For Muslims around the world, Ramadan represents a call for self-sacrifice and introspection, a time of giving and appreciation, a time to practice empathy and self-control, and a time to look out for others. This year, millions of people who are not Muslim can relate directly to the spirit of Ramadan, even if they are unfamiliar with it. For whether under COVID-19-induced lockdown or not, they have had to face their own tests of character and struggle with fears and vulnerabilities, physical and mental. Many have used their time in isolation to build inner strength, connect with others (virtually), practice self-improvement and extend a hand to those less fortunate.
Ramadan’s message of hope in the time of coronavirus
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