COVID 19 – Measures on Congregational Prayers
Assalamualaikum warahmatullah wabarakatuh,
We hope this meets you well bi’ithnilLah,
In light of the risk posed by the virus to the entire community and its proliferation with close contact, the society has decided to cancel the Jum’ah prayer starting from this week. The decision is based on the following.
- Firstly, the allowance in Islam to seek the best alternative when weighing benefits and harm
- The inability to reach Jum’ah attendees via email to inform them of the required guidelines
- The likelihood of vulnerable persons present at the mosque in Jum’ah
- The difficulty of self-distancing during the khutbah and prayer
- And the recommendation from the Muslim Council Britain: https://mcb.org.uk/press-releases/mcb-calls-for-the-suspension-of-congregational-activities-at-uk-mosques-and-islamic-centres/
However, it is the intention of the society to leave the mosque opened for individual prayers, as we are able to reasonably ensure best hygiene practices. Notwithstanding, we would not recommend or organise congregational prayers at the mosque, and would hope that the community adheres. We honestly apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but as explained earlier; it is solely to protect the health of the community.
Thanks for your attention, we ask Allah to guide us to what’s best, ease our affairs, and protect us from His creations.
Jazakhumullahu Khayran for your time, interest and continuous support for the society.