Celebrating Muslim communities online, this Ramadan

Alisha Elliott, Head of Policy Programs - Australia & New Zealand – April 12, 2021

As we begin another month of Ramadan during the pandemic, Muslims around the world are forging new traditions — gathering virtually and sharing celebrations online. But even with limitations on coming together in person, Ramadan remains a time for generosity, charity and reflection.   

Facebook is honouring this period by spotlighting the celebrations of online communities in several ways. Today we are launching a #MonthofGood calendar to empower Australians to explore, inspire and express good across our apps. The calendar features individuals and organisations from the Australian Muslim community, celebrating and honouring Ramadan including:

  • Academic and UNICEF ambassador @susancarland sharing a “Day in the Life During Ramadan” IGTV video
  • The Online Hate Prevention Institute sharing Facebook Live discussions about combatting Islamophobia and sharing peace on social media
  • Masterchef finalist @aminaelshafei on her Ramadan food ideas on Instagram Reels
  • Modest fashion creator @nawalsari sharing an Instagram Live on beauty and style ahead of Eid
  • Rollerskater @zulfiyeah going Live on Instagram about what Ramadan means to her
  • Model @monakhalifaxo on inspiring good deeds during Ramadan on Instagram Reels
  • Advocacy group @muslimwomenaustralia sharing energy boosting tips during Ramadan
  • Halal restaurant aficionados @halaladvisor on recipe ideas and how local restaurants are preparing for Ramadan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re also helping people discover ways to show kindness and give back to their communities using our tools on Facebook and Instagram. We’ve launched new stickers on Instagram Stories and Whatsapp to celebrate Ramadan, which you can use now, and participate today in a shared Ramadan Story on Instagram. 

We hope you will join us in elevating the celebration of the Australian Muslim community and have a blessed Ramadan.

 

 

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