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In Pics: Muslims worldwide prepare for a Ramadan they haven't seen before

Updated : 2020-04-25 09:51:07

With Ramadan set to begin soon, believers across the globe are struggling to find a middle ground between maintaining the many rituals of the holy month alongside ensuring that the coronavirus pandemic is not spread further.

As Ramadan begins with the new moon later this week, Muslims all around the world are trying to work out how to maintain the many cherished rituals of Islam’s holiest month. (REUTERS/Ramzan Musaev - RC2UXF9TV50M)
As Ramadan begins with the new moon later this week, Muslims all around the world are trying to work out how to maintain the many cherished rituals of Islam’s holiest month. (REUTERS/Ramzan Musaev - RC2UXF9TV50M)
A man in the West Bank city of Nablus packs boxes with food that will be distributed to poor Palestinian families ahead of the holy month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)
A man in the West Bank city of Nablus packs boxes with food that will be distributed to poor Palestinian families ahead of the holy month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)
People attend evening prayers while maintaining a level of social distancing to help avoid the spread of the coronavirus, at a mosque in Karachi, Pakistan.  (AP Photo/Fareed Khan, File)
People attend evening prayers while maintaining a level of social distancing to help avoid the spread of the coronavirus, at a mosque in Karachi, Pakistan.  (AP Photo/Fareed Khan, File)
Daily-wage workers wait in line to receive free wheat donated by Afghan businessmen ahead of the upcoming holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
Daily-wage workers wait in line to receive free wheat donated by Afghan businessmen ahead of the upcoming holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
A woman takes a call inside the empty central mosque in Lagos, Nigeria, after the government banned all religious activities for four weeks. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
A woman takes a call inside the empty central mosque in Lagos, Nigeria, after the government banned all religious activities for four weeks. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
Shoppers wearing face masks and gloves amid the coronavirus pandemic pass by a Ramadan display at a Carrefour supermarket in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
Shoppers wearing face masks and gloves amid the coronavirus pandemic pass by a Ramadan display at a Carrefour supermarket in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
Ramadan decorations over a street that is on complete lockdown after a family was tested positive due to coronavirus in Qalyoubiya governorate, Egypt. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Ramadan decorations over a street that is on complete lockdown after a family was tested positive due to coronavirus in Qalyoubiya governorate, Egypt. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
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