As the holy month of Ramadan draws to an end, people eagerly wait for Eid’s gleaming crescent to shine. The pious occasion seen as a reward after a month of fasting has been again shrouded with the dreads of the pandemic. Nonetheless, to say, you shall again have to perform Eid prayers from the comforts of your abode, limit your visit to public places, and dress up but would have no means to visit your relative and friends. Now, more than ever, it is crucial to acknowledge a positive outlook so that you can enjoy Eid in the vicinity of your family, even in times of uncertainties. When you look at today’s health spectrum, people with non-covid related issues would often opt for online doctor consultation because everyone is scared to even step out of the house. In such times, when the cases are scaling higher than ever, we urge you to celebrate Eid safely during the pandemic. Let us look at some ways that ushers in the light of festivity even in the darkest events-
Eid is a time to spend with family, friends, and relatives, a time of greeting everyone with hugs and handshakes, a time to revel in the serene beauty of love and brotherhood. Don’t let the pandemic dampen this culture, rather implement new techniques to stay safe while simultaneously celebrating the joyous occasion of Eid. Although it's not safe for you to commute to public places or even physically meet people, you are still virtually connected with your loved ones. So, gather around for a video call, send them virtual hugs, organize virtual parties, and even ask the elders to send your Eidi via Paytm or G-pay.
Although Eid commences with prayers and sermons, the apogee is an extravagant variety of delicacies luring you with the fresh aroma of biryani, kebabs, sevaiyaan, and many more. Aren’t you drooling already? However, apart from the lush Eid culinary lip-smacking and robust flavors, keep a healthy and nutrition-packed meal ready. You can contact the nearest nutrition food supplier to incorporate some source of Vitamin C or to consume unsaturated fats, fresh fruits, and vegetables, etc. It's important to adopt a healthy lifestyle to build a sturdy immune system that would decrease your chances of being affected by the coronavirus.
Engaging in the acts of charity and helping the less fortunate ones is incumbent upon Muslims. Zakat is represented as one of the five pillars of Islam, and individuals around the globe practice social welfare all year all-year-round. This Eid, let’s make it to the point of harnessing your Zakat money to offer nourishing grains, distribute cash, and provide personal protective equipment to aid the vulnerable. Many people have been drastically struck by the pandemic, the agony of belonging to the poor social stratum coupled with the hardship of making ends meet to afford one square meal, and the pain of losing their loved ones. It's true that during the unprecedented crisis caused due to the pandemic, the deprived section of society cannot manage their rations or even provide for primary healthcare facilities. Charity, volunteering, and showcasing gratitude would be some kind practices to follow in the spirit of Eid.
If, by any chance, you are forced to step foot outside your loving house, make sure to strictly follow social distancing, wear a mask, and sanitize your hands as and when required. We know you have heard the drill several times now, but the repetition of instructions is compulsory so that you can grab the gravity of your safety and others. After all, it is essential to be safe than to be sorry!
It conjures up a plethora of beautiful memories just by reading the term Eid. Maybe it’s the excitement of waking up early without an alarm, the pleasures of donning a new outfit, the serenity and solace within Eid prayers, or the much-awaited gift-giving sessions. Whatever it may be, cherish the day to light up some hope for the future, a future where the human touch isn’t frightening. Till then, take all the measures to be safe and healthy.