Addressing COVID-19

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Important Updates


Quick Tips

  1. Covid-19 is real, is a global pandemic and should be taken seriously
  2. Wear a mask; it WILL prevent the spread of the virus
  3. Covid-19 vaccines can help stop the spread of the pandemic
  4. If you think you have COVID-19, call your doctor, and stay away from others until you are fever free (<100.4F) for MORE than 24 hours
  5. If you do not feel well and need medical attention, please go to the hospital or call your doctor to get medical care so you do not suffer from another medical condition. People are still getting sick from chronic medical issues.
  6. Do NOT go to the Emergency Department for Covid-19 testing if you are NOT actively ill AND you have a known exposure or significant risk of Covid-19 exposure — instead go to a testing site to avoid spreading the virus to sick/immunocompromised patients in the hospital:
  7. Do NOT take Hydroxychloroquine or Azithromycin without speaking with a doctor first. They have serious side effects.
  8. Why You Must Act Now

*We understand the socioeconomic status of millions of Americans and that this will be very difficult for people who need to work. We will continue to work on policy issues


Trusted Sources

Dr. Syra Madad
State Departments of Health

Spiritual Advice

Dr. Anam Tariq's Statement

A statement regarding the Coronavirus by Dr. Anam Tariq, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg school of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology.

“COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Summary”


Ramadan Series by Dr. Abdul Hakim
Sheikh Omar Suleiman Lecture

In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Sh. Omar Suleiman delivers a special lecture on the Amwas plague, the first plague to claim the lives of hundreds of Sahaba and thousands of people in the 7th century. He highlights lessons we can learn from that time period and offers some spiritual gems that are relevant to us today.

Sh. Omar Suleiman is the Founder of Yaqeen Institute (, a nonprofit research institute that works to provide free and accessible content as a resource to those who seek it. They aim to address relevant topics head-on with the help of the foremost experts in this space.  They actively participate in the current day discourse touching on all topics that are related to establishing conviction in the hearts and minds of Muslims, and battling the false notions that underlie Islamophobia and extremism.


FIQH Council Statement
Imam Suhaib Webb

“Suspending Congregational Acts of Worship Because of the CoronaVirus”

Dr. Uzma Syed - During the Pandemic, Faith Keeps Us Together

Information for Communities

CDC Reopening Guidelines

Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes

Dr. Uzma Syed – The Impact of COVID-19 from Our Neighborhoods to Beyond
Collective Care is our Best Weapon against COVID-19

In hopes of helping folks find and join in a mutual aid effort where they live, offering inspiration to start your own, and/or simply lifting your spirits, Here is a growing directory of mutual aid pandemic disaster care (with the acknowledgement that place-names are a colonial imposition)

Ghusl and Janazah Procedures for COVID-19
What Protects Against COVID-19 Infection or Transmission

Dr. Anam Tariq's Statement

A statement regarding the Coronavirus by Dr. Anam Tariq, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg school of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology.

“COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Summary”


IMANA Covid 19 Guidance Statement

Understandably, community members have concerns regarding congregational activities during this time. It is reasonable and appropriate for Islamic centers and schools to consider the following IMANA recommendations:

Full Statement



The Impact of COVID-19 from Our Neighborhoods to Beyond - Dr. Uzma Syed TEDx Talk

The Impact of COVID-19 from Our Neighborhoods to Beyond – TEDx Talk – Dr. Uzma Syed

8/25/21 Back to School and How to Keep Kids Safe

“Back to School and How to Keep Kids Safe”

8/05/20 Updates on COVID-19 vaccine trials - Dr. Uzma Syed, Dr. Noor Jihan Abdul Haqq, and Dr. Farhad Aziz

08/5/2020 Updates on Covid-19 vaccine trials by Dr. Uzma Syed, Dr. Noor Jihan Abdul Haqq, and Dr. Farhad Aziz –

Q&A: Tackling the Coronavirus in the Community

Dr. Omar Lattouf and Dr. Laura Badwan held a question and answer session on the Novel Coronavirus, moderated by Dr. Nabile Safdar.

Social Distancing for Coronavirus Explained
COVID-19 Podcast from Italy - Roberto Cosentini
JAMA editor-in-chief talks with Italian physician colleague

JAMA Video – Physicians in Lombardy, Italy, have been overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients requiring critical care. Based on an existing ECMO center network they developed an ICU network to rapidly identify, triage, and manage patients infected with SARS-2-CoV. Maurizio Cecconi, MD, of Humanitas University in Milan discusses the region’s approach to the surge, including clinical and supply management, health care worker training and protection, and ventilation strategies, with JAMA Editor Howard Bauchner.

Muslim Doctors on the Frontline

Doctors Khalique Zahir, Ismail Mehr, and Saqiba Khan share first-hand stories of serving humanity on medical missions worldwide and how they are responding to the COVID-19 crisis today. UPF hosted this event in collaboration with IMANA. Hosted by Alex Kronemer, Co-Founder of UPF. 

Watch here.


View our list of past COVID-19 Webinars here

Mental Health

Coronavirus Mental Health Tips
Khalil Center Channel
Yaqeen Institute - Coping with Coronavirus
National Muslim Mental Health Professional Directory
Family and Youth Institute (FYI) Toolkit
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals

Veterans Suicide Crisis Line

Veterans Suicide Crisis Line – If you are a Service member or Veteran in crisis or you’re concerned about one, there are specially trained responders ready to help you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Veterans Crisis Line connects Service members and Veterans in crisis, as well as their family members and friends, with qualified, caring VA responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text-messaging service.
Dial 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 to talk to someone.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Some things you can do to continue to elevate your spiritual well-being:

  • Remember Allah every morning and evening through making Athkar (collection of prayers given to us from the Sunnah)
  • Have full conviction that Allah is the most powerful and He is in control of everything
  • Train your heart to remember Allah before your tongue does
  • Show Allah in your supplication that you care about His creation, and make supplications not just for yourself and family but for all humanity
  • Ask for protection from the owner of protection.

As we put our trust in Allah and ask for protection, always make sure to do Your part as well and remember to wash your hands.

“One day the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) noticed a Bedouin leaving his camel without tying it.

He asked the Bedouin, “Why don’t you tie down your camel?”
The Bedouin answered, “I placed my trust in Allah.”

At that, the Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Tie your camel and place your trust in Allah” (Tirmidhi)

Repeat the following dua’ as much as you can each day:

(بسم الله الذي لا يضرُّ مع اسمه شيءٌ في الأرض ولا في السماء وهو السميع العليم)

(In the name of Allah with Whose Name nothing on earth or in the heaven harms, and He is the All-Seeing, All-Knowing)

Our Prophet mentioned that whomsoever says this three times every morning and evening then he or she would not be harmed by anything for the day.

O Allah, the controller of all that is existing, protect us, our families, and all of humanity from harm that we know of and that of which we do not know.

Dr. Anam Tariq
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg school of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology

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