Muslim Scholars Issue Guidance on Eid Prayers During Lockdown

Muslim scholars and religious leaders around the world are sharing guidelines for participating in Eid al-Fitr prayers under lockdown. A recent news article by Islam 21C offers a summary of the fatwā recently joint-issued by international scholars. The community of scholars provide alternatives for Muslims who are excused from performing Eid prayer in congregation, in … Continue reading Muslim Scholars Issue Guidance on Eid Prayers During Lockdown

COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup (10/10)

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Indonesia's Ulema Council issues a fatwā allowing Muslims to perform Eid al-Fitr prayers at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Indonesia's Chairman of the Fatwā Board, Hasanuddin, announces stipulations for Eid al-Fitr prayers, where there should be a congregation of at least four people, where one acts as an imam or the worship leader, and the … Continue reading COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup (10/10)

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Muslim communities around North America create COVID-19 mutual aid task forces during Ramadan. Philadelphia imām grapples with the decision to close mosque amid COVID-19 concerns. U.S Muslim inmates face new challenges, brought on by COVID-19, during Ramadan. U.S based faith groups publish an open letter calling on state officials to release prisoners and to accommodate … Continue reading COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup (9/10)

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Germany's constitutional court overturns blanket ban on religious services during COVID-19, stating that exceptions could be granted. The judgment can be found in German at this link.  Brooklyn's "Al-Rayaan Muslim Funeral Services" navigates burial rituals amidst increased demand for services and grief support. France's Council of Imams in Lyon issues a fatwā temporarily allowing burials … Continue reading COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup (8/10)

COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup (7/10)

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The Ministry of Justice in the United Arab Emirates launches an online platform for Muslim marriages. Morocco’s Supreme Scientific Council issues fatwa allowing the burial of COVID-19 victims without bathing their bodies, as a health precaution for morgue workers. Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei, ban popular Ramadan bazaars and public festivities. Pakistan's southern Sindh province bans … Continue reading COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup (7/10)

COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup (6/10)

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Indian government charges Tableeghi Jamaat leader with culpable homicide for surge in coronavirus cases. Saudi Arabia considers cancelling Hajj pilgrimage, for the first time since it became a nation, as precautionary measure against the spread of COVID-19. Saudi Arabia's Council of Supreme scholars calls upon practicing Muslims to pray at home during Ramadan. United Kingdom … Continue reading COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup (6/10)

COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup (5/10)

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Dubai suspends marriage and divorce proceedings during coronavirus lockdown. Indonesia experiences restrictions on hand sanitizer choices limited by halal restrictions. Qatari university professor shares insights on how to address pandemics from religious and ethical perspectives. Islamic university Darul Uloom Deoband asks Muslims to abide by governmental restrictions, invoking their interpretation of sharīʿa and its guidance on pandemics. Jordanian Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic … Continue reading COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup (5/10)

COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup (4/10)

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Countries and communities around the world are working to contain COVID-19 and mitigate its effects. The following digest represents a variety of sources in which law, particularly Islamic law, was invoked in the decision making process. All roundups can be found at this link. Religious communities use digital tools, such as Zoom, to host services, lead … Continue reading COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup (4/10)

COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup (3/10)

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Countries and communities around the world are working to contain COVID-19 and mitigate its effects. The following digest represents a variety of sources in which law, particularly Islamic law, was invoked in the decision making process. All roundups can be found at this link. Brooklyn mosques close indefinitely as number of positive COVID-19 cases rise. Egypt … Continue reading COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup (3/10)

COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup (2/10)

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Countries and communities around the world are working to contain COVID-19 and mitigate its effects. The following digest represents a variety of sources in which law, particularly Islamic law, was invoked in the decision making process. All roundups can be found at this link. Kuwait amends the adhan to urge prayer at home amidst mosque closures. … Continue reading COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup (2/10)