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Coronavirus is changing how American Muslims hold funerals

Saying goodbye to a loved one is one of the most difficult things we have to go through in life. In some communities, families participate in a combination of prayer and remembrance to honour those that have died. In Islam, death is considered a rallying cry to the whole community. Attendance at funerals is considered a collective obligation (fard qifayah) that must be carried out by a sufficient number of people…MORE: .middleeasteye.net

United We Stand, Divided We Fall

The Messenger of Allah (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam) said “There are not three in a town where no Athan is called, and congregational prayers are not established amongst them except that the Sheitan will overcome them, so you must stick to jama’ah because the wolf gets the stray one.” Authentic hadeeth narrated by Abu Dawood and Ahmed

Massachusetts governor extends stay-at-home advisory through May 4

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) extended the stay-at-home advisory in his state through the first week of May. The original order, which closes all nonessential businesses and limits social gatherings to 10 people, took effect last week and was set to expire April 7. The extension is set to last until May 4.  more: The Hill

Muslim Community Safety Kit

A step-by-step guide to community safety Dear imam, activist, community leader, brother or sister: As-salaamu alaykum. Peace be to you. This “Muslim Community Safety Kit” has been developed to better equip you and your community with the knowledge necessary to…

The Times view on crisis and capitalism

Image result for The Times view on crisis and capitalismThe global economy is in a sharp downturn, which is likely to turn into a steep recession. Investors know this. Hence stock markets have fallen precipitously in the past month. Governments and central banks have no chance of preventing a drop in economic activity, because the cure as well as the disease requires it. If the spread of Covid-19 is to be checked, then consumers have to stop going to shopping centres, theatres and cinemas, and cease going to work on public transport….more:THETIMES

AMJA LATEST STATEMENT ABOUT COVID-19

A statement regarding the latest developments of COVID-19 outbreak and their impact on the congregational services In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful In light of the new developments of the COVID-19 outbreak (may Allah keep…

Jealousy: Is There a Way To Control It?

Photo: PixabayJealousy is an almost universal feeling. There must be few people – if they exist – who have been in a relationship and can assure that they have never felt a bit of jealousy. In fact, it is not something exclusive to couple relationships: jealousy is an emotional response to the threat (real or imagined) of losing something that is considered your own. There is even talk of jealousy to refer to envy of someone else’s achievements. But those that generate more problems are, without a doubt, jealousy in the couple…MORE: ELDIARIO/GOOGLE TRANSLATION