19 March 2020 *Worthing Masjid suspends Jumuah for the public, due to the coronavirus pandemic*

 

Assalamualaikum,

19 March 2020 *Worthing Masjid suspends Jumuah for the public, due to the coronavirus pandemic*

 

Following the latest rulings (fatwa’s) from many reputable scholars, several Shari’ah Boards, as well as the latest UK governmental guidance and advice from medical organisations and local medical professionals, Worthing Masjid have taken the unprecedented and difficult move to suspend Jumuah services to the public.

This is a decision that was not taken lightly and has been done to prevent the further spread of the virus in our Masjid and the UK at large, with the foremost being the protection of the elderly and vulnerable amongst our community.

We ask everyone to offer Jumuah at home, which should be replaced with the normal dhuhr (mid-day prayer consisting of 4 raka’at Fardh + Sunnan) prayer. The Imam’s speech can be heard through the transmitter at 1pm.

Madrasah, educational classes and other activities will also be suspended after today till further notice.

We will continue to offer the other Salahs with congregation. However, we are carefully monitoring goverment advice and are prepared for any eventuality.

Idris Nawab.
On behalf of Worthing Masjid.

Public service message by the Worthing Islamic Society in regards to the Coronavirus

 

Assalamualaikum,

This is a public service message by the Worthing
Islamic Society in regards to the Coronavirus.

As of 11/03/20, the World Health Organization has declared the outbreak of Coronovirus (Covid-19) a pandemic. Against this backdrop, there are 456 confirmed cases and 6 deaths in the UK at the time of writing (12/03/20). The Government and Chief Medical Officer have also stated that the peak of the virus is yet to come. The virus is more deadly for the elderly and those with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, immune suppression, and chronic lung disease.

Given the above and based on the guidance we have received from National Muslim organisations and Health officials , we offer the following advice:

1) Do not attend any Mosque activity if you experience ( no matter how mild) any symptoms of the Virus. These include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In this instance, you are excused from the congregational prayers (including Jumua)

2) It is religiously obligatory (wajib) for you to keep away and self-isolate if you have been diagnosed with Coronavirus in order to prevent the virus from spreading. Preventing harm, especially to others, takes precedence over attaining benefit

3) If you experience symptoms, keep a 2-metre distance from others and self isolate.

4) Please try to make wudhu at home. If wudhu has to be done in the mosque, please ensure you bin paper towels after use.

5) Please use hand sanitiser stations which are installed in the Masjid. There is a near consensus amongst scholars that these are permissible to use due to the alcohol ingredient in it being ethanol. If however you are still concerned that the alcohol in these santisiers is considered religiously impure, (najis) simply wash with water after use. This will suffice to remove the najasah.

6) Try to avoid physical contact, maintain general good hygiene and take care of your health more generally, as it is an amanah (sacred trust) from Allah

7) The elderly and the chronically ill should take extra precautions because they are at greater risk of death from Coronavirus. We strongly and politely encourage these groups to pray at home.

8) If there is a need to cough or sneeze, please use a tissue and bin it as soon as possible.

9) You should wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds when returning home

 

Alongside this, we offer the following general advice to the community :

a. Whilst taking reasonable precautions to protect ourselves, do not become fearful: everything happens by the Decree of Allah

b. Avoid forwarding unconfirmed news reports on social media or elsewhere, for the Prophet (s) said, ‘sufficient for a person to be considered a liar is that they spread news without confirming it’. (Muslim)

c. Remember the fragility of human life, and our ultimate return to our Lord. Turn to Allah in hope, longing, patience and prayer.

Allahumma inni A’udhu Bika Minal Barasi, Wal Jununi wal Juthami, Wa Min Si’il Asqami (Abu Dawud)

Also, we must be prepared to support those who are vulnerable and those who are isolating themselves out of precaution.

May Allah guide us to do what is best and protect all people.

Currently, there are no plans to halt congregational prayers or close the Madrasah. However, we are carefully monitoring expert advice and are prepared for any eventuality.

Please forward this message to all your Muslim contacts who are residents in Worthing and surrounding areas.

Jazakallah

Imam Idris Nawab
(On behalf of Worthing Masjid)

The Lonely Orphans collection for Rohingya and Bangladesh on Friday 28th

 

📣 *LONELY ORPHANS JUMUAH COLLECTION @ WORTHING MASJID*📣

*Friday 28th February 2020*

🌐 Lonely Orphans will be collecting funds at Jumuah Salaah for the Winter Appeal

All funds raised will be for the Rohingya & Uyghur.

Please donate generously.

💷 _Sadaqah & Zakat can be donated_
Card Payments Accepted
SC: 20-57-06
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📍 **Worthing Masjid*
Ivy Arch Road
Worthing
BN14 8BX
Ka’ab(Ra) narrated that the prophet (SAW) said:
_”Charity given during the day of Jumu’ah is greater (in reward) than any other day.”_
(Musannaf AbdurRazzaq)

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www.lonelyorphans.org

Human Relief Foundation Collection on Friday 17.01.2020

 

Human Relief Foundation is coming on Friday 17.01.2020 to do a collection for the poor and needy of Ghana. It’s in a town call Tamali.
Over thousands of muslims are loosing identities due to poverty.
This is Not just building something for them but to keep hold of their faith.
The situation there is not very good especially with food & clear clean water.
They don’t have any specific space to learn the deen or pray. We are building schools Mosque community centres & especially water well to provide clear clean water.

Br Shaheed of Human Relief Foundation

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