COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

  • Kuwait‘s cabinet states that the country will begin entering the fourth-stage of the gradual five stage process to return to normality during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Due to COVID-19, a community in the United States forgoes the typical Islamic rituals of the Ashura holy day this year. The holy day occurs on the tenth day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, and marks the day that the grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad was martyred. In Shi’i Islam, Ashura is an occasion for pilgrimage. In Sunni Islam, it is a recommended but non-obligatory day of fasting.
  • A shortage of Islamic cemeteries in Italy raises issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Islamic marriage ceremonies in India transition into day-time affairs in an attempt to implement social distancing measures.

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