Sample letter to teacher regarding Eid-ul-Fitr holiday (2010)

Monday August 30, 2010

Re: Hafsa Nafees and religious holiday this week

Dear Ms. Jones:

I am the mother of Hafsa Nafees, who is in your fourth grade class. Hafsa has been enjoying school and learning under your supervision. We hope she continues to do so throughout the rest of the school year. I would like to bring to your attention the issue of Eid ul-Fitr, a Muslim religious holiday, expected to fall at the end of next week.

As you may know, Muslims were fasting during most of August, which was when the month of Ramadan fell this year. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. It is notable for its emphasis on seeking closeness to God through fasting, prayer and charity.

 Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan. It is a religious holiday and a time of joy and celebration.

Because the Islamic calendar follows the lunar calendar and actual sighting of the moon is often used to determine the date of occasions like Eid ul-Fitr, there is a possibility the religious holiday could fall on Thursday September 9, 2010 or Friday September 10, 2010 this year.

In view of this, we would like to inform you that Hafsa will be absent from school on the Thursday or Friday that is Eid-ul-Fitr. I would appreciate if you could give Hafsa her schoolwork in advance for that day, so that she does not miss any important work during her absence.

If you have any concerns or questions, please don't hesitate to contact me in the daytime at my office at (123) 555-7890 or in the evenings after 7 p.m. at home at (123) 555-3456.

 Thank you for your  time and attention.

Sincerely,

Ms. Nadia Sheikh

Comments

Its great to have such letters to describe about the religious festivals leave letter. I would really like to appreciate for your efforts. Today i have used the idea of this letter and wrote to my son's class teacher.

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hyderabad

Thank you so much for this sample letter. I used this letter this week for my daughter's school. Eid Mubarak to all.

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Los Angeles

Excellent letter,Jazak Allah khair.

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brookfield

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Karachi

what a wonderful letter...I never post comments on sites but I had to this time for the main reason that so much of the time many people just assume that the person next to them knows what's going on. If i only knew background on half of my students I could reach them better...I feel people think I am being nosy...but I'm only trying to do my job and reach every student in the way that's best for them.... what a wonderful parent letter. It warms my heart to read that there's hope yet still.

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Spring

Thank you for helping Muslim families communicate effectively with teachers. As a teacher, I am always grateful to parents who are willing to help me understand the individual needs of my students. So often, we (non-Muslim teachers) are eager to be supportive of Muslim students, but we need to be educated about how we can best do so. This is a respectful, informative, helpful letter and is perfectly appropriate for students of any age (K-12). If your child has more than one teacher, you would simply need to send copies of the letter to each teacher. Thank you, again. This site represents a tremendous service of love and brotherhood to the community.

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Nashville, Tennessee

Asalaam Aleykom. Alhamdullilah! Thank you so much for sharing this letter. My husband and i were just having a discussion on how to write a letter to the school regarding Eid this morning. May Allah accept our prayers and bless us all this holy month of Ramadhan. Ameen!

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Texas

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