COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

  • Commenting on their use of applications to track those entering and exiting Mecca and Medina, the two holy cities in Islam,  the spokesperson for the presidency responsible for managing the holy sites, Hani Haider (Saudi Arabia), stated that they have developed the Eatmarna and the Tawakkalna apps to monitor the movement of visitors.
  • The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques (Saudi Arabia) announced that it is utilizing advanced sterilization techniques during the pandemic to ensure the quality of Zemzem water.
  • Austrian Muslims try to celebrate Ramadan and the impending Eid to the extent permitted by pandemic conditions in a nation that in 2015 amended its “Islamic Law” to curtail some rights enjoyed by Muslims.

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