Re-opening of Worthing Masjid on July 4th 2020

 

Dear Mussallees,

The re- opening of Worthing Masjid statement sent out yesterday has been revised. Please see below.

In accordance with appendix 6 (should I pray in the Mosque?) issued by The British Islamic Medical Association, we are advising doctors, nurses and frontline NHS workers not to attend prayers. We are not preventing them from attending.

I (Imam Idris) and the Worthing Masjid committee recognise and are extremely grateful for the sacrifice and commitment of all NHS workers. We apologise for any misunderstanding in our earlier statement.

*Re-opening of Worthing Masjid on July 4th 2020.*

Assalaamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,

By the Grace and Mercy of Almighty Allah, congregational (Jamaat) prayers are permitted once again in the Masjid from the 4th of July 2020.

Therefore, Worthing Masjid will be
opening it’s doors from Fajr Salah tomorrow.

*GUIDELINES & KEY POINTS.*

The Masjid will be opened 15 minutes prior to Jamaat time and closed 15 minutes after Salaah.

All attendees must:

1) Perform wudhu and use the toilet prior to attending the Masjid as the toilet and wudhu area will be sealed off.
2) Bring their own prayer mats.
3) Wear a face mask.
4) Make use of hand sanitizer stations which will be available upon entry

The congregational Salah will be offered with appropriate
social distancing measures in place.

The following will not be allowed entry into the Masjid:

1) Children under the age of 13. (baligh)
2) Vulnerable people with underlying health conditions and
anyone with confirmed or suspected Covid-19 symptoms.

Doctors, Nurses and staff working in clinical settings, as well as elderly members over the age of 65 are also advised not to attend.

At all times, please adhere to the instructions and advice provided by
the volunteers.

Further advice and guidance shall be provided regarding Jumuah later in the week.

We thank you for your co-operation and request you to continue making Dua to make this process easy for
us all. (Aameen)

Please note: Although all effort has been made to follow the governments Covid19 policy, the masjid can not accept responsibility for any individuals.

Imam Idris Nawab
(On behalf of Worthing Masjid)

Worthing Masjid Lockdown update.

 

*Worthing Masjid Lockdown update.*

Assalamu’alaikum,

Dear brothers and sisters,

It has now been over two months since the lockdown began and I would like to thank you all for abiding with the instruction not to attend the Masjid. I know it has been difficult for all of us to keep away from the house of Allah (especially in the month of Ramadan and for Eid Day). I pray that Allah rewards us all for our Sabr. In Shaa Allah we make doa that it will not be long before we can reopen the doors of our Masjid and pray together again.

In the meantime, it is important that we continue observing all government guidelines which include suspension of activities in places of Worship.

Other than Imam Idris only two other Committee Members (Abdul Khahar and Aksar Uddin Sikder) have been allowed to attend the Masjid regularly to ensure that Adhaan, Salah and Jumuah is taking place in the Masjid.

Their names have been submitted to the Police who have agreed that it is sensible and within the guidelines to have designated two committee members for the above mentioned reasons.

Please note that the Assistant Imam (Br Mounir) has been furloughed and cannot do any official work for the Masjid

It is vitally important for everyone else to resist the urge to attend Masjid and please stay away from the Masjid.

The Local Police are pleased to note that the Masjid is closed to members of the public and it must continue to remain so until lockdown restrictions are lifted.

I urge you all to make doa that this lockdown is lifted sooner rather than later.

In the meantime, please continue to offer Salah and do Ibadah at home. We have done really well so far and we do not want to spoil it now.

Ali Abdul Rahman.
Chairman
(On behalf of Worthing Masjid)

Eid-ul Fitr 2020 will be on Sunday the 24th of May

 

Assalamualaikum,

*Eid-ul Fitr 2020 will be on Sunday the 24th of May*

We make duaa that Allah SWA accepts our good deeds of Ramadhan and he grants a joyous and spiritual day of Eid to Muslims around the globe. (Ameen)

The Masjid will remain closed to the public due to the lockdown and there will be no Eid Jamaat in the park this year. Eid Jamaat should be offered according to Islamic guidance at home, workplace or elsewhere. Please ensure that you comply with the lockdown regulations at all times, pay the Sadaqatul Fitr via a reputable charity before Eid Salah time and observe the Sunnahs of Eid day.

The Eid Salah will be offered by a few key workers in the Masjid in accordance with the law. To help make this day special for everyone, Worthing Masjid will be broadcasting the Eid service live via its Masjid Facebook page:

https://m.facebook.com/WorthingMasjid/?locale2=en_GB

The timings for this are as follows:

9.30am: English Bayan (Speech)
9.50am: Eid Salah (Do not follow from home. Please offer separately following the Islamic Guidance)
10.00am: Arabic Khutbah

Please observe all the etiquetes of Eid before 9.30am and thereafter join us to listen to the speech.

I know many people have questions regarding the fiqh of offering Eid Salah at home. To find the answer I would advise that you read the following portal endorsed by senior scholars around the U.K.

Covid-19: Eid Salah during lockdown

Everyone is requested to maintain respect for the various positions of scholars in this regard, and supplicate to Allah Almighty to protect us all and remove this calamity, so we can perform Ṣalah in the Masjids as soon as possible.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if any of your questions remain unanswered.

Finally on behalf of everyone at Worthing Masjid, I make duaa that you have an extremely profitable end to the month of Ramadhan as well as a joyous and spiritually uplifting day of Eid. (Ameen)

Regards,

Imam Idris Nawab

(On behalf of Worthing Masjid)

Guidance from Worthing Masjid regarding Eid Salah and information about its Facebook live broadcast.

 

*Guidance from Worthing Masjid regarding Eid Salah and information about its Facebook live broadcast.*

Assalamualaikum,

Dear Brothers and Sisters.

I make duaa that you are well and are trying to make the most of the remaining days of the month of Ramadan.

Every second of this blessed month is precious, therefore it is vital that we spend as much time as possible therein engaging in Worship and making Duaa to Allah SWA.

However, with Eid fast approaching, (Saturday or Sunday depending on the sighting of the moon) this message will In Sha Allah advise you about what to do on this special day.

Even though we are unable to offer Eid Salah in congregation due to the lockdown, it is still vitally important that we observe all the other guidance in Shariah and we try to make this day as special as possible.

*General advice*

Ṣadaqat al-Fiṭr should be donated in advance of Eid day via a reputable charity so that it reaches the poor by Eid day. The Prophet ﷺ prescribed it as purification of the fasting from idle talk and obscenities and also as food for the poor (Sunan Abī Dāwūd, 1609).

Eid is a great blessing of Allah Almighty.

It is therefore important to adopt the Sunnah practices of Eid even if one does not perform Eid Ṣalāh, expressing his gratitude to Allah Almighty and marking the occasion of happiness and joy.

1) Performing Fajr Ṣalāh in congregation at home.

2) Undertaking Ghusl (bath) before Eid Ṣalāh (or the Nafl Ṣalāh) and using the Miswak.

3) Applying perfume.

4) Wearing the best clothes available, it is not necessary to go shopping to purchase new clothes.

5) Eating dates or something sweet before Eid Ṣalāh (or the Nafl Ṣalāh).

6) Reciting Takbīr in abundance.

7) Congratulating others in person and over the phone by saying تَقَبَّلَّ اللهُ مِنَّا وَمِنْكَ (may Allah accept [the worship] from us and you) (al-Tārīkh al-Kabīr, 1:116; al-Thiqāt, 9:90; al-Duʿāʾ, p.288; al-Sunan al-Kubrā, 3:446).

8) Donating charity and keeping the poor and vulnerable in mind.

To help make this day special, Worthing Masjid will be broadcasting the Eid service live via its Masjid Facebook page:

https://m.facebook.com/WorthingMasjid/?locale2=en_GB

The timings for this are as follows:

9.30am: English Bayan (Speech)
9.50am: Eid Salah (Do not follow from home. Please offer separately following the Islamic Guidance)
10.00am: Arabic Khutbah

Please try to join us by observing all the ettiquetes of Eid before 9.30am and thereafter joining us to listen to the speech.

I know many people have questions regarding the fiqh of offering Eid Salah at home. To find the answer I would advise that you read the following portal endorsed by senior scholars around the U.K.

Covid-19: Eid Salah during lockdown

Please do not hesitate to contact me if any of your questions remain unanswered.

Finally on behalf of everyone at Worthing Masjid, I make duaa that you have an extremely profitable end to the month of Ramadhan as well as a joyous and spiritually uplifting day of Eid. (Ameen)

Regards,

Imam Idris Nawab

(On behalf of Worthing Masjid)

Message regarding donations

 

Assalamualaikum,

 

Dear brothers and sisters,

 

I am writing to inform you that Worthing Masjid is no longer collecting funds to provide Iftar for vulnerable members of our community. We believe that we now have sufficient funds for this purpose.

 

I would like to thank all those who made a donation and assisted in delivery. (Jazak Allah) I have been overwhelmed by your generosity. May Allah reward you in this world and the hereafter.

(Ameen)

 

Donations to our general masjid fund are still being received gratefully. If you had intended to donate you may wish to make a general donation instead. The Masjid has many overheads and due to the current circumstances, it is unable to collect from the congregation.

 

May Allah reward you for your generosity.

 

Ali Abdul Rahman

Chairman

(On behalf of Worthing Masjid)

Sponsor Suhoor and Iftar for a day

 

This Ramadhan the Masjid is organising the delivery of Suhoor and Iftar meals to around a dozen local Muslims who are facing difficulty for various reasons. The cost of providing these meals is £100 a day.
Please contact us if you would like to sponsor Suhoor and Iftar for a day.

The prophet PBUH said “If a person gives iftar to a fasting person in this month, his sins will be forgiven. And he will be given as many rewards as has that fasting person,”
(Baihaqi)

Contact details:

Imam Idris (07875540605)

Ali Rahman (Chairman)
(07873 707296)

Ali Rahman
(On behalf of Worthing Masjid)

Message from Worthing Masjid on the eve of Ramadhan

 

*(Message from Worthing Masjid on the eve of Ramadhan)*

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullaahi Wabarakaatuh.

Saudi Moonsighting Authorities have confirmed that Ramadhan 2020 will begin on Friday the 24th of April.This means that the first taraweeh salah should be offered after Isha Salah tonight. (Thursday the 23rd).

The Ramadhan timetable can be downloaded from the Masjid website: (www.worthingmasjid.com) or from the Worthing Masjid facebook page.

Due to Corvid 19, the Masjid will remain closed and all activities therein will remain suspended until further notice.

However, this should not prevent us from making the most of this blessed month.

Regardless of whether the current pandemic is a trial or punishment, the solution to this crisis, undoubtedly lies in sincere repentance and making duaa. Ramadhan is the Month of Allah’s forgiveness and mercy.

We should spend as much time as possible during this blessed month, fasting, reciting the Holy Quran, worshipping Allah سبحانه وتعالى in abundance and serving humanity. In all circumstances we must try to abstain from the disobedience of Allah سبحانه وتعالى which is the primary reason for adverse conditions.

We should also use this opportunity to increase our knowledge of Islam and improve our recitation of the Holy Quran. Alhamdulillah, modern technology provides us with many ways to do this.

In Shaa Allah all of the above will bring much needed Noor ( light) and guidance into our homes.
A believer looks for opportunities and positives in every condition.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Masjid if you or anyone you know require any assistance due to the lockdown. This includes assistance with Suhoor and Iftar meals. (We are always happy to help)

Finally, I pray that Allah SWA grants all of us the most spiritually uplifting and blessed month of Ramadhan. I also pray that Allah S.W.A showers his mercy and forgiveness upon us so we can open the doors of his house to pray and break fast together again very soon. (Ameen)

 

Imam Idris Nawab
(On behalf of Wothing Masjid)

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