The unprecedented global pandemic and compulsory and social isolation is changing the way many Muslims celebrate the holy month of Ramadan as worshippers are being advised to pray at home.

Iran (IMNA) - 1.8 billion Muslims across the world are observing the holy month of Ramadan during which they fast, a practice that is seen as one of the five pillars of Islam and includes abstinence from food and water along with focusing inwards. They can eat and drink before sunrise, and break their fast after sunset each day.

The holy Ramadan is the month in which the Islamic scripture, Qur’an, was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. Muslims place a great honor on Qur’an during this month, through daily recitations, or attending the mosques for congregational night prayers.

The Coronavirus pandemic is changing the way Ramadan is observed in Muslim communities as many holy religious traditions and customs of this month have been forsaken and Muslims are being urged to stay home to preserve the safety of societies.

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