COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

  • Muslims began fasting during the holy month of Ramadan under the shadow of the pandemic – for a second time.
  • Commenting on the suggestion to livestream prayers, Mansour Ali, lecturer in Islamic studies at Cardiff University, noted that a majority of scholars denied the concept of “virtual congregational prayers.”
  • Ahmed Al-Mandhari, the World Health Organization’s regional director for the Eastern Mediterranean, who noted the lack of adequate restrictions during last year’s Ramadan that was also observed under pandemic conditions, cautioned against repeating last year’s mistakes.

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