As Muslims begin the holy month of Ramadan under a lockdown due to the novel coronavirus, they say they will miss congregational prayers and feasting with communities during fast-breaking at sunset.

“This is an unprecedented beginning of Ramadan for South Africans and most of the 1.6 billion Muslims throughout the world,” Dr. Faisal Suliman, chairman of the South Africa Muslims Network (SAMNET), told Anadolu Agency in an interview Thursday.

Suliman said although Muslims who are fasting will continue performing their daily prayers at home during the lockdown, they will sorely miss congregational prayers at mosques.

“One of the key

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