Dr Azma Ali explains how Ramadan will be different for fellow Muslims this year due to the restrictions put in place for all our safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lockdown restrictions are affecting everyone’s lives at the minute and will undoubtedly have an impact on the holy month of Ramadan.
The message from Muslin leaders and healthcare experts is that it is vitally important that all Muslims stay at home this Ramadan in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. This means only pray at home and do not visit mosques or friends and family at this time.
Despite social distancing measures, there are still ways Muslims can observe Ramadan both spiritually and socially via online sermons and virtual events.
It is important that if your health will be adversely affected by fasting you proceed with caution and refrain from fasting.
Ramadan at home, stay home, save lives, protect the NHS.