Pakistan Became a Coronavirus Spreader to the Muslim World

(Ha'aretz) Kunwar Khuldune Shahid - 250,000 people gathered in Lahore, Pakistan, two weeks ago to participate in an Islamic outreach event organized by the local Outreach Congress, an offshoot of the South Asian Deobandi Islamic movement. Two Palestinian men who returned from the event in Pakistan became Gaza's first two cases of coronavirus. Moreover, at a time when numerous Muslim countries like Turkey, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan have closed mosques, Pakistan allowed nationwide Friday prayers on March 20. Prominent Deobandi cleric Muhammad Taqi Usmani revealed on national TV that Prophet Muhammad had come in the dream of a movement member and "shared the cure for coronavirus." The cure was the recital of certain Quranic verses.

2020-03-27 00:00:00

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