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Ramadan during COVID-19

RAMADAN during COVID-19 | Safety Guidelines | Averyx Group

RAMADAN during COVID-19: Follow these safe Ramadan practices in the times of coronavirus.

Ramadan Kareem! It’s the time of the year again, the holiest month for Muslims across the globe sweeps in.

This Ramadan, we have a bigger responsibility. Muslims or non-Muslims must ensure compliance to the directives from competent authorities to control the spread of coronavirus. The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a guideline on how to practice a safe Ramadan during this pandemic.

Here are some guidelines we must follow and observe:

Observe Physical Distancing

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect millions around the world. The transmission of COVID-19 can be transmitted through close contact between people. During the pandemic, many people are restricted in their movements, but, if restrictions allow, always practice physical distancing.

Observe Physical Distancing


Social Gatherings are Discouraged

Avoid IFTAR Parties. We understand you miss it badly, but we must help stop the spread of coronavirus. Have it with your family. The traditional breaking of the fast with the extended family (social gatherings) are temporarily discouraged for now in the interest of all the guests in today’s difficult times.

Social Gatherings are Discouraged

 

Healthy Hygiene

Muslims perform wudu before prayers, which helps maintain healthy hygiene. The following additional measures should be considered:

  • Use soap when washing hands as well as hand sanitizers.
  • Use personal prayer rugs to place over carpets.
  • Proper safe disposal of masks, gloves, tissues, etc.

 Healthy Hygiene


Healthy Diet & Nutrition

Proper nutrition and hydration are vital during the month of Ramadan. People should eat a variety of fresh and unprocessed foods during IFTAR every day and drink plenty of water.

Healthy people should be able to fast during this Ramadan as in previous years, while COVID-19 patients may consider religious licenses regarding breaking the fast in consultation with their doctors.

Healthy Diet & Nutrition

 

Promoting Mental and Psychosocial Health

It is important to reassure the faithful that they can still reflect, improve, pray, share, and care – all from a healthy distance. Offering special prayers for the sick, alongside messages of hope and comfort, are methods to observe the tenants of Ramadan while maintaining public health.

Promoting Mental and Psychosocial Health

 

Avoid EID Shoppings

We understand your excitement but to protect humanity, we must do a little sacrifice. Avoid shopping malls, crowded places as much as possible. You can still wear your best available attire.

Avoid EID Shoppings


Pay Zakat or any charity digitally

Avoid cash transactions if possible. Use of digital transfer to madrasas, transfer to bank accounts of your poor relatives, neighbors, friends, orphanages, NGOs. Food ration may be given to the need by maintaining physical distancing.

Pay Zakat or any charity digitally


Please note that these are just a few measures that we as responsible Muslims can take to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Please do not consider this as Fatwa or Islamic ruling. By adhering to these guidelines, we can appease our minds and rest assured that we can still practice Ramadan without compromising our health or the health and safety of others.

1 Comment
  • ascoronavirus
    Posted at 04:45h, 21 May Reply

    But with strict curfews and physical distancing directives enforced to limit the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19 disease, many of Ramadan’s rituals and traditions will be curtailed this year.

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