The highly infectious nature of the novel coronavirus has led religious authorities around the Muslim world to issue guidance and fatwas on the obligation for Muslims to adapt and change their religious practice in order to preserve life. Islamic Relief Worldwide is issuing this guidance to communities who are at risk from this deadly disease. The advice is based on guidance developed and concurring within all the major schools of fiqh (jurisprudence) within the Sunni Muslim tradition and intended for use by Islamic Relief field offices and other aid organisations seeking to engage Muslim faith communities in the global fight against coronavirus.

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