Ramadan at home
The monthlong observance of Ramadan began April 23. To maintain social distancing, Muslims have been forced to change the way they observe the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. People are not able to gather in mosques as usual and in one neighborhood the call to prayer is heard over a loudspeaker. A leader of Minnesota’s Muslim community says it has been difficult, especially for older people who look forward to the social gatherings that are such a big part of the Ramadan traditions.
Jaylani Hussein, executive director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
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