The United States leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases after surpassing China’s reported total.
In response to this growing COVID-19 pandemic, a leading American Muslim civil rights group has published a new online version of its “Health Care Providers’ Guide to Islamic Religious Practices”.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) new guide includes a discussion of the Islamic view of illness and medical treatment, prayer, washing before prayer, and fasting.
In addition, it includes key Islamic terms such as “halal,” “janazah” and “zabiha.”
“This new guide for health care professionals will assist in the treatment of Muslim patients during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by offering some basic information about Islamic beliefs and practices that should be taken into consideration,” said CAIR National Research and Advocacy Director Abbas Barzegar in an online press release.
CAIR’s new guide states in part:
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared on March 11, the outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic.
Till today, the COVID-19 pandemic has infected 668,705 and killed other 31,065, according to the latest estimates by WorldOMeter.
In the US, there are 123,781 COVID-19 cases. So far, the virus has killed 2,229 in the country.