During Ramadan, virtual spaces help stave off the loneliness for some Muslims

web_Ramadan_VirtualSource: Religion News Service

By Aysha Khan

(RNS) – For most Muslims, Ramadan is a month filled with community and fellowship: waking up together to eat before dawn, sharing communal iftar meals to break the fast in the evening, praying together in the mosque long into the night.

But for others, the holiest month of the Islamic calendar is also the loneliest.

Whether they’re recent converts, new immigrants, LGBTQ Muslims, married to a non-Muslim, living in a rural or isolated area, living alone or simply living in a new area without a Muslim network, many Muslims may not have a mosque or Muslim community to bond with.

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Categories: Muslims, Ramadan

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