The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic is the latest humanitarian crises that has united our world and countries are battling this new threat to human life and our survival. This is a special feature to highlight the Muslim communities reactions towards the coronavirus particularly the measures undertaken by many Islamic countries for its containment and spread.
Since the initial days of the pandemic outbreak, we have observed mixed reactions from Muslims worldwide, ranging from the total denial of the health risk to distorted arguments void of religious perspectives.
In many Muslim countries, there was social unrest and protests against the closure of mosques and restrictions from holding the religious events. The anger of Ummah was fueled further by prominent religious personalities for instance, in Morocco the Salafist preacher Abu Naim published a video on social media condemning the policy measure of mosques closures. However, he was arrested on charges of…
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