NY Mosque Still Open for Daily Prayers While Churches Across the Country Face Mandatory Shutdowns
Instead of facing criticism for continuing to gather, the mosque was commended by the news outlet for its efforts to "keep the faith" during the pandemic, especially as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan approaches.
According to the report, Irfan Elahi,
an asbestos abatement expert who worships at the mosque, said that when the
outbreak started, mosque leaders in the area were worried that Muslims would
panic if daily prayers were cancelled.