Prof. Dr. Haydar Sur shared important recommendations regarding the do’s and don’ts to protect public health in the month of Ramadan, which coincides with the pandemic period.
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Prof. Dr. Haydar Sur said that it would be better not to meet with other people or to make conversations electronically unless necessary and continued his words as follows:
“The month of Ramadan, the period of the Night of Power and the festival that will come after it are of course very special days. Ramadan is a month where we have good traditions such as having iftar with people and chatting until sahur after iftar. However, this year, dedication is required and we will not make these moves. In cases where we are together for our job or to serve other people, we will follow the rules of mask, distance and hygiene.
It’s that simple. But if people start doing this with great exasperation, then they go into ‘Whatever’ psychosis. Therefore, it is necessary to adapt to these measures, considering that it will bring almost as much good deeds as worship for both themselves and other people. They will believe that they have done a good job, especially during Ramadan. Thus, Allah will always come together and give his reward this year for complying with Covid measures. “
In the pandemic, the Tarawih prayer can be performed at home.
Reminding that the tarawih prayer is a prayer that is sunnah, Prof. Dr. Haydar Sur said, “Our Prophet and Hz. During the time of our Prophet Ömer, it was decided to keep it in houses, saying that ‘tarawih not to be performed in the mosque’ for different reasons. We know that there were such practices in the time of our Prophet. Therefore, there is nothing contrary to this.
Tarawih is a prayer that Allah will reward. It is not the obligatory prayer either. There is no rule that it must be performed in congregation. It’s just a beautiful tradition and a prayer that we all hold together to spice up each other and take advantage of our joy during a long prayer. But this year it will be more correct to have it in our homes due to the precautions. ” said.
Stating that the needy can be supported with the aid organizations of the state and non-governmental organizations during Ramadan, Sur continued his words as follows:
“Even if we take a stroll around the neighborhood, we can guess who and what we can help. For example; There are children who try to make a living by collecting garbage, if we support them financially, we can change their lives with little help. ‘Whom do we help?’ It is enough even if we walked. We can reach non-governmental organizations that carry out aid activities over the Internet. The state has a Red Crescent.
Apart from that, aid packages are prepared for the needy in municipalities. We can donate there. There are many ways to help. For example, if our workplaces are known to people whose financial situation is more difficult than us, packages can be prepared and presented for them. Vouchers can also be issued, which would be even better because we may not know exactly what he needs. The person meets his own needs. All major grocery stores have such shopping vouchers and cards. We can gift them. “
Prof. Dr. Saying that attention should be paid to nutrition during Ramadan, Haydar Sur said, “Let’s not spoil the blessed atmosphere of fasting by eating as if we are tormenting ourselves in the evenings. Let’s contribute to earning good deeds by eating our food normally. When the fast-breaking time comes, eating too much for our body to carry is no use, it is harmful.
Since we remain isolated in homes, people can be psychologically burdened with eating out of boredom. But this is not a good solution. Let’s also think like this; In a world where there are millions of children dying without access to food, if we only eat out of boredom and eat more than we need, Allah asks us to account for it. Let’s not eat too much except what we need. ” he spoke.