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Celebrating Ramadan Under the Shadow of COVID-19

Iftar, a meal traditionally eaten after sundown during Ramadan. Photo by v i p e z.

The holy month of Ramadan is being celebrated differently this year. Because of the coronavirus, a holiday that has traditionally been a community celebration is now being observed by Muslims in their homes as they shelter in place and practice social distancing.

Reporter Nargis Rahman is a former Feet in 2 Worlds fellow. Her reporting focuses on Muslim women and families. In this segment for Detroit radio station WWJ, Nargis speaks with former Fi2W Managing Editor Rob St. Mary about what the pandemic means for congregants in her community.

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AboutNargis Rahman
Nargis Rahman is a Bangladeshi-American Muslim writer and a mother of three. She is passionate about community journalism in the Greater Detroit area and about giving American Muslims and people of color a voice in today’s media. A former journalism fellow for Feet in 2 Worlds/WDET 101.9 FM, her work has appeared in Haute Hijab, Eater, Detroiter Magazine, The Muslim Observer and others.