Ramadan in the Age of Pandemic: Islam and COVID-19 (Wilson Center)

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American Universityand Alex Thurston, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati. They discuss the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the Muslim world during the holy month of Ramadan.


A brief history of Islam in China – including a moment of prominence (SCMP)

  • The religion is believed to have arrived in the 600s, brought in by traders from the Middle East and Central Asia
  • Although Muslims settled in many coastal cities, including Guangzhou, Islam did not widely percolate


Wee Kek Koon