2nd April 2021
At Noor Ul Islam, we hope to keep the masjid open. But to remain open we need to ensure we are doing everything possible to reduce the risk of worshippers contracting and spreading Covid-19. These include:
– We would ensured that all health and safety guidelines are implemented for worshippers. We ask that all worshippers adhere to COVID Secure guidelines.
· The opening of the masjid only 15 minutes before the Jamaah time.
· Worshippers attending must wear face-coverings properly (nose and mouth must be covered – exemptions apply). They must also use the hand sanitiser on arrival and on leaving.
· Worshippers are reminded to bring their own prayer mat and bag to keep their shoes in. Please remember there are no Wudhu facilities available.
·We ask those over 70 /particularly vulnerable to make themselves known to a steward who can assist them in finding a suitable place for them to pray”.
· Under no circumstances should worshippers gather and mingle in or outside the vicinity of the Mosque.
· Worshippers should scan the NHS App QR code each time they visit or provide us with their details to Track and Trace purpose.
· There is now a one metre space between worshippers. We recognise that this will reduce the numbers that we can admit.
· There will be two Jummah prayers, 1:20pm and 2.30pm
click on link for – Masjid Ramadan Update
We kindly request all those attending the Masjid to adhere strict to our safety guidelines and support our efforts.
We will continue to monitor and assess the situation and may make further changes at no notice, if needed.
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.
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/
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
Please do not leave home unless you have to.
We request your dua’s and help, especially during this difficult time. May Allah protect us all.
Waltham Forest Noor Ul Islam
In line with Government & Health and Safety Executive guidelines, Noor Ul Islam has been carried a Risk Assessment to seek ways of reducing the risk of the spread of the COVID-19. This assessment will be updated as as when we get new guidance from the H M Government. Please click here to see the full Risk Assessment.
We hope that you will support us and make this transition work for all concerned.
We rely on our community to fund our progress. Now is as important as ever for you to continue supporting your Mosque.