Day: March 20, 2020

Rabbi Hershel Schachter: Coronavirus Q&A

Questions and answers with Rav Hershel Schachter shlit”a, regarding situations arising from the coronavirus crisis. Transcribed by Rabbi Pini Dunner (assisted by Michael Bernstein). This transcript has been approved by Rav Hershel Schachter. With many thanks to Rabbi Marc Dratch of the RCA, who posed the questions to Rav Schachterand to Rabbi Aryeh Richter for adding the footnotes (see PDF download).Read the rest

Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America: Praying Jumuah through Broadcast

All praise is due to Allah and may His peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah.

To proceed:

AMJA has received many questions regarding the ruling pertaining to holding Friday sermon and prayer services in the mosque with the least number of people needed to fulfill the Jumuah quorum, while broadcasting the services live to the other members of the community for them to listen to the sermon and then follow the imam in prayer, all while in their homes.… Read the rest