COVID19: Imam / Muslim Key Worker: Roles and Responsibilities of Imams – Guidance & Advice

*To be updated daily – 06/04/2020


What should Imams be doing?

As of 24/03/2020, As Governments around the world have started to close all “non-essential” shops, restaurants due to the spread of the Coronavirus – this includes ALL places of worship.

The below image has some suggested guidance from Imams Online about what the key roles of the Imams are now that Mosques and Islamic centres are closed. Imams still have an integral role to play, communities across the UK and the world are at home and require more than ever, information, guidance, and support from their religious leaders.


Current Government & Health Advice & Links

NHS England:

Official Government advice:

What Can Imams Be Doing During The Pandemic?

Below are various links to videos, article, documents and guidance by leading Faith leaders and organisations

  • Resources for Christian leaders during the Coronavirus PandemicVIEW
  • Coping with Coronavirus – Yaqeen Institute (Shaykh Omar Suleiman)VIEW
  • With Mosques shut, Muslims turn to technologyVIEW
  • How religious leaders can stop the spread of the CoroanvirusVIEW
  • What Imams are saying and encouraging during the CoronavirusVIEW 
  • The importance of Imams using digital technology to stay connected with the communityVIEW
  • Burial and Ghusal Champion Volunteers Required – VIEW