Ramadan in the modern world: how technology and social media have impacted the way Muslims observe and celebrate this holy month

By: Hassan

Content Manager at Omanspire. Works as a Scrum Master. Hassan has technical and web design experience.
One of the most significant ways in which technology has impacted Ramadan is through the use of apps and digital resources. Muslims can now use apps to set reminders for their daily prayers and fasts, track their progress throughout the month, and even connect with other Muslims around the world who are observing Ramadan. In addition, social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook are full of posts and messages from Muslims sharing their experiences, reflections, and insights during Ramadan.
Another way in which technology has impacted Ramadan is through the proliferation of online Islamic resources. From digital copies of the Quran to virtual lectures and webinars, there are now countless resources available online to help Muslims deepen their understanding of Ramadan and the teachings of Islam. Many mosques and Islamic organizations are also now streaming their prayers and sermons online, making it easier for Muslims to participate in communal prayer even if they are unable to attend in person.
Of course, with the benefits of technology also come potential drawbacks. Some Muslims worry that the constant presence of technology during Ramadan can be a distraction from the spiritual focus of the month. Others worry that the reliance on digital resources can detract from the personal and communal experience of observing Ramadan.
Despite these concerns, however, it is clear that technology and social media have had a profound impact on the way Muslims observe and celebrate Ramadan in the modern world. As we continue to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of technology and its impact on our religious traditions, it is important that we remain mindful of the ways in which it can both enhance and detract from our spiritual experiences

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  • Hassan

    Content Manager at Omanspire. Works as a Scrum Master. Hassan has technical and web design experience.

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