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TONIGHT: National Muslim Scholar Imam Suhaib Webb to Discuss Death, Funerals, Prayer During the Coronavirus Pandemic

(WASHINGTON, DC., 3/30/20) – This evening, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will host nationally-known Muslim scholar Imam Suhaib Webb on its third live 30-minute “Daily Dose: COVID Conversations with CAIR” at 8 p.m. (ET) on Facebook.

GO TO: https://www.facebook.com/CAIRNational

Tonight’s program is themed “Real Talk with Imam Suhaib Webb: Janazas, Jumah and Other Tough Coronavirus Pandemic Topics” and will include discussion of the Islamic perspective on questions such as:

  • If a Muslim passes away in a hospital due to coronavirus, will his or her family be able to wash the person for an Islamic burial?
  • Will family members be permitted to attend the funeral? Can a funeral even be held given restrictions on public gatherings?
  • What are the historic precedents for Islamic observances during a pandemic?
  • What if authorities mandate cremation of those who die from coronavirus?

[NOTE: If you have a question for Imam Suhaib, please send it to: ihooper@cair.com]

Future daily programs will feature other spiritual leaders, health care professionals, counselors, experts, community advocates, and CAIR leaders from around the country.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, aajeen@cair.com

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