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Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Islamic World

By H Muhammad Fadel Pandemic: A test from God? Although, these moves have been met with controversy in some quarters of the Muslim public sphere, where people have either minimized the public health threat posed by Covid-19 or indulged in wild conspiracy theories about the nature of the pandemic.   Many groups and individuals, on the other hand, accept the reality of the pandemic but refuse to comply with the restrictions on public worship and mass religious gatherings on theological grounds, arguing that the pandemic is just another test that God imposes on believers, or that Muslims should express their trust in God to protect them from the effects of the pandemic by continuing their public practice of Islam.  The coronavirus pandemic threatens to devastate much of the Global South, including the Muslim world. As the actions of countries such as China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Singapore show, the keys to containing the deleterious public health impacts of Covid-19 are aggressive soci