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COVID19 – #AtHomeRamadan


For Muslims all over the world Ramadan 2020 will be a very different experience during the COVID19 lockdown.

Congregational acts of worship for Muslims at Mosques has been suspended by all Muslims organizations in lower mainland to stop the spread of the virus..

It is unlikely that social distancing measures will be lifted before Eid. As a result any gatherings of more than 10 people for including taraweeh prayers at the mosque or anywhere outside our own homes, spiritual talks in the community or iftars (breaking of the fast) with friends and family to attend will not take place.

For the first time in our lives we will all be seeking to adapt to these changes while still enjoying the spiritual upliftment and community spirit that Ramadan provides by staying and practicing #AtHomeRamadhan.

To help you with our #AtHomeRamadhan most muslim organizations have adopted a number of social and spiritual events on our social media channels, from daily Qur’an recitations at fajr time to virtual eco-iftars.

It is important to plan our Ramadan activities given these restrictions. Consider:

  • Online – Stream Islamic lectures or taraweeh to your home, either pre-recorded or live.
  • Prayers – Organise prayers including taraweeh at home as a family and pray as a congregation in the home. Since it is no longer possible to do I’tikaf in the mosque, consider doing this at home.
  • Virtual Iftars – Try to organise virtual iftars with extended family and the community through the many online video calling facilities available. 
  • Plan food – Plan your iftar menus in advance so that you can limit multiple shopping trips and limit exposure given social distancing measures.  
  • Drink well – Hydrate well for the long work days. Dehydration can lead to tiredness, headaches, lack of focus/concentration. 
  • Energy foods – Eat high energy, slow burn foods for suhoor (starting your fast) – It is important that you remain energised throughout the workday, especially as we can experience heightened levels of anxiety during these times. 
  • Breaks – Take regular breaks to reflect and take time for yourself. 
  • Mental Health – Life can be full, and we try to fill it with more worship during Ramadan. We all want to pray more and this can help with anxiety but it is important to be good to yourself – sometimes it is quality over quantity.