During the course of my research, I was astounded by the degree of unity shown by a German church in Berlin during the complete lockdown that occurred in 2020 as a result of the worldwide spread of the Corona Virus.
Following the partial reopening of places of worship in Germany, the Church in Berlin helped a nearby mosque to comply with physical distancing. The mosque was hosted by the Church in order to assist them in adhering to the social distancing guidelines when praying on Fridays.
Following the reopening of places of worship in the Country, worshippers must maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters between them (five feet).
Under the guidelines released to control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the Dar Assalam mosque in Berlin's Neukoelln district, which attracts hundreds of Muslims on Fridays, can only accommodate 50 people at a time. So, Muslim prayers in Arabic and German were held at the nearby Martha Lutheran church.
“These alliances came about as a result of unity. When the church saw how Muslims were suffering, they asked, "Do you need prayer space?" In these days, that is an incredible symbol of solidarity,” said Mohamed Taha Sabry, the mosque's imam.
This is however stressing that, we can live together as one irrespective of our religion, tribe or skin color.
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