Safe Ramadan During Covid 19 and Help Humanity
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Remember one thing, “the doors of Mosques may be closed but the door to goodness is always open”.
The Muslim Holy month of Ramadan starts on 24 April. It was during this month when the holy book – the Qur’an was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad “PBUH”.
“Ramadan is the (month) in which the Holy Qur’an was sent down, as a guide to mankind and a clear guidance and judgment (so that mankind will distinguish from right and wrong)”
But this year Ramadan will be different due to international lockdown caused by Covid 19.
To ensure the health and safety of all, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a guideline for Muslims on how to practise a safe Ramadan during a pandemic.
- Prayers from Home
- Charity to help humanity
- Encourage healthy hygiene
- Practice physical distancing
- Healthy people should be able to fast during this Ramadan as in previous years
- Promoting mental and psychosocial health
Is it Safe For Patients To Fast
There is no evidence to suggest an adverse effect from fasting during the Covid-19 pandemic on asymptomatic healthy individuals who have previously fasted safely. However, patients with fever and prolonged illness secondary to Covid-19 can become severely dehydrated and are at risk of sudden acute deterioration. As such, these patients should not fast (or cease fasting) and ensure adequate hydration.
Can people still pray together?
Congregational prayers are banned in several countries, and many mosques have been temporarily closed. It is advisable to pray from Home.
How can you provide charity to the poor?
You can donate online as well. During the auspicious month of Ramadan, charity and generosity are key parts of what we do. By actively working to support others, we are following the wishes and teachings of Allah. During the Covid 19, remember there are innumerable people who don’t have food to eat. Please come forward to support the less fortunate people.
During the month of Ramadan it is necessary to help humanity as much as possible but helping should be carried out across the year . Zakat donations are usually encouraged before Eid-ul-Fitr prayers and the conclusion of Ramadan; donations during Ramadan are filled with plentiful blessings as the rewards from any act of generosity during this Holy month are multiplied greatly.
Thanks to the generosity given through zakat donations, those less fortunate are given a chance to participate in the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr as the month of Ramadan draws to a close.
We at Nomad Lawyer are continuously running our efforts to support the less fortunate people. If you wish to join us, you can email us at:
Source: (WHO, ALJAZEERA)