6 Tips for Safely Celebrating Eid During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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6 Tips for Safely Celebrating Eid During the COVID-19 Pandemic
6 Tips for Safely Celebrating Eid During the COVID-19 Pandemic

To reduce the number of transmission of the Corona virus, it is better for us to remain disciplined in implementing he alth protocols. We should also do this on Eid al-Fitr. Then, how to safely celebrate Eid in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic without losing the value of worship and moments of friendship?

After fasting for 1 full month of Ramadan, it's time for Muslims to celebrate the day of victory. Even though the COVID-19 pandemic is still going on, Eid can still be lived with gratitude and full of joy, really.

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Tips for Safely Celebrating Lebaran During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By implementing he alth protocols, including maintaining distance and not going out of the house if there is no urgent need, it doesn't mean that you and your family can't celebrate Eid, you know. To stay safe while celebrating Eid in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, follow these tips:

1. Not flocking in takbir night

Takbiran outside the house during the COVID-19 pandemic is okay. However, it is recommended that you keep your distance and not gather in groups, and use a mask so you don't get infected with the Corona virus.

Although it's not prohibited, it would be nice if you just celebrate takbir night at home. Besides being safer, echoing takbir, tahmid, and tahlil on the night of Eid at home can also be wiser.

In addition, almost all mosques have mosque administrators who are tasked with echoing the takbir in the mosque with loudspeakers. So, you can still follow it even if you stay at home.

2. Keep your distance during Eid prayer

Eid al-Fitr prayer should be done in congregation. If you want to do it in a mosque, mushala, field, here is a guide:

  • Wash hands with soap and running water.
  • Perform ablution from home so you don't have to congregate in public ablution places.
  • Use cloth masks properly.
  • Do a body temperature check.
  • Make sure the performer of the Eid prayer follows the rules to shorten the reading of the prayer and shorten the execution of the sermon.
  • Maintain a distance or physical distancing of at least 1.5 m from other people since traveling from home, entering the mosque or prayer area, until the prayer line.
  • Comply with the saf setting with a distance of about 1.5–2 meters.
  • Use your own prayer mat or prayer mat and don't share it with others.
  • Avoid shaking hands or hugging after Eid prayers and replace them with smiles or greetings from afar.

If you are worried about contracting COVID-19, praying Eid al-Fitr at home, either alone or with family members, is okay. Here is the guide:

  • If you are doing it alone

    If you are doing the Eid prayer alone, you just have to do this prayer as usual by reading short letters and there is no need for a sermon.

  • When performed with family members at home

    Id prayer performed together at home must consist of at least 4 people, namely 1 priest and 3 people congregation. The procedure for praying is the same as the usual Eid prayer.After the prayer, the sermon is carried out according to the provisions of the Eid sermon. However, if the congregation is less than 4 people or if there is no one at home who can give a sermon, the Eid prayer may be performed in congregation without a sermon.

Even if you pray together with your own family, you should keep your distance so you don't get too close, especially if there are family members who are elderly or who are still active outside the home.

3. Pay zakat fitrah via transfer

Zakat fitrah is zakat that must be paid in the month of Ramadan. This type of zakat is paid from the beginning of fasting and no later than before the Eid prayer.

In order to reduce the occurrence of physical and face-to-face contact, zakat payments can be easily made through bank transfers. Based on the provisions of the National Amil Zakat Agency, the value of zakat fitrah is equivalent to Rp. 40,000 per person.

4. Friendship via short messages and video calls

The Lebaran moment is closely related to people's habits of going home. However, in the midst of the Corona virus pandemic, you should stay at home, without having to go home.

Even though you are at home, you can still send greetings via short messages from your mobile phone or send Eid greeting cards to family outside the city. Even though the body is not with them, you can still apologize through this method.

Silaturahmi can even be done face-to-face via video call. You can make video calls using your smartphone to more than 5 phone numbers at the same time. With this feature, distance is no longer an obstacle to stay in touch on Eid, right?

5. Sending Eid parcels to each other

Not going home and staying at home doesn't mean you can't give gifts to your family back home, right.

To give them gifts and pastries, you can order Eid parcels online or make your own and send them via courier. That way, even families who live far away in the village can still enjoy your homemade cookies.

6. No need to go to the mall to shop for new clothes

You can still wear new clothes during Eid by shopping online. Through this method, you can still get clothes for Eid without having to leave the house and jostle with many people which can actually increase the transmission of the Corona virus.

Besides, don't forget to keep applying a he althy diet with a balanced nutritious food menu during Eid. So, you and your family stay he althy in celebrating this moment of victory.

By applying 6 safe tips to celebrate Eid during the COVID-19 pandemic, you and your family can still stay in touch with happiness and gratitude, but still be protected from the Corona virus.

If you or your family members experience COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, cough, runny nose, or shortness of breath, immediately self-isolate and consult a doctor through the ALODOKTER application or call the COVID-19 hotline for further instructions.

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