Videos - Islamic Responses to COVID-19 Conference

This page links to all the videos from the 'Islamic Responses to COVID-19: Authority and Religiosity in #Islamic Communities and Digital Worlds' Conference.

This online event took place on 1 July 2021, and was organised by Professor Gary R. Bunt at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

At the end of this page, there are button links to pages containing videos from respective panels (1-3). All the videos can also be found on the Islamic Responses to COVID-19 YouTube Channel. Videos run sequentially according to the original programme, but have been edited for technical reasons. Chairs were: Dr Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor (Panel 1), Dr Angus Slater (Panel 2) and Prof. Gary R. Bunt (Panel 3).

Separate video links for each presentation are also below (going directly to YouTube):

Introduction: Prof Medwin Hughes (UWTSD)

Panel 1

Ibrahim Abusharif - Personal Agency and Religious Authority during the Pandemic

Michael Munnik - To Suffer, To Help, To Blame: News Themes on Muslims in the UK during COVID

Taqwa binti Zabidi - Malaysia’s experience in combating COVID-19 through the roles of religious authorities

Eva Nisa - Indonesian Women ʿUlamāʾ Go Online amid COVID-19 

Q&A : Panel 1. Chair: Dr Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor

Panel 2

Sophia Rose Arjana - Pilgrimage, Technology, and Ritual in the Age of COVID

Tauheeda Yasin Martin - Podcasting During the COVID-19 Pandemic: U.S. Student Articulations of Muslim Identity and Practice

Gary R. Bunt - Social Distance and Digital Proximity: #Islamic Religious Authority and COVID-19.

Yvonne Howard-Bunt - Ambassadors and Influencers: The Digital-Analogue Pendulum of Community Communication in the Age of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Safia Shahid - Reflections on engaging with the Muslim community through the COVID-19 pandemic

Q&A: Panel 2. Chair: Dr Angus Slater

Panel 3

Sana Patel - Online Mosques: A Response to COVID-19 in Canada

Robert Rozehnal - Virtual Community in the Time of Covid: An American Sufi Order's Expanding Digital Footprint

Andrea Stanton - Hajj and Umrah in the COVID Era: Digital and Government Responses

Muhammad Mansur Ali - E-Majlis: Nikah, Tarawih and Hadith Audition during Covid-19 Lockdown

Peter Mandaville, Y. Kadir Yildirim (& Tarek Masoud) - The Umma in the Time of Corona

Q&A: Panel 3. Chair: Prof. Gary R. Bunt

Click the links below for programme details and abstracts/bios of speakers.