ISB is still closed – No Jumuah – Islamic Society of Baltimore

[Updated on May 14, 2020]

The Islamic Society of Baltimore Facility will remain closed to the public until further notice.

Assalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh,

I pray that this message finds all of you in the best of health and imaan. A couple of hours ago Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced that he will issue an executive order tomorrow effective Friday, May 15, at 5 p.m. The order states, among other things, that religious institutions may not begin holding worship services and ceremonies indoors. Furthermore, the restrictions on gatherings of more than 10 people remains in place, and those restrictions will continue to apply to religious gatherings. Based on this direction the Islamic Society of Baltimore Facility will remain closed to the public until further notice.

If you would like to read more about the impending Executive Order and Baltimore County restrictions please click here.

May Allah Subhannahu Wa Ta’aala provide us with calm hearts, good health, and strong imaan. Ameen.

ISB Council


Special Announcement (May 13, 2020):

The Islamic Society of Baltimore Facility is still closed to the public until further notice.

Assalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh,

I pray that this message finds all of you in the best of health and strong imaan. Ameen. Today Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that phase one reopening can begin on Friday May 15th at 5pm. HOWEVER, Baltimore County leadership has issued a joint statement with Baltimore City which indicated that they are still taking a look at the specific actions announced today and will determine next steps within the next 24 hours. ISB’s leadership, resident scholars and the ISB Healthy Task force are waiting for this guidance before making any decisions pertaining to reopening.

The Islamic Society of Baltimore Facility is still closed to the public until further notice.

Our top priority is to protect the health and well-being of our community. There is no one-size fits all approach to achieving this goal and many factors come into play, i.e. personal protective equipment, testing capacity, confirmed cases and population density. As we work towards re-opening, we continue to urge our community to stay at home, and to wear masks and practice physically-distancing in public spaces.

May Allah Subhannahu Wa Ta’aala provide us with calm hearts, good health, and strong imaan. Ameen.

ISB Council