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COVID-19: Practical Guidance on Self-Improvement – Ustadha Shireen Ahmed

Ustadha Shireen Ahmed gives practical guidance on how to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. She shares tips on achieve physical and emotional wellness, both personally and when relating to others during this time of social isolation. Ustadha Shireen begins looking at the personal level by emphasizing the central importance of our daily prayers. She also […]

Preparing and Dealing with COVID-19 – SeekersGuidance Reader

The current Covid-19 pandemic has caused anxiety, fear and chaos across the globe. Many countries have declared state of emergencies with national lock downs in order to contain the transmission of the virus. The lives of millions of people have have come to a standstill. Some people are confused of how to go about their […]

Guidance on COVID-19 (Part 2) – Mufti Taha Karaan

* Courtesy of the Muslim Judicial Council In this second video of a four-part series on COVID-19, Mufti Taha Karaan explains the religious rationale and reasoning on why the Friday congregational prayer should be suspended. Additionally he provides evidence from the rich Islamic legacy of when congregational prayers should be prayed at home. By analogy, […]

The Believer, Futuwwa, & Times of Crisis – Shaykh Salman Younas

A few days ago, I visited the local supermarket to stock up on some basic supplies for the home – some rice, canned food, tissues, cleaning items, and medicine. An announcement from the government was imminent, and anticipating a potential decision to close schools, offices, and other public venues and activities, people were rushing to […]

The Shafiʿi School On Friday Prayer and Congregational Prayer During Epidemics

The Shafiʿi School On Friday and Congregational Prayer During Epidemics by Shaykh Muhammad Salim Buhayrī al-Shafiʿi Translated By Moulana Zakariyya Harnekar All Praise is due to Allah and Blessings and Salutations upon our Master, the Messenger of Allah. These are some points in Fiqh pertaining to the calamity of the coronavirus (covid-19)—may Allah keep it […]

Can I Perform Friday Prayer (Jum’a) at Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

In this answer, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani clarifies that Friday prayers cannot be held at home when cancelled at local mosques. Instead, one may pray the dhuhr prayer in congregation where feasible. Shaykh Faraz also gives advice on how we can attain the spiritual benefit of this blessed day even as our regular routines are disrupted. […]

Counsel For Students of Knowledge Regarding COVID-19 – Dr. Hisham A. Hellyer

In this article, Dr Hisham Hellyer advises students of knowledge how they should navigate their thoughts, studies and daily responsibilities amid the current COVID-19 pandemic. Divine Wisdom Verily, in every situation, there is a divine wisdom, because in every situation, God is the One who Permits; in every situation, he is the One who Benefits; […]

Poem : COVID-19 – By Novid Shaid

COVID 19 BY NOVID 77 Dear COVID, I’m NOVID And I’m older by 42 I’ve seen the SARS Mad Cow disease And AIDS and Avian flu Bird flu, Man-flu, Ebola I’ve seen them on the news And now you’re here, Corona crown Pandemic and epically Epidemic of our media age Behaving untypically Scourge of men […]

Protection From Disease – Habib Umar

* Courtesy of Muwasala Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him) was asked if there is any dhikr that could be recited for protection from disease. He advised doing the following: Giving charity Seeking Allah’s forgiveness abundantly (istighfar) Bestowing abundant prayers upon the Prophet ﷺ Reciting the following verses of […]

Coronavirus Lessons From Its Butterfly Effect – Shaykh Sadullah Khan

* Courtesy of Masjid al – Furqaan (Cape Town) In this Pre Khutba talk, Shaykh Sadullah Khan advises the congregation on the lessons that can be learnt regarding the current global pandemic COVID – 19. Shaykh Sadullah provides practical measures and precautions that people can take in their daily lives in order to reduce the […]