And they're not just from us!
PS: Who knows what's going on on the cover page? ;)
Ramadhan, oh Ramadhan...what a beautiful month! There’s nothing quite like it. In fact, for many Muslim communities, it’s the absolute best time of the year. Pre-dawn family meals, days filled with people being kinder, being more generous, smiling at each other and generally trying to score thawaab in every aspect of their lives!
Then it’s the most fun part- just writing about it makes me long for those lovely nights. The rush of setting tables and laying plates and platters, the giggling and groaning, excited laughter all around and the hopeful prayers being whispered in those last few moments before the Maghrib adhaan goes. The nights are the best- perhaps because most of what makes Ramadhan unique goes into them. Masaajid are full for Maghrib, and the excitement for Ishaa and taraweeh is unmatched.
But it’s easy for kids to get lost in between the older people fasting and praying- it’s easy for the magic of Ramadhan to remain a mystery to them. You see, all things that make Ramadhan exciting for us are usually things they don’t, or can’t, take part in. There’s only so many times fasting half a day will get them happy, only so many times they can push themselves to do more ibaadah. Kids need to see their progress and physically see some sort of recognition for the good they do.
This year will be different… there won’t be open Masaajid, rushing out for Salaah and community events. Everyone will be home, which makes it so much easier for us to decorate for Ramadhan. For this reason, we’ve put together a list of a few small businesses who have uploaded FREE printables to bring the Ramadhan spirit home. We hope you guys benefit from these and enjoy them. Use them to decorate your home and In Shaa Allah make Ramadhan exciting for everyone. Remember the creators in your special du’aas!
We’ve been busy at work for so many months, but with the lockdown and businesses being closed, we had to cancel most of our Ramadhan products. Life is so confusing right now, and to be honest...we don’t even feel like working! Cancelling our hard work put us down even more.
But let’s face it… Ramadhan is such an important time and we need things to hype us up a little. So here are some cool Ramadhan printables we created to brighten your spirits and keep you busy during this Ramadhan at home. Check them out on our freebies page, share your pics and tag us in them.
We have a Daily Planner sheet, a Qur'aan breakdown to track your Qur'aan goals, a goal introspection and a sheet for you to write down your own goals. We hope you like them!
Educating Tiny Humans
This isn't a business, but an adorable Madressah run from home. Apa Saaleha's ideas are literally some of the BEST I've come across. If you're ever stuck for ways to creatively teach kids deen, this the place to go. You won't regret it! I promise. I'm blown away with every new post and even more so with this activity book you can get. Click on the link and see for yourself!
There are colouring activities, a gorgeous Ramadhan bunting, decor, calendars and so much more!
This digital design duo is run by two sisters, and they’re one of my favourite design businesses. They have such cool and fresh designs and are always promoting self-growth on their page.
While they’re graphic designers and usually focus on customised designs, they were kind enough to design these lovely printables for free use this Ramadhan! Honestly, I’m loving these and I’m sure you’ll love them, too.
We absolutely adore the first one. It’s a PDF containing two files- one is a missed fast tracker (yay, 1 step closer to getting those qadha ticked off!) and a meal planner. Lilac florals? Count me in.
The second is such a fun activity! It’s an A4 placemat designed in black and white (so convenient!) so your kiddos can colour it in. After that’s done, get it laminated and they can use it at meal times to remind them of the Sunan of eating, and maybe it’ll convince them to eat the veggies on their plates! Now you can make meal time a fun, deen-learning experience too.
Another freebie up for grabs from Digital Prints is this elegant Ramadhan Bunting.
And lastly, they’ve done some gorgeous Ramadhan timetables for certain South African cities. You can contact them for the complete list and the PDF files of those.
Lemon Lime Design
Hawwaa does a fantastic job at designing. She runs a small business from home (like the rest of the businesses mentioned here), and hers is relatively new. Like Digital Prints, Lemon Lime Design is mostly a graphic design business but they’ve released a few super cool products. If you’re looking for clean, bright and classy designs, she’s definitely the person to contact… Proof of that is these stunning Suhoor signs she made!
We are absolutely in love. The jewel tones mix so well with the pastels and they’re definitely signs I wouldn’t mind hanging up on my door! See for yourself by clicking the link below… I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Oh my gosh! This is the most underrated Muslimah illustrator on Instagram. Wow! Her stuff is just absolutely stunning. Really, if you can, have a look at her work. There are 4 stunning prints you can download.
The folder includes two star decorations *cue starry eyes*, a Ramadhan fill-in day tracker and a lovely Ramadhan Kareem image you could use! They're beautiful and we'd definitely recommend you check them out.
I've just come across this business, and it's so lovely. These designs are oh-so-pretty and you're going to love them. All the prints from this website excite me and I'm absolutely psyched that Henna decided to share them with us.
Oh. My. Gosh! There are SO many available for download and they're all gorgeous! There's just one link, but this drive folder is really full. If you're looking for stunning planners, this is definitely the place to look. She also has some fill-in goal printables- so pretty! If you love arabesque and henna inspired art like I do, definitely check out these free Ramadhan printables!
Al Hikmah Educational Resources
Aa’ishah DEFINES Madressah fun. Really, if you aren’t following her on Instagram, please do. She has so many exciting ideas and always puts across concepts simply and creatively. The Madressah she runs is based on Montessori teaching, so she’s really defining teaching deen in an exciting way. She’s also super helpful, so if you need any explanations, just pop her a message!
She has lots of printables available, and I absolutely love her flashcards. You can get those straight from her. She’s kindly given us permission to share her Ramadhan activity book. For parents with black and white printers only , or those with kids who are obsessed with colour-ins, please download this!
There are little badges to cut out, printables to stick up and colouring activities. Get your copy on the link below.
This is such a super cool business, and such an inspiration to me. In fact, long before Amal Arts was even thought of, I discovered Ayeina and the concept of decorating for Ramadhan. The idea is an amazing concept. All around us, the world celebrates so many events like Christmas and Easter. Muslims kids all around see this- and it does look exciting! Christmas movies, decorations, songs that fill up public places- the hype makes it so appealing to all types of people. Ramadhan is the perfect time to teach the concept to them that deen IS fun and we have our celebrations too. Decorate, create, initiate and sprinkle the magic of Ramadhan all over your home. Yes, it’s a month of praying- but we can make our prayer areas cool and do it creatively too!
There’s honestly SO many wonderful ideas and printables on the Ayeina website and it’s impossible to include them all. I’ve chosen 3 of my favourites below- you can find the rest on their website!
This is their du’aa a day card set, and you guys know how much we love those. Can we just say, WOW! They’re so beneficial and are available for colour printing as well as black and white.
Then there’s this beautiful printable to teach the 12 Hijri months. A favourite childhood memory of mine is singing along to Zain Bhikha’s nasheed of the names of the months. Download this and use the nasheed to create a fun learning experience.
And then another decor piece, the du’aa for Laylatul Qadr. It’s oh so lovely and perfect to frame and hang up where you read your salaah.
There’s probably no need for an introduction to this amazing online business! She takes creativity to a whole new level, and I absolutely love her work. (Not to mention, Rufena is the most friendly and humble sister, Maa Shaa Allah. She’s always willing to help out. :))
She’s always posting wonderful content online to purchase, but her freebies are so adorable this year, I can’t contain my excitement.
Another trip down memory lane- who remembers Ludo? It was such a fun game! Quote Lovin has designed an Islamic Ludo game set for FREE! Yes, you got that right! So now you have something to keep you busy on Ramadhan nights. It’s renamed and called Race to Prayer, and we love it! Download the amazing Ramadhan printable below.
Another gorgeous printable to download are these salaah trackers with extra daily ibaadah add-ons. So cute!
And lastly, you can create your very own advent calendars with these adorable printables. She has a step-by-step guide on how to put the advent calendar together, so check it out on the instagram link below, too.
This business is constantly blowing me away with the amount of free printables they have. It's honestly wow. Subhannallah! If you're looking for freebies for anything really, from Ramadhan printables, to worksheets for your kids, this is the place to look! The website is so well organised and I'm sure you'll find what you're looking for.
Dear Muslim Child
This is a new business we stumbled upon, and we’re totally blown away! Wow! Subhannallah, the content is brilliant and the sister behind it- even more so! She’s super friendly and helpful, and incredibly generous. I’m including only one link below- this one works a bit differently. There are TONS of printables available, and so much you could do. From flashcards to decor, and going on to an entire book available for you to print!
This time is a difficult time for people all around the world, and some simply cannot afford to buy Ramadhan resources. I’d definitely recommend checking Dear Muslim Child out, because there are premium resources available for download- and they’re free! Freshtah, you’re truly an angel.
Another incredible business is Qamar Designs! Her stuff is so cute it makes me want to get them all for myself. She’s Swedish, so some designs aren’t in English. However, there are many things available for free download that would work just fine! There’s just one link below because everything is pretty well organised. It’ll take you to a library full of printables. Scroll through it and you’ll almost definitely find what you’re looking for.
There are good deed charts, colour-in printables, Ramadhan bunting banners, Eid wishlists and so much more!
There’s really a printable for anything and everything and I’m sure you’ll love them just as much as we do.
Little Wings Creative
This is a pastel colour dream! If you’re looking for themed resources, this is certainly the place to look. There are so many different printables to choose from and every single one is designed so well. In order to access the downloadable material, though, you will have to subscribe to Little Wings and will then be sent a password. There are no other conditions, and once you complete this, everything is absolutely free! Have a blast downloading to your heart’s content. Really though, could they get any prettier?
If you scroll through the library, there are countdown charts, advent calendars ( the two windows ones are my favourite!) and so many items available in colour and black and white. Have fun and enjoy!
That's the end of the list of free printables I've managed to put together. I hope you enjoy using them, In Shaa Allah, and I really, really pray you benefit from them. Please remember us in your du'aas this Ramadhan and remember to make the most of every minute!
Much love and du'aa,