Thursday, March 12th, 2020
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update
Assalaam Alaikum Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Peace be upon you!
Update April 6th, 2020
PERFORMING THE FRIDAY PRAYERS AT HOME AND ATTENDING THE FRIDAY PRAYERS BEING PERFORMED AT ANOTHER PLACE THROUGH TELEVISION OR INTERNET
Update March 23rd, 2020
Update March 21st, 2020
Watch DCA’s Laylat al-Miraj Live Program – CLICK HERE
Update March 20th, 2020
• More than 270,000 people have contracted the virus based on the report by The NY Times
• John Hopkins reports more than 244,000 cases around the world where more than 86,000 people have recovered
• At least 11,313 people have died; more than half that number is outside of China
• 150 countries have been affected
• United States Number of cases: 18,750
• Unites States number of deaths: 237
• New York – 8,305 cases & 42 deaths
• Maryland – 150 cases & 1 death
• Virginia – 121 cases & 2 deaths
• DC – 71 cases & 1 death
• In the US – nearly 40% of patients sick enough to be hospitalized were age 20 to 54
Update March 18th, 2020
We need your support more than ever!
Update March 13th, 2020
To clean and disinfect the Mosque all congregational prayers have been temporarily suspended. Please perform your prayers at home.
Camimizin temizlenmesi ve dezenfektesi nedeniyle, bütün cemaat namazları geçici olarak askıya alınmıştır. Lütfen evde kılınız.
Very Dear Members of DCA, Brothers, and Sisters:
Please consider contacting elderly and needy people in your vicinity and offer them your kind and generous help and service, such as buying their groceries and other basic needs, in these challenging times. Let us remember that this current unfortunate situation the whole world is facing is a serious test for all of us. As the famous proverbial saying goes, ‘A friend in need is a friend indeed!’ Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (saw) reminds us of our duties to our brothers and sisters as follows:
مَنْ نَفَّسَ عَنْ مُؤْمِنٍ كُرْبَةً مِنْ كُرَبِ الدُّنْيَا نَفَّسَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ كُرْبَةً مِنْ كُرَبِ يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ وَمَنْ يَسَّرَ عَلَى مُعْسِرٍ يَسَّرَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالآخِرَةِ
“Whoever relieves the hardship of a believer in this world, Allah (SWT) will relieve his hardship on the Day of Judgment. Whoever alleviates one’s difficulty, Allah will alleviate his difficulty (and ease his affairs) in this world and in the Hereafter.”
Prof. Bilal Kuspinar / Chairman of the DCA
Update March 12th, 2020
Fatwa & Press Release Regarding the Suspending Jum’a Prayers
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, Jum’a Prayers, Montessori Program, Hifz Program, Sports Center & Hamam Activities and events have been suspended at the Diyanet Center of America until further notice!
DCA Cafe/Restaurant Service has been suspended until Wednesday, March 18th, 2020.
DCA Sunday School (English & Turkish) Classes have been suspended until further notice.
Update March 11th, 2020
Attention to all DCA Congregation!
There will be limited access to the DCA Mosque for daily prayers until the current coronavirus outbreak is over.
Please be kindly advised to follow the recommendations for the sake of your own health & community;
Please perform your daily prayers at home
-if you have an illness (influenza, fever, flu, sneezing, coughs, headache, joint aches pains, etc.)
-If your age is above 60
Please perform wudu/ablution at your home
Please bring your own prayer rug
Please do not shake hands
Please do not share your personal items
Please wear fresh clothes, socks
Please follow to rules & regulations of the Mosque from arrival to leaving
Update March 10th, 2020
The Diyanet Center of America recognizes the novel virus which is spreading significantly and it will be from now.
The DCA closely monitoring the latest developments regarding the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and inform the community regarding this matter.
Jum’a Prayer and other events have been suspended in the Center.
May Allah SWT keep all of us healthy and safe.
DCA’s Covid-19 Precautionary Guideline
Please clean your hands at least 20 seconds with soap before wudu.
After performing Wudu/Ablution in the DCA Bathrooms/Toilets, please do not walk without socks and shoes to the Masjid.
Please use fresh socks, clothes all the time when leaving home. DCA uses paper towels & Health Department approved soaps in its facilities.
Kindly cover your sneezes and cough all the time.
Please do not share your personal items (cups, towels, dishes, etc.)
Clean all high-touch surfaces every day.
Please do not handshake with others.
If you had an overseas trip, please stay home for 14 days.
Please Visit Doctor Immediately
-If you have fever and coughing
-If you have pain in joints
Please Stay Home
-If you have an illness
-If you have influenza
-If you have muscle pain and/or fever
If you are sick with Coronavirus
-Stay home except to get medical care
-Separate yourself from other people in your home
-Call ahead before visiting your doctor
-Wear a facemask
If you have excessive coughing or any other symptoms related to the recent virus, please avoid joining the congregation.
Diyanet Center of America will continue to monitor Federal, State, and Local agency recommendations, and will keep you informed of additional updates and provide guidance for our staff, visitors and congregation as they arise.