There are over 1.8 billion Muslims worldwide who are celebrating Ramadan in an entirely new way this year. Typically family and friends would gather in their homes or at mosques for a shared meal known as an iftar. But this year, that’s just not possible.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada, the Canadian branch of the Ahmadiyya Muslim religion, has invited Canadians to experience Ramadan online.
“Essentially, we’ll be hosting a live Zoom [conference call] that will be broadcasted on YouTube, where imams across the country can answer questions,” said Safwan Choudhry, a spokesperson for Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada.
On April 25, the group will host a national virtual iftar dinner at 4 pm (EST) so Canadians can gather over food despite different sunset times. The national campaign will give Canadians an opportunity to experience how to start, keep and break a fast from the comfort of their own homes
To join the event, register at virtualRamadan.ca.