Documentaries about people and their worlds

Ramadan in times of Corona

Breaking the fast without the community

A documentary by Kadriye Acar und Tatjana Mischke

In cooperation with WDR

In the series Echtes Leben

commissioning editor WDR: Angelika Wagner

TV Premiere 24th of May 2020, 17.30 Uhr, ARD

Further Broadcasts:

26.05.2020, 21.32, tagesschau24

28.05.2020, 00:15, WDR

30.05.2020, 07.15, tagesschau24

Around five million Muslims live in Germany. The fasting month of Ramadan began on April 23 fo them. According to Islamic tradition, the Quran was sent down in the month of Ramadan, which is why this month is so important to Muslims.
In Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. Eating after sunset is called iftar, which means breaking the fast, and is celebrated with family and friends. In Ramadan, “Iftar food” is distributed to the people in need in the mosques. "But this year everything is different," says Halide Özkurt (40) from Krefeld.

We accompany religious Muslims during Ramadan. How do they deal with the restrictions in the Corona crisis?

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