This week marks the start of the holy month of Ramadan, a time for communal prayer and post-sunset feasts. Muslims across the state and the world are once again observing the holiday under pandemic restrictions. Still, there’s a glimmer of normalcy this year.
Mosques are open with strict safety plans, providing the in-person experience so many worshippers have been missing. Ather Usmani, president of Dar-ul-Islah mosque in Teaneck, discusses what all the changes will mean for services and celebrations.