Re: Parking Announcement from Worthing Masjid Committee

Dear attendees to the Masjid,

Assalamualaikum,

With great disappointment, we are writing to inform you that the Masjid has received several complaints from surrounding businesses and residents regarding the manner in which attendees to the Masjid are parking their vehicles during Ramadhan.

As I am sure you are aware, our neighbour, Kuhr Engineering kindly grants the Masjid permission to use their car park between Maghrib and Fajr every Ramadhan. This is in additional to allowing us to offer Janazah salah on their premises throughout the year.

However, we are sad to report that many of our attendees have abused this favour by regularly blocking their entrance, especially on Fridays.

This recently resulted in them being unable to offload much needed deliveries, hence affecting their business.
Furthermore, they report that some attendees have been verbally abusing their staff when asked to move.

Additionally, the Worthing Boys Club opposite have also complained that our attendees are regularly parking in a manner which blocks their driveway.

Also, the Imam has received calls from residents on King Edward Avenue complaining that their driveways have been blocked by Masjid attendees.

This type of inconsiderate behaviour is completely against our faith and it jeopardises our privilege of using the nearby car park for Janazah and during Ramadhan.

In light of this, the Committee have decided to take the following steps to prevent further damage to relations with our neighbours:

1) The Masjid will place bollards near its premises to prevent anyone parking in a manner which causes our neighbours inconvenience.

2) Every Friday, we will employ traffic marshalls at considerable cost, who will only allow disabled drivers to park in the trading estate. Everyone else should park in places like Morrison’s which has 2 hours free parking.

3) If any car is parked illegally or in a manner which causes inconvenience to others, the Imam will be asked to make an immediate announcement and if this doesn’t work, he will be instructed to halt the service till the offending vehicle is moved.

These might come across as extreme measures but due to the gravity of the situation, we have no alternative but to take these steps.

We kindly request all members of our community to co-operate with Masjid volunteers when being instructed about parking. In Sha Allah we hope that this will help the Masjid to maintain good relations with our neighbours as well as continue benefitting from the privilege of being able to use the Kuhr Engineering car park for Janazah and during Ramadhan.

We thank you for your attention and immediate co-operation.

May Allah grant us the ability to continue receiving his blessings and rewards during the remainder of this blessed month (Ameen).

Wassalaam.

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

Taraweeh Prayer Time Change

As-salamu alaykum:

Following a consultation last night with the congregation who attended the 2nd taraweeh, it has been decided that the second Taraweeh prayer time will be changed to 11:30 pm for the rest of this Ramadan. Please ignore any other timings.

I would like to thank all the brothers who contributed to the consultation. May Allah reward you.

Imam Idris Nawab
(On behalf of Worthing Masjid)

Ramadan moonsighting confirmed

Assalamu Alaikum,

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Saudi moonsighting authorities have confirmed that they have sighted the moon. This means that the 1st taraweeh will be performed in our Masjid this evening (Sunday 10th March).

The timing of the 1st taraweeh in our Masjid is at 8.00pm and the 2nd taraweeh is at 11.00pm.

After second taraweeh this evening, a short meeting will be held to decide the time of the 2nd taraweeh for the rest of the month.

The 1st fast will In Sha Allah be observed tomorrow. (11th March). Iftar will be served in the Masjid every evening.

All Ramadhan timings and announcements can be found on the Worthing Masjid website. http://worthingmasjid.co.uk/

I wish everyone a blessed and spiritually uplifting Ramadhan (Ameen)

Imam Idris Nawab
(On behalf of Worthing Masjid)

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