Category: Hoarding

Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America: Hoarding essential items during the COVID-19 crisis


Knowing that a stay-at-home order has been imposed in most U.S. states for two weeks, with the possibility of an unknown extension, is it permissible for us to buy food, cleaning products, and essential medical supplies in bulk, that will last a month or more, for the family, while knowing that such bulk purchases are in excess of daily need and reduce the market inventory (in some stores depleting it completely), which prevents others from purchasing what they need?… Read the rest

World Council of Churches: Overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic with faith communities: some guidance for churches

Faith communities and our leaders can play a vital role in grappling with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are often the most relevant, and trusted networks and messengers. Their presence is constant and uninterrupted, even in remote communities.

Faith communities working with the broader society, health care workers and governments, can help accelerate the return to a world free of this crippling pandemic.

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Sheikh Jaffer H. Jaffer, Toronto

[undated, before March 17]
Salaamun Alaykum!
From the Resident Alim’s Desk
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Stay Calm & Be Smart
I pray this message reaches all of you in the best of health and spirits. We are currently undergoing some very difficult times and are facing unprecedented uncertainties due to the Coronavirus; and so I felt a duty to send a message to the entire community to ensure that we are following the prescriptions that Islam has set out for us; and in-sha Allah together we can overcome these tests.
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Azzawia Institute

***Announcement on Measures Taken Due to the Corona Virus***

*From the Scholars of Azzawia, Cape Town*

Over recent days and weeks, we have been following closely, with concern, the historic crisis facing our nation and our community, due to the international COVID-19 Corona virus pandemic.… Read the rest

Culture of Life Foundation: Coronavirus and the Ethics of Stockpiling

by R.J. Snell, Ph.D.

Given the spread of COVID-19, it’s unsurprising that people are stocking their pantries and closets with food and medication, toilet paperhand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes.

Supply chain disruption has already resulted in shortages of some drugs and medicines with concerns that protective devices such as face masks may be unavailable for hospitals to protect caregivers, in part because ordinary citizens are purchasing them, sometimes in large volume.… Read the rest