Help Protect Against Coronavirus
Internationally and at Home
can provide protective protection tools to health workers in Gaza
can provide a hygiene kit to someone in need in Canada
can provide an ICU bed to a hospital in Syria
Help us provide immediate life-saving support for vulnerable communities, both at home and around the world.
As we focus on preventing the spread of Covid-19, we must do our utmost for those who are most vulnerable. For people struggling to survive in the midst of conflict or those facing economic barriers, the risk of this disease is even higher and the consequences can be devastating.
Help us respond internationally to protect vulnerable families, strengthen health systems with urgent supplies and support, and increase prevention and preparedness while we still can.
In Syria and Yemen, your support will provide urgent medical supplies, personal protection equipment (PPE), sanitizers, training for healthcare workers, and life-saving equipment. In Gaza, your support will help us provide reusable face shields to hospitals and healthcare workers, through 3D printing technology.
Our teams on the ground are focused on hygiene awareness and training, as well as distributing food and basic necessities to families in need while maintaining safety.
Help us do our utmost here at home to protect and support those facing economic barriers and those at higher risk. Your support will help provide hygiene kits to shelters and families across Canada, as well as financial assistance to those living below the poverty line.
Each hygiene kit includes antibacterial wipes, liquid soap, detergent, tissues, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, sanitary pads, toothbrush, toothpaste, baby wipes, and other essential hygiene items.
Gifts of financial assistance and food supplies will help support families living below the poverty line, as they struggle with increasing pressure to make ends meet.
Send your support today to help us to strengthen our emergency response in vulnerable regions around the world, and protect those who are at greater risk here at home.
Help us make a difference. Everything counts.
In times of crisis, be the helpers
With Coronavirus classified as a global pandemic by the WHO, and an increase in confirmed cases across Canada, it’s understandable that many of us feel anxious and lost as to what to do.
In times of crisis, we must remember the obligation we carry towards each other. We must recognize our blessings and privilege to have access to healthcare, resources, and basic necessities.
It is important now more than ever, to think not just of ourselves, but of our elders and those most vulnerable among us and around the world.
We urge everyone to choose to respond with mercy, wisdom and generosity, instead of fear, suspicion, and panic. Help us build a better response within our communities.
What to do in the face of Coronavirus
“Those who are merciful will be shown mercy by the All-Merciful. Be merciful to those on the earth and the One in the heavens will have mercy upon you.” – Prophet Muhammad ﷺ
1) Stay home
2) Prevent the spread
- Practice correct hand hygiene and safety
- Practice cough and sneeze etiquette.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Put distance between yourself and other people if Coronavirus is spreading in your community.
- Stay home and follow the instructions of your public health authority.
2) Respond with community care
- Check in on your elderly relatives, and parents with young babies to see if they need support.
- Check in on your neighbours. Put a note with your phone number on their front door so they can reach out for help or supplies in case they need it.
- Check in on healthcare professionals you know who are on the front lines trying to manage the outbreak.
- Reassure and remind each other where to focus your energy, and be careful of unverified information that may cause panic.
3) Do not buy more than what you really need
- Think of others who may need the same things you’re stocking up on. Focus only on what you really need in the case of quarantine or isolation.
- Remember that Allah will test communities with illness, and we are accountable for our response and actions.
- Remind each other that there is no baraka in bringing benefit to ourselves while harming others.
4) Bring mercy to humanity
- Recognize the vast disparity of wealth and privilege in our own communities and around the world, and see where you can help.
- Send your support to strengthen our emergency response in these areas and help supply hospitals that are already experiencing severe shortages.
- Reflect on how our positive actions can impact humanity at large.
In times like these, it is our sense of community that is most important. Let us unite in wisdom, in protection of each other, and in mercy towards all.
Joint Response by the Canadian Muslim community
Our communities have a right over us and now is the time to come together and find ways to support and protect one another.
We are honoured to do this joint response in partnership with multiple Muslim organizations and charities. From coast to coast, we are stronger together.