13 Mar Coronavirus – Updates and Guidance
Important Announcement –
On Tuesday 23rd June 2020, the Government announced that from Saturday 4th July 2020, Places of Worship would be allowed to open for congregational prayers”. These Places of Worship would have to ensure the health and safety of worshippers provided that they adhere to COVID Secure guidelines. we are currently working on all safety aspects with regard to reopening the masjid. We hope that you will support us and make this transition work for all concern.
Our Madrassa, Primary School are also closed until further notice.
Our Preschool is currently open for morning session only.
At the moment our main office is open to the public to visit in person from 10:30am to 1pm, Monday to Fridays.
The Prophet (Pbuh) said:
“Cleanliness is half of faith”
Guidance on funerals and burials
The National Burial Council has published the following guidance when a Muslim dies due to Coronavirus. For more information visit http://nbc.org.uk/
We must be prepared to support those who are vulnerable and those who are isolating themselves out of precaution. Support those individuals and families affected in their local areas, while taking precautions for yourselves.
‘Allah assists his servants as long as His servants are assisting their fellow men.’ (Muslim)
Check up on neighbours, especially the elderly and infirm, whilst taking relevant precautions if you or your neighbours are even mildly unwell. Do not assume that they have family to check up on them. Provide assistance with shopping (drop items at their doorstep) and give moral and spiritual support by phone.
Where can I get more information?
We invite you to visit the following websites for up-to-date information on the Coronavirus here:
Muslim Council Of Britain: https://mcb.org.uk/topic/covid-19/
British Islamic Medical Association: https://www.britishima.org/
Government, NHS & WHO;
NHS provides advice on what Covid-19 is, what the risks are, the symptoms, how Covid-19 is spread, and how to avoid catching or spreading germs (simple Do’s and Don’ts): https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
The WHO (World Health Organisation) provides information and a free 5-minute video on which has been provided to our Leadership (Trustees/Directors), Employees & Worshippers Covid-19: https://openwho.org/courses/introduction-to-ncov
Government guidance on hand washing is provided in line with the 20 second rule: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands/
NHS 111 online provides advice on when to self-isolate and access to an online interactive and personal checklist: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/
Turn to Allah
The Prophet (pbuh) used to supplicate to Allah against diseases;
اَللَّهُمَّ إِن يْ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْبَرَصِ وَالْجُنُونِ وَالْجُذَامِ وَمِنْ سَ يءِِ الأسَْقَامِ
Interim UK Community Guidance for Coronavirus Pandemic- British Board of scholars and Imams
COVID-19: Guidance for Mosques- Muslim Council of Britain