Authorities in Kuwait have temporarily closed mosques and amended the 'adhan' or the Muslim call to prayer, to include the words "pray in your homes."
Palestinians rejoice and prepare traditional food and decorations to welcome the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr holiday which marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
Major General Asif Ghafoor of the Pakistan Armed Forces said on Twitter, 'Salute to brave #Ilyas for displaying courage to stop an absolutely deplorable action.'
Berlin boxer Zeina Nassar's fighting spirit has won her plenty of titles, but her battle to wear the hijab in the ring has also made her an equal opportunity champion.
The decision to exclude pilgrims arriving from outside Saudi Arabia, a first in the kingdom's modern history, sparked disappointment among Muslims worldwide even as many accepted it was necessary due to the health risks involved.
Sharjah residents gathered at the mosques designated for prayers after the restrictions were lifted on Wednesday.
'We do not discriminate on religious grounds. When we walk with our holy book, Guru Granth Sahib, all the religions and their followers are the same for us. It is written in our holy book that we are all God's creation. We are also sanitising the temples and churches. We have been working for the past 50-60 days'
The Ramadan moon-sighting committee will meet virtually on Thursday after Maghreb prayer under the chairmanship of Sultan Bin Saeed Al Badi Al Dhaheri, Minister of Justice.
Days before the holy fasting month of Ramadan begins, the Islamic world is grappling with an untimely paradox of the new coronavirus pandemic: enforced separation at a time when socialising is almost sacred.