Coronavirus

Two mothers planning traditional Islamic decor.

How Two Mothers Create Traditions While Fighting Hunger

It’s no surprise that the pandemic is threatening to push millions into starvation. With hunger on the rise, Two Palestinian moms, Suha Dweik and Saja Farrah step up to the fight.

The Muslim Bereaved Cruelly Deprived Of Closure By Coronavirus

Infection risk means families are suffering trauma and guilt by not being able to carry out the Islamic funeral ritual of washing the body.
Palestinian workers wear face masks for fear of the coronavirus at a shop in Gaza City, March 9, 2020. (Ali Ahmed/Flash90)

Palestinians Worry For Livelihoods As Covid-19 Cripples Blockaded Gaza

The coronavirus crisis has deteriorated the already-low quality of life for Palestinians in Gaza. Without a recovery plan free from siege, it will get worse.
Eid will be celebrated in most countries on Sunday [Ulet Ifansasti/Reuters]

Eid: End Of Ramadan Celebrations Go Virtual Amid Coronavirus

Muslims globally find online alternatives to celebrate Eid amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
For Muslims, Eid al-Fitr is normally a feast of gift-giving and gorging on food with loved ones. Not this year.

Eid Al-Fitr: One Of The Happiest Times For Muslims Will Be A Somber Affair

The coronavirus pandemic took praying in congregation and breaking fast with loved ones off the table, leaving many feeling lonely this holy month.

How Has The Coronavirus Affected Ramadan? For One Psychologist, It’s A Call To Action

The Chicago-based clinical psychologist practices Sufism, a school of Islam that emphasizes inward reflection and meditation.
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How Coronavirus Changed Ramadan For Muslims

These New York Muslims are fighting the consequences of COVID-19 and helping their communities in New York City during the holy month of Ramadan.
Two Muslim women wearing protective masks stand on a side of the main road, in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 1, 2020 [Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters]

Sri Lanka Is Using Coronavirus To Stigmatise Muslims

Sri Lanka's decision to make cremations mandatory for COVID-19 victims is an act of institutionalised Islamophobia.
 Halal food boxes are distributed to those in need during Ramadan o in the Brooklyn borough of New York City [Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP]

With Mosques Closed, Nyc Muslims Find New Ways To Observe Ramadan

Unable to physically pray together this Ramadan, Muslim New Yorkers spend time preparing food for those in need.
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Mosque Provides Free Meals to Those in Need During Ramadan

This Virginia mosque is providing free meals to community members impacted by COVID-19 every single day of Ramadan.

In Jerusalem, Ramadan Restrictions Last Seen During The Crusades Return

The last time Muslim worshipers were kept out of the Aqsa Mosque compound throughout the entire month of Ramadan was when crusaders controlled Jerusalem in the Middle Ages.

Muslims Observing Ramadan Are Providing Critical Coronavirus Relief

Inspired by Ramadan, several Muslim organizations and individuals are donating their time and money to aid those hit hard by COVID-19.
Shafat Uddin and his father, AKM Monir Uddin. Shafat couldn

Muslims Struggle To Honor Funeral Rituals During The Coronavirus Crisis

Muslims are being forced to mourn alone as the pandemic upends the tradition of community funerals.
Workers prepare shrouds to wrap bodies in the Central Jamia Mosque Ghamkol Sharif, which is currently being used as a temporary morgue in Birmingham, UK, April 21, 2020 [Carl Recine/Reuters]

Amid The Coronavirus, Bailing Out Mosques Is Essential

Mosques provide important community services that are needed now more than ever, but many may not survive without help.

In U.K., Hard-Hit Muslim Communities Struggle to Bury the Dead

The coronavirus outbreak has disproportionately affected some areas of Britain. A Birmingham mosque’s car park has been transformed into a makeshift mortuary to handle the influx of bodies.
Dabirul Choudhury, 100, has walked more than 100 laps in his garden in a bid to raise funds for coronavirus victims in the UK and Bangladesh [Courtesy: Dabirul Choudhury]

Uk Muslim, 100, Walks Garden Laps For Virus Victims While Fasting

Inspired by Tom Moore, Dabirul Choudhury raises tens of thousands for coronavirus victims from UK to Bangladesh.
Celebrating Ramadan Before the Pandemic

Celebrating Ramadan Before The Pandemic

This year, Muslims all over the world are celebrating Ramadan like they’ve never experienced before.

15 Funerals A Day: The Pace Of Death Stuns A Muslim Community

Al-Rayaan Muslim Funeral Services has turned to family members and fellow mourners to offer prayers and move bodies.

Three Muslim Doctors Died Working On The Frontlines Of The NHS In Its Fight Against Coronavirus

In the UK three Muslim doctors losing their lives to coronavirus in the space of a week.

What The Coronavirus Lockdown Looks Like From Space

Before and after satellite images show the impact of coronavirus containment measures on cities worldwide.

A Leading Activist In Britain’s Muslim Community Has Died Of The Coronavirus

Fuad Nahdi, a prominent British Muslim journalist and activist who published an influential Muslim-focused magazine died on March 21 after being infected by the coronavirus.