1- Letter to the Community about COVID-19 Food Assistance

Dear Community Members,

During these extraordinary times, we realize a number of our community members may be in need of extra help. The Muslim Community of Tidewater (MCT) is here to assist you with that extra help.

If you are struggling and cannot afford to buy food or have circumstances that prevent you from leaving your house to the grocery store, MCT is offering to help. Click on this link and fill out the form in its entirety and a member of the MCT will contact you. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12c_sidVGsLDKlJGp547rNYwMEt9kX-5GV18QpqXKS98/prefill

  • We ask that you follow dietary recommendations that your doctor has recommended for you.
  • Keep your needs and wants defined and utilize this volunteer-based service tool as a commodity.
  • We also urge you to request consisting of must haves (less than 10 items) from the following list (Sugar, Flower, Oil, Cereal, Pasta, Rice, Pasta Sauce, Tomato Sauce, Lentils, Tinned Soups, Tinned Veg/beans/Fruits).
  • In consideration to most deserving community members such as elderly, people with illnesses and or disabilities, single mothers and deprived of transportation and or financially challenged will be given priority.


*The HR Muslim Community Collective is not liable or responsible for any food allergies or dietary restrictions.
**This is a Community based good will and good faith program and service is based on availability of requested items and subject to available resources.

***Please keep in mind that it may take up to three day to have your request fulfilled.
****For yours and safety of your volunteers, please inform ahead of time if you are faced with any symptoms of COVID-19 related illness.

THIS SERVICE IS BEING OFFERED ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS. THE SUCCESS OF THE SERVICE RELIES ON YOUR CONTINUOUS SUPPORT. PLEASE HELP US SERVE OUR COMMUNITY BY DONATING GENEROUSLY HERE: http://mcthr.org/mcth/main/?page_id=283

With your continuous support we are committed to helping the most vulnerable in our community. 

Muslim Community of Tidewater (MCT)






2 – Jumu’aa Livestream

In the Name of ALLAH, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful

Assalam Alaykum Wa-Rahmatou Allah Wa-Barakatohou,

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

May this message reach you all in the best of Eman and Health

As you all know, the Coronavirus Pandemic is continuing to affect our daily lives.  As you all have been notified, all of the Masajid in the area have been closed. While this decision is difficult and painful, we have to follow the Government’s guidelines and recommendations in limiting congregations above ten people. To help our community stay connected with the House of Allah, we will livestream the Jumu’aa Khutbah and Prayer  from Norfolk’s masjid, tomorrow at 1:00  insh’Allah.

To join the prayer, please proceed as follow:

  1. Prepare yourself as if you were going to the masjid.
  2. Find a quiet place away from distractions and disturbances.
  3. Mute your mic on your device (phone, laptop, etc.).
  4. Pray your sunnah.
  5. Login in the following link at 12:50. http://bit.ly/2QsUoQ4 or https://www.facebook.com/groups/HRCI786/?ref=share
  6. Listen to khutbah, as if you were sitting in the masjid.
  7. Pray with the Imam. This recommendation is based on the opinion of Sheikh Muhammad al-Hassan Walid al-Dido al-Shanqītī (May Allah SWT Protect him). Link for scholarly statement (in Arabic) https://youtu.be/4dp777_3Ngw8
  8. Pray Sunnah.
  9. Make sincere dou’aa while praying to protect all mankind from this pandemic.
  10. Remember the Sunnah of the Prophet (SWS) on Jumuah:
    1. Take a shower.
    2. Arrive early to your prayer area.
    3. Read Sura Al-kahf.
    4. Make dua, particularly last hour of the day.
    5. Pray on the Prophet (SWS) as much as you can all day.

May Allah keep us safe and guide us through this difficult time.  Please adhere to the recommendations of the government and your health professionals.  Allah will guide us through this difficult time. 

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The Muslim Community of Tidewater (MCT) in Norfolk, Virginia, serves hundreds of families in Hampton Roads, Virginia. The idea of the Community Center was first conceived in September 1982. The Muslim Community Center was dedicated and occupied for use in May, 1983, and has since grown to become a regionally recognized Islamic center. The MCT has become prominent by offering services and programs for the benefit of our community at large. The Center is a volunteer-managed, non-profit organization established under the laws of the State of Virginia. While the area Muslim population utilizes most of its services, the MCT organization is dedicated to serving all human beings, regardless of faith, color, origin, and creed of the service seeker.
The MCT organization is community-supported and does not accept string-attached funding from special interest groups, foreign governments, or political parties. The member-approved bylaws and Articles of Incorporation govern its affairs. Its management includes a seven member Board of Directors and a five member Board of Trustees.…. Read More



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  • JUMUA
    • 1:00 PM Khutba
    • 1:40 PM Iqamah