COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

  • The Muslim World League and the United Arab Emirates Council for Fatwa and Sharia organize an “Emergency Jurisprudence Post-Coronavirus” virtual conference. This conference aims to unify efforts of leading scholars, muftis, senior scholars, and Fiqh (jurisprudence) councils around the world to explain the provisions of the urgent legal issues that have arisen because of this pandemic.
  • Iran‘s Justice Minister for Human Rights and International Affairs, Mahmoud Abbasi, states that people who knowingly spread coronavirus, causing the death of another, should be sentenced to death based on Islamic law.
  • Oman‘s Health Ministry imposes a night curfew and travel ban between all its governorates as part of a series of measures aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

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