Ramadan Mubarak to Those Celebrating

We open our Ramadan resources note with a festive song by Raef celebrating the arrival of Ramadan, a special month for Muslims and a wonderful opportunity to share with neighbors and co-workers the Muslim practice of fasting.
 
Allah in the video is the Arabic word for the God of Abraham, from the same root as Allaha in Aramaic (spoken by Jesus (p)) and Elohim in Hebrew.
 
Click the photo below to watch the video:

Ramadan Resources By ING and Allies

We are pleased to offer you a variety of Ramadan resources for parents, students and educators, employers and employees, and mosque boards and other Muslim non-profits as well as houses of worship of other faiths.

Content

1. Facebook Live Webinar – Wednesday, May 8, 4pm PST
2. Educational Resources about Ramadan for all Venues
3. Additional Resources for Educators
4. Additional Resources for Employees and Employers
5. Additional Resources for Houses of Worship

Join us for a FB Live Webinar!

Understanding and Accommodating Ramadan in Schools and the Workplace

Wednesday, May 8, 4PM PST

Join us for a Facebook Live Webinar on Understanding and Accommodating Ramadan in Schools and the Workplace on Wednesday, May 8th, at 4 pm PST. Speaking will be Ameena Jandali and Ishaq Pathan from ING, Erum Ikramullah from ISPU, and Zahra Billoo from CAIR-SFBA. To join this webinar, tune into ING’s Facebook page Wednesday, May 8th at 4pm PST.

Educational Resources about Ramadan for Schools, Workplace, Open Houses

Ramadan is an excellent time to educate our neighbors and co-workers about this Muslim practice and about Islam. ING provides a variety of resources about Ramadan as well as general information about Muslims and their faith.

Opportunities for Education about Ramadan, Islam, and Muslims

For Adult Audiences:

For Teen Audiences:

To get involved in the INGYouth Program or request a youth speaker for your group, email ING Deputy Director Ishaq Pathan.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Muslims and Islam

Additional Resources for Educators

This will be the first time in the last few years that Ramadan will take place during the school year. Therefore, schools and educators need to be aware that Muslim students may be fasting and will likely need accommodations during lunchtime and P.E. This month is also an opportunity for educators, parents and students to educate others about Ramadan and about Islam and Muslims in general. For presentations and other information about Islam and Ramadan, use the aforementioned resources.
 
Here are other useful resources:

Request a Cultural Diversity Seminar

This seminar provides valuable information and resources for improving interaction with Muslim students and their families while helping build an inclusive learning environment for all students. Request a seminar here.

Request an Islamic Speakers Bureau Presentation

The Islamic Speakers Bureau (ISB) provides education about American Muslims and their faith to supplement required content standards in world history and social studies. In light of growing Islamophobia, presentations also clarify misconceptions while promoting mutual respect and understanding.
 
Topics include:
  • Getting to Know American Muslims and Their Faith
  • A History of Muslims in America
  • Muslim Contributions to Civilization
  • Muslim Women Beyond the Stereotypes
  • Islamophobia and its Impact
  • Countering Bullying with Civility, Respect, and Knowledge
  • Custom Presentation
Request a presentation here.

Request an Interfaith Speakers Bureau Panel

The Interfaith Speakers Bureau (IFSB) supplements the study of religion in world history and current events in social studies by providing interfaith panels made up of representatives from the five major world religions introducing their respective faith communities and discussing a variety of topics while modeling interfaith understanding and diversity.
 
Topics include:
  • Living the Faith
  • Shared Values Among Faiths
  • Religion and Pluralism
  • Religion and Extremism
  • The Abrahamic Faiths
  • Women and Religion
  • Peacemaking in Religion
  • Religion—What Is It Good For?
  • Religion and Environmental Concerns
  • Religious Holidays
  • Separation of Church and State
  • Muslim-Jewish Relations in the U.S. – Living in the Shadow of the Middle East Conflict
  • Bullying Prevention and Education: Muslim, Sikh, and Jewish Students
  • Custom Panel
Request an interfaith panel here.

 

Register for ING’s Online Curriculum

ING is pleased to make its content on American Muslims and other faith traditions available online to educators in middle and high schools, colleges, and universities. Downloaded by thousands of educators in 47 states, these lesson plans are written in the context of social studies content standards relating to units on Islam and other religions in the states of New York, Texas, and California.
 
Registered educators can access these curricula at our site:

 

Additional Resources for Employees and Employers

Employers may not be aware that it is Ramadan or know how to accommodate their Muslim employees, if needed. Muslim employees may want to host an iftar (breaking of the fast) event or share about Ramadan with their co-workers.

Live Presentations, and Videos You Can Share in the Workplace:

Accommodations for Employees:

Additional Resources for Houses of Worship

Mosques and other houses of worship often host interfaith open houses during Ramadan. Here are additional resources for both groups.

Hosting an Open House at Your Mosque

Hosting an Interfaith Open House on Ramadan at Your Church or Synagogue

Islamic Networks Group (ING) is a non-profit organization with affiliates and partners around the country that are pursuing peace and countering all forms of bigotry through education and interfaith engagement while working within the framework of the First Amendment’s protection of religious freedom and pluralism.