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.


23rd March 2020 *Online lessons during Madrasah suspension*


*Online lessons during Madrasah suspension* .

Assalaamu alaykum

Dear parents,

I hope this message reaches you in the best of health and faith.

As you may be aware, the Government has announced the closure of schools. In line with this announcement, we have also decided to suspend face to face teaching at the Madrasah. This will be in effect from today.

As we do not know how long this will continue, we are offering parents the opportunity to access online teaching.

I need to know what the interest is like for this before I decide the best way to facilitate this.

If you are interested and require further information please text or what’s app me your child’s name, your name, your email address and mobile number.

We will be charging a reduced rate of fees for this service.

Jazakallah khairan

Imam Idris.
(On behalf of Worthing Masjid)

22nd March 2020 *Suspension of Activities at Worthing Masjid in Response to Covid-19.*


*Suspension of Activities at Worthing Masjid in Response to Covid-19.*

Due to the severity of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and its risk to public health, it is with a heavy heart that we have to announce that we have no option but to immediately suspend all activities at Worthing Masjid until further notice, starting after Isha prayers tonight. (22/03/2020) This decision is the result of an internal consultation and follows advice and guidance
from esteemed healthcare professionals, the Government, and other Masjids and Islamic organisations.

Worthing Masjid shall immediately suspend:

• congregational five daily prayers;
• congregational Jummuah prayers; and
• programmes, events and talks.

The Imams will give the adhaan, pray 5 times daily salaah and engage in aamals to protect the sanctity of the Masjid.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding. We urge you to take all necessary precautions to stop the
spread of the virus. We shall continuously review the decision and update you accordingly. We encourage you
to continue your daily prayers and routines from home, engage in dua, recitation of the Quran, istigfar and

We pray that Allah, the Most Merciful, showers us with His infinite mercy and grants relief, protection and ease
to all of humanity in these testing times.

We will continue to keep our community regularly updated by way of our home transmitter, website ( and Facebook page.

Idris Nawab
(On behalf of Worthing Masjid)

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



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.