How to Protect Yourself against COVID-19

Coronavirus is a large family of pathogens. Each strain of coronavirus is not equally dangerous, four strains (types) of coronavirus cause mild illnesses like the common cold. Covid testing is the only way to know if you have it for sure.The three others can cause fatal infections. One of them is SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19. SARS-CoV-2 stands for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.

Since the body has not been exposed to the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), our bodies aren’t well equipped to deal with COVID-19. A vaccine would allow the body to safely develop an immune response to COVID-19 that could prevent or control infection. As some of the vaccines are at later stages of Phase-3 Clinical Trials, they would still take an estimate of 8-16 months to develop for worldwide use, so until then follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) to avoid the transmission of disease.

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The Essential Guide to Muslim Weddings: Wedding Traditions

Weddings in any culture are an important event and the Muslims understand the significance of it which is visible in the amount of care and respect provided in its preparation. Muslims, in general, are a spiritual community and this is reflected in its wedding rituals which showcase strong Islamic influences.

Rituals That Make Muslim Wedding So Special

  • SalatulIshtikara:is considered as an official announcement. In this ritual, the bride and groom announces their commitment to marriage and seeks the Imam for blessings from Allah for their marriage.
  • Imam Zamin: after the salutal ishtikara, the groom’sfamily will conduct an imam zamin which is a ritual of providing sweets and gifts to the family of the bride. Traditionally, the ritual is conducted by the groom’s mother who visits the bride’s family with offerings to welcome the bride in her new house.
  • The Mangni ceremony: this phase of the marriage ceremony is a