The holy month of Ramadan is a time when Muslims across the world come together in a spirit of prayer and communion. Masjids and places of worship typically witness an influx of people especially during times of prayer. This year however, Muslims the world over are coming together in a collective effort to combat the spread of Covid-19 by opting to offer prayers from home. In view of various advisories issued by governments and health authorities due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the following guidelines have been issued to Dawoodi Bohra community members across the world regarding religious practices during the holy month.
All Dawoodi Bohra masjids and centres across different countries remain closed and members are instructed to worship at home. Official emails have also been sent to all members with guidelines and instructions to help them best fulfil their religious obligations while staying at home during the holy month.
Community members will use virtual platforms to participate in online discourses, recitation of the Holy Quran, etc.
Since all forms of congregation and gathering are not allowed, no cooked food will be served from community kitchens or dining centres. Instead, dry rations and other essentials have been dispatched to all community households for preparing suhur and iftar meals during Ramadan.
Community members across the world have been instructed to fully comply with all guidelines and directives issued by the relevant authorities.