Category: Community News

Coronavirus: ‘Much loved’ surgeon Sadeq Elhowsh dies


Sadeq Elhowsh, 58, who worked for St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, died at Whiston Hospital on BBC: Monday evening. The surgeon from St Helens, who had tested positive for Covid-19, spent more than 17 years working for the trust. His family said he was a “wonderful husband” and “dearly loved”.
Speaking to the Local Democracy Reporting Service, they added that they “cannot put into words the depth of our loss.”…MORE BBC

Islamic Society of Western Mass. holds drive-thru fundraiser to help those in need during pandemic

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts has stepped it up to help feed their neighbors in need.

Due to the state’s public gathering restrictions, the organization couldn’t hold their annual “Ramadan Fight Against Hunger Walk”, so they held a drive-thru fundraiser instead. West Springfield Mayor William Reichelt came by Saturday afternoon for the presentation of a check to the Parish Cupboard…MORE: WWLP

Ramadan Friendly Letter to My Neighbor

(Say: “We believe in Allah and what has been revealed to us and what has been revealed to you. Our God and your God is one, and to Him we have submitted.”) Glorious Qur’aan. 29:46   Dear Neighbor, I’m writing…

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:

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…