Mufti Zameelur Rahman, Birmingham, UK
Some people are asking if it is permissible for men to not attend the masjid for Jamā‘ah or Jumu‘ah on account of fear of being infected by the coronavirus or transmitting it to someone else.
“Sickness” is a valid excuse to not attend Jamā‘ah/Jumu‘ah.… Read the rest
An Open Letter from Dr. Daniel Berman and Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt
The Corona Virus causes Covid-19, a very dangerous and contagious infection, far more dangerous and contagious than the flu (influenza). Not only individuals with pre-existing conditions are vulnerable. Anyone over age fifty, although robust and healthy, is vulnerable to potentially life-threatening complications.… Read the rest
As we navigate these incredibly difficult times for our country and the global community, I continue to hold you and our wider UU community in my heart. I am so grateful for the ministry and care you offer and the example we, as Unitarian Universalists, are setting in putting community care and compassion at the forefront of our efforts and decisions.… Read the rest
All over America, many masjids are closed for all activities including daily prayers, Juma’, Janazah and Eza temporarily due to the fear of coronavirus pandemic. Many States have banned all gatherings of 10 and more. The masjid closure during emergencies is in line with both the State requirements and Islamic principles.… Read the rest
In speaking with members of the Navajo Nation regarding their preparations for weathering the coronavirus pandemic, common factors have emerged: a need to return to traditional ways, with a focus on K’e and T’áá hwó ají t’éego, to protect families and elders, and take care of our Mother Earth.… Read the rest
[text of an email sent by the Rabbinical Council of America to its members on March 19, 2020]
I received a call today from the chair of a hospital Ethics Committee asking our position on a situation for which the hospital unfortunately feels a need to prepare: Would we permit the removal of a respirator from an end-of-life Coronavirus patient to be used by another patient whose life, in the opinion of the medical staff, could be saved?… Read the rest
For the bread of God… comes down from heaven and gives life to the world. John 6:33
Friends and Colleagues in Christ, grace and peace be with you as we navigate the life-changing and uncertain waters of COVID-19.
YOU HAVE BEEN AMAZING!… Read the rest
Here I reflect on what the experts are telling us about the pandemic, what the Governments are imposing in the light of Islamic teachings. How do these teachings prepare us to cope with such a life-threatening crisis? Muslim leadership is urged to support all measures to prevent the spread of this disastrous pandemic.… Read the rest