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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A Muslim Day letter

Assalamu alaykum, May the peace and blessings of God be with you,
 
On the 3rd April, Muslims across the UK were threatened by a letter encouraging UK’s non-muslim residents to be punished based on a point scoring system. Well, it didn’t quite go as planned. On the contrary, thousands of people came together to show solidarity with the Muslims. Across the UK today we saw marches opposing this disgusting letter, we saw human chains being formed around mosques at prayer times and we saw members of the public offering to walk with vulnerable Muslims.
 
At times like this I feel proud to say that I am a British Muslim. It is days like today that prove to the extremists both ISIS like and Britain First like that no matter how much hatred they spread we the British citizens will not be divided but rather times like this will only bring us closer. We do not know for sure who was responsible for the letter but I’m sure they are regretting their decision now. Not only did they bring communities closer but they were responsible for numerous friendships being formed between the Muslims and non-Muslim communities.
 
In Canterbury, CANDIFA and EMIC both came to the Mosque to show support to local Muslims and to say #westandtogether. This was a beautiful gesture as despite there not being a real threat in Kent, it is nice to know that we, the Canterbury Muslims, are being supported in Canterbury. On behalf of all the Muslims in Canterbury we would like to say a massive thank you to Mike and the members of CANDIFA and EMIC.
 
We would also like to thank Kent police and UKC campus security for helping to monitor the Univeristy and Mosque area to allow Muslims to feel comfortable whilst walking around.
 
Canterbury has always been a very tolerant place to live in and we hope that the Mosque can benefit the wider community whenever possible. We are still building new relationships on a daily basis with several organisations and we aim to build upon them. If you would like to know more about us then please visit contact us page.

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