As outbreaks of the coronavirus spread throughout the world, people are reminded over and again to limit physical contact, wash hands and avoid touching their face. The recent Netflix docuseries “Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak” illustrates how the Islamic ritual washing, known as “wudu,” may help spread a good hygiene message.
The Canadian Muslim Response Network (CMRN), a coalition of some of Canada’s leading Muslim civil society organizations, including Canadian Islamic charities Islamic Relief Canada and IDRF, are joining forces with hundreds of volunteers across Canada, to launch a coordinated and united campaign from the Muslim Community to support the most vulnerable Canadians that have been affected by the COVID-19 Crisis.
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Rajab 21 1441/March 15, 2020
COVID-19: Important Community Bulletin
All praise belongs to our Creator Allah (SWT) and peace and blessing be upon Muhammad (SAW).
Dear Muslim community members of Ottawa-Gatineau,
The I.LEAD team would like to officially announce the status of the upcoming I.LEAD conference that was initially scheduled for Saturday, March 21st, 2020.
Bismillah Al-Rahman Al-Raheem
The Council of Imams of Ottawa-Gatineau is closely monitoring local, national and international developments regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
Due to concerns over the global spread of the coronavirus – especially in nearby Iran – Saudi Arabia has temporarily suspended travel to its holy sites. Millions of Muslims visit the Saudi kingdom around the year for pilgrimage.