Corona Virus Updates for Masjid AlSalam

Last updated: March 26th, 2020

UPDATE MARCH 20 2019

All praise is for Allah. We ask Him to send His blessings on the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his followers. We seek His forgiveness and protection. We ask Him to give us the good that is in COVID-19 and to protect us for the harm in it. Ameen.

As per the ISGH directive, effective March 20th, 2020:

  • Masjid AlSalam will be closed to the public for Jummah and the five daily congregational prayers until further notice.
  • No visitors will be allowed to enter the Masjid except for employees and necessary staff.  Note that the access cards for the gate have been disabled for all but these personnel.

We strongly encourage you to return to Allah in your own homes, to increase your devotion to Him, to seek His Forgiveness for the entire Ummah; to protect mankind from the harm in COVID-19 and to give us the patience, guidance and skill to defeat it.

ISGH Directive, March 20th, 2020:
Please click HERE to see the ISGH announcement

UPDATE MARCH 17 2019

All praise is for Allah. We ask Him to send His blessings on the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his followers. We seek His forgiveness and protection. We ask Him to give us the good that is in COVID-19 and to protect us for the harm in it. Ameen.

Per the ISGH directive below, effective tomorrow, March 18th, 2020, Masjid AlSalam will be closed to the public for Jummah and the five daily congregational prayers until further notice.
If you visit the facilities, please practice social distancing and if you see a gathering of 10 or more people, please separate yourself.

As previously mentioned, please avoid coming to the masjid to decrease chances of spreading or contracting the virus if:

  • You have recently traveled to international or domestic destinations where the virus is prevalent.
  • You have been in recent contact with a person that is suspected to have or has been confirmed with COVID-19.
  • You have any symptoms of the illness such as cough, fever, and symptoms of the common cold or flu, etc, and if you are caring for someone with these symptoms.
  • You are in a vulnerable population and are 60+ years old, expecting a child, or a child under 12 years of age.
  • You have pre-existing chronic illnesses such as asthma, uncontrolled diabetes, COPD, cancer, etc.
We strongly encourage you to return to Allah, to increase your devotion to Him, to seek His Forgiveness for the entire Ummah; to protect mankind from the harm in COVID-19 and to give us the patience, guidance and skill to defeat it.

ISGH Update dated 3/17/20 on CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC:

UPDATE MARCH 12 2019

  • All Jum’uah prayer services are canceled for this week (3/13/20).  Daily congregational prayers will continue with certain precautions provided below.
    • While it was difficult to arrive at this decision, we feel it is in the best interest of our community and in line with advice from government, healthcare, and some religious authorities. Please pray your regular duhr prayer (4 raka’) at home. We will reevaluate holding prayer services for next Jum’uah and keep the community updated.
  • The ISGH Weekend Islamic School will be closed until further notice.
  • The Shifa Salam Clinic will be closed until further notice.
  • Houston Peace Academy will close until March 29th, following the IEIT instructions along with Klein ISD guidelines for school closure.
  • All programs and lectures will be canceled, postponed, or delivered online.  If you have registered for a class or an event, please email the organizers to determine if the program will be live streamed.

Daily Congregational Prayers

Daily congregational prayers will continue except for those that are urged to stay home to decrease chances of spreading or contracting the virus .  This includes:

  • If you are 60 years of age or older
  • If you have recently traveled to international or domestic destinations where the virus is prevalent.
  • If you have been in recent contact with a person that is suspected to have or has been confirmed with COVID-19.
  • If you have any symptoms of the illness such as cough, fever, and symptoms of the common cold or flu, etc, and if you are caring for someone with these symptoms.
  • If you are in a vulnerable population and are elderly, expecting a child, or a child under 12 years of age.
  • If you have pre-existing chronic illnesses such as asthma, uncontrolled diabetes, COPD, cancer, etc.

All mussalleen who come for the daily prayers are requested to bring their own prayer rugs or paper or plastic barrier to set your head on when in sajadah.  This is to avoid coming in direct contact with the carpet.


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