Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times 13 May 2020

How a Muslim-Jewish partnership celebrated Ramadan online


Newground, a Muslim-Jewish partnership, has an annual tradition of celebrating Iftar by gathering about 450 people of different faiths to have dinner together. This year, they had to do things differently.

Muslims around the world have begun celebrating a somber Eid al-Fitr, the annual festival that marks the end of Ramadan. The coronavirus pandemic means no prayers at the mosque for the faithful, no family reunions and no meal together to celebrate the end of fasting, as the faithful fear becoming infected with COVID-19. Mecca's Grand Mosque would ordinarily be packed with worshippers. But this year it was almost empty. DW's Aya Ibrahim provides some perspective.
In Senegal, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the majority-Muslim population normally rushes to bakeries to buy bread for breaking the daily fast.  The coronavirus raised the risk of crowds at bakeries spreading the virus, which has more than 1,270 confirmed infections and at least 13 deaths in the West African nation.  To halt the pandemic, the government banned the sale of bread at shops and launched a delivery assistance program called "Sell Me Your Bread."  Estelle Ndjandjo reports from Dakar.
A look at how Muslims worldwide are celebrating Eid during the Pandemic #ramadan
Ramadan is the holiest month in the Muslim calendar.
In Malaysia it is also a time when small traders and hawkers make the most money.
But as their shops remain closed because of the pandemic, many vendors have gone online.

Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports from Kuala Lumpur.

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