The holy month of Ramadan is a special time for nearly two billion Muslims all over the world.
In any normal year, it is a time of communal prayer, of daytime fasting, night-time feasting, extensive socializing and acts of profound generosity and charity.
At a difficult time for the whole world, Muslims prepare to welcome the fasting month of Ramadan with unprecedented social-distancing measures.
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With the mosques shut across the UK, a leading British Muslim organization has released a guidance for communities to make the most out of the season in lockadown.
The Muslim Council of Britain’s guideline is part of its sustained initiative to encourage British Muslims to stay at home and provide a platform for mosques and Islamic associations to continue to serve their congregations.
“The message for this Ramadan is clear: fast and pray at home and share Ramadan digitally. This is the way to help save lives,” Harun Khan, Secretary-General of the MCB said in a statement published online.
“Ramadan is about connecting to God through worship, reflection, compassion and giving back to others. It is important to use this time to reconsider, to reflect on the way we live our lives and the way we relate to our Creator, our communities and those in need. We must be sure to celebrate Ramadan in the safest way possible: in our homes.”