CORONAVIRUS COMMUNITY UPDATES
TMCC PRECAUTIONS AGAINST COVID-19
Assalamu Alaikom Dear Beloved Community Members,
By now, you have heard of the coronavirus contagion (officially "Covid-19") and its impact on communities around the world. The sick, elderly, and those with weakened immune systems are most susceptible.
Due to the seriousness of the situation, the TMCC Board of Trustees have taken the following decision:
**Effective immediately, all TMCC activities are suspended. This includes IQRAA school, Quran School, Friday prayers, All five daily prayers, youth events, etc. Effective immediately, the TMCC will be closed .**
We have to remember the Islamic Fiqh principle that says:
درء المفاسد مقدم علي جلب المنافع
This means that pushing away a risk is regarded much higher than gaining a benefit. For example, an open masjid is good and beneficial to all. However, closing now is better because it pushes away viral spread which could kill even one soul. That is our Islamic Jurisprudence.
Social isolation is the first step to contain the spread of this virus. We also know that the virus has two potentially threatening outcomes. It carries a risk of both infectivity (illness) and mortality (death) and therefore all precautions must be taken to limit its spread.
May Allah protect our community and humanity from this disease!
CORONAVIRUS WELLBEING TOOL-KIT
As the nation goes into a state of emergency and people react to the uncertainty facing us, it’s hard to know where to turn for solid information, grounded advice, and clear direction. The Family and Youth Institute team has come together to produce this list of vetted articles and resources to help you find your way during this uncertain time.
From resources for parents on how to talk to your kids about the anxiety and fear they are witnessing around them to du’a and hadith that help focus our concerns towards our Creator – this toolkit is designed with you in mind.
You’ll find mental health resources written by professionals in the field, tips and tricks for working from home, relationship advice for the closer quarters you may be sharing with your loved ones, and even activities and things to do as a family at home while self-quarantining.
We are pushing to have all of our lectures to be made VIRTUAL as to benefit our community WITHOUT person to person contact.