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.

Hamed praying in Isolation inside the Masjid to kick start the Ramadan fasting. Hamed is an accounting student of the Polytechnic Ibadan, he’s suppoesd to be in school but currently at home due to the government verdict which

Hamed praying in isolation inside the Masjid to kick start the Ramadan fasting. Hamed is an accounting student of the Polytechnic Ibadan, he’s supposed to be in school but currently at home due to the government verdict which implies all students staying at home to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

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Malik reading the Holy Quran. “The coronavirus has prevented us from doing all joint neccesary prayers in the mosque” says Malik

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Zainab meditating on her special request to Allah. Zainab is a high school student in Ibadan. “We pray this coronavirus cure is gotten on time so that we will resume back to school” says Zainab.

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Malik performing ablution on a sunny day.

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Muslim brothers and a sister praying in the mosque, observing social distancing.

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Portrait of the Islamic head of the community, Alhaji Abdulsalam.

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Tefsir teaching ongoing. It’s one of the important activities of Ramadan which is conducted by muslim heads of the community 

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An environmental shot of muslim youths having fun.

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Hamed studying his books to refresh his memory during the  COVID-19 break.

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Fruits  to be taken for Iftar by Hamed’s family. Date fruit(also known as Mecca fruit), cucumber and watermelon.

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Image showing Jakar of three families. Jakar means giving out of measured food items by each family to the needy through the Islamic head.

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Muslim brothers celebrating the end of Ramadan fasting known as Eid Mubarak.

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Muslim brothers celebrating the end of Ramadan fasting known as Eid Mubarak posing for a picture.

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