• Maryam Isa-Haslett


Ramadan is the time of self discipline, self- control, sacrifice and empathy. It is a time of charity. Never have these qualities that we value so deeply been so important.

With our country in lock-down and social distancing in place, we cannot escape the fact that Ramadan will be a very different experience for all of us this year.

Mosques will remain closed for the foreseeable future. Gathering of worshipers, families and communities breaking their fast together cannot take place as they would normally.

Considering these challenges, it is vital that we adapt and observe the rules of social distancing. Instead of coming together physically, we must instead come together in spirit and in actions by observing prayers with those around in our immediate household.

Ramadan is a moment to give more in charity. We must use the opportunity to support our health care workers, many of whom are risking their lives to keep us safe. Let us also care for the vulnerable and those that need support, now more than ever.

Please stay home; protect our health system from overwhelming and do our best to save lives. #keephealthy #savelives

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