Fanoose Ramadan (Ramadan Lanterns)

Hawwa and her girls, Mariam and Reem love doing arts and crafts.Making Ramadan lanterns is their way of welcoming Ramadan and feeling a sense of belonging. The inspiration for these lanterns comes from this website.


Hawwa Hamza is living with her husband and 3 girls in United Arab Emirates. She is a member of an Islamic book club in Sharjah and is currently reading on tafseer al quran.  Her mission is to do her jihad by raising and educating her children and building their characters to follow the commands of Allah and pass on the message of Islam.

Mariam Essam is a 6 year old second grade student.  She has memorized the last 2 parts of Quran.  She loves to pray taraweeh and learn about her religion and asks many questions.

Reem Essam is a 4 year old kindergarten student.  Her favorite subjects are math and arts and crafts.

GrowMama’s Ramadan Spirit Contest is open to all submissions.  Email your photos, essays, recipes and more to

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