Ramadan in Isolation

0
293
Ramadan in Isolation

For the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims, the holy month of Ramadan, which began last week, is a social and spiritual high point, a time to gather with friends and family, and to focus on fasting, prayer and scripture.

But the coronavirus pandemic is transforming this Ramadan across the world, clearing out mosques, canceling communal prayers and forcing families to replace physical gatherings with virtual meet-ups.

What religious or spiritual traditions do you or your family or community observe? How have they been affected by the need for quarantines and social distancing?

Tell us in the comments, then look at the related photo essay, which shows images of Ramadan around the world this year.