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Updated Information for the
Islamic Society of Tampa Bay Area

STATUS UPDATE ON HOW ISTABA IS RESPONDING TO THE CORONA VIRUS

Dear Community Members,

As information on the coronavirus is updated, we will notify the Community with immediate updates.  As of the today, it is imperative to start the following steps to keep all our members safe.

1. All ISTABA on-site Schools, classes and activities are closed until further notice.

2. All five prayers and Juma (Friday prayer)  will be conducted with the following restrictions:

 a. Any person with flu like symptoms should stay home and follow self quarantine instructions.

 b. We have disposable mask at the entrance of the Masjid for members who are praying.

 c. Even if you have made wudu before coming to pray, wash your hands with soap at our facility before entering the Masjid.  Bring your personal prayer rug. Bring hand sanitizers with you for after the prayer. 

 d. We strongly advise that anyone over 65 years of age, children and anyone who are experiencing flu like symptoms not attend the prayers for your safety and the safety of others.

e. Before entering the Masjid a volunteer will take the temperature of visiting members. For your safety and the safety of others please comply with our instructions.


It is extremely important to set guidelines to protect all members.

ISTABA has contacted 10 doctors who are willing to provide consultation and services to members who has the coronavirus.  They are on remote standby to serve our members on self quarantine.


ISTABA in partnership with ICNA Relief is on standby to feed eligible applicants 65 years of age and over and to deliver food, if necessary.  You can call
954-260-2137 to check your status.  Food Donations are still accepted, especially with our present concerns.

We encourage Believers to do their part in taking precautions and put your trust in Allah (swt).  Continue to make dua/prayers seeking forgiveness and repenting from sins.


" اللهم إني أعوذ بك من البرص والجنون والجذام ومن سيّء الأسقام "
" The Prophet ( Peace upon him ) used to say : O Allah, I seek refuge in thee from leprosy, madness, elephantiasis, and evil diseases."
 
'Uthman bin 'Affan (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
 
The Messenger of Allah () said, "He who recites three times every morning and evening: 'Bismillahil-ladhi la yadurru ma'as-mihi shai'un fil-ardi wa la fis-sama'i, wa Huwas-Sami'ul-'Alim (In the Name of Allah with Whose Name there is protection against every kind of harm in the earth or in the heaven, and He is the All-Hearing and All- Knowing),' nothing will harm him."
 
[Abu Dawud and At- Tirmidhi].
 
وعن عثمان بن عفان رضي الله عنه قال‏:‏ قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم‏:‏ ‏ "‏ما من عبد يقول في صباح كل يوم ومساء كل ليلة‏:‏ بسم الله الذي لا يضر مع اسمه شيء في الأرض ولا في السماء وهو السميع العليم، ثلاث مرات، إلا لم يضره شيء‏"‏‏.‏ رواه أبو داود والترمذي وقال حديث حسن صحيح


May Allah remove this calamity that is among us and protect us from any evil.

Thank you for your patience and remain safe.


ISTABA
Daily Activity Chairman, Abu Omar, 813-860-8322
Imam Arjan, 407-967-2821
Imam Said Albani 267-235-3483






 
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