Muslims perform socially distanced Eid prayers at German IKEA parking lot | AFP

Hundreds of Muslims gather at an IKEA parking lot in the German city of Wetzlar for socially distanced Eid al-Fitr prayers, to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

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Eid and the virus: Muslim world marks end to Ramadan | AFP

From the holy city of Mecca to Dakar in Senegal Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the end of the holy month of Ramadan, though with muted festivities amid the fast-spreading coronavirus.

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Senegal: worshippers gather for Eid prayers in Dakar | AFP

Worshippers gather for Eid al-Fitr prayers in Dakar, Senegal. Muslims around the world are marking a more sombre Eid al-Fitr, many under coronavirus lockdown. The festival, one of the most important in the Muslim calendar marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, is traditionally celebrated with mosque prayers, family feasts and shopping for new clothes, gifts and sweet treats. IMAGES

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Daily life in Syria displacement camp ahead of Eid al-Fitr feast | AFP

Syrians prepare for the Eid al-Fitr feast marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, at a camp for the internally displaced near the village of Killi in the northwestern Idlib province.

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Lebanon nurse reunites with family after months on virus frontline | AFP

A registered nurse at the Rafik Hariri University Hospital in Beirut, Ali Awerke has spent nearly two months away from his wife and two children since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Lebanon, keeping a safe distance while working long hours at the coronavirus Emergency Room. But after weeks apart, the 34-year-old takes the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan as a chance to reunite with his family — but not before testing himself for the disease first.

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Lebanon nurse reunites with family after months on virus frontline | AFP

A registered nurse at the Rafik Hariri University Hospital in Beirut, Ali Awerke has spent nearly two months away from his wife and two children since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Lebanon, keeping a safe distance while working long hours at the coronavirus Emergency Room. But after weeks apart, the 34-year-old takes the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan as a chance to reunite with his family — but not before testing himself for the disease first.

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Muslims worldwide hit shops ahead of Eid celebrations despite coronavirus | AFP

Millions of shoppers flood markets and shopping centres across the world ahead of Eid Al-Fitr, the celebration marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

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This Is What It’s Like Celebrating Ramadan in Animal Crossing

Some Muslim gamers are celebrating Ramadan inside Animal Crossing

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Ramadan call to prayer resumes at London mosque | AFP

In order to discourage large gatherings during Britain’s coronavirus lockdown the country’s mosques have generally stopped broadcasting the traditional call to prayer. But with the holy season of Ramadan drawing to a close, one of Britain’s largest Muslim places of worship, the Baitul Futuh Mosque in south London, has been granted permission to resume their evening call to prayer.

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Jihadists kill 20 in northeast Nigeria attack | AFP

Boko Haram jihadists killed 20 civilians in an attack Sunday on a village in restive northeastern Nigeria as inhabitants prepared to break their Ramadan fast, residents and local security personnel say. IMAGES

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Empty mosques, new rituals: Ramadan in Iraq during the pandemic | AFP

During Ramadan, life in Iraq swells with prayers at the mosques and crowded iftar dinners, but due to coronavirus during this year’s Muslim holy month, mosques are empty and worshippers are praying at home as they adopt new rituals to keep ancient traditions alive.

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Ramadan during the COVID-19 pandemic | AFP

Ramadan is typically a period of both worship and socialising, but this year strict lockdowns have limited gatherings for iftar meals at dusk when the fast is broken β€” a centrepiece of Ramadan. For millions of Muslims around the world, this Ramadan is unlike any other, with closed mosques and family gatherings forbidden.

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Ramadan under lockdown: how has the pandemic changed this holy month? | AFP

Ramadan is typically a period of both worship and socialising, but this year strict lockdowns have limited gatherings for iftar meals at dusk when the fast is broken β€” a centrepiece of Ramadan. For Muslims around the world, this Ramadan is unlike any other, with closed mosques and family gatherings forbidden.

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Judges to pick homes best decorated for Ramadan

Three community organizations are teaming up to host a Ramadan Lights challenge in Dearborn, Michigan, calling attention to the house-decorating practices that make the city and area’s Muslim community so visible during the season (May 13)

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Keeping the beat: Traditional Ramadan drummers walk Bahrain streets | AFP

Ramadan drummers known as the Musaharati perform as they walk the streets of Bilad al-Qadeem in Manama to awaken Muslims for the pre-dawn traditional meal.

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Internally displaced Syrians in Idlib prepare for iftar during Ramadan | AFP

Displaced Syrians prepare for iftar at the internally displaced camp of Qah village in Syria’s Idlib province, during the holy month of Ramadan, as the fear of the spread of coronavirus keeps on haunting them.

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Faithful undeterred this Ramadan, even as virus soars in Somalia | AFP

There is a curfew in place in the Somali capital, and authorities have pleaded with worshippers to stay home as coronavirus infections rise. But many carry on with normal life.

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Palestinian youth swirl homemade sparkler firework for Ramadan | AFP

Palestinian youth swirl homemade sparkler fireworks made of steel wire wool as people celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Rafah refugee camp, in the southern Gaza Strip.

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Displaced Syrians break Ramadan fast amid rubble of former home | AFP

Tareq Abu Ziad and his family break the daily fast for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan while sitting in the rubble of their destroyed home in the town of Ariha in the southern countryside of Syria’s Idlib. They fled the area late last year during a deadly Russia-backed regime offensive against the jihadist-dominated region, but returned for the day to sit amid the memories of their former home.

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Virus-hit Iran holds drive-in religious ceremonies | AFP

With mosques in Iran closed as it battles the coronavirus, worshippers have adopted the novel solution of getting behind the wheel at drive-ins to gather during the fasting month of Ramadan.

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Virus-era Ramadan brings obstacles, opportunities

For Muslims in the US, there is no other time more centered around community than the holy month of Ramadan. But this year, Muslims are being forced to mark the month amid a pandemic in less communal and sometimes more challenging ways. (May 1)

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US mosque distributes meals during Ramadan amid pandemic | AFP

Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia, distributes meals to people waiting in cars outside the mosque during Ramadan amid the coronavirus pandemic. IMAGES

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Palestinians go to reopened Gaza restaurants to break fast | AFP

Palestinians break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan in recently reopened restaurants, after authorities in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip eased lockdown, following pleas from restaurant owners.

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