As the whole world is locked down in their house, Saudi Arabia the home to the Islam holiest place in the world announced the beginning of Ramadan the holy fasting month for Muslims from this Friday. Muslims all over the world due to coronavirus restrictions have to celebrate their holy month of Ramadan inside their house. The royal court said Thursday said that “Based on the sighting of the new month’s moon, it has been decided that Friday is the start of the month of Ramadan”.
What did King Salman say about the restrictions:
The King Salman of Saudi Arabia though expressed his sadness and said that he was unhappy that the Muslims could not ray in the mosque due to coronavirus spread. In his statement, he said that he is pained that the holy month of Ramadan has arrived during the time when coronavirus restriction will not allow people to perform group prayers and Taraweeh, in order to combat coronavirus and save people lives and their health. According to Mohd Faizal Musa, a research fellow at the National University of Malaysia’s Institute of the Malay World and Civilization he hasn’t seen a thing like this before and it is the first time that Mecca and Medina are closing on the eve of Ramadan.
About Ramadan: The holy month of Muslims:
Ramadan is the holiest month for Muslim in which the Muslim people do not eat and drink from dawn to dusk and then get together in Mosque for prayers and then gather with the family members to break their fast during evening time. It is a month during which the Muslims gather in large number during the night time in the mosques to offer prayer. Saudi Arabia has announced last week that the two holy mosques in Mecca and Medina will remain closed during the Ramadan due to coronavirus.