Top Tips for Studying During Ramadan and Lockdown

Struggling to balance Ramadan and studying? Many of us have had disruptions and adjustments made to our exams and assignments. In these unique circumstances with our Ramadan spent in Lockdown, we can often feel overwhelmed and our motivation dwindles. 😰📚 Worry Not! BIMA have put together these TOP TIPS FOR STUDYING IN RAMADAN & LOCKDOWN. With a change of mindset …

Guide To Safe Wearing of Headcoverings/Hijab During COVID-19

📝There has been guidance from NHSE on appropriate levels of PPE in different clinical settings. Head coverings, however, have not been advised or mentioned. 🤲🏼 Many Healthcare workers wear head coverings as part of their faith – including Muslims, Sikhs and Jews. 📝 We have developed brief but clear guidance on head coverings. This is to facilitate good practice and …

Nightingale Mosque: COVID-19 Community Mosque Support

📿 Do you want to be part of the National Effort against COVID-19 and use your mosque as a Nightingale facility? 📣Join BIMA as we discuss the Masjid Ghousia Community Mosque Support, led by Dr Mohammad Jiva MBE in Bolton. 🏨They are working with the NHS to create a 60-bed unit in the mosque, open to all, to relieve pressure …

Calming the Heart: Pt II

Calling all frontline healthcare workers! Feeling overwhelmed? Low? In need of a spiritual boost? Join us online this evening for part 2 of Calm during the storm This is the second in an uplifting self care series “Calming the Hearts of the Helpers” by Shaykh Idris Watts – especially created to support our frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Weekly …

Muslim Mental Health in the pandemic

Muslim Mental Health Organisations Unite! Asalaamu ‘alaikum, Muslim mental health organisations in UK have united to provide a range of services to tackle mental health problems arising from the coronavirus pandemic. Each organisation specialises in a different aspect of mental health. Please share this with those who may be suffering – whether anxiety, loneliness due to isolation or just want …

Ghusl for Deceased Persons with COVID-19

There have been several fataawa in the last few days from various scholars regarding ghusl of those who have died from Covid-19. Some have said it is permissible with conditions. Others have said that it is exempt due to the dangers associated and the sparsity/ lack of familiarity with personal protective equipment (PPE). In our professional opinion the differing views …

Coronavirus self-care

Feeling overwhelmed? Low? In need of a spiritual boost?We proudly present Calming the Hearts, BIMA’s weekly spiritually uplifting webinars with Shaykh Shafi Chowdhury. Join us every Sunday starting from 20:00hrs – 21:00hrs GMT Let us help you, our helpers on the frontline, experience the calm that comes from recentering through spirituality in the midst of calamity. Register now: http://bit.ly/calminghearts

ACE FY1 2020

BIMA proudly presents our ACE FY1 course! Hit the ground running and be that confident FY1 (or FY0 👀) who knows what to do and how to do it! Due to Covid-19 this is an extra special edition and will be online only for the first time ever! Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better …. it’s FREE! …

Stay at Home: Managing Stress & Wellbeing During the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic

It is understandable to be worried: Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. The Covid-19 pandemic has led to increasing anxiety, stress and fears of uncertainty. It is normal to feel like this. In these difficult times, you should make sure to be in tune with your emotions and mental well-being. If you are feeling overwhelmed, remember to turn to Allah. …

An open letter to the Muslim community.

As Muslim Healthcare Professionals we have all been worried by the gap between the concerns around #COVID19 and the corresponding actions in our community. We have put this open letter together to simply and clearly highlight the clinical urgency and seriousness of the situation, on the continuation of congregational activities in Muslim institutions in light of the pandemic. Some will …

Updated: COVID-19 Guidance for Mosques in the UK

This is an update of previous guidance published on the 6th of March 2020 found here Last updated 12 March 2020 Dear Mosque Leaders, Staff and Volunteers, Asalaam alaykum, Peace be with you This is an update to the guidance issued on 6 March 2020 regarding the coronavirus, COVID19.[1] Emergency legislation will be introduced next week as containment measures to …

Covid-19 Advice

Coronavirus Infographic for UK Muslim Community There is a lot of information circulating about the coronavirus. BIMA & MCB would like to advise the Muslim community to take these precautions as suggested by the NHS & experts. We have summarised key information in this infographic, but please be aware that the situation is changing often and is correct as of …

Covid-19 Guidance for Mosques and Islamic Centres

*This guidance is out of date* The latest version is found here. Asalaam alaykum, We are writing to clarify the facts we currently know regarding the coronavirus, Covid-19, and how it is related to mosques in the UK. This guidance is equally applicable to other centres and congregational activities. Currently we know that Covid-19 is spreading in the UK with …