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Siti Sarah S.
08 April 2021
long-awaited month of Ramadan is finally coming. The moments of
breaking the fast, sahur, and of course the opportunity to worship with
multiple rewards are the times that millions of Muslims in the world
have been waiting for. Even though we have to experience Ramadan in the
midst of a pandemic that has yet to end, the spirit of worship and
sharing in this holy month should not fade away.
in the middle of a pandemic may not be the same, but in this new normal
condition we have to adapt to keep going through Ramadan while not
being careless about taking care of ourselves. The following are things
you can prepare to live the month of Ramadan during a pandemic.
month of Ramadan is not only a moment to endure hunger and thirst, but
also a month in which the merits of good are multiplied. This is a
moment where Muslims are competing with each other in goodness. So of
course spiritually we must be prepared for various worship such as
tarawih prayer, charity, giving zakat, and filling the day with good
things. To be able to worship optimally and be able to fast properly in
the midst of a pandemic, we should be physically healthy. We can prepare
nutritious food intake, implement health protocols, such as washing
hands, wearing masks, and maintaining distance. In addition, to be more
vigilant and on guard, we can check the risk of being exposed to
Covid-19 in JAKI through the JakCLM feature and check the security
status in the vicinity through “Zonasi” feature.
though the month of Ramadan is the month of fasting, the need for food
for sahur and iftar still needs to be considered. We must be prepared to
provide healthy and nutritious food to support us through the days of
Ramadan. In Jakarta, we can check the price of our food needs through
the JakPangan feature in the JAKI application. With this you can see the
market closest to your location and find out the price of food
commodities in the market easily.
is crucial. The month of Ramadan with various needs certainly requires
adequate financial conditions. We must be prepared to manage finances so
that we can meet various needs in the month of Ramadan. In the midst of
this pandemic, the Provincial Government of DKI Jakarta is also
providing social aid for residents in need. In this month of Ramadan,
make sure we stay up-to-date with the social aid distribution in Jakarta
by checking the Social Aid Information feature on JAKI.
[Check Your Eligibility for Social Cash Transfer (BST) With JAKI]
the midst of a pandemic, the call to maintain your distance and stay
away from the crowd must be obeyed so that this pandemic ends quickly.
The month of Ramadan during a pandemic is not the time for us to be
involved in crowds when shopping, waiting for the break fasting to come,
and other activities that cause crowds. What if there is a crowd when
we buy food or shop at the market? Don't worry, we can take care of each
other by reporting the crowd through the JakLapor feature on JAKI. We
can take a picture of the crowd and fill in an appropriate description,
and later an officer will follow up with the crowd. With that, we have
helped minimize the spread of Covid-19.
pandemic has not yet gone away, but the solemn worship in the month of
Ramadan may remain in our hearts. We may have prepared ourselves to
fast, give alms and do various other good things to achieve the
blessings of Ramadan, but also remember, taking care of ourselves and
others in the midst of a pandemic with what we can is priceless
kindness. Let’s continue to take care of each other in this month of
Ramadan, download JAKI in Google Play Store and Apple App store.
A content writer for Jakarta Smart City, a linguistics enthusiast, also an avid reader who loves prose and poetry. Have a passion for volunteering and connecting with people. Twitter and IG: @sarafizaa.
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