We’re all facing unprecedented challenges owing to the ongoing pandemic and in times of stress and anxiety it's quite possible that we might lose touch with our friends and acquaintances. This Holy Month of Ramadan let us consciously try to re-connect with people. Checking up on someone we know during this challenging time is just one of many ways that we can ensure that they are doing fine.
If you hear about someone really struggling a lot during the pandemic, don’t hesitate to reach out to them even while you are at home. Make the most of social media and apps and check on friends and acquaintances who are living in different parts of the world.
Remember the three key words.
Ask, Listen and Support. Ask about their well-being, be a patient listener to their plights, and support in whatever way possible. A conversation can make a lot of difference in helping someone feel less lonely and helpless.
To keep one sustained during the long hours of fasting include complex carbohydrates in your diet like barley, oats, wheat, millet, brown rice, quinoa, nuts and seeds.
“O you who believe, seek help through patience and prayer. Surely, Allah is with those who are patient.” (Q. 2:153)