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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Show of solidarity

In light of the recent New Zealand terror attack and in remembrance of all previous terror attacks, Canterbury Mosque and Kent Islamic student union have decided to bring our Friday service out into the public. We will have a sermon and prayer as usual which will start at 1:15pm and will end around 1:45pm. Throughout this time we will be holding placards against terrorism and supporting unity.

We will then have speeches from a few locals and VIPs. This will conclude with refreshments at the Mosque which is a two minute walk.

We will begin the prayers at 1:15pm in front of the Venue (university club).

We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible. This is an example to the whole world once again that no matter how hard these bigots and extremists try to divide our communities we simply will not be divided. Rather we will unite stronger than ever before.

Look forward to seeing you all on Friday 22/03/2019 at 1:15pm

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One Community… One Hand…

In light of the recent terror attacks we have received an incredible amount of support from our friends, neighbors and brothers and sisters in humanity. We want to thank all of you for thinking of us in these difficult times and thank you for showing your support to the victims by coming to the mosque and laying flowers.

Once again we have proven to the terrorists that we will not be divided no matter how hard they try.

United we stand, divided we fall.

 

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Visit My Mosque

On Sunday 3rd March, we will once again be opening our doors to the public. Our doors will be open from 12pm-5pm. The day will consist of tours, refreshments, performances, talks from guests and an open Q&A. Please do visit us and bring your friends and families.

This year we will also have a special talk about our construction which has finally begun.

We look forward to seeing you all there!!!

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Eid Celebration

As we must all stay united, steadfast and resilient.

You all are invited to participate and be involved in making Muslim community look united and strengthened by participating in:

Muslim community Eid party
Saturday the 23rd of June at the the West gate hall at 5.00pm at the Westgate Hall (Westgate Hall Rd, Canterbury CT1 2BT)

Bring and share sweet and savoury dish and some drinks.

We can make this a memorable friendly Eid.
We owe it to our community and to our muslim centre, mosque.

There will be activities for kids.

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Eid Alfitr Announcement

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

Canterbury Mosque is pleased to announce that Eid al-Fitr 1439 (Hijri) will be on Friday the 15th of June 2018.

Only one prayers will be held for brother and sisters at 8:15am.

We pray for the acceptance of our fasting and prayers during the blessed month of Ramadan.

May the mercy of Allah allow us to reach the next Ramadan.

The Eid day is as agreed by the Coordination Committee of Major Islamic Centres and Mosques in London.

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Ramadan Announcment

Canterbury Mosque is pleased to announce that 1st Ramadan 1439 will be on Thursday 17th May 2018.

This is as agreed by the Coordination Committee of Major Islamic Centres and Mosques in London.

You can download a copy of the Ramadan Timetable via this link: Ramadan 2018 Timetable

Ramadan 2018

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