The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) declares this Friday, March 13, 2020 a National Day of Prayers and Supplications to entreat God to protect humanity from the Coronavirus pandemic and, in His mercy, to lift it.
We ask our imams and Friday Prayerkhatibsto dedicate their Friday Addresses (khutbahs) to educating the Muslim American community about the Coronavirus outbreak in the United States and the world.
Remind worshippers and their families of 5 things:
1.Seek immediate professional medical treatment for breathing problems, fever, or flu-like symptoms
2.Hand washing frequently, avoiding touching one’s own face, and regularly disinfecting commonly touched surfaces are important safeguards against contracting or spreading infectious diseases
3.Help the vulnerable — especially the elderly and sick — by shopping and cleaning for them and keeping a tab on any sudden health changes
4.Have sufficient food and daily-use items on hand to reduce trips outside, but do not over-stockpile
5.Reject all racist and xenophobic stereotypes that associate groups of any national background with causing or spreading Coronavirus disease
The Prophet, on him be peace, has taught us that supplication (du‘a) is the armament of the believer. Yet he also cautioned us specifically about spreading epidemics: “If you hear of a plague in a land, then do not go into it; and if it befalls a land you are in, then do not go out from it” (Bukhari, no. 5396; Muslim no. 2218).
Strongly advise your community to stay informed and mindful of current guidance from local, state, and federal health officials, and to travel only as absolutely necessary.
The Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed truly appreciates all of YOU: planning committee members, supporters, volunteers, participants and guests who contributed to and attended this year's 30th Annual Muslim Convention, helping make it one of our best yet. The weekend was a celebratory yet productive, interactive, high-energy occasion. Although we are without the physical presence of our dear beloved leader, mentor, teacher and friend, Imam W. Deen Mohammed; his leadership is very much in our spirit, vision, perspective and hearts. The numerous community events and workshop sessions focused on leveraging Imam W. Deen Mohammed’s 40+ years of leadership, his Quran Tafsir and our community’s extensive knowledge and experience. As is tradition, the convention started on Friday with Jumuah and ended with an outstanding Culture Night Event! Throughout the weekend, registrants were able to attend interactive, informative workshops, community forums, and annual events including the Annual Awards Banquet, Business Breakfast, Fashion Show and State of the Ummah Public Address, Tribute to Believers In Uniform and Community Breakfast. New Africa Marketplace featured exhibitors from across the country showcasing their brands, products and services, all under one roof. Our tech ambassadors met with vendors to review digital solutions they can use to increase their online footprint. The Annual Muslim Convention Concept, designed by Imam W. Deen Mohammed is a catalyst for growth and an opportunity enabling us to gather, unite and share different perspectives, knowledge and skills. This event underscores Imam W. Deen Mohammed’s platform and fuels our collective mission of advancing and building our community life. G'd Willing we will succeed Together. Imam Mohammed laid a firm foundation for us and we appreciate your renewed Commitment to support his Mission and Ministry for social and economic justice for all people. We thank you again for your support of this worthy cause, and we pray The Merciful Allah continues to bless and guide our community always. Program Photos and Video will be posted soon G'd Willing
Join The Mosque Cares in congratulating Dalilah Muhammad on setting a new world record in 400 hurdles at U.S. Outdoor Championships • Alhumdullilah! We are very proud of her and stand with her and her family in celebrating her success. We were honored to have Sister Delilah as a speaker during the 2018 Annual Muslim Convention Public Address • Click to view her commentsMay Allah bless her with continued success.