A Message to our Community in the time of COVID-19
UPDATE/ March 25, 2020
In the Name of Allah, Most Beneficent, Most Merciful
Following the Executive Order announcement earlier today, Wednesday March 25th, by Governor Walz to stay at home from March 27th to April 10th, Al-Amaan Center announces the following:
The Masjid will be closed during this period and reopen inshaa Allah on April 11th, if permitted by state authorities.
There will be no Jumuaa Prayer on the following dates: March 27th, April 3rd, and April 10th.
Al-Amaan Center activities will continue online, inshaa Allah.
Al-Amaan Center schools (Al Tawheed and Al Hikma) will resume online this coming Saturday, April 4th.
The schedule of the Essentials of Knowledge at Al-Amaan Center will be as follows: Wednesday, at 7:00 pm Friday, at 7:00 pm Daily Khatira, 7:30 am *please note updated time* To join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/4145286561 Meeting ID: 414-528-6561 To join via Al-Amaan Center Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/alamaancenter/
For the rest of the activities, visit our website or Facebook page. In this time of trial, we turn to Allah (swt) in humility and devotion, seeking refuge in Him from the harm the pandemic is causing and beseeching Him to protect us and relieve us from its torment. May the Blessings of Allah (swt) and Peace be on Muhammad, and all praise belongs to the Lord of the Worlds.
UPDATE/ March 16, 2020
Following is the statement released by Al-Amaan Center in response to the latest measures governing the COVID-19 health crisis from the state and the US government:
In the Name of Allah, Most Beneficent, Most Merciful. Following the updated recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relative to strategies to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota, Al-Amaan Center announces the following:
The Masjid, being the House of Allah (swt), will continue to be open in honoring of the right of Allah in it, “[Such niches are] in mosques which Allah has ordered to be raised and that His name be mentioned therein, exalting Him within them in the morning and the evenings” (24:36) The Masjid being open does not not mean a recommendation to visit it. It is only for worshipers wishing to find, in the house of Allah, respite to seek peace and mental ease during this stressful time. We reiterate the recommendation previously announced that elder people, those with Diabetes or compromised immunity, with breathing problems, who are sick, and those suffering from symptoms (which can be like symptoms of any common cold) are requested to stay at home. We recommend that members of the community should pray at home. Knowing that sickness is an excuse to miss Jumuah, without controversy, and so is the fear of sickness.Therefore, missing the daily prayers in congregation is well justified. Be advised that if congregational prayer is observed, it shall not exceed the number recommended by the CDC. Be advised that the position of the congregants in the prayer will be dispersed, not in rows, to honor the minimum social distancing measure. Such positioning in the prayer is permissible, according to the majority of scholars. Please be advised that if you need to come to the Masjid, you must comply with health official directives, mainly the social distancing measure. Masjid staff is implementing protocols to effectively and continually disinfect the premises. Please aid in helping protect the health of others by complying with safety measures. Weekly activities will be reduced and those maintained will be streamed online. A schedule will be posted on the Al-Amaan Center Facebook page. Al-Amaan Center schools (Al Tawheed and Al Hikma) will be canceled until further notice, however, classes will also continue online.
In this time of trial, we turn to Allah (swt) in humility and devotion, seeking refuge in Him from the harm the pandemic is causing and beseeching Him to protect us and relieve us from its torment. May the Blessings of Allah (swt) and Peace be on Muhammad, and all praise belongs to the Lord of the Worlds.
Resources: MN Department of Health COVID19 updates, CDC Info and Guidelines on COVID19
How do we handle a global health scare we are faced as Muslims?
Are we gripped with stress and panic due to the growing concerns over the novel Coronavirus? As Muslims, how do we handle this situation. Sh Jamel Ben Ameur is here to remind us where our faith stand during moments like this. Please take this to heart and serve as a pillar of strength, a testament to our faith as we try to overcome the crisis caused by COVID19. Here is the link on Al-Amaan Center's Facebook page: