What is Ramadan?
During Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk. It is intended to focus the mind on prayer, spirituality and charity,as well as to purify the body and mind.
How will COVID change Ramadan this year?
With strict curfews and physical distancing to limit the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19 disease, many of Ramadan’s rituals and traditions will be curtailed this year.
Breaking of the fast is usually a communal affair. It is common for mosques to host large iftars, especially for the poor.
Because of the pandemic, which has spread to 185 nations, many countries this year have advised citizens to avoid large gatherings and have suhoor and iftar individually or with family at home.
Miss Brooks, RE Department