A young person’s Ramadan in quarantine

“Peace be upon you for what you patiently endured. And excellent is the final home.”  ~ Surah Ar-Ra’d [13:24]

So lockdown has taken away our access to education, social lives, and our freedom – and now we have to give up food and drink? Despite what you may think, Ramadan has helped me to get through quarantine and to thrive.

Most may associate Ramadan with hunger, but Ramadan isn’t really about what’s for dinner or when we can eat. Yes, we abstain from food and drink to understand the hardships faced by those in poverty, but for most Muslims, this only touches the surface of what Ramadan really is. 

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