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CM37: Virus

Ehsan Masood unravels the connections between Covid science and geopolitics, Anwar Ibrahim wants to see true justice in a post-pandemic world, Colin Tudge dissects the biology and metaphysics of viruses, Syed Nomanul Haq examines epidemics in Islamic History, Vinay Lal takes a hammer to viral corona capitalism, Usama Hasan wrestles with fate, Iftikhar Malik shifts through the Ottoman letters of Mary Montagu, Nidhal Guessoum is concerned about pseudoscience spread all over social media by mad mullahs, Chandrika Parmar mourns the lockdown-induced plight of India's migrant workers, Lila Randall tackles the dilemmas facing the regime in Iran, Leyla Jagiella has viral dreams, James Brooks faces his existential terrors, Samia Rahman reads a collection of Covid essays, and Ebrahim Moosa urges Muslims to develop some cognitive immunity.

Also in this issue: Josef Linnhoff on white Muslims, Sara Mohr on images and idols, Osama Siddique on memoirs of a historian, a short story by Uzmah Ali, poems by Carol Rumens, and the late, great, female Iraqi poet Nazik al-Malaika, and our ten lessons of the pandemic.

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