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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
CDC Guidelines for Communities

Get Your Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events Ready for COVID-19

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
ICNYU Relief Fund

Coronavirus Emergency Response: Financial Hardship Grants: Learn More

Dr. Uzma Syed on BBC World and BBC Arabic Sharing Insights on New York's situation
How a simple mask can protect you and others

“Masks can protect you from large droplets 60-100 microns. When someone coughs or sneezes, these droplets can travel from 2 to 6 meters (18 ft). “

Dr. Uzma Syed on BBC World and BBC Arabic Sharing Insights on New York's situation
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


What Protects Against COVID-19 Infection or Transmission


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”

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.

4/1/20 Webinar with Dr. Uzma Syed
Webinar with Dr. Uzma Syed

Learn about the Coronavirus with Dr. Uzma Syed

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.

April 1st Webinar Update on COVID-19

Register here for the Webinar

If you have any questions you would like them to answer, you can post your question here.

If you missed the last webinar, you can view it here.

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.

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

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