With Ramadan around the corner next week, this holy month will not be like any other. The COVID-19 pandemic will be bringing about a new way to worship during Ramadan this year. Typically, Ramadan consists of a feeling of togetherness by social gatherings during services, prayers, and iftar – the breaking of the fast at dusk. However, this year presents a different feeling of that “togetherness”. With social distancing and lockdowns in place all over the world, what will this Ramadan look like and feel like?
Many of us have our annual traditions during the holy month, but those traditions may be quite different this year, as we are all isolated in our homes. Nevertheless, this does not mean we have to feel an emptiness or loneliness, away from our loved ones. Thankfully, with technology, we are able to connect with one another and keep some of these traditions going, on a different scale.