I was originally looking for some information on the 1973 Ramadan War between Egypt and Israel (today’s the 36 year anniversary of that battle), but couldn’t find anything simple enough to present to the kids, and I’m not versed in the history myself, so instead I decided to go with the story of Tariq ibn Ziyad’s conquest of Visogothic Hispania, also known as Al-Andalus.
Throughout history there were many battles the muslims fought AND WON during the month of Ramadan, which I think is amazing with the weakness and exhaustion that can come with fasting. But as we know, it is Allaah that grants victory, not men or weapons. ALLAAHU AKBAR!
Inshaa Allaah we will watch a video on youtube about it, and I’ll have the kids make some kind of picture or something about it…although they’re getting bored with hearing stories and drawing pictures about them, lol! So we’ll see what happens, maybe we can come up with something different and creative together.
Fried steak fillets, melokhia, rice.
“O you who believe! What is the matter with you, that when you are asked to march forth in the Cause of Allah you cling heavily to the earth? Are you pleased with the life of this world rather than the Hereafter? But little is the enjoyment of the life of this world as compared with the Hereafter.” (Al-Taubah : 38 )