Ramadan Reading Comprehension

Motivate readers with this free printable informative reading passage for 4th grade and up. Read and test comprehension with the interactive online quiz or print and use offline.


What Is Ramadan? What Is Eid?

Ramadan is the holiest time of the year in the Islamic religion. It is observed by more than one billion Muslims around the world.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. It begins when there is a new moon. The lunar calendar is not the same as the solar calendar in everyday use, so Ramadan does not begin on the same day every year. It oftens begins on a day in April or early May.

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims do not eat or drink during daylight hours. The purpose of fasting is to teach self control, to be reminded of people who suffer, and to concentrate completely on being a good person.

Children, pregnant women, and people who are sick are not expected to fast during Ramadan. People normally start fasting when they are teenagers.

In addition to fasting during Ramadan, many Muslims try to do good deeds and to give up bad habits. They also try to strengthen their religious beliefs by going to mosques and studying the Koran.

During Ramadan people have 2 meals each day. One meal, called "suhoor", happens before the sun rises. The other meal, called the "iftar", is after sunset. The iftar often begins with eating dates. Traditionally, dates are known as the food Muhammad ate when he broke his fast.

A big 3-day celebration called Eid ul Fitr (Breaking of the Fast) happens immediately after Ramadan. Muslims celebrate the end of fasting, and, through prayers, give thanks. Eid (pronounced "eed") is also a time of giving to others. People give to charity, give gifts to others, and spend time with family and friends.


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Which religious group celebrates Ramadan?
Muslim
Jewish
Buddhist
Muslim When are you NOT allowed to eat during Ramadan?
after sunset
during the night
during the day
during the day Children must fast during Ramadan.
True
False
It doesn't say in the story.
False What meal is eaten before the sun rises?
iftar
suhoor
eid
suhoor What meal is eaten after sunset?
iftar
suhoor
eid
iftar What word rhymes with Eid?
did
ride
feed
feed What celebration marks the end of Ramadan?
Iftar
Suhoor
Eid ul Fitr
Eid ul Fitr What food is often eaten to break the daily fast?
bread
dates
honey
dates What does Eid ul Fitr mean??
the start of fasting
the breaking of the fast
the giving of gifts
the breaking of the fast What time of year is Ramadan?
fall
winter
spring
spring Ramadan is the holiest time of year for Muslims.
True
False
It doesn't say in the story.
True Which of these statements is true?
People fast during Ramadan to lose weight.
During Ramadan people must fast for 24 hours straight.
People fast during Ramadan to practice self control.
People fast during Ramadan to practice self control.

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