COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

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We've compiled a list of news sources that show how countries and communities are using Islamic law to respond to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

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We've compiled a list of news sources that show how countries and communities are using Islamic law to respond to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

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Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announces that the Kingdom will impose strict limits on this year’s Hajj in order to protect the health and safety of pilgrims. Several top jurists and organizations globally back the Saudi decision to hold ‘limited’ Hajj this year due to COVID-19. The Research Group on Family and Succession … Continue reading COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Hajj and Umrah declares that the country will imposes strict limits on this year’s hajj, only allowing Saudi pilgrims and those from other countries already inside the kingdom. The Chief Imam of Lagos, Nigeria,Sheikh Sulaimon Oluwatoyin Abou-Nolla, urged mosques in the state to remain closed, noting that safety of lives is paramount in Islam. … Continue reading COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

The Black Death in the Middle East and Central Asia

By Stuart Borsch[1] This analysis of the Black Death in the Middle East and Central Asia consists of two sections: SECTION ONE sums up results found via (1) Table of mortality of the Black Death in the Middle East and (2) Transmission Timeline East (a) and West (b) for the Black Death in the Middle … Continue reading The Black Death in the Middle East and Central Asia

A Tale of Two Contagions: Science, Imperialism, and the 1883 Cholera in Egypt

By Christopher Rose At Cairo, sanitary matters are nearly at a standstill; the executive administration cannot enforce their orders. On Saturday last, the bad feeling … nearly stirred up a rebellion, so that matters looked very serious. The Egyptian lower classes consider all precautions to be impious; “God is Great,” they cry, and all is … Continue reading A Tale of Two Contagions: Science, Imperialism, and the 1883 Cholera in Egypt

COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

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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

“It was a Memorable Day” – Plague Gatherings and their Critics

By Younus Mirza The Grand Umayyad mosque in Damascus played an instrumental role in the various responses to droughts and plagues. It is here that the great hadith collection of al-Bukhārī was read and various prayers and supplications were organized.     In a previous Islamic Law Blog post, Justin Stearns argues that we need to … Continue reading “It was a Memorable Day” – Plague Gatherings and their Critics

COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

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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