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Some practical advice is offered here and more will be added as the pandemic unfolds.

…Remember the little things

Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ considers the importance of focusing on little things and how this may help us through the challenging Covid-19 pandemic. Can focusing on the little things help us overcome the big things?

The Little Things

The Little Things

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...Make the most of Ramadan during the Covid-19 pandemic

For Muslims, Ramadan is the sacred month of fasting, spiritual devotion, charity and community activity. But with the arrival of Covid-19, Ramadan looks very different this year. For the very first time, many of the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims are spending the month in lockdown.

In this special edition of Things Unseen, journalist Remona Aly is joined by Islam scholar Abdal Hakim Murad, also known as Dr Tim Winter, from the University of Cambridge. He reflects on how to make the most of Ramadan during the Covid-19 pandemic and how to address the challenges of having to abandon traditional community rituals and customs.

Could this lockdown, with all its limitations, also be an opportunity for Muslims to engage with one another and their faith more deeply? And with so many Muslim doctors and nurses on the NHS front line in the fight against coronavirus, could this time even mark a new chapter in how British Muslims are seen in society more widely?

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...Say Goodbye 

As the global death toll continues to grow Dr Sister Gemma Simmonds CJ offers some support on how to cope with grief. As an expert on isolation she has already had to find a way to say goodbye to a friend in this challenging time.