Ramadan celebrations around the globe

Ramadan celebrations around the globe - Liyanah

Devotees practice social distancing on the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan at the Putra Mosque in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on April 16.
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In many parts of the Muslim world, the holy month of Ramadan began on Monday. For the second year in a row, practicing Muslims will observe the month during a pandemic — a reality that will, again, disrupt age-old communal traditions for many.

For Muslims, the daily Ramadan fast is broken at dusk, not just with a food and drink but with a gathering of friends, family and colleagues. It’s also a time when financially able Muslims are encouraged to feed poorer families in their larger communities.

Once again, Muslim communities will try to come together while staying physically apart. It’s a challenge that many devout Muslims, determined to observe all the tenets of this holy month, say they are up for.


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