Ramadan In Time Of Social Distancing

By Sumaiya Malik Ramadan has always been for Muslims, a time of contemplation, fasting, physical and mental cleanliness, sharing food with other Muslims who fast, charity and reflection about the community and after life. This year is not different with one exception.

The Muslim month (April 24 to May 24) will pass keeping in mind the Covid-19 pandemic, quarantine and social distancing. The community does have modified plans along the guidelines provided by the City of Austin and through announcements from mosques and scholars, but this will be the first time when every household will keep these recommendations in mind and keep from sharing this blessed month when they are used to sharing food and opening their hearts. The world is going through Covid-19 pandemic where a single virus for which there is no vaccine available yet, is attacking the human immune system. Symptoms are debil