Ramadan 2020 & Eid-ul-Fitr Reflections from our Pupils - Mill Hill Schools

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Ramadan 2020 & Eid-ul-Fitr Reflections from our Pupils

It is wonderful to see photos of our pupils celebrating Ramadan. Here are reflections from the pupils on how lockdown has impacted the way they celebrated it this year.

Ramadan and Lockdown

Ramadan is usually a joyous time of spiritual and personal growth. We see our families and friends for the iftar (the breaking of the fast) and it is a time of great social gathering and community.  However, lockdown has made it very different this year :

  • The mosques have been closed so we have not been able to offer prayers there.
  • We haven’t been able to see our extended family or friends which has been at times, an emotional challenge. However, we have had increased time at home with our immediate family which also has helped us worship together more.
  • We have made use of the blessings of Ramadan to pray for all those people who are helping us. For example, everyone working for the NHS, supermarkets/shop-keepers, all of our teachers and even our parents who are working hard to make sure we do our lessons as well as work themselves. We pray for all those people who are unwell or lost their loved ones. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.

Countdown to Eid-ul-Fitr

Of course, this too will be very different as we won’t be able to see a lot of our family or friends. We won’t be able to visit the mosque for Eid prayers. However, we will try and make the most of it by praying at home and being together with our parents and siblings. The main thing is to be with our loved ones and to appreciate what we have.

We wish all our friends who will be celebrating it,  Eid Mubarak!