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RAMADAN DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
Saudi Arabia: Great Mosque of Mecca, practically deserted
It would present a major risk if vast crowds of Muslim worshippers flocked to the Kaaba at the Great Mosque of Mecca. This picture shows a handful of individuals who did come to the Great Mosque when Ramadan began –— though most of those depicted are actually cleaners.
Sri Lanka: Breaking the fast
This Sri Lankan family in Malwana is breaking the fast. Sitting close together around an array of dishes, they pray, before enjoying their meal. By Europeans standards, this gathering would somewhat contravene social distancing rules.
Israel: Praying, at safe distance
It is being reported that in Israel, residents are taking social distancing very seriously. These Muslim men, for example, have gathered at a parking lot near Jaffa beach to pray — the markings on the ground help them keep a safe distance.
Indonesia: Live streaming prayers
Imam Bambang Suprianto from the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, is relying on the city’s mobile phone and internet infrastructure to reach worshipers. Pictured here at Sunda Kelapa mosque, Suprianto is live streaming his Quran reading via social media platforms. Wearing a mask covering his mouth and nose, meanwhile, sets a great example for others to follow.
US: Announcing Ramadan
This sign outside Masjid Al-Salaam mosque in Dearborn Community Center, Michigan, reads: “Ramadan Kareem,” which roughly translates to “may Ramadan be generous to you.” The letters were put in place by staff at the center to announce the beginning of the Muslim holy month.
Sri Lanka: Looking skyward
With mosque visits out of the question, worshippers can still pray in solitude. Sitting on a rug on a Colombo rooftop, in the Sri Lankan capital, this boy awaits the moment to end his daily Ramadan fast.
Germany: Quran by phone
Imam Benjamin Idriz records a Quran recitation via smartphone to upload later. This photo shows him at the Penzberg Islamic Forum, a mosque inaugurated in southern Bavaria in 2005. This place of worship won an architectural prize — and even with this limited view, it’s not hard to see why.
Turkey: Deserted city center
This is Istanbul’s Galata Tower in the city’s Beyoglu district. Usually the area is teeming with people, yet with Turkey also fighting the coronavirus pandemic most people are avoiding crowds. Mosques across the country have been told to stay closed, despite Ramadan.
Nepal: Call to prayer
Some things don’t change, no matter the circumstances. Seen here is a muezzin in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, reciting the azan, or Islamic summons to prayer. Throughout the entire month of Ramadan, the call will be heard several times a day, as always.
Singapore: Exhibition hall turned COVID-19 ward
This Singapore convention center is normally used for exhibitions and trade shows. But with much of the world’s economic life having come to a near standstill amid the lockdown, this space has now been converted into a COVID-19 ward — complete with a special space for worshippers to pray during Ramadan.
Author: Marko Langer