Dervish Dolls: Iftar

Today our little dervish dolls are gathering for the Iftar meal that we share together at sunset.  Many children wish to emulate or participate in fasting with their parents in Ramadan.  Using creative play to demonstrate Iftar is a lovely opportunity for children to feel connected to this holiday tradition.

Our little dervish dolls are breaking their fast with dates and tea before the Maghrib prayer.  They will have the larger meal after the prayer is completed.  

These dolls were commissioned by Sirajunmunira from WaldorfMagicGlade on Etsy.  The seller can make a custom doll for you as well if you contact her through Etsy.  


Please share your ideas for using creative play to teach children about the rites of Ramadan.

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3 thoughts on “Dervish Dolls: Iftar”

    1. Thank you! I found the artist who made them on Etsy! She did her own research to get the look right and even added the tasbih beads without my asking. The only thing I would add is the tail on the turban which I forgot to mention. Next I want to design some very pretty girl dolls with headdresses and embroidered clothes etc. The artist is from the Ukraine so maybe one could have a flower headdress.

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