The Ramadan Drummer

By Sahtinay Abaza
Illustrators Illustrated by Dinara Mirtalipova Edition

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Publisher Reycraft Books Imprint Reycraft Books ISBN


The Ramadan Drummer

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One night during Ramadan, Adam startles awake. BANG! BANG! BANG! It's the Ramadan Drummer, wandering the streets to wake everyone up for a meal before the day's fast. As Adam explores the dark streets with the drummer, he learns that every act of kindness is rewarded tenfold during Ramadan. This heartwarming tale teaches how community and giving are central to the spirit of the holiday.

The Ramadan Drummer is an old tradition that existed in many countries in the Middle East, in Egypt, Turkey, Pakistan, India, etc. The Drummer was well respected and knew everyone in his neighborhood. For a whole month, he strolled the streets before sunrise, beating his drum and calling all sort of chants, to make sure everyone was awake for their last meal before fast. Children were thrilled to see him. Because he was not paid for his work, people tipped him with food and gifts, as gratitude for his wake-up service. This tradition that was once passed from one generation to the next, is now replaced by alarm clocks and
modern technology.

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