome foods.
Every week, BAML will post a category. This year, the categories are
Healthy Suhoor (Week 1)
Healthy Iftaar (Week 2)
Healthy Beverage (Week 3)
Prepare an item based on the category of the week, using ingredients from the Sunnah.
Take a photo and submit to us via what’s app or direct messaging on social media.
Our judges will select the top three healthiest entries and the winner will be selected via a public vote on Instagram and Facebook.
Updates on this challenge, a sample ingredients list, submission requirements and deadline dates are posted on our social media.
Last year’s winners included:
Healthy Suhoor- Shaheera Mohammed
Healthy Iftaar- Damien Holder
Healthy Beverage- Amina Esuf
Healthy Dessert- Kristopher Streek