We are, Inshallah, just a few days away from the holy month of Ramzan, however the current situation due to covid19 has paralysed the entire world, therefore the month of blessings will be spent in quarantine.
And even though Ramzan will not be the same this year, so people are advised to stay home and flatten the curve and make the best of this situation within their sanctuaries.
There are so many things we must do, however here are some of the fundamentals as a reminder.
AVOID BUYING FOOD FROM STALLS
It’d be wise if you didn’t buy samosa’s or rolls and even dahi bhally from outside keeping hygiene in mind and to be safe. Make everything at home and eat healthy.
PRAY AS MUCH AS YOU CAN
For the first time, the entire world has one common enemy, so this Ramzan let us raise our hands and repent, as well as, seek Allah’s mercy by praying to Him. For any Muslim, our faith is rooted in salah and dua and Allah listens, so let’s ask for His forgiveness and seek refuge from these trying times for everyone and go beyond caste, color and creed.
DON’T FORGET TO GIVE ALMS & ZAKAAT
Give as much as you can in this holy month, to literally help everyone, including those who are jobless and suffering from this pandemic. Your zakaat and charity might turn things around for a family of 6 under one roof. And the more you give, the more you will get (either in this life or hereafter).
[Quran 7:156] My mercy encompasses all things, but I will specify it for the righteous who give Zakah.
Even Allah does not appreciate despair, therefore do not loose hope even though we’ve been in quarantine for a month now, because Allah is the best of planners, and if He wills it, it shall be. What you can do is practice sabar and stay positive.
AVOID ANY SOCIAL GATHERING OUTSIDE
This virus knows no barriers. It does not discriminate. Please protect yourself and your loved ones by following the guidelines established by authorities for your protection. This Ramadan, stay indoors and stay safe. – Tariq A. Al Maeena, Saudi commentator
In short, we hope you aren’t planning secret iftar gatherings. Just saying. We know you’re smart enough not to!
STAY INDOORS, STAY SAFE
Even though the government has allowed to reopen masajid’s to offer taraweeh and salah with instructions to practice social distancing (distance of 3ft between one person to the other to be maintained), but if you’re a person of logic, protect yourself and others linked to you from spreading covid19 and stay at home.
“If you hear of an outbreak of plague in a land, do not enter it, but if the plague breaks out in a place while you are in it, do not leave that place” (Sahih Bukhari and Muslim)
DON’T FOCUS ON EID TOO MUCH
I know it may sound off, focus on what’s in front of you. Pre-covid19 times were fun when we used to go out for Eid shopping and splurged on 3 jorays, so it’s ok if you wont be able to do it this time around.