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For many Muslims around the world, this is the first time they have had to observe Ramadan in isolation. In many parts of the world, prayers have been conducted at home, and fasting has been broken away from large gatherings. We share the work of 15 emerging artists and photographers from the Arab Gulf States who have translated how they feel about Ramadan in quarantine into their works, and share them with you.
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Ishaq Madan, Bahrain
“As mosques shut down, Ramadan 1441 brings about new physical and psychological challenges as millions of Muslims attempt to find a connection with Allah from their own homes.” Click on the image to enlarge it.
Israa Al Balushi, Oman
Widad Al Harthy, Oman
Did You Hear the Athan? and Until When? Click on the image to enlarge it.
Dana Al Rashid, Kuwait
The Wise One and the Plague and The Spread of Panic. Click on the image to enlarge it.
Sara Al Balushi, Oman
Ramadan Essentials in Quarantine. Click on the image to enlarge it.
Essa Hujairy, Bahrain
Pray at home, Ramadan 1441, and Quarantine Conversation where one states ‘This too shall pass’ and the other asks ‘when?’ .Click on the image to enlarge it.
May Alsaad, Kuwait
Asma Murad, Bahrain
Mahmood Al Zadjali, Oman
More Precious Than Gold. The traditional Ramadan dishes created by mothers (logaimat, samosas and fatayaer) that are rarely cooked beyond Ramadan are held in the highest regard. Click on the image to enlarge it.
Aisha Anoohi, UAE
Abdulaziz Alshukairi, Oman
Maryam Al Amin, Bahrain
We Need Space To Heal. ” When someone says’ we need space to heal’, it often is to do with a relationship in which people need time apart to heal emotionally. With the measuring tape, I wanted to take that phrase and give it a new meaning in relation to the current situation.” Click on the image to enlarge it.
Mujahid Al Malki, Oman
Salim Al Balushi, Oman
Inspired by Seth ( aka “@dudewithsign”) on Instagram, this is the Omani and Arab version. In the first photo is a welcome statement for Ramadan, and in the second one a request for Ramadan to ‘hold up’. Click on the image to enlarge it.
Firdaus Shafi, Oman
Minaret. “Despite the quarantine and the domestic isolation that every house in our Islamic and whole world is going through today due to the COVID-19 crisis, we are optimistic that one day we will pray in the mosques again.”