Suhoor and Imsaak


Today is the 3rd Ramadhan 1435 and as part of our Ramadhan Activities we have been learning about Suhoor and Imsaak.

My three youngest girls started out this morning with a draw and trace page from TJ Ramadan on Suhoor drawing all the things they could think of that they would like to eat for Suhoor.


My two year old, Zeynab wanted to join in so I gave her the worksheet too. I talked to her about all the things we can eat for breakfast (suhoor) and I drew some milk and dates to start her off and she was soon reeling off a list of breakfast items and drawing them on her page, mashaa’Allah.

My seven year old then completed a page from the ‘Welcome Ramadan’ Workbook by A Muslim Homeschool as well as reviewing what breaks the fast with an activity from the Ramadhan Activity Packs from Umm Maimoonah.


My daughter Samira completed a page on Suhoor from the Ramadan Notebooking Pages by A Muslim Homeschool. 


My son also wrote up a page from his Ramadhan Notebooking pages all about the blessing of Suhoor with an explanation by Ibn Hajr al-Asqalaani.


Then in the afternoon we brainstormed on the whiteboard all the things we had learned about Suhoor and the kids completed the Suhoor page from TJ Ramadan’s Interactive Notebook.


To finish off we read about the ruling regarding the innovation of Imsaak from the Suhoor Library at TJ Ramadan and my son completed this notebooking page.


4 comments on “Suhoor and Imsaak

  1. Assalamoalaikum SubhanAllah . I have just recently found your blog
    Beautiful work MashaAllah Tabarakallah from your children.
    I grew up with such ‘extremism in worship’ like imsaak and struggle to identify the correct ways to teach my own.
    Are there any particular books you can advice.

    • Walaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu Sister,

      Barak’Allahu feeki for your kind comments. We are using quite a number of books this year and I plan to send out a blog post listing all the recommended reading later today or tomorrow inshaa’Allah. But a brief list of our highly recommended books include:

      * FAST According to the Quran and Sunnah By Prof M Zulfiqar (Darussalam)

      * Sittings in the Blessed Month by Shaykh Uthaymeen

      * The Nature of Fasting by Ibn Taymiyah

      * Ramadaan Fataawa from the Major Ulema

  2. Assalamu alaykum

    Masha Allah, it is indeed praiseworthy how much your kids get done in a day. I’m having hard time to get my almost 7 year old to just sit down to do the lapbook. Do your 7 year old have trouble fasting the whole day like mine does?

    I wanted to ask you if you send me a close up of the picture which shows the meaning of the Islamic months. It is difficult to make out some of the meanings and i couldnt find them online either.
    Jazakillahu khairan katheera and may Allah accept from you and from us this Ramadan

    Barakallahu feeki

    • Walaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu,

      My seven year old is not fasting yet, but inshaa’Allah she will be trying the sunnah and voluntary fasting towards the end of the year to begin practising for next year.

      Here are the names and meanings of the Islamic Months taken from ‘The Blessings of Ramadan’ by Javed Ali:

      Muharram – the sacred month
      Safar – the month that is void
      Rabi’al-Awwal – the first spring
      Rabi’ath-Thani – the second spring
      Jumadal-Ula – the first month of dryness
      Jumadath-Thaniyyah – the second month of dryness
      Rajab – the revered month
      Sha’baan – the month of division
      Ramadan – the month of intense heat
      Shawwal – the month of hunting
      Dhul-Qa’dah – the month of rest
      Dhul-Hijjah – the month of pilgrimage

      Another book I highly recommend is called ‘ The Islamic Months’ by Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali

      Barak’Allahu feekum

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