Coronavirus: Muslims in Saudi Arabia begin scaled-back hajj
Only a small number of faithful are taking part in this year's hajj, usually one of the biggest religious gatherings in the world. Authorities have dramatically downsized the pilgrimage to prevent fresh virus outbreaks.
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Ramadan during the COVID-19 pandemic
Ramadan is typically a period of both worship and socialising, but this year strict lockdowns have limited gatherings for iftar meals at dusk when the fast is broken — a centrepiece of Ramadan. For millions of Muslims around the world, this Ramadan is unlike any other, with closed mosques and family gatherings forbidden.
Covid-19: An unusual Ramadan
Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Ramadan is an unusual one for the Muslim community who are used to gathering together to pray and share meals as a community. Mosques around the world, including the holy sites in Mecca and Medina, have also been closed. These are a few of the reasons why this year's Ramadan is looking very different for adherents Islam around the world.
How New Delhi's Muslims and Hindus faced violence together
As the smoke clears following the violent communal riots in New Delhi, stories have emerged of Muslim and Hindu neighbors helping each other as mobs vandalized their communities.
Slovenia's first mosque opens after 50 years
Slovenia's first mosque opens in the capital Ljubljana after surmounting financial hurdles and right-wing opposition, 50 years after the initial request to build was made. Muslims in the predominantly Catholic Alpine country first filed a request to build a mosque in the late 1960s while Slovenia was still part of the former Communist Yugoslavia. The community finally received permission 15 years ago, but ran into opposition from right-wing politicians and groups, as well as financial troubles.
India proposes nationwide citizen's list, Muslims fear discrimination
India has proposed creating a list of all people who legally fulfill Indian citizenship requirements. Opponents fear the list could be used to target minority groups. Murali Krishnan reports.
India: Court rules in favor of Hindus over Ayodhya temple-mosque dispute
The Supreme Court has cleared the way for a temple to be built at the site hotly disputed for centuries by Hindus and Muslims. A mosque at the site was razed by Hindu mobs in 1992 and deadly riots killed 2,000 people.