COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

  • Egypt’s Dar al-Ifta recently issued a fatwā, announcing that the use of zakāh (almsgiving) funds to buy the coronavirus vaccine was permissible under Islamic law, as it served the higher objective of “preservation of the self.”
  • Hashem Ahmad Alshilleh, who helped to bury a generation of Muslims in Southern California in accordance with Islamic law, ensuring, among others, that the bodies of the deceased faced Mecca, passed away from COVID-19.

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