COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

Countries and communities around the world are working to contain COVID-19 and mitigate its effects. The following digest represents a variety of sources in which law, particularly Islamic law, was invoked in the decision making process. All roundups can be found at this link.

  • Religious communities use digital tools, such as Zoom, to host services, lead classes on spiritual cultivation, and build community amidst mosque closures.
  • North American Muslims change funerary rites in response to the contagious nature of COVID-19.
  • Ulama’ of Al-Azhar University issue fatwā banning congregational prayers.

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