Mosque Re-Opening

Canterbury Mosque re-opening is on Saturday 4 July 2020

Important regulations:

Who can come?

  • At this stage, we are open only for Men’s part of the mosque.
  • Sisters’ part is being reviewed before we can safely open. Sisters, please accept our apology.
  • Children under the age of 15 are not allowed to come yet.
  • Corona Risk is still high with advanced age, so the mosque requests anyone above 70 years old to NOT come to the Mosque at this stage.
  • Anyone with chronic diseases such as Diabetes, Heart, Kidney, Liver disease or with low immunity, etc
    are at high risk and SHOULD NOT come to the Mosque
  • Anyone with symptoms suggestive of Corona infection such as:
    • Fever or feeling hot
    • Cough
    • Loss of smell or taste
    • Diarrhoea or feeling Sick
    • Runny nose or sneezing
    • Or generally feeling unwell
  • Anyone who has a family member diagnosed with Corona or having the above symptoms MUST NOT come to the Mosque except after 3 weeks of complete recovery.

Is Mosque open for all Salah?

  • We are only open for the 5 Daily Prayers, except Friday Zohr.
  • No Friday Prayer (Jumaa) at this stage and the mosque will be closed on Friday Zohr.

What should I do before coming to the mosque?

  • Please do your Wudu before coming as all Toilets & Wudu area are CLOSED.
  • Please bring your own Prayer Mat with you.
  • Please bring a paper or plastic bag to put your shoes in.
  • Please bring a Face Mask with you and wear it ALL the time inside the mosque.

So, before coming to the mosque:

  • Do your Wudu.
  • Bring your prayer mat, face mask and a bag for your shoes.

What should I do when entering the mosque?

  • Avoid touching unnecessary surfaces.
  • Use hand sanitizers supplied at the door.
  • Put your shoes in the bag and TAKE IT with you inside the mosque (Don’t leave your shoes at the entry door).
  • Move forward to the nearest space available near Imam
  • Use the yellow lines to know the designated prayer places. Do Not use any other area to pray except the one marked by the yellow lines.
  • When you finish your prayer, please leave ASAP through the EXIT DOOR in the Conservatory.
  • Use the Red Pedal Bin at Exit Door to discard the bag if you need.

Please do not stand outside the mosque. We have to avoid unnecessary crowds inside and outside.

Please keep 2 metres distance ALL THE TIME inside & outside the mosque

Please keep us safe and follow the regulations or we will be forced to take more strict measures or Close the mosque if it was seen A Risk to keep it open.

Do not shake hands!
Do not Hug!

Please help the COVID Safety Officer: Brother Salah-Eddine in his duties to ensure all regulations are strictly met.

The mosque expects from all visitors to adhere to the COVID Health Mosque regulations and act with responsibility and understanding.

Please help us keeping the mosque Safe and Open.

Jazakom Allah Khairan for your understanding and cooperation 🤲🏼

Mosque Committee & Trustee.

03/07/2020

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Eid Al-Fitr Announcement

Eid Mubarak for all of you brother and sisters and your families.

Canterbury Mosque is pleased to announce that Eid al-Fitr 1441 (Hijri) will be on Sunday the 24th of May 2020.

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EID CELEBRATIONS 2020

“Whoever saves the life of one person, it shall be as if he saved mankind entirely” (Quran 5:32)

 

STATEMENT FROM CANTERBURY MUSLIM CULTURAL CENTRE AND CANTERBURY MOSQUE

Assalamo Alikom dear Sisters and Brothers,

We are taking into consideration the recent statement from the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) on Eid-ul-Fitr 2020 and the latest announcement from the Prime Minister detailing a timetable for a partial lifting of lockdown measures.

The measures deal with the COVID-19 pandemic that has already cost over 34,000 lives in our country. The Prime Minister announced it is unlikely that places of worship will be reopening before 4 July 2020.   It is clear from both the MCB and the Prime Minister’s announcement that maintaining social distancing, preserving lives and supporting the NHS is a high priority.

The Chairman, the Executive Committee, the members of the board of Trustees and the acting Imams of the Mosque held a meeting last week to discuss the announcements from MCB and the Prime Minister on Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations.

Our decision highlights the Islamic teaching of saving and protecting lives as a high priority over gatherings and celebrations.

There will be NO EID PRAYER at the mosque or outside it, and there will be no gathering or any other activity at the mosque till further notice.

We strongly advise all our congregation to follow the health authorities’ rules about avoidance of gatherings, and we urge you all to celebrate with your own family only.

Please DO NOT invite friends or extended family to celebrate with you. The infection risk of the pandemic from gatherings remains high.

We are very thankful to our congregation who have observed the strict lockdown rules for preserving lives and supporting our nation’s Key Workers, especially the NHS.  

Celebrate Eid and end of fasting with your family at home. Be generous with them as this is the Prophet’s (SWA) Sunnah.

Wear clean or new clothes and pray with them Eid Salah.

If this Eid we can not celebrate with our friends and families, we can use social media meeting tools to Virtually celebrate with them.

May Allah reward us all for our patience and care for others health, and may he grant us once again to meet soon to celebrate our Eid together inshallah.

Canterbury Mosque will broadcast this week through social media how we can pray Eid Salah at home so please keep in touch with the Mosque’s website & social media sites for further details in the coming few days. 

Wassallam

Canterbury Muslim Cultural Centre – Canterbury Mosque

25th Ramadan 1441- 18th May 2020

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Ramadan Announcement

Canterbury Mosque is happy to announce that the start of Ramadan 1441  Hijri is Friday 24 April.

Taraweeh Prayers at home starts from tonight. You can pray Jamaa’t with your family; No prayers at the mosque yet.

For prayers/fasting times and other details, please visit Ramadan 1441 page. It will be updated regularly during Ramadan, if Allah wills, to list news, activities and events.

Ramadan Mubarak

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