Ramadan: Fasting is one of the pillars of Islam
By TVC News Nigeria
07 May 2019 | 3:22 pm
Ramadan: Fasting is one of the pillars of Islam.
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Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Ramadan is an unusual one for the Muslim community who are used to gathering together to pray and share meals as a community. Mosques around the world, including the holy sites in Mecca and Medina, have also been closed. These are a few of the reasons why this year's Ramadan is looking very different for adherents Islam around the world.
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Ramadan is typically a period of both worship and socialising, but this year strict lockdowns have limited gatherings for iftar meals at dusk when the fast is broken — a centrepiece of Ramadan. For millions of Muslims around the world, this Ramadan is unlike any other, with closed mosques and family gatherings forbidden.
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In order to discourage large gatherings during Britain's coronavirus lockdown the country's mosques have generally stopped broadcasting the traditional call to prayer. But with the holy season of Ramadan drawing to a close, one of Britain's largest Muslim places of worship, the Baitul Futuh Mosque in south London, has been granted permission to resume their evening call to prayer.
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