Across all religions, efforts to bring people together are happening gradually. In the meantime, traditional celebrations have been canceled or altered.
The Muslim Community Center of Tucson would normally welcome hundreds of people to celebrate the end of Ramadan on Eid al-Fitr. Instead, the center shared on Facebook that it will host a drive-thru event this Sunday that encourages parishioners to decorate their cars and drive by the center. Attendees are asked to wear a mask and stay in their vehicles. They can take home COVID-19 care packages.
Tony Paniagua spoke to Imam Wathec Alobaidi about the pandemic’s impact on worship and his message to the community.
“To all brothers and sisters, I want to say please, stay home and keep your body healthy,” Alobaidi said.