Virtually Islamic Blog

Gary R. Bunt

COVID-19: Updated

COVID-19 coverage/issues relating specifically to Muslims and the internet: this section of the blog is now effectively a timeline of key concerns associated with COVID-19, which I will be unpacking in future writing Discover More…

Sir William Jones

British Library, Asian and African studies blog, Sir William Jones’ manuscript copy of al-Fatawa al-'Alamgiriyyah

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Public Lecture

I'm giving a Public Lecture in UQAM Montreal on 19th February 2020. Discover More…

Abdullah al-Faisal

Observer, Preacher who inspired Streatham terror attack peddling jihad from behind bars
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Breaking bad?

Vice, Indonesian Religious Leader Claims Meth is Halal Discover More…

Abdul Somad

Coconuts, Indonesian preacher Abdul Somad says chess ‘waste of time’ and haram, religious affairs ministry responds, ‘we’ll be a laughing stock’
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AI Virtual Ifta Initiative

The 'Virtual Ifta' service launched in Dubai. I've collected some of the coverage, and made a few observations. I took a quick look, but didn't try the WhatsApp element. Android/Apple apps are planned for this service, which is still in the early stages, which will improve ease of use. Question options are restricted at the moment. At this point, it is very much in launch mode. I will continue to monitor developments. Discover More…

PUBG Fatwa

Jakarta Post, Aceh Ulema Council bans online game 'PlayerUnknown's Battleground'
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Cyber-muftis

Alexandre Caeiro, Daily Sabah, Cyber-muftis, digital fatwas - the ongoing transformation of religious authority
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Religious Authority Online

Alexandre Caeiro, Daily Sabah, Cyber-muftis, digital fatwas - the ongoing transformation of religious authority Discover More…

KSA Lens Fatwa

StepFeed, Saudi cleric says 'colored lenses are haram' ... and what? Discover More…

KSA Polygamy

StepFeed, Saudi cleric says polygamous men can keep their second marriage a secret
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