After restricting performing Hajj to the residents of KSA, Muslims in Maharashtra, India announced they will spend the money they saved to perform Hajj in charitable works, like helping Covid-19 victims and the unemployed, providing food and supporting hospitals.
Media outlets commended India’s mosques for their role in combating Covid-19 as some became care facilities to aid patients amid a staggering surge in infections. Others became centers for raising awareness of the virus's seriousness and ways to deal with it.
WHO has issued a set of recommendations that it urged to be observed during the performance of Ramadan rites for 2021, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, lest religious gatherings lead to a new wave of infection with the new variants that are spreading worldwide.
Singapore's PM expressed appreciation for the great role Singaporean Muslims play in their country’s progress, revealing his cabinet's deliberations on allowing Muslim nurses to wear the tudung (hijab) at work as part of their right to practise their faith freely.
“Sawt Alhikma” Commends the Efforts of Muslim Communities to Confront Rumors about Covid-19 VaccinesWriter Posts
Sawt Alhikma Center of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation commended the efforts exerted by a number of leaders of Muslim communities in countries of the Western world, to confront the rumors that have spread recently about Covid-19 vaccines, which claimed that the vaccines do not suit Muslims or are forbidden under Islamic law.
Representatives of the Muslim community in Cambodia welcomed PM Hun Sen’s decision to exempt Muslims from the mandatory order to cremate the bodies of COVID-19 victims. Muslims will be allowed to bury their victims according to their own traditions and customs.
Despite the government's retreat and the lifting of the ban on burning corona virus victims, Sri Lanka continues to face criticism for its decision to allocate a 1 km2 remote island for burial, which is what Muslims considered an insult and called to protest against this decision.
Muslim families filed a complaint to the UN Human Rights Committee against the Sri Lankan policy for burning the bodies of coronavirus victims, regarding it as a breach of their religious rights and a source of deep grief for the families of the deceased.