AJ IMPACT

Indonesian traders risk losing licences to stay open during Eid

Some preparing for Islamic holiday are ignoring restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus.

Asia

Women crushed to death in Sri Lanka stampede for $8 handout

Three women trampled to death outside businessman's warehouse for annual handout to mark holy month of Ramadan.

Women crushed to death in Sri Lanka stampede for $8 handout

Ramadan 2020

With mosques closed, NYC Muslims find new ways to observe Ramadan

Unable to physically pray together this Ramadan, Muslim New Yorkers spend time preparing food for those in need.

With mosques closed, NYC Muslims find new ways to observe Ramadan

AJ IMPACT

Jordan business owners fear financial ruin amid lockdown

Ramadan shopping season slump amid coronavirus restrictions has deepened the economic crisis for local entrepreneurs.

Jordan business owners fear financial ruin amid lockdown

Ramadan 2020

US: Muslims in Dearborn deliver food to hospitals during Ramadan

One of US's largest Muslim communities prepare food for doctors, nurses and others on the coronavirus front lines.

US: Muslims in Dearborn deliver food to hospitals during Ramadan

Islam

What is Laylat al-Qadr, the holiest night in Ramadan?

Exact date of Laylat al-Qadr is unspecified, but is believed to have occurred on one of the last 10 days of Ramadan.

What is Laylat al-Qadr, the holiest night in Ramadan?

Ramadan 2020

Epidemics, war have impacted Muslim worship throughout history

Coronavirus affects Ramadan on an unprecedented scale, but it is not the first time Muslim traditions have had to adapt.

Epidemics, war have impacted Muslim worship throughout history

Coronavirus pandemic

'Lockdown made everything gloomy': Ramadan in Nigeria's Kano

Residents largely restricted to their homes, with mosques shut and festival marking end of Ramadan likely cancelled.

'Lockdown made everything gloomy': Ramadan in Nigeria's Kano

Coronavirus pandemic

Saudi Arabia to enforce coronavirus curfew during Eid

Nationwide 24-hour curfew will be imposed from May 23 to 27 following the end of Ramadan as COVID-19 cases rise.

Saudi Arabia to enforce coronavirus curfew during Eid

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus shutdown threatens Chicago's Rohingya cultural centre

Coronavirus crisis forces the centre to cancel Ramadan fundraiser and puts the community it serves in dire straits.

Coronavirus shutdown threatens Chicago's Rohingya cultural centre

Ramadan 2020

Ramadan 2020: Fasting hours around the world

A round-up of daily fasting durations around the world as Muslims observe the holy month of Ramadan.

Ramadan 2020: Fasting hours around the world

Syria's War

In Pictures: Iftar in the ruins of the Syrian town of Ariha

Not a soul around the destroyed buildings, but one family returns to enjoy breaking the Ramadan fast at home.

In Pictures: Iftar in the ruins of the Syrian town of Ariha

Ramadan 2020

When does Ramadan 2020 start?

With many Muslim-majority nations under coronavirus lockdown, millions around the world are to fast from dawn to dusk.

When does Ramadan begin in 2020?

Podcast

Ramadan under coronavirus quarantine

The Take speaks to Muslims across the US and UK about how they are celebrating community and fasting against the backdrop of a pandemic.

Ramadan under coronavirus quarantine

Ramadan 2020

Afghans face dire condition in Ramadan amid coronavirus lockdown

Poverty and unemployment coupled with rapidly spreading coronavirus is more than the country can take at once.

Afghans face dire condition in Ramadan amid coronavirus lockdown