In 2020, Ramadan will be from 13/14 April to 11/12 May 2021. It is the most sacred month of the year for all muslims as the Qur’an was revealed in this month
“Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Quran, as a guide to mankind, also clear (signs) for guidance and judgment (between right and wrong). So every one of you who is present (at his home) during that month should spend it in fasting.” (Al-Baqara 2:185)
Muslims around the globe fast from before sunrise until sunset, abstaining from eating, drinking or engaging in sexual relations. Young children before reaching the age of puberty, pregnant women, the sick and travellers and people with severe medical conditions are exempt from fasting
Ramadan is a spiritual journey where muslims around the globe increase in acts of worship such as prayers, giving charity and strengthening relationships and family ties.
Aside from fasting, Muslims observing Ramadan also increase in spiritual devotional acts such as prayer, giving charity and strengthening family ties. Muslims, are encouraged to share their food with friends, family and neighbours and to reach out to those who may be fasting alone, to share their Ramadan experiences.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Muslims will face a very different experience in the month of Ramadan. A good structured plan and tips should be considered which will able Muslims to maximise their time in Ramadan.
5 tips of Ramadan in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Online learning – Join our weekly halaqah to increase your knowledge and boost your spiritual innerself. Stream live taraweehs or even pre-recorded!
Prayers – get together at home and form a congregation. Pray taraweeh with your family including the 5 daily prayers.
Plan your food supplies in advance to limit yourself from doing shopping while you are fasting in the month of Ramadan.
Take time to reflect on yourselves and think of the creation of Allah
Mental Health is primordial to one’s life and replace all your worries , anxieties and fear with the trust and worship of Allah (s.w.t)
“When Ramadan comes, the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of Hell are closed, and the devils are put in chains.” Narrated by Abu Hurayrah
Ramadan is a month of fasting for all muslims, a month to strengthen the community as one Ummah and a month to bring one closer to his creator, Almighty Allah
Author : Sheikh Irfan Hossen