Amongst all the things that coronavirus ruined, Ramadan was no exception. It has ruined birthdays, graduations, prom, and it will also ruin Eid.
Here are the ways that COVID-19 has wreaked its havoc on Ramadan.
We weren’t able to invite anyone over for iftar
Not having iftar parties with my friends was the absolute worst. You can really get tired of your family, fast, when you're cooped up in the house AND fasting.
There was no fun suhoor outings
Forget the trips to iHop or diners at 3 am. All of that excitement, gone.
It was super hard to stay motivated and spiritually connected when we had no taraweh to go to after iftar.
There was barely any food in the house
When every grocery trip is a life or death situation it makes it stressful to stock up. I don't know if it was just my house, but my fridge was practically empty.
There was no sense of community
Since the masjids are closed down, as are all spaces of congregation we missed out on a sense of community this year. Seeing all my friends there used to be a pick-me-up after a long day of fasting.
It felt extra long
There was no change of scenery or places to go. Quarantine made Ramadan feel unnecessarily long.
There’s no Eid namaz
Yup, corona took that too.
8. No Eid namaz means that there’s no Eid photoshoot at the Masjid
What is Eid without getting dressed to the nines to show off your swag at the masjid and take a copious amount of photos with your friends? Stunting on the community is half of the fun.
There will be less food to enjoy on Eid
Eid is usually spent making rounds at all the gatherings we get invited to at the masjid. Each house has a full buffet prepared and we don't even get to have that this year.
We won’t be getting gifts for Eid this year
Unless it's money through Venmo, we can forget it.