“NBC4A” website highlighted how the Muslims of the United States celebrated the advent of the month of Ramadan in light of the spread of the Corona pandemic and said that many families feel pressure not only because they will not be able to celebrate the usual rituals, but because some will face difficult economic conditions in order to keep food on the table.
From April 23 to May 23, Muslims will celebrate Ramadan, a month dedicated to fasting, prayer, meditation, and community.
“This is the first Ramadan, as people will not be able to assemble,” “We will not be able to do some normal things we did in the previous Ramadan.” Quoted NBC4A
Added, that since most mosques are closed in an attempt to prevent the spread of the virus, state orders will test their faith. The fear is that some less fortunate Muslims will not be able to practice properly throughout the month because mosques and other centers usually host the night events in which they pray and provide food to ensure that everyone is eating enough to continue throughout the day.
On the other hand, “I cannot find rice, flour, and sugar in large quantities,” said Zarka Adabi, of the Project USA.
“Over the past five years, the Foundation has provided hot meals and food from the food pantry to help families spend this holy month,” he added.
“The community in which we work, and you know other neighborhoods, there are really many challenges with the small apartments that they live in,” Adabi said. We have tried to provide them with all the supplies in their homes so far. I don’t know if I can continue if I don’t get large quantities of rice, flour, sugar, dates and other things that we need to provide them in their homes. ”
Due to guidelines for social distance and state orders that launch large gatherings, some Muslims may be forced to abandon their religious customs.
My literature said: “[رمضان] A mandatory requirement for Islam. ”Ramadan includes many spiritual activities. Everything is missing this year, then moreover, if we don’t have food at home for these people, it will have a huge emotional, physical and financial impact and I’m very concerned about it. ”
My USA Project is providing food to help Muslims who may need it during this month.