Category: Community News

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…

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.

For attendants:
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)‏‏)‏‏.‏
Stay well,

Ron DeSantis picks Julia Nesheiwat for Chief Resilience Officer

21687543_837014269808896_8065446902026925414_n“Congratulations to fellow Arab American Julia Nesheiwat on being named Florida’s first-ever Chief Resilience Officer! Happy to see Dr. Nesheiwat continue to keep us all out of harm’s way” (Arab-Americans in Foreign Affairs Agencies)
Ron DeSantis picks Julia Nesheiwat for Chief Resilience Officer
Nesheiwat will serve as the state’s first-ever Chief Resilience Officer
After less than six months, Florida’s first chief resilience officer, the person tasked with helping the state survive climate change, is leaving…more: floridapolitics.com

Leaked records expose China’s Xinjiang camps

east turkistanNewly leaked Chinese records have revealed for the first time the system by which hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs have been monitored and detained in heavily fortified internment centers across Xinjiang. According to the leak, Chinese citizens can be sent to the camps for reasons such as growing beards, owning passports, or having too many children and their release may depend on how well their family behaves. CNN’s Ivan Watson reports.