SOUTHAMPTON MEDINA MOSQUE TRUST LTD. OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING MOSQUE COVID POLICY FROM MONDAY 19TH JULY 2021.
From Monday the 19th July, the government will be moving to stage 4 of the road map and lift the current Covid restrictions that have been in place. This means that from this date there will be an end to the requirement to social distance and the wearing of face coverings. Although most legal restrictions will be lifted at step 4, and many people have been vaccinated, it is still possible to catch and spread COVID-19, even if you are fully vaccinated, and we are still in the third wave of this pandemic in the UK. COVID-19 will be a feature of our lives for the foreseeable future, so we need to learn to live with it and manage the risk to ourselves and others.
As COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, it is important that we all use personal judgement to manage our own risk. All of us can play our part by exercising common sense and considering the risks. While no situation is risk-free, there are actions we can take to protect ourselves and others around us. Every action to help reduce the spread will reduce any further resurgence of the virus in the coming months.
From the 19th of July onwards, the Mosque will have:
- No Social distancing during prayers, we will be returning to standing shoulder to shoulder during congregational prayers.
- No requirement to bring a prayer mat for prayers. However, if you feel that you still want to use your own prayer mat, you will be free to do so.
- Shoe racks will be available for use too.
- Toilets and Washrooms will be open at the Mosque, however, it must be stressed that to keep all users of the Mosque safe and limit any risk of virus spread, we encourage people to use their own judgement in using these facilities and where possible, to make your ablutions (Wudu) at home.
However, after careful consideration, and to keep all users of the Mosque safe, especially our users who have underlying health issues, we have decided that from 19th July the wearing of face coverings at the Mosque is strongly advised. We urge all users of the Mosque to continue to wear face coverings during the congregational prayer, and in any large gatherings in the Mosque where space is limited. Whilst this is not a legal requirement, we ask you to consider the fact that infection rates are on the rise and that some of our Mosque users are people who are in the vulnerable health category.
May Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala reward you all for your efforts in trying to prevent this virus spreading and keep us all in his divine protection. JazakAllah Khayr, The Board of Trustees, Southampton Medina Mosque Trust Ltd.
The moonsighting reports from around the UK, for the moon of Dhul Hijjah 1442AH have returned negative findings. Therefore, Dhul Hijjah will begin this Sunday after magrib (or Monday the 12th of July according to the Gregorian calendar) and *Eid-ul-Adha will be on Wednesday 21st of July Insha’Allah*.
- 1st Jamaat 8:00 am
- 2nd Jamaat 9:30am
Further guidance on Eid and any changes in Mosque Covid policy will be issued in due course.
*Picture from New Crescent Society
*Southampton Medina Mosque Trust Ltd*
Due to reports of positive sightings of the new crescent moon the first day of Shawwāl and Eīd al-Fitr 1442 will be Thursday, 13th of May 2021. We ask Allah Almighty to make it a Eid full of blessings and mercy, and to accept all of our fasting and prayers during the month of Ramadan.
Eid Mubarak from all at the Southampton Medina Mosque.
*Eid Salah’s* : *7:30am* *8:30am* *9:30am*
The Jamaats will stand at 7.30am, 8.30am, 9.30am without delay.
It is advisable to arrive early to be sure that you do not miss the Jamaat.
Please keep the following rules in mind, when attending the Masjid:
-You must bring your own prayer mat.
-You must ensure you are wearing a face mask upon entry.
-You must have a bag for your shoes.
-You must perform ablution before coming to the Mosque (Wudu facilities will be closed).
-Please ensure you follow the social distancing rules inside and outside the Mosque.
Please arrive early by walking to the mosque, if this is not possible, please park responsibly.
Also please note the following message from Councillor Toqeer Kataria.
Southampton City Council has waved parking restrictions on residents parking bays in zone 4 on 13/05/21, Eid Day. Please be aware that any parking or double parking on the pavement, yellow lines, zig-zags, disabled bays etc will be enforced as normal.
Please walk or car share where you can. Use paid parking where needed. There are two large car parks located within walking distance to mosques in Newtown and Nicholstown.
1. Compton Walk Car Park
2. Trinity Road Car Park.
I wish you and your family Eid Mubarak. Cllr Toqeer Kataria. JazakAllah khayr.
*Southampton Medina Mosque Trust Ltd Announcement*
السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته
شَهۡرُ رَمَضَانَ ٱلَّذِيٓ أُنزِلَ فِيهِ ٱلۡقُرۡءَانُ هُدٗى لِّلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَٰتٖ مِّنَ ٱلۡهُدَىٰ وَٱلۡفُرۡقَانِۚ فَمَن شَهِدَ مِنكُمُ ٱلشَّهۡرَ فَلۡيَصُمۡهُۖ
“The month of Ramadan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it.”
Due to reports of negative sightings of the new crescent moon we will complete 30 days of Shaban.
The first day of Ramadan will commence on Wednesday 14th April 2021 (from Tuesday evening).
We ask Allah SWT to make it a Ramadan full of blessings and to accept all of our fasting and prayers.
اللهم بلغنا رمضان
O Allah, allow us to reach Ramadan.
Ramadan Mubarak from all at the Southampton Medina Mosque Trust Ltd.
PLEASE PARK ONLY IN THE ALLOCATED SPACES IN THE CAR PARK AND DO NOT BLOCK OTHERS IN BY PARKING IRRESPONSIBLY. YOU WILL BE TOLD TO REMOVE YOUR VEHICLE FROM OUR CAR PARK IF YOU HAVE BLOCKED PEOPLE IN.
We pray that this message reaches you in good health.
Due to the Government restrictions introduced in England, Southampton Medina Mosque Trust Ltd are required to suspend all congregational prayers at the Mosque with immediate effect.
The Mosque will remain open for individual prayers, you will need to wear facemasks, bring your own prayer mat, a bag for footwear and adhere to social distancing rules that are currently in place. Please note that wudu facilities will remain closed. During this Lock down, we humbly request all elderly and people with underlying health conditions to offer their prayers at home.
The Mosque will be open for 30 MINUTES ONLY for individual prayers during the following times.
FAJAR 6:00 TO 6.30AM
ZOHAR 1:00 TO 1:30PM
ASAR 3:00 TO 3:30PM
MAGHRIB – (5 minutes before Maghrib daily time and 25 minutes after)
ESHA – 7:00 TO 7:30PM
THE MOSQUE WILL NOT BE OPEN FOR INDIVIDUAL PRAYER ON FRIDAY AT THE TIME OF JUMMAH. PLEASE OFFER YOUR ZOHAR PRAYERS AT HOME.
OUR IMAMS WILL BE DELIVERING THE JUMMAH TALK ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR YOU TO WATCH IN YOUR HOMES.
We will be contacting parents of children in the Madrassa separately.
Further information will be released on how you can continue to keep in touch through social media and live streaming.
Please note that we are continually monitoring Local and National advice and will advise you all if anything changes.