COVID-19 UPDATE: Closure of centre for Jumaa’h Prayers until further notice.
March 18, 2020
COVID-19 Response Announcement for the Community
ٱلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّٰهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
It is with a heavy heart that the Richmond Hill Muslim Association (RHMA Canada) has decided to suspend all Jumaa’h prayers effective immediately. This will remain in effect until further notice. We will update our site and inform the community appropriately. It is our civic and religious duty to take proactive measures for the safety & protection of everyone.
With Ontario’s declaration of a state of emergency as well recommendations from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Williams’ strict appeal to the closure of all places of worship and faith settings. This is undoubtedly a trying time where we should all turn our focus towards remembrance and prayer of Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ.
Here are ways you can help protect yourself and others:
Renowned scholars have recommended the following for the protection of serious illnesses:
“Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us).”
–Surah Al ‘Imran (3:173)
We are grateful for the unyielding support and understanding from all members of the community. We humbly request you all to remember the state of the world in your prayer and make dua to Allah (SWT) to make this tribulation pass quickly. Aameen!
جَزَاكَ ٱللّٰهُ خَيْرًا