Adult Islamic Education

Questions & Answers (Q&A) on Precautionary Measures Related to Covid-19 in Place at SimplyIslam.sg (updated 25 March 2020)

We are living in unprecedented times. Covid-19 has disrupted our regular lifestyle on many counts. Mosques have been closed & Friday prayers cancelled. Likewise, SimplyIslam has suspended classes (& rescheduled them) since 12th March. Complying to the latest advisory from MUIS (25 March 2020), SimplyIslam will be suspending all our classes further till 30 April 2020.

We understand that many questions may have arisen as a result of these measures. This page is designed to address your questions & alleviate any concerns you may have with regards to the disruption of our classes & programs. We hope you will find the answers to your questions here. If there are questions not addressed, please email to us directly at enquiries@simplyislam.sg.

In the Name of Allah The Merciful, and by His Love and Honour of Sayyidina Muhammad, Allah’s Peace and Blessings be upon him, we seek refuge in Allah from evil and debilitating diseases, and we pray that He grant safety for everyone, and afford His Divine Support to our healthcare workers and everyone involved to monitor, control, treat and curb the disease. Amin Ya Rabbal ‘Alamin.

Please do take care, stay healthy, and stay safe. Please keep us all in your prayers. Thank you.

Is SimplyIslam closed?

SimplyIslam’s classes have been suspended since the 12th of March 2020, and as of 25th March the suspension is extended to 30 April 2020. This was in line with national health and safety advisories, including guidelines by the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS). As an approved Islamic Education Centre & Provider (IECP), we comply with advisory provided by MUIS.

Is SimplyIslam’s office @ Still Road open?

Yes, our office at 152 Still Road is open and remains operational. Most activities can be done digitally through our specific websites. If payment needs to be made, please do so digitally via the various payment options available. Please give us a call at 6547 4407 for any enquiries.

Is SimplyIslam’s office @ Jurong open?

Our office at Jurong branch is only open on Weekends. Should there be any urgent matters, please give a call to our HQ at 6547 4407.

Why are SimplyIslam’s classes suspended?

We take the health, safety, and well-being of our students, teachers, staff and all stakeholders at SimplyIslam seriously. We are vigilant of current national health and safety advisories. The government believes that the temporary closure of places of worship and learning centres (like SimplyIslam) will help to control the spread of the Covid-19.

Are there any Covid-19 cases at SimplyIslam?

No. None, of our staff, students and stakeholders have reported any cases of Covid-19, nor have we received any directives from the Ministry of Health (MOH). Our current actions are borne out of a socially responsible mindset, and to ensure the safety of students, teachers, staff and stakeholders.

When will classes resume?

Based on the current advisory, as of 25 March 2020, our physical classes are suspended till 30 April 2020. However, for the period of our closure, we are moving all classes to our online learning platform. All students will receive an email with the instructions on accessing the system, as well as the schedule of classes.

What precautionary measures have SimplyIslam taken to minimise health risks?
When physical classes resume, here are some of the precautionary measures we are adopting:

1. Temperature taking will be implemented at all our centres. Any student with a temperature of 37.5 or above will be asked to return and seek medical attention.
2. Any student with a runny nose, sneezing, coughing or exhibit visibly distraught symptoms will be isolated and asked to return and seek medical attention.
3. Hand sanitisers will be available at each classroom for students to freely use.
4. The shaking of hands (salam or musafaha) and physical contact is discouraged. Students may greet by saying “Assalamualaikum” or making the hand gesture to the chest (#SalamMufti).
5. Our schools and premises have undergone a deep-cleansing process to disinfect and decontaminate. Our centres will continue to be sanitised regularly in accordance with health and safety guidelines.

I have been served with a Letter of Absence (LOA). Can I attend the physical classes when they resume?

No. Anyone under LOA must not attend SimplyIslam’s classes or activities. They must abide and fulfill the terms of the LOA.

What will happen if there is a nationwide lockdown?

Singapore government has indicated that it “will not rule out a lockdown to tackle the growing threat of the coronavirus outbreak, but it is not an option currently on the cards”.

In the event of a nationwide lockdown, no school, classes or programs will be conducted. SimplyIslam will be closed and will suspend all operations during the period of the lockdown.

How do we know when classes have been re-scheduled to?

For students of our Adult classes, all our lessons hereon (from 25 March 2020 until 30 April 2020) will be conducted via online lessons and/or webinars. Each student will receive a revised schedule of classes via email, and the access details to our online learning platform.

What about the notes for these classes now that they will be delivered online?

Notes will be disseminated to you via our online learning platform. It will also be good for your to save our Business Whatsapp number: 9475 2251 (save as SimplyIslam Broadcast) on your phone. We will also use this platform to make announcements.

Will everyone be able to see my number and contact me via this broadcast group?

No. This broadcast group has been created with everyone’s privacy in mind. Nobody will be able to see each other’s numbers nor send each other messages.

Only SimplyIslam has access to this and all your replies and discussions via this channel can only be seen by SimplyIslam.

What if I have questions to ask for these classes? How will I voice them now that I am viewing these classes via a video?

Our online learning platform will have the means for you to submit questions, which our instructors will help to answer.