Ramadan is officially underway for another year, with Muslims around the world marking the start of the holy month on Friday. And celebrations this year are a little different from usual, with the coronavirus pandemic limiting large gatherings and celebrations. Mosques will remain closed in many countries such as Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Egypt, but many have taken to social media to share their good wishes for the holy month with followers across the world. Among those sharing messages online are some of the biggest names in fashion and film. Sonam Kapoor, Riz Ahmed, and Mohamed Hadid have also taken to their social media accounts to mark the start of the holy month, along with local stars such as Hussain Al Jassmi and Huda Kattan. Here, we round up which famous faces have shared messages on their social media to mark the first day of Ramadan.
Huda Kattan Wishing “Ramadan Mubarak”
The American-Iraqi beauty mogul revealed she would be taking part in Instagram’s #MonthOfGood initiative to mark the holy month.“One of the main things that I and my family are dedicating our time to this month is providing food for families who need it,” the Huda Beauty co-founder wrote on her social media account. “This is something that our family focuses on every Ramadan, and it’s really eye-opening. We sometimes take some of the most basic things in life, like food, for granted.”
The Bollywood actress shared a black-and-white selfie as she wished her fans Ramadan Kareem.
Pakistani actor Sajal Ali wished her fans a Happy Ramadan with a picture of a delicious cake, baked by her for the first time.
The Alif actress took to Instagram and shared a picture of a cake with a cup of tea and a candle and wished all the Muslims.
Celebrities from all around the world such as Paulo Coelho, Kareena Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan wished Ramadan Kareem to their Muslim fans.
Juventus FC & AC Milan
While we’re on the topic of sports, these Italian giants shared a loving message. Juventus FC said, “Happy #Ramadan! Wishing a blessed and prosperous month to our Muslim fans everywhere!
The Football Association
In fact, the Football Association itself tweeted, “Ramadan Mubarak to all of our Muslim friends. Best wishes to you all for this the holy month.
University of Oxford
Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at the University of Oxford, Tariq Ramadan, tweeted a beautiful passage—in French, Arabic, and English. He said, “I wish you a fruitful blessed month of Ramadan. May God make it for us a month of protection, faith, and peace. Be it a month of victory for the oppressed and of defeat for the oppressors.”