FC: Islamic Celebrations | Written by: Megan Lane
1: Ramadan is a time of month were adults are not allowed to eat, drink or smoke. | Some things that you should do during the Ramadan season is pray for others, and help people in your neighborhood. | Little things, will make a big difference in people's lives. Somethings that you could do for your neighbors in the Ramadan season is make them cookies. | Chapter 1:
2: During Ramadan you should also read the Qur'an | And help your mom with dishes | Now lets learn about the next Islamic holiday!!!
3: During a wedding, A man and a women make promises to each other. There are people that watch that are called witness's After the wedding, family and friends celebrate at the waleemah or reception party. Everyone at the party dances to music. But nobody as always is allowed to drink alcohol. | Chapter 2: Islamic Weddings
4: chapter 3: Islamic Funerals | During a funeral service, everyone reads the janazah or prayers, to the the grave of the person that passed away. The body must be buried within 24 hours. Muslim men must go back to their regular duties a few days after. But women do not engage in social activities until 40 days after the death.
6: Chapter 4: "Akikah" The birth ceremony | In the Akikah, a person will kill an animal on behalf of the child, in order to give thanks to Allah or God for the gift of the child. Muslims do not celebrate birthdays so some Muslims do not celebrate the Akikah either.
7: Also the child, will be given a good name and get their hair on their head shaved and weighed. The amount equal in gold will be then given to a good cause
8: Chapter 5: "shahada" The initiation | The initiation is the start of a young Muslim's beginning into faith. The young teen is usually between the ages of 14-16.The ceremony is usually held in a mosque or the home of the young Muslim.
9: During the ceremony they will repeat in Arabic a phrase from the Quran.
10: Chapter 6: Id al-Fitr | During the Id al-fitr, Muslim's feast after the holiday of the Ramadan. This feast lasts for three days. People sometimes have banquets and give gifts. | the end