1.8 Billion Muslims Prepare For Ramadan Amid Coronavirus Lockdown, Shuttered Mosques

  • 4 years ago
Across the Islamic world, Muslims are preparing for Ramadan.
The holy fasting month begins on around Thursday.
But Reuters reports Muslims are having to deal with a supremely inconvenient fact about the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Namely, enforced social distancing at a time when socializing is almost sacred.
The spirit of Ramadan is one of family and togetherness – community, reflection, charity and prayer.
But with shuttered mosques, coronavirus curfews and bans on mass prayers, some 1.8 billion Muslims are facing a Ramadan like never before.