Book Recommendations for Eid-ul-Fitr - Tuma's Books

Book Recommendations for Eid-ul-Fitr

Eid-ul-Fitr, the Islamic holiday commemorating the end of the holy month of Ramadan, is coming soon!

It is either next Tuesday or Wednesday, April 9-10th, 2024 depending on the sighting of the moon. 

We created a Bookshop collection for Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr. Browse the full collection here and keep reading for our specific recommendations about celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr

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Eid Breakfast at Abuela's by Mariam Saad

Join Sofia and her mom and dad who spend Eid - the Islamic holiday celebrating the end of Ramadan - with her Mexican grandmother, who is not Muslim but chooses to throw them a festive breakfast which includes traditional Mexican food, decorations, and activities.

The book includes many Spanish words and a glossary as well to introduce the reader to simple words in Spanish and even Arabic.

Desified: Delicious Recipes for Ramadan, Eid & Every Day by Zaynah Din 

90 easy, delicious South-Asian inspired recipes for Ramadan, Eid, and beyond.
Desified is a celebration of South Asian flavors and spices. Inspired by the core principles of Ramadan, this book has more than 90 recipes, including show-stopping breakfasts, simple and satisfying dinners, and feasting dishes to share. Whether you're looking for the best ways to break your fast or you simply want to eat well throughout the year, a desi twist is always delicious.

Zara's New Eid Dress by Nafisah Abdul-Rahim 

Zara loves all the festivities of Ramadan and Eid. She enjoys visiting with her friends at the mosque and sampling delicious foods from around the world. But one of her favorite things is shopping for her Eid dress.

In past years, she wore similar outfits as her friends from different ethnic backgrounds. This year, she wants something uniquely her own. Zara envisions a dress that represents her heritage and her style, a reflection of her culture as an African American Muslim.

This picture book for children shares the story of Zara as she seeks the perfect dress for Eid, while offering insight into her Muslim culture.


Once Upon an Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim Voices, edited by Aisha Saeed and S. K. Ali

Once Upon an Eid is a joyous short story collection by and about Muslims, edited by New York Times bestselling authors Aisha Saeed and S. K. Ali.

Eid! The short, single syllable word conjures up a variety of feelings and memories for Muslims. Maybe it's waking up to the sound of frying samosas or the comfort of bean pie, maybe it's the pleasure of putting on a new outfit for Eid prayers, or maybe it's the gift giving and the holiday parties, or carnival rides to come that day. Whatever it may be, for those who cherish this day of celebration, the emotional responses may be summed up in another short and sweet word: joy.

I absolutely adored this special collection and passed it on to my niece when I finished. Highly recommend! Read my review of Once Upon An Eid.


The Night Before Eid: A Muslim Family Story by Aya Khalil 

Celebrate the end of Ramadan with this luminous Muslim family story about faith, history, and delicious foods.

On the night before Eid, it's finally time to make special sweet treats: Teita's famous ka'ak. Zain eagerly unpacks the ingredients from his grandmother's bulky suitcase: ghee from Khalo Karim, dates from Amo Girgis, and honey from Tant Tayseer--precious flavors all the way from Egypt. Together with Mama and Teita, Zain follows his family's recipe and brings to life Eid songs and prayers, pharaonic history, and the melodies and tastes of his Egyptian heritage This Muslim holiday story, featuring a delicious ka'ak recipe, is a satisfying addition to a joyful and expansive Eid.


Ali the Great and the Eid Party Surprise by Saadia Faruqi 

Eid Mubarak! Can Ali Tahir use his creative powers to save the holiday party? It's Eid--Ali's favorite day of the year! The family has fun plans for this special day after the Muslim holiday Ramadan. But Ali's brother, Fateh, is being cranky and keeps spoiling everything! Can Ali find a way to cheer up Fateh and bring the fun back to the holiday? Ali the Great, by Yasmin author Saadia Faruqi, is a charming chapter book series about Pakistani American second grader Ali Tahir. Ali's big ideas will resonate with young readers who believe that every problem has a creative solution--you just have to find it!


Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr by Sara Khan 

Join Raya and her mama and aba as they enjoy iftar, bake Ramadan cookies, do good deeds around their community and visit the mosque.

Raya is celebrating Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr with her family and inviting you along to learn more! It's a time full of fun activities and celebrations, and a great opportunity to get closer to Allah.

Learn about this special time as Raya makes Ramadan mubarak cards for her friends and has her hands decorated with henna!

And when the month of Ramadan is over, Raya, her mama and aba, aunts, uncles and cousins have a magical Eid celebration, playing games, opening presents and eating delicious food.

This bright and engaging picture book is the perfect way to introduce little ones to Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr. Author Sara Khan brings the celebrations to life, drawing on her own experiences with her daughter, also named Raya! This book also offers fun activities that parents and children can do together in the lead-up to the celebration, such as making a pop-up card and cookies. A fun fact file and colorful quiz follow the story, giving kids the opportunity to learn more about Allah, worship and the lunar calendar.

The Most Exciting Eid by Zeba Talkhani 

Join Safa and her family for Eid al-Fitr in this heartwarming celebration of the holiday!

Eid al-Fitr is nearly here! Follow along with Safa and her loved ones during their vibrant celebration of Eid, the Islamic holiday marking the end of Ramadan.

Safa can't wait to participate in all of her favorite holiday traditions: decorating the house, eating yummy food, henna, and enjoying the big family gathering! Safa loves sharing special moments and gifts with her family. But she's also having a hard time sharing her Eid gifts with her cousin, Alissa. Will Safa learn what the spirit of Eid al-Fitr is truly all about?

With beautiful illustrations, joyous text, and an important lesson about the gift of giving, this book is perfect for holiday celebrations and family sharing!

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