Ramadan & `Eid in Lockdown: Converts & Born Muslims Share Experience

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The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.”


Feeding the poor and needy is an act that draws us closer to Allah. We earn His forgiveness, mercies and blessings through this act of charity.

“Anyone who looks after and works for a widow and a poor person is like a warrior fighting for Allah?s cause, or like a person who fasts during the day and prays all night. (Bukhari)

This advice is relevant and important to all Muslims, but particularly converts, who often must learn the teachings and practices of Islam on their own.

The wisdom and reality of this hadith hit home this Ramadan and on `Eid Al-Fitr when converts Susan Barrientos and her husband performed taraweeh and `Eid prayers at home, a result of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent quarantine.

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“We didn’t know how to pray taraweeh. We didn’t know how to pray the `Eid salat, so we had to learn the rules by looking the process up online,” Barrientos told AboutIslam.

“My husband only knew three surahs, so we really felt that lack of knowledge in Ramadan, but it was good because it pushed me to learn.”

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