The Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA), American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP), Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) strongly recommend the Muslim community to take precautions, including but not limited to suspending…
“And We have already sent [messengers] to nations before you, [O Muhammad]; then We seized them with poverty and hardship that perhaps they might humble themselves [to Us]. Then why, when Our punishment came to them, did they not humble themselves? But their hearts became hardened, and Satan made attractive to them that which they were doing. So when they forgot that by which they had been reminded, We opened to them the doors of every [good] thing until, when they rejoiced in that which they were given, We seized them suddenly, and they were [then] in despair” The Holy Qur’an: 6- 42/45
Dear Muslim Community member:
we want to share the following recommendations.
If you feel sick, have fever, cough or any cold symptoms, you should avoid attendance Jum’ah prayer or Congregational prayer until you check with your healthcare provider and ensure that you are free of the disease.
If you (or a roommate, immediate family member with whom you live, etc.) have visited a country with wide-spread community transmission (Mainland China, South Korea, Iran, or Italy) in the last two weeks, please avoid coming Jum’ah prayer or Congregational prayer
If you belong to a high-risk group, such as older people and people with heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes, you may want to avoid attendance Jum’ah prayer or Congregational prayer.
Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for a minimum of 20 seconds.
If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer.
Stop handshakes, hugs or kisses — jazz hands now
Cover your mouth and nose with a flexed elbow or tissue when sneezing or coughing.
Avoid close contact with anyone who has a fever or cough.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Bring your own carpet.
It is also advisable to keep a safe distance of each other and avoid handshakes, hugs, and kisses.
Do not Forget Du’aa:
Khaulah Hakim’s Daughter (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saying, “Whosoever alights somewhere and says: ‘A’udhu bikalimat-illahit-tammati min sharri ma khalaqa (I seek refuge with the Perfect Words of Allah from the evil of what He has created),’ nothing will harm him until he leaves that place.” [Muslim].
-عن خولة بنت حكيم رضي الله عنها قالت: سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول: “من نزل منزلاً ثم قال: أعوذ بكلمات الله التامات من شر ما خلق: لم يضره شيء حتي يرتحل من منزله ذلك” ((رواه مسلم)).