We are in the middle of Ramadan right now. It’s considered the holiest month on the Muslim calendar and is believed to be when God revealed the first verses of the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad. It’s a time of daily fasting and breaking that fast with community meals as well as prayers at the mosque. All that has changed in the coronavirus pandemic. NMIF correspondent Megan Kamerick spoke with two Muslims in Albuquerque to learn how they are adapting to this new reality.
Correspondent: Megan Kamerick
Guests: Rahim Alhaj, composer and master oud player
Samia Assed, human rights activist and organizer
Khadijah VanBrakle, children’s author
Most U.S. Muslims observe Ramadan by fasting during daylight hours – Pew Research Center
A global look inside a Ramadan dampened by coronavirus – National Geographic
Ramadan prayers, rituals go online – Albuquerque Journal
This story is part of a collaboration with FRONTLINE, the PBS series, through its Local Journalism Initiative, which is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.