In light of the COVID -19’s Country, State, and County rules and guidelines we are also required to adjust our Janazah Ghusul (washing) procedure, Janazah prayer and Burial.
The following is a public statement that I request from all the Masaajid leaders and all community members to share with their families, friends, colleagues and community members at large through email facebook and other means as soon as possible.
It covers the scenarios of different types of deaths and what procedure will be followed in each case. This document has been presented and approved by the local Imams in the Austin Area. There are a list of rules and guidelines to those who will participate in these Janazahs too.
“Over the past few weeks we have put together a team of healthcare professionals, local religious leaders, and volunteers with over a decade of Janazah washing experience. The goal of the team was to develop “COVID-19 Best Practice Janazah Washing Standards” in accordance with current laws and Islamic Jurisprudence.”
Attached is the full document that needs to be sent out and shared with every single community member we are able to reach to and as soon as possible please.
I appreciate everyone’s hard work and dedication and immediate action in this matter.
Here is the full document. Pease download and read very carefully
O you who believe, save yourselves and your families from the Fire whose fuel is men and rocks, over which are appointed angels stern and severe as wardens who never disobey what God commands them, and do what they are commanded;