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Understanding Islam

A listing of resources compiled to assist in teaching about Islam and to provide assistance in meeting the needs of Muslim students during Ramadan and throughout the school year.

The following resources have been compiled to assist in teaching about Islam and to provide assistance in meeting the needs of Muslim students during Ramadan and throughout the school year.

Many Muslim students, especially those who have reached the age of puberty will be fasting during Ramadan.  Since Muslims may not eat or drink anything from sunrise to sunset, some Muslims may be more comfortable taking their lunch in the library or a classroom rather than in the school cafeteria  Muslim prayer times should also be respected during Ramadan and throughout the school year.  A clean, quiet place for prayer should be made available.  Students will also need a place to wash their face, hands and feet prior to prayer.

Schedule of Prayer Times

Explaining Ramadan to People Belonging to Other Faiths a brief explanation of Ramadan

Lessons on Ramadan - The section on reasons why Muslims fast provides a good opportunity for Catholic youth to compare and contrast as well as reflect on their own understanding of fasting.

An Educators Guide to Islamic Religious Practices - This piece was produced primarily for public schools but works in the Catholic context as well.

US Catholic Conference

The Islamic Resource Center of Milwaukee

Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition

 

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