Ramadan in Quarantine

We break our fast together when iftar time comes.
Photo by Chaimaa Assli.

Every year Muslims from all around the world celebrate Ramadan, a month of peace and patience. In Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, in which we can’t eat food or drink water until sundown. When the sun sets, Muslims have iftar. Iftar is when we break our fast and have a big meal. Normally, Ramadan is very social. It’s a time when families get together and Muslims go to mosques to pray. But this year it’s different.

With the pandemic going on people can’t get together for Ramadan like they usually do. No one can go to mosques in fear of catching the virus and with social distancing protocols in place, people are becoming more and more distant. I haven’t been able to interact with my friends as much as I would have liked.

For me, one of the most challenging aspects during Ramadan has been patience and not being around my friends and family get-togethers for granted and didn’t appreciate those special and sincere moments.  

We break our fast together when iftar time comes.
Photo by Chaimaa Assli.

Basma Braer, a freshman at Malden High School said that “this year Ramadan has been very difficult for [her].” Braer tends to rely on social interactions and attending religious hotspots during this holy month to help her get through this time of patience and self-restraint.

We like to decorate our house to get ready for this holy month.

Over the years, I have come to appreciate the gatherings and prayers that our local mosque has been able to provide for our community.

Chaimaa Assli

Chaimaa Assli is a sophomore at Malden High school who joined The Blue and gold her freshman year because she wanted to try something new. She has a taste for photography and editing pictures. She played for the junior varsity basketball team and hopes to make it to the varsity team next year. Outside of school she and her family love soccer, and they like to play it together. She says that she and her siblings are just the average brothers and sisters who like to play fight and have fun with each other. She also likes to paint.

One Reply to “Ramadan in Quarantine”

  1. God blessed you chaimae I feel proud that u are my friend daughter I hope all the kids going to be brave like u

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