On Friday Reopening II

Our dear community members Assalamu Alaykum, We hope you are all doing well and staying safe. Your brothers and sisters at ISB Cambridge and ISBCC miss you very much. We have beautiful places to be proud of, but it is your presence and the prayers in them that give them meaning and bring them alive. We cannot wait for all …

Fatwa regarding Eid Prayer in light of COVID-19 lockdown

Fatwa regarding Eid Prayer in light of COVID-19 lockdown  \ FCNA May 13, 2020 Fiqh Council of North America Fatwā regarding Ṣalāt al-Eid in light of COVID-19 lockdown All praise is due to Allah, and may peace and salutations be upon the Prophet ﷺ. In light of the masāsjid being shut down due to the COVID-19 crisis and the upcoming …

Boston City Resources

Boston City Resources Immigrant friendly drop-off sites: The City has set up many immigrant friendly drop-off sites for family grocery boxes from About Fresh (a BRF grantee). Most of these drop off sites are offices of immigrant organizations or immigrant churches whose leadership has identified a certain number of families who are in need and wouldn’t feel comfortable going to …

The CARES Act and Unemployment

The CARES Act and Unemployment – Help when COVID-19 stops you from working On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law. This latest response to the corona virus adds: $600 to the amount of Unemployment Insurance (UI) you get every week between March 29th and July 25th 2020. 13 more weeks …

SERVICES FOR BOSTON RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY COVID-19 REGARDLESS OF IMMIGRATION STATUS

SERVICES FOR BOSTON RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY COVID-19 REGARDLESS OF IMMIGRATION STATUS For updates about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), you can: Visit boston.gov/coronavirus Call the Mayor’s Health Line at 617-534-5050 (9 am to 5 pm) Text BOSCOVID to 99411 Call Boston 3-1-1 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) Calls can be taken in multiple languages. If you need food… MAYOR’S …

Covid-19 Related Fatawa

COVID-19 RELATED FATAWA Paying Zakat al-Fitr in cash جواز دفع زكاة الفطر نقداً Hoarding essential items during the COVID-19 crisis شراء كميات كبيرة من الطعام ومواد النظافة واللوازم الطبية Ruling on breaking one’s fast during Ramadan due to    COVID-19 coronavirus حكم افطار رمضان للوقاية من فيروس كورونا Spouse’s Right to COVID-19 Relief/Stimulus Check/Payment استحقاق الزوجة لقيمة الدفعة التحفيزية بمبلغ 1200 …

NEW FINANCING AND TAX RELIEF

NEW FINANCING AND TAX RELIEF INCLUDED IN CARES ACT AND FFCRA  The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act” ) establishes new programs to assist employers that have suffered business hardships from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. These new programs are complex and there are important choices to make in deciding how to best utilize them. …

Crisis Financial Planning

CRISIS FINANCIAL PLANNING | 7 THINGS YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW Prioritize bills – Whether your job has been affected or not, look at all your bills and identify which ones are critical and those that you may not need to pay immediately. Do check in with service providers as some may be offering assistance or an option to temporarily …