Ramzan 2020 begins on April 25, Coronavirus will change the way Muslims observed the Holy month Ramadan in Past

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Pune, April 24, 2020: This time, due to the outbreak of Coronavirus all over the world, it has faded the glitter of Ramadan. After moon sighting in India today, the fast will start on Saturday. Ramadan commenced in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries from today (Friday).

But this time there will be no Iftar feast nor the Taraweeh prayers will be read in mosques. The growing threat of Coronavirus in India has put a stop to all these. The religious priests have ordered everyone to stay in their homes and offer prayers (Namaz) there. Darul Uloom Deoband has also issued instructions for this.

This time, the instructions issued for Ramadan and Rojedar are as follows: In Pune, the first Roza (fast) will be from 04:51 am to 6:57 pm on Saturday, April 25. The fast will be for about 14 hours, then the last fast will be for about 15 hours on May 24. The Taraweeh prayers will be performed at home. Earlier they used to be in mosques. This time, this decision has been taken given the threat of Coronavirus.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community. The annual observance of Ramadan is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam and lasts twenty-nine to thirty days, from one sighting of the crescent moon to the next. Fasting from sunrise to sunset is fard (obligatory) for all adult Muslims who are not acutely or chronically ill, travelling, elderly, pregnant, breastfeeding, diabetic, or menstruating. The predawn meal is referred to as suhur (sehri), and the nightly feast that breaks the fast is called iftar.


The spiritual rewards of fasting are believed to be multiplied during Ramadan. Accordingly, Muslims refrain not only from food and drink, but also tobacco products, sexual relations, and sinful behavior, devoting themselves instead to salat (prayer), recitation of the Quran, and the performance of charitable deeds as they strive for purity and heightened awareness of God.