Ramadan in the age of CV19

All the Taksu staff would like to say Happy Ramadan for those of you who celebrate.

Ramadan is the most important month for Muslims in Indonesia and around the world. It is the 9th Lunar month in the Muslim calendar. People use this time for spiritual reflection, review and renewal of their faith and devotion for self improvement. It is also a time of Fasting, which starts April 24 and ends May 23. On May 23, Muslims celebrate the success of Ramadan, which is called Idul Fitri (Eid al-Fitr) with the meaning “becoming holy again”.

On the night of the last fasting day, known as Malam Takbiran, all Indonesian Muslims go to the Mosque for prayer after they break their last fast. And once finished, the kids usually set off firecrackers and spend time with friends. On the first day of Idul Fitri (Idul Fitri is held over two days) they wake up early and go to the Mosque for prayer, this is called Sholat, usually Ied at 6:00 am. Then its time to visit with families and relatives to express their gratitude and to ask forgiveness; to enjoy meals in group gatherings and to reconnect and spend quality time with their family members who are visiting from afar.

This year the Ramadan tradition will change.
During this challenging time, the ritual of ‘mudik’ (visiting your hometown to visit family) has been banned by the Indonesian Government to minimise the spread of CoVid-19. The Corona Virus has definitely changed Ramadan traditions for this year as Muslims are encouraged to focus on individual prayer habits and turn isolation into inner peace. We wish you all the best during this special time.

Happy Ramadan and Happy Idul Fitri 1441 Hijriah!

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