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During the sacred Islamic month, parents are likely to be inundated with a series of questions on Ramadan from their little ones back at home - Why do we fast? Why do we eat after dark? Why do we eat dates before breaking the fast? Why do we have to be on our best behaviour? Why do we offer special prayers to God? Why do we plan more family visits to our relatives? Why do we have to be more generous? And so on!
Whether your kid is a Ramadan celebrator or a friend of one, we have compiled top 5 apps that will get him or her into the true spirit of Ramadan festival.
ABC of Islam Kids
The basics of Islam have been made an easy and interactive learning through alphabets in this app. With each alphabet, the user will get an Islamic word and its meaning along with an image and audio narration.
Ramadan Mubarak Happy Ramadan
This one is a cute story book app with vibrant illustrations and adorable sound effects. The story is about two children who explain the importance of Ramadan, how it begins, what practices are followed at this time and how it ends with Eid-ul-Fitr. The app also includes Islamic words, a prayer and a song. A great app for primary students!
My Dua Buddy
During Ramadan, Muslim community conducts special prayers to seek Allah’s blessings and thank Him. This app from Muslim Kids Series shows a bunny teaching everyday prayers that should be recited while performing daily activities such as waking up, wearing a garment, before and after completing meals, breaking fast etc. Also, children will have fun learning a few Islamic phrases that the bunny speaks when you touch his body parts. Suitable for toddlers and pre-schoolers.
Let’s Learn Quran with Zaky and Friends
In this app, a young boy called Zaky learns facts about Quran through his friends from all around the world. Each friend recites a chapter from Quran and tells Zaky what s/he learnt from it. Also included in this app are specifics of different countries and their culture.
Young adults will find this app developed by Gihad Chbib quite useful. It is a personal Ramadan tracker, which allows you to keep a daily tab on your Ramadan efforts – how many prayers did you say on time, how many pages of Holy Quran did you read, did you complete or miss Taraweeh & Qiyam, how much did you donate and how many good or bad deeds did you perform. You even get a summary and a rating to evaluate yourself!
Is there any other child-friendly Ramadan app that you would like to share with our readers? Tell us in the comments section.
Also browse through our suggestions of Ramadan books for children.
Ramadan Kareem to everyone!