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.
For the first time since last April, worshipers returned to mosques in Tajikistan. After recording zero Coronavirus cases in the last three weeks, the government decided to reopen the mosques. The worshipers are committed to all the precautionary measures.
The local press in South Africa praised the measures that Muslim groups enforce to bury dead corona virus victims, for they adhere to the highest degrees of prevention and recommended scientific methods that protect the elderly, without violating Islamic law.