Young Muslims’ efforts to keep their communities connected during the holy month have birthed virtual iftars, Quran study groups, game nights and trivia nights on nearly every possible platform.
The Chicago-based clinical psychologist practices Sufism, a school of Islam that emphasizes inward reflection and meditation.
Being at home with family has made observing Islam’s holiest month a richer and deeper spiritual experience.
AJ+ decided to ask some Muslims across America: What’s good? What’s not so good? And what’s keeping them hungry this stay-at-home Ramadan?
This Virginia mosque is providing free meals to community members impacted by COVID-19 every single day of Ramadan.
"I am trying to help my family find their own special connection to the holy month this year."
It's usually around this time that Muslim international students would go home and celebrate Ramadan with their families.
Inspired by Ramadan, several Muslim organizations and individuals are donating their time and money to aid those hit hard by COVID-19.
Members of the Muslim community adjust traditions while helping the needy during their holy month.
Nearly 40 people around the world told BuzzFeed News that Ramadan is hammering home their isolation during the pandemic: They miss friends, family, and their mosques.
This year, Muslims all over the world are celebrating Ramadan like they’ve never experienced before.
With mosques shuttered, community gatherings banned and the holy sites of Mecca and Medina closed, the world’s almost 2 billion Muslims are celebrating Ramadan in isolation for the first time.
For Muslim Americans, giving is a priority during Ramadan, the Muslim holy month that began last week. But fundraising has been challenging because mosques – a focal point for donations during the holiday – are closed because of the outbreak.
From Brooklyn to the Bronx, Muslim community organizations are building mutual aid networks to support Muslim families who need food, particularly during Ramadan, when many families rely on free nightly meals from local mosques.
Mosques are closed and lockdowns are in place, but this Ramadan may have some unexpected health benefits.
The coronavirus pandemic is forcing Muslims to adapt, observing the holy month more at home than in the mosque, more online than in person, and with greater uncertainty about the future.
Islam’s most sacred sites were largely deserted as the holy month started, but Muslims in some places were resisting in ways that could spread the coronavirus.
This Ramadan, make the right choice and do not buy dates from companies that exploit Palestinian land and labour.
New York City authorities will provide halal meals to 500,000 Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Pakistan’s leading doctors are begging the government to close mosques during Ramadan, fearing a catastrophic spike in coronavirus infections during the Muslim holy month.
Muslims are welcoming the holy month of Ramadan in lockdown due to coronavirus.
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