Using technology to survive Covid-19 because Covid-19 has affected the world in a very negative way causing a lot of problems and halted our lives in the most unimaginable ways. Covid-19 has without a doubt affected several businesses due to severe lockdowns worldwide. The same can be said about the Islamic Center although they are Non-profit organizations COVID-19 has affected them in an unfavorable way, Islamic Centers are using technology to survive Covid-19.
Islamic Centers carry out several social services and organize events that are for the whole community. They provide a place for Muslims to carry out their religious practices such as Prayer, Quran classes, potluck dinners, Nikkah services, funeral services, etc.
This pandemic has stopped people from gathering at the Mosques which has caused several problems for these Islamic Centers as it is difficult to collect donations because these organizations survive with the help of donations and collecting funds from the community to carry out these services.
Using Technology to Survive Covid-19
Islamic Centers are now using technology to tackle these problems and survive this pandemic. They carry out their activities to their fullest with the help of the latest technologies and with all the digital assistance they can get. They are staying visible to their followers with the help of technology through this current pandemic. Worshipers have opted for online connections as the threat of Covid-19 and uncertainty of self-isolation have developed their spirituality and strengthened their faith and brought them close to the religion.
The government-ordered lockdowns have given Muslims a chance to recognize their priorities of life and attain a sense of clarity of what really is important such as, family, community, Masjid, and its role.
Bans on mass gatherings have taken away the communal aspects of the prayers, significantly during the month of Ramadan when Muslims perform prayers in huge numbers at the Mosques. Islamic Centers are now connecting its community with the help of online Quran reading classes and live sermons and live stream prayers which gives out clarity and basic ideas to people on how to perform prayers with their families at home.
Online broadcasts are streamed on Facebook and in several messages to the Muslim communities Islamic leaders have specified Ramadan 2020 as the best time to reflect on your family and rediscover your Imaan. People have been readjusting to the lockdown measures by carrying out celebrations at home, with the call to prayer now streamed live on social media.
Rawdah gives you access to blogs, articles, and guides on marketing which helps your Islamic Center navigate and find a way to thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic. No Muslim will be deprived of religious knowledge and freedom once all Islamic Centers use Rawdah’s Digital Solution Services to Digitalize and build a strong online presence.
Online Fundraising and Donations
Many Islamic Centers have now started taking online donations and Zakat as these carry great importance for an Islamic Center to survive. These donations play an important part in carrying out the day to day activities of the Islamic Centers but since people are unable to visit the Islamic Centers the number of donations has declined.
Islamic Centers require donations to pay wages of the Imam and all the people associated with the Islamic Center such as the cleaners, workers, Imams, Mauzan, etc.
These donations also help the Islamic Centers carry out some of their social services such as providing food to the needy, or clothes or financial assistance. These social services need to be carried out specially during this pandemic. Islamic Centers have now started to take assistance from software houses to help them collect donations and funds to carry out these social activities to help their respective communities using technology to survive Covid-19.
Using technology to survive Covid-19 has played an important role in helping Islamic Center carry out their services and help the community to stay connected and perform their religious practices to the fullest with the help of digital assistance.