October 26, 2020

Middle East braces for bleak Ramadan as virus threat lingers

Middle East braces for bleak Ramadan as virus threat lingers

From cancelled iftar feasts to suspended mosque prayers, Muslims across the Middle East are bracing for a bleak month of Ramadan fasting as the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic lingers. Ramadan is a period for both self-reflection and socialising. More dispiriting for many devout Muslims is that congregational worship — including taraweeh night prayers — is prohibited in mosques across the region, with many closed in a bid to slow the spread of the virus.

Source:: https://news.yahoo.com/middle-east-braces-bleak-ramadan-virus-threat-lingers-021942715.html