During the month of Ramadan, Muslims won’t eat or drink between dawn and sunset, otherwise known as Fasting. This is important during Ramadan as it allows Muslims to devote themselves to their faith and come closer to God.
Fasting is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, which form the basis of how Muslims live their lives. The other pillars are faith, prayer, charity and making the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca. Ramadan is also a time for spiritual reflection, prayer, doing good deeds and spending time with family and friends.
Because of the Coronavirus outbreak, this year’s Ramadan will be different, as many people will not be able to visit friends and family, or their local mosque.
The #RamadanAtHome campaign, in conjunction with the Mayor of London, encourages British Muslims to adhere to the government guidelines whilst observing Ramadan this year. The key messages are to stay at home, pray from home and to share iftar at home in order to protect our NHS and save lives. The video features a range of well-known faces including Riz Ahmed, Sadiq Khan, Humza Arshad and Naughty Boy, as well as several front line staff from the NHS, London Met and the London Ambulance Service.
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