Much of the beauty of Islam is that it encourages embracing cultural practices, as long as they have no contradictions with the way of the Shariah.

For this reason, many Muslims in the West have adopted new and exciting ways to celebrate the month of Ramadan that were not seen in the Arabian peninsula. Such examples include the sending of greetings cards and the wrapping and exchanging of gifts.

Another idea that has been borrowed, particularly for children, is the idea of a Ramadan calendar. Each day is highlighted, so that the child is reminded to achieve at least one thing  for Allah each day. Calendars containing chocolate, for each of the 29 or 30 days of Ramadan, are popular and can now even be found in mainstream supermarkets. They are a wonderful way to treat young people who are perhaps fasting for the first time this year – one chocolate for every fast that they complete!

The best way to commemorate achievement of your little ones however, is with a customisable and reusable calendar. Environmentally friendly textile calendars, have a pocket for each day of Ramadan, so that you can choose how best to honour each day.

You could fill each pocket with an Islamic quiz question for a little competition at iftar time, note down a hadith that can be read to the family every day, or learn a new verse of the Quran. In this way, a Ramadan calendar can be integrated into your daily worship.

The best part is that at the end of every Ramadan, they can be rolled up and boxed away to be brought out again next year.

Don’t forget to take a look at’s wide range of calendars– and for even more decor inspiration for your home this Ramadan!

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