COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

  • Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announces that the Kingdom will impose strict limits on this year’s Hajj in order to protect the health and safety of pilgrims.
  • Several top jurists and organizations globally back the Saudi decision to hold ‘limited’ Hajj this year due to COVID-19.
  • The Research Group on Family and Succession Law in Islamic Countries is holding a virtual panel discussion on “Covid-19: implications for the application of family law in MENA countries” today, Wednesday, 1 July 2020 at 2pm (CET).
  • Bahrain’s Ayatolla ‘Isa Qasim issues a statement on the social responsibility and religious obligation during coronavirus pandemic.  
  • Updates have been posted to our “Mapping COVID-19 Fatwāsproject, where we have collected over 100 fatwās and statements made by worldwide Muslim leaders responding to the coronavirus pandemic. The full list can be found at this link.
  • Adnan A. Zulfiqar, Associate Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School, gave a lecture on our Mapping Covid Fatwas Project. The lecture, titled “Mapping Legal Responses to Covid-19: The Case of Islamic Law,” was given at The Ali Vural AK Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University.

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