COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

In a recent statement, the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced that it would start receiving pilgrims from outside the country, as the Kingdom resumes its pilgrimage services in Mecca and Medina.  The Ministry announced that during the first phase of reopening it would only admit pilgrims between the ages of 18 and 50 … Continue reading COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

Saudi Arabia, as part of its first phase of reopening, started to allow a maximum number of 6,000 pilgrims – for now only Saudi citizens and residents – to enter the Grand Mosque in Mecca for a maximum duration of three hours. The Middle East Studies Association convened a panel titled “Middle East Studies and … Continue reading COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

Saudi Arabia‘s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced that it began receiving applications for ‘umrah, a pilgrimage to Mecca, Islam’s holy site, that is typically shorter than the annual hajj gathering.  The applications are currently open to Saudi citizens and residents, and around 6,000 people can currently perform the ‘umrah daily, while the government also … Continue reading COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

Faculty-student collaboration during Covid-19

By Mona Oraby This essay is the final of three essays on Islamic law and pedagogy written by Mona Oraby. The first is “Islamic law and the liberal arts” and the second is “Why we should start with women.” Amherst College, where I teach, announced on 9 March 2020 that it would move to remote … Continue reading Faculty-student collaboration during Covid-19

COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

COVID-19 Handling Committee Head and Minister of State Enterprises of Indonesia, Erick Thohir,  announces that Indonesia is ready to obtain 30 million doses of vaccine by the end of 2020,  which the Minister says would be ḥalāl in accordance with Islamic law.