COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

  • “Despite the emergency situation facing Iraq due to the coronavirus pandemic, the people’s faith in Imam Hussein means they are not afraid” said one pilgrim in Karbala (Iraq) who had travelled there to commemorate the martyrdom of Hussein, the grandchild of the Prophet, on the day of  ‘Āshūrā – a commemorative event for Shī’ī Muslims across the world.
  • Processions commemorating the martyrdom of the Prophet’s grandchild, Hussein, were cancelled across cities in the world due to ongoing coronavirus measures, including in Calcutta (India), Karachi (Pakistan), and Dhaka (Bangladesh).

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