Ramadan

Leading Muslim figures in the NHS – and beyond – urge those fasting for Ramadan to take up the vaccine.
Although I am saddened, I am encouraged that many of us will find creative and safe ways to celebrate Eid, writes Mariam Khan.
I miss Iftars and my mosque, but I’ve been able to reconnect with my faith in a way I hadn’t before.
It’s keeping me going to remember how lucky we are – although we are facing difficulty, it’s nothing compared to people in refugee camps or in drought.
The holy month of Ramadan is considered one of the five pillars of Islam, as commerations of the prophet Muhammad’s first revelation through fasting, prayer, reflection and community are observed. With lockdowns due to coronavirus however, many Muslims across the world are having a very different Ramadan to ones they usually have. Mohammed Ali Amla and his family tell us how they will be using the lockdown period to connect more with God.
It's usually a time to fast, eat and pray together, but many Muslims are focused on the positives despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.
With mosques closed, family meals cancelled and fear of food shortages, this year’s month of fasting will be unlike any other before, writes Shahed Ezaydi.
History shows us economic anxiety and fear can lead to a rise in vote shares for extreme parties and populist figures, Naz Shah MP writes.
Eid, the first day of the month of Shawwal, is usually marked by morning prayers followed by celebrations with family.