Closure of Masjid Corona Virus
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the corona virus COVID-19 as pandemic. The Governor has declared a state of Emergency in the state. According to CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the COVID-19 virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
We, at IONA, are closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and following the guidance from CDC, WHO, local public health authorities, and the Assembly of Muslims Jurists of America (AMJA).
In light of the challenges of the Corona virus and for the safety and well-being of our community, IONA, being a member of the Imams Council of Michigan, has decided to follow the decision of the Imams Council.
“Perform your prayer in your homes”
“The Imams Council of Michigan after consulting with doctors and medical experts, and in compliance with the recommendation of the Governor decided to cancel the Jumuah congregations for the next two weeks (3/13/20 and 3/20 20).”
Please see attached for or read below the entire Imams Council’s statement.
Also, be advised that all IONA events have been postponed until further notice. The events include,
1- Women in Islam Conference (3/14/20)
2- Community Dinner (3/27/20)
3- Ilyas and Duck Show (date)
Additionally, the Youth of Ummah (YOU) has decided to cancel all its programs and leagues until further notice.
We will keep you updated, in sha Allah. We call upon our communities to respond with care and concern for the well-being of all. May Allah (SWT) protect us from this deadly and other diseases, ameen.
The following recommendations are from the Governor’s office. Please follow them.
The best prevention for viruses, such as influenza, the common cold or COVID-19 is to:
IONA’s mission is to transform its members and help transform the surrounding communities to righteous, God-fearing people, who collectively strive for the highest moral standard and constantly seek forgiveness from our Creator to earn His pleasure. We seek His compassion and mercy in this life and in the hereafter. We rejuvenate our soul through internal struggle and spiritual exercise in worship of our creator God. The strength of our belief in God gives us the courage to establish good and forbid evil, thus promoting a system of justice for all mankind.