Going on Ramadan and celebrating Eid al-Fitr in the middle of Covid-19 Pandemic
The discussion about Covid-19 or the corona virus is not over. Almost in many countries are still haunted and exhausted because of this terrible virus. Because its spread is so massive, the Indonesian government continues to look for solutions to reduce and eradicate this virus. Starting from social policy distancing to PSBB policies (Large-Scale Social Restrictions). With the enactment of this rule, then all forms of activities that gather a lot of people finally reduced and even abolished.
The Holy Month of Ramadan 1441 Hijri and the Eid al-Fitr are predicted to be carried out differently by Muslims around the world. For the first time, Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr were traversed by campaigning for social restrictions and avoiding crowds.
The holy month of Ramadan and the celebration of Eid al-Fitr which is usually festive by worshiping at the mosque until the tradition of breaking the fast together in various places now tends to be quiet. This year's Ramadan fasting and Eid al-Fitr are carried out in silence at their respective residences. Muslims also refrain from performing the Tarawih and Eid al-Fitr prayers in congregation.
In this year's prediction of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr will feel different. In an effort to prevent the spread of the corona virus, the Indonesian government has even banned the community from going home to the homecoming tradition, and if analyzed in terms of the economy, the need for public cash in the momentum of Ramadan and the Eid al-Fitr celebration this time will experience a very significant decline, because Bank Indonesia (BI) this year only prepared cash of around Rp 158 trillion. This value is down 17.7% compared to the period in 2019 ago.
Fasting in the holy month of Ramadan is only done once a year. Although this year's Ramadan is colored with the Covid-19 pandemic situation, but the excitement and enthusiasm for welcoming it must not subside. Muslims must continue to increase their faith and increase the rituals of worship that can be done even if only at home. Like tadarus Al-Qur'an, qiyamul lail, or tarawih prayer.
For a moment, let's reflect on the momentum of Ramadan in the past years. Busyness outside the house is our community, like working, doing business, or traveling often takes time. So it sometimes forget or leave good practices in the fasting month of Ramadan. Even though it's a pity to miss this momentum once a year.
But there is wisdom behind this pandemic situation. Muslims can have plenty of time to practice good deeds such as reading the Qur'an. This is often overlooked, because people are preoccupied with many worldly activities carried out in the fasting month. But this time it wasn't, because the people were encouraged to stay at home.
Written by : Edu - Java Private Tour
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