Ramadan Writing Prompts Here are 10 Ramadan writing prompts you can use to ring in the holiday with your classroom or your own personal journal. If you enjoyed these prompts, buy the entire collection of 1,000 Writing Prompts for Holidays on Amazon.
Ramadan is a summer Muslim holiday in which people abstain from eating and
drinking from dawn until sunset for an entire month. How would the observance
of such a holiday impact your life? What might some of the difficulties be to
keep up with it and why?
Also during the day, participants in Ramadan are supposed to avoid sinful
behavior and speech. How successful do you think you'd be at doing the right
thing and expressing kindness for an entire month straight during the day? What
positive habits might you learn and why?
Ramadan is a holiday of self-control and self-discipline. What is a time that
you had to exercise these traits? What do you think are the benefits of self-discipline
Muslims observing Ramadan eat a pre-fast meal before the sun comes up called
Suhoor. If you knew you weren't going to eat until sundown, what would you eat
as your Suhoor and why? Would it be tough for you to get up early enough to get
a meal in before sunrise?
Prayer is a major part of Ramadan. Do you think that prayer is an important
part of a person's life? Why or why not?
Imagine that you overheard a friend or classmate praying for something that you
might be able to help with. Would you try to help this person? Why or why not?
If so, would you help the person anonymously or would you come out and tell him
or her you were helping? Why?
Ramadan is meant to give observers a chance to reflect, especially on the plight
of those less fortunate. For that reason, charity is a major activity during
the holiday. If you had enough money and time to donate to charity, how would
you use those resources and why? Why might one charity be more important to you
Fasting is a part of other religions as well and is observed by the Jews on the
holiday Yom Kippur. Why do you think fasting is an important event in multiple
religions? What can one learn from fasting and why?
Imagine that you had to celebrate Ramadan on the same day as your birthday. You
would not be able to eat cake or cupcakes brought in during class to celebrate.
How might this be difficult for you? How would the meaning of your special day
At the end of Ramadan, Muslims celebrate with the Eid ul-Fitr, a festival to
break the fast. Have you ever celebrated a month-long accomplishment? If so,
what was it and how did you commemorate your success? If not, write a story
about succeeding at a major goal and celebrating its achievement with all of
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