Update regarding Covid-19 (Coronavirus)
With further developments over the course of the weekend and measures announced by the Government today, the decision has been made to suspend all Madrassah activities at the Masjid with immediate effect until further notice.
Classes will instead move to an online platform with the use of video conferencing, and will resume from Monday 23 March InshaaAllah.
In a further step to safeguard attendees to the Masjid, the Wudhu (ablution) facilities have been closed with immediate effect. Please, therefore, ensure you have washed before you make your way to prayers.
All prayer services, including Friday (Jummah) salah, continue to operate as usual at this time.
InshaaAllah, the measures we've taken will help minimise the spread of the virus.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in helping us to deal with these unprecedented circumstances.
Finally, please remember the advice from our message on 14 March:
- Wash your hands with soap and water, or use a sanitiser gel, regularly throughout the day;
- Catch your cough or sneeze in a tissue, bin it and wash your hands;
- Perform your wudhu (ablution) and sunnah prayers at home;
- You can choose not to shake hands and instead verbally greet others by saying ‘Asalamualikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh’;
- Bring your own prayer mat to the Masjid, so that if you happen to cough or sneeze while in Rukū (bowing) or Sujūd (prostration), the germs don’t spread to the carpet;
- If you have a high temperature and/or a new persistent cough and breathing difficulties self-isolate (stay at home) for 7 days. Do not visit your GP, instead call the surgery for advice and if symptoms get worse, call 999 for medical assistance. Further information can be found at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Please remember, you will continue to be rewarded for congregational prayers if you keep others safe by staying away from the Masjid and performing your prayers at home – even if you have mild symptoms.
May Allah keep us all under his divine protection. Ameen.