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COVID-19 UPDATE: Closure of centre for Jumaa’h Prayers until further notice.

March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Response Announcement for the Community

Respected All,

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:

  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds
  • Monitor for symptoms, like fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose and difficulty in breathing
  • Cough and sneeze into the bend of your arm, not in your hands
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with your hands
  • Stay up to date with all the latest information by visiting www.canada.ca/coronavirus

Renowned scholars have recommended the following for the protection of serious illnesses:

  • 3 x full Surah Fatihah
  • 3 x full Surah Ikhlas
  • 313 x Hasbunallahu Wa Ni’mal Wakeel

“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

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