Muslim Authorities Suspend Traditional Funeral Rites to Bury Coronavirus 'Martyrs'The New Arab
Muslim authorities across the world are adapting traditional religious rites to suit the current coronavirus pandemic.
Plague and Poetry: How Middle East Authors Have Written About DiseaseThe Middle East Eye
The current outbreak of COVID-19, a coronavirus, has reawakened memories of previous pandemics.
Art and Coronavirus: Middle Eastern Galleries to View on LockdownThe Middle East Eye
As museums shut up shop following the coronavirus outbreak, where is the best of Middle Eastern art, and how can you best enjoy it at home?
Kashmiris Equate India's New Domicile Law With Israel's 'Settler-Colonial' ProjectThe Middle East Eye
Under new legislation, anyone who has resided in a contested region for 15 years can purchase land and become a permanent resident.
International Children's Book Day: Books by Muslim Authors Every Child Should Be ReadingThe New Arab
From teenage novels to stories for younger readers, here are a few books by Muslim authors children should be reading right now.
Museum's Online Tribute to Muslim Princess Who Was WWⅡ Secret AgentThe National
The life of a British Muslim woman born to Indian royalty before becoming a secret agent in Nazi-occupied France is being celebrated in a new exhibition which can now be viewed online.
'Just One Case': Fears Coronavirus May Spread Like Wildfire in World's Refugee CampsThe New York Times
In the world’s largest refugee settlement in Bangladesh, filmmaker Mohammed Arafat has been making public safety videos to warn about the dangers of coronavirus.
Messiah: Netflix Series Cancelled After Allegations of Anti-Islamic SentimentThe Independent
TV thriller Messiah has been cancelled by Netflix after just one season.
On #Muslimwomensday, Founder Amani Al-Khatahtbeh Talks Autonomy, Change and EmpowermentTeen VOGUE
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh talks autonomy in isolation, empowering her community, and what #MuslimWomensDay has been achieved.
Why Is There No MENA Category on the 2020 US Census?Al Jazeera
The 2020 US census suggests those of Lebanese, Egyptian and other MENA descent select ‘white’ on the race question.
The Face of Feminism Is No Longer Just White and Middle ClassAl Jazeera
Much has changed since the white-dominated feminist activism of the past.
Muslims Are Scared of Going to Therapy in Case They’re Linked to TerrorismMetro
27-year-old Ahmed has had 13 cognitive behavioral therapy sessions, but he feels he’s had to hide or understate parts of his Muslim identity.
Three Muslim Doctors Become First Medics in UK to Die From CoronavirusMiddle East Monitor
Three Muslim doctors, two of Sudanese descent and one Pakistani, have become the first medical professionals in the UK to die while fighting coronavirus on the front line.
Muslim Minority Doctors First to Die on Front Line of UK PandemicAl Jazeera
Families and patients remember the four doctors who contracted coronavirus while fighting for others with the disease.
British Muslim Nurse, Doctor Latest Medical Staff to Die of VirusAl Jazeera
Friends remember charitable nurse Areema Nasreen, 36, and Mohamed Sami Shousha, a gentle consultant who taught many.
UK: Boy, 13, Dies of Coronavirus 'Without Any Family Close by'Al Jazeera
Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, believed to be the UK’s youngest victim, had no underlying health conditions, family says.
Europe's Largest Muslim Cemetery Warns All Funeral Attendees May Be Barred as Coronavirus Deaths IncreaseThe New Arab
The Gardens of Peace cemetery in London has said that amid a backlog of burials, it has had to impose stricter rules and consider burying multiple bodies in single plots.
A Leading Activist in Britain’s Muslim Community Has Died of the CoronavirusBuzzfeed News
“There was laughter everywhere that he went.”
Coronavirus: BBC Begins Broadcasting Weekly Islamic Sermons as Mosques Remain ShutThe Middle East Eye
14 local radio stations are broadcasting Islamic reflections and prayers as places of worship stay closed amid COVID-19.
'Hunger Will Kill Us Before Coronavirus', Say Rohingya in IndiaAl Jazeera
Thousands of Rohingya in India battle hunger as a coronavirus outbreak in refugee camps looms large.
India Tracks Attendees After Muslim Event Linked to Virus CasesAl Jazeera
Tablighi Jamaat headquarters in New Delhi was sealed after dozens test positive for coronavirus and seven reportedly died.
Does CAA Comply With India's Human Rights Obligations?Al Jazeera
The Citizenship Amendment Act has been challenged in India’s top court, but experts call for international intervention.
Coronavirus Was a Test of Secular Nationalism. Then Tablighi Jamaat Became the ScapegoatThe Print
The Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin would concern any country. But PM Modi must immediately rein in his media and social media supporters communalizing it.
In Delhi, First Came the Pogroms. Then Came Coronavirus.Foreign Policy
For Indian Muslims forced from their homes by mob violence, not even displaced person camps can protect them now.
Delhi’s Displaced MuslimsThe Diplomat
For many Muslims displaced by February’s violence in the Indian capital, solace and stability are remote.
Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh at Risk of COVID-19 InfectionAl Jazeera
Activists are warning that conditions at crowded camps in southeast Bangladesh are leaving a million Rohingya refugees at risk of contracting the virus.
Xinjiang Returns to Work, but Coronavirus Worries Linger in ChinaThe New York Times
The Chinese region, where hundreds of thousands of Muslims are held in indoctrination camps, has been an information void. Uighurs fear a lockdown in the region drove many to hunger.
Curfew in Mecca, Medina Extended to 24 Hours Over CoronavirusAl Jazeera
Saudi Arabia extends measures to combat coronavirus while other Gulf Arab states lock down migrant worker districts.
Saudi Tells Muslims to Wait on Hajj Plans Amid Coronavirus CrisisAl Jazeera
Minister asks Muslims to defer preparations for the annual pilgrimage scheduled in late July due to the pandemic.
Wives Can Refuse Sexual Advances From Husbands During Coronavirus Quarantine, Says Top Saudi ClericThe New Arab
The promising suggestion offers a glimmer of hope for Saudi Arabia’s religious authorities, whose ranks are dominated by proponents of dogmatic literalism.
Coronavirus: Why Conspiracy Theories Have Taken Root in TurkeyThe Middle East Eye
The dangerous spread of disinformation could complicate the struggle against the virus itself.
The Middle East at War With Coronavirus: Top Stories From 30 MarchThe New Arab
Turkish musicians have spread an important message on social distancing via an improvised version of an Italian leftist anthem. Somali doctors lifted spirits by heading to Europe to battle coronavirus.
Mosques Stay Open in Pakistan, Violating Social Distancing Advice Even as Coronavirus Death Toll RisesThe New Arab
Mosques in Pakistan were allowed to remain open for Friday prayer despite the spread of coronavirus across the country.
Iraqis Struggle to Balance Tradition and SanitationAl Jazeera
Families in Iraq are being left traumatized, as restrictions mean burials cannot be carried out in line with Muslim tradition.
Anguish as Sri Lanka Forces Muslims to Cremate COVID-19 VictimsAl Jazeera
Rights group and activists accuse gov’t of forcing cremation of Muslim COVID-19 victims in disregard to WHO guidelines.
Nigeria Announces 'Massive' Joint Offensive on JihadistsVoice of America
Nigeria on Thursday said it had launched a “massive” joint offensive with troops from Chad and Niger against jihadists waging a decade-long insurgency in the region.
Senegal Postpones Independence Day CelebrationsDW
Senegal marks 60 years of independence on Saturday and its achievements since are worth celebrating. But the independence ceremony has been postponed to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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