Incredible Images Show Muslims Using an IKEA Parking Lot to Pray Safely While Social Distancing

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Social distancing has been one of the hardest parts about the lockdown, not being able to see family, friends, or practice in places of worship.

And as Eid came and went this weekend, celebrations were put on hold, but one chairman from a mosque in Germany came up with the most ingenious plan…

Keep scrolling for the heartwarming pictures…

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Muslims around the world have celebrated Eid al-Fitr.

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It begins when the moon rises on the final day of Ramadan, a holy month of fasting.

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But with many countries still under virus restrictions, Eid looked very different this year.

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Muslims gather with loved ones to pray, share meals, and exchange gifts.

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In some countries, strict lockdowns still remain in place.

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Many mosques remain closed, even in countries where lockdowns have begun to loosen up.

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But congregations are limited to 30 people and social gatherings limited to 20.

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An Ikea store near Frankfurt handed over its car park to a local mosque for socially-distanced mass prayers and people all over social media were in awe.

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To mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan this Sunday.

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While places of worship have reopened in Germany there are still strict rules in place that everyone must follow.

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Many users complimented the mosque for finding a safe way for the community to pray together.

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The chairman of a Wetzlar mosque, Kadir Terzi, approached Ikea last week.

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“But the store manager didn’t hesitate for a second and said ‘yes, you can pray’. I was surprised and happy at the same time,” Mr. Terzi explained.

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But reminded them that children under twelve should be left at home and people must remain apart.

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The people wearing masks performed their prayers and listened to a sermon by the imam.

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The month of fasting is usually a busy time when families and communities gather nightly but it has been difficult due to restrictions.

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“It was a completely different Ramadan month, without contacts, without visits and without breaking the fast together,” he explained.

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Canadian journalist Carly Agro said: “This is the love and kindness the world needs right now”.

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“What a lovely gesture. A true sign of hope in these difficult times,” wrote a Twitter user. While another added: “This is what finding solutions together and staying by each other through this crisis can look like!”

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