An open letter to the Muslim community.

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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

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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

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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 …

THE SUICIDE OF DR SRIDHARAN SURESH

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We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of Dr Suresh. A family man, devoted colleague and experienced clinician – the circumstances around his suicide starkly highlight serious failures in investigating healthcare professionals accused of misconduct.[1] The current system of investigation takes on the presumption of guilt until proven innocent; often results in immediate removal from work, …

Ramadan Mubarak

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“O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous.” (2:183) Ramadan is upon us and what a delightful guest it is. A holy month in which Allah offers us the biggest opportunity for redemption. It is imperative we make the most of this chance. Fasting is …

BIMA statement on the Government’s proposed “opt-out” system for organ donation after death in the United Kingdom

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  Opinions within the Muslim community There are a range of opinions present within the Muslim community as to the permissibility of organ donation after death. While there is evidence that a majority of Islamic scholars and Muslim health care professionals are proponents for it (with varying conditions needing to be satisfied), there is unfortunately relatively little clear evidence on …