By Aufa Mardhiah
24th April 2020 will mark the starting of Ramadan. Despite the world still being high alert on COVID-19 outbreak, Ramadan will still emerge and prevail.
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A little bit about fasting on the month of Ramadan, Muslim around the world will fast from dawn till dusk for 29 days. How to counter the hunger through the whole day? Well they will wake up early to eat a pre-dawn meal called Sahoor and when dawn sets they will break their fast with meals and this is called Iftar. For those who still don’t know or don’t understand, fasting is an action of abstaining oneself from drinking, eating, immoral acts and anger. What’s more special about Ramadhan is that they will perform the nightly prayer called Tarawih together at the mosque.
Source: Malaysian Foodie
However, this year Ramadan will certainly be less festive not just in Malaysia but also the rest of the world for the sake of preventing the spread of COVID-19. There will be no Tarawih at the mosque and no buying foods at market or Bazaar.
This change definitely affects Muslim around the world and it also applies to CITYU students who are stranded at Damai Court hostel. Previous year, all the students will go back home to the arms of family to celebrate the first day of Ramadan but this year they will have to bear a little and start the first day of Ramadan alone.