Ramadan in times of Corona

Due to the Corona crisis, fasting Muslims experienced significant changes in Ramadan this year. Religious and social rituals constitute central elements of Ramdan. For example, after Ishaa, the evening prayer, follows the Tarawih. Tarawih is a prayer that only takes place during Ramadan and, therefore, has a special significance. Due to the worldwide closing and restrictions on mosques, joint prayers were no longer possible. Even in Mekka, the holy town of Muslims, the ritual was not held this year. “Many people find that sad”, says Salma from Syria. The joint meals Mawaes Al Rahman outdoor were cancelled, which is another important part of Ramadan. At this event, the food is shared with all groups of society, especially with the poor and needy. “We painfully miss the common, whether with family, relatives, friends or strangers”, says Mohammad from Syria.

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Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Roula AL Sagheer, 19.05.2020

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