Assalaamu alaikum,

For the entire month of March, we have had an overload of information about Coronavirus COVID-19, and I don’t wish to add to the overload by preaching the importance of hygiene. I know that you, all of you, are taking special precautions and heeding the stay-at-home orders to stay safe and keep your family, friends, and colleagues safe. We at IFANCA thank you for following the guidelines from federal, state, and local governments and the advice of medical professionals to take care of yourself and your loved ones. We are proud of our community and our Halal Consumer™ Magazine readers.

COVID-19 isn’t the first such disease affecting mankind. Many others, like bubonic plague, smallpox, the Third Plague, Asian flu, HIV, Ebola, Zika, and others have played havoc in the cities, countries, and regions. Some of them vanished, others still exist in one form or another. We are living through this new one, Novel Coronavirus, 2019.

May God give us the wisdom, the patience, and the restraint, to deal with this calamity and to submit to His Will.

Muhammad Munir Chaudry, president