Re opening of Madrasah September 2020



Dear parents,

I am writing to inform you that the Madrasah will reopen from Tuesday next week for staggered re-introductions.
Every child is asked to attend only once next week on their allocated day.

Please find letter below with all the details. We are hoping to reopen fully the week after and it’s important for both the pupils and the children to attend on the allocated day next week to help us plan for the future.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or queries.


Imam Idris Nawab
(On behalf of Worthing Masjid)

**Jumuah Salah Times from 4th Sep 2020**


**Jumuah Salah Times from 4th Sep 2020**


Dear Mussallees,

Please note that from the 4th September 2020, there will only be two Jumuah Jamaats at Worthing Masjid.

*First Jumuah:*

English Bayan: 1pm
Arabic Khutbah: 1.20pm

*Second Jumuah:*

English Bayan:1.45pm
Arabic Khutbah: 2pm

( Musallees will be given 5 minutes before the Arabic Khutbah to offer their Sunnah Salaah )

Attendees will continue to be allowed in according to the order of their arrival and we humbly request everyone to adhere to the Masjid Covid-19 policy.

Unfortunately, due to limited space, we can not accommodate sisters till further notice.

Once again we thank you for your co-operation.

Please note: Although all effort has been made to follow the government’s Covid-19 policy, the Masjid cannot accept responsibility for any individuals.

Imam Idris Nawab
(On behalf of Worthing Masjid)

Jumuah Salah Times


**Jumuah Salah Times:

First Jumuah: 1.15pm
Second Jumuah: 1.45pm
Third Jumuah: 2.15pm**


Alhamdulillah after three months we will be able to offer Jumuah salah in congregation again from this Friday. (10th July)

As a result of social distancing, there is capacity for only around 90 people in our Masjid at a time.

Therefore, we have decided to hold 3 separate Jumuah Salahs.

Attendees will be allowed in according to order of arrival.

The doors of the Masjid will be opened at 12.45pm and once the capacity is filled, attendees will have to wait for the next Jumuah to enter. We thank you in advance for your co-operation and understanding.

Sisters wishing to attend have been allocated space during the 3rd Jumuah. (2.15pm)

There will be no English Bayan before any Jumuah salah. After the Fardh salah, (no sunnah) attendees are requested to leave the Masjid immediately through the rear exit, following the one way system in operation. The whole Masjid needs to be disinfected before the next jamaat can be performed.

Therefore, please offer your Sunnah salah at home or elsewhere.

All attendees must:

1, Be over the age of 13 and not have underlying health conditions or suspected Covid-19 symptoms.

2, Perform wudhu at home. (Wudhu and Toilet facilities are NOT available at the Masjid)

3, Line up in an orderly manner, maintaining social distancing while temperatures are taken and attendees are permitted in.

4, Bring your own prayer mat.

5, Wear a face mask and sanitise your hands on entry.

6, Maintain social distancing at all times.

7, Refrain from socialising and standing in groups inside or outside the Masjid.

8, Adhere at all times to advice and instructions provided by Masjid volunteers.

Once again we thank you for your co-operation.

Please note: Although all effort has been made to follow the government’s Covid-19 policy, the Masjid cannot accept responsibility for any individuals.

Imam Idris Nawab
(On behalf of Worthing Masjid)

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.


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.*


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.
(On behalf of Worthing Masjid)

Message regarding donations




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.



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


(On behalf of Worthing Masjid)




Due to the current coronavirus lockdown which is keeping the Masjid shut for everyone’s safety, we’ve lost two important income streams, the weekly Jummuah collections and Madrasah fees.

You can help us by donating much-needed funds direct to the Masjid Bank Account – HSBC plc, A/c Name: Worthing Islamic Social and Welfare Society; A/c No. 01060813 Sort Code. 404723

– May Allah reward you abundantly for your generosity.

Jazakallahu Khairan.


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