Religious services are an essential part of our faith and our faith an essential part of our lives. But right now, public gatherings are not an option. Our faith teaches us that to harm one life is like harming the whole world and that to save one life is like saving the whole world. At a time when healthcare workers are putting their lives on the line to save our lives, we must do our part to protect theirs by following the guidelines put forth by our public health officials. And we will not follow the lead of a President who suggests injecting people with “disinfectants” and who refuses to follow basic CDC guidelines like wearing a mask in public. Mosques and Muslim leaders are doing everything they can to keep people safe and connected to their faith as we approach the end of Ramadan and prepare for Eid. Our community’s safety and the safety of all Washingtonian’s is the No. 1 priority during this time. Our mosques, religious leaders, and community will wait for evidence-based data to be presented as we continue to follow the recommendations of our Governor and public health officials in Washington State. - Masih Fouladi, Executive Director at CAIR Washington