March 20th, 2020
Guidance and Advice on Burials – Ghusal – Janazah for Coronavirus
STATEMENT: Mosques are Required to Suspend Services
In line with the most recent advice from the Government, scientists, medical experts, and careful deliberation with Islamic Scholars and Mosques, MINAB strongly advises Mosques to suspend congregational services to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus.
Mosques are required to suspend:
a) congregational five daily prayers
b) congregational prayer on Fridays/ Jummah khutbah
c) all madrasa activities
The unprecedented decision to suspend congregational prayers and services at our Mosques and Islamic Centres, for the time being, is excruciatingly painful. But this is a decision that has to be made to prevent the further spread of the deadly coronavirus. Many of our Mosque congregants are vulnerable either through age and underlying health conditions such as coronary heart disease, diabetes or some other form of long term health condition.
Our Islamic obligation to preserve life transcends all other considerations, including congregational acts of worship.
During this difficult time, whilst people are unable to access Mosques, MINAB urges Mosques and Imams to provide pastoral and spiritual care to their communities through creative ways e.g. online khutbas, learning, teaching, and supporting each other.
Mosques who require assistance with delivering khutbas, lectures, and classes online, please get in touch with MINAB on firstname.lastname@example.org
March 18th, 2020
Joint Advice By Faith Communities on Social Distancing
March 17th, 2020
MINAB, BBSI and Wifaqul Ulama adviced that Over 60’s must avoid visiting Mosques and pray at home
Updated: Interim Guidance for Coronavirus Pandemic Date of Issue: 16/03/2020
March 16th, 2020
March 15th, 2020
March 14th, 2020
Interim Advice for Masjids
This is the current advice we are offering masjids in how they should deal with the #coronavirus.
In partnership with Wifaqul Ulama and The British Board of Scholars & Imams – BBSI
March 5th, 2020
It’s vital that a risk assessment is undertaken and public health experts are consulted.
MINAB provides guidance for Coronavirus Pandemic in order to keep Muslim community & Muslim Institutions safe and informed.
The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic which means the “worldwide spread” of a new disease.
The Government and Chief Medical Officer have also stated that the peak of the virus is yet to come. The virus is more deadly for the elderly and those with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, immune suppression, and chronic
Social distancing measures are likely to be enforced very soon. This could mean that major public gatherings are closed. This will inevitably have a significant impact on the Muslim community, specifically our mosques, madrasas and centres in the runup to and during the month of Ramadan. We emphatically urge all Muslims to comply fully if such measures are put in place.
British Board of Scholars and Imams (BBSI) and the Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board (MINAB) published an INTERIM UK COMMUNITY GUIDANCE FOR CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – 12/03/2020
We urge mosques and Islamic centres to prepare thoroughly by acting upon the following guidance
March 5th, 2020
KEEPING THE COMMUNITY SAFE & INFORMED
MINAB requests all mosques to:
-Advise its members on the Coronavirus during Juma/Friday Sermon
-Undertake risk assessments of masjids & places of worship