The holy month of Ramadan is coming to an end this week and after four weeks of sacrifice and spiritual uplifting, millions of Muslims are excited to finally greet the Eid El-Fitr celebration. But this year’s excitement is being severely dampened by the impact the Coronavirus pandemic is having on centuries of religious practice. It is unthinkable that the Eid el-Fitr will take place largely indoors, without the usual mass morning prayers, parading of children and family members visiting in droves.  Yet this is what exactly is going to happen this year in most Muslim countries. Whether you are in Cairo, Algiers or Marrakesh, celebrations and the party will be subdued. In this nine-nine minute podcast, Arezki Daoud of MEA Risk LLC reviews the environment surrounding the end of Ramadan and the challenges ahead.


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