RAMADAN IN COVID
(April - May 2020)
Ramadan is a reflective time for Muslims all over the world to fast and pray for 30 days, observing special activities that come with it. The Sultan must announce the sighting of the moon which automatically indicates the beginning of fasting. Ramadan is done yearly. COVID-19 (Coronavirus infectious disease is highly caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
Due to COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria, all social gathering has been banned including churches and mosques, gathering of people more than 10 is disallowed, this term is referred to as social distancing. This year’s Ramadan is different from previous ones because all activities shouldn’t involve any religious mass gathering.
This project aims to document the activities of Muslim youths during the fasting period while observing social distancing. The key activities of Ramadan include Tefsir teachings, Iftar, Jakar among others. This project intends to see how Muslim youths cope socially with the change in the usual religious activities even with the restriction due to coronavirus. This project was done in Alase Community, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.