As fears are rising about the transmission of coronavirus, people around the world are adjusting the way they do things.
Some have scrapped travel plans to fear crowded spaces. Some dropped greetings for the elbow bounces and foot shakes like handshakes and kisses.
Churches, mosques, churches, and synagogues, too, are modifying traditions in an effort to contain the virus spread.
So how easy is it to maintain the feeling of spiritual connection when you have to change the way you worship?
In Islam’s point of view.
The Grand Mosque in Mecca is usually packed with thousands of Muslim pilgrims, but tourists have fallen dramatically to what is Islam’s holiest place.
Though the Grand Mosque reopened after being closed for sterilization, there is now a fence in the middle of the mosque around the holy Kaaba to stop people from entering it.
A prohibition is still in force on overseas visitors to both the Mecca and Medina.
Devotees from all over the world will usually visit for the Umrah pilgrimage, which can be held at any time of the year, unlike Hajj.
Every year roughly eight million Muslims make the trip.
Hadiza Tanimu Danu operates a travel agency in Nigeria that specializes in trips to Mecca and claims there has been a mixed reaction to the foreign visitor prohibition.
“People are sad,” she informs me. “You think it’s Umrah, and everyone wants to go to church.” Maybe it’s not just Umrah that’s impacted.
“Some are concerned that’ Well, what if this extends to Ramadan, what if it spreads to Hajj, what will happen?’ she states.
The Saudi authorities are claiming that these steps are provisional and have not suggested intentions to interrupt the Hajj.
Any religious practices existed which could spread the virus.
Recently, concern has been swirling around the world since images of Iranians chewing Shia shrines were shared on social media.
In one, at the Masumeh shrine in Qom, a man is seen saying “I am not afraid of coronavirus,” before he licks and kisses the door. Some people believe the shrines have divine powers and can help cure diseases.
Two of the men concerned are facing jail as a result of their actions, but some Iranians suggest they should have removed the religious sites completely.
For many Muslims, though, they’re based on the smaller changes in day-to-day actions.
For starters, as South Africa is dealing with its first reported virus outbreaks, religious leaders have used Friday prayers as an occasion to advise people on taking precautions.
Mohammed Allie, of BBC Africa, says worshippers at his mosque have been told not to shake hands or embrace after the prayer.
“It’s going to take some time to get used to it,” he says.
“People were still shaking hands after mosque, not because they missed the post, but because it’s a reflex action.” He says some people started touching feet rather than shaking hands so he began using fist bumps.
“People are beginning to make adjustments slowly but surely,” he says, adding that he and his fellow worshippers were told to carry their own prayer mats to the
From the Hindu’s point of view.
This is the time of year for Hindus when Holi-the “color holiday “- is observed. It commemorates the victory of good over evil and the advent of change, happiness and new life. People throw colored powder in the air as part of the festivities and paint each other’s faces.
India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, said he was not going to participate in public gatherings and urged people to avoid broad meetings.
But throughout the holiday, other people took part in celebrations, although some precautions were taken, such as wearing face masks.
But for others, it was a gamble they weren’t willing to take.
Nicky Singh resides in the Indian state of Punjab, in Amritsar. He claims he stayed home, opting to telephone exchange of wishes.
He informs me that it is only “the courageous or the foolhardy who indulges[ in celebrations], but there is no strength that is associated with Holi”
He adds: “There’s enough innocent sneeze to ring the alarm bells here, that’s a general feeling around.” I’m glad I [choose] protection over celebrations.
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