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How the pandemic has impacted the historic celebration of Ramadan – Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska 2021-05-14 09:26:57 –

Omaha, Nebraska (KMTV) —Thursday, the Muslim community celebrated Eid, the end of Ramadan.

Ramadan is a month-long religious practice in which Muslims fast during the hours of sunlight and fill the day with prayer.

“While fasting, at least 100 people and up to 200 people can fast together, so you can imagine the social side of people meeting each other and checking each other. Supporting each other. It didn’t happen, we lost our sense of social activity because of covid, “said Imam Jamaldaudi of the American Muslim Institute.

Eid is usually the time to visit with neighbors to host food gatherings, but pandemics have changed some of the historical practices.

“Friday prayers are socially distant, so you need to register for Friday prayers just like Eid today. Attendance was by registration, so limit to 120 people upstairs and downstairs That’s it. Everyone had to turn back. I didn’t register. “

Imam said the Muslim community continues to grow in Omaha and is beyond the education sector.

“We have about 180 students. We have a family with 4 or 3 members, sometimes 180 in total. We also have a lot on the waiting list, so we need to expand. “Imam Daoudi said.

As people continue to be vaccinated, the Tri-Faith community is eager to invite guests of all religious backgrounds to visit different religious centers.

Access Tri-Faith’s website For more information on how to participate.



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