at Southampton Medina Mosque.
Allah Almighty says,
The Glorious Qur’ān was revealed in the month of Ramadan as a guidance for mankind. The word of Allah illuminated the straight path for us all, and distinguishes between right and wrong. So those of us who witness the blessed month must observe the higher act of fasting. Allah intends to provide ease for us and does not intend to create hardship for us. All this is so that we can complete the prescribed number of fasts, and proclaim the Takbīrāt of Allah for having guided us. This is so we can show our gratitude to Allah Most High (2:185).
DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS AND PUBLIC SAFETY REASONS, THERE WILL NO IFTAR HELD AT THE MOSQUE DURING THE ENTIRE MONTH OF RAMADAN.
Fajar Prayer/Jamaat times at the Mosque during Ramadan will be adjusted to the following times:
12th/13th to 15 April – 4:30am
16th to 22nd April – 4:15am
23rd to 29th April – 4am
30th April to 6th May – 3:30am
7th May to 13th May – 3am
Times will change every Friday.
Announcements will be made on jumuah and a message will be sent out to the public.
In Sha Allah this coming Ramadan the entire Qur’an will be recited at Medina Mosque in 20 Rakats of Sunnah Prayer. Please refer to the unified Ramadan timetable under the Medina Mosque column for timings of Esha/Taraweeh.
Please note that we expect to be busy, due to the limitation on numbers. Once we reach our full capacity, the doors will be locked. Brothers will be using the upstairs and downstairs main halls. Sisters will be using the small hall on the ground floor. Once the doors are locked, they will only be unlocked at the end of Taraweeh prayers.
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.
*Reciters of the glorious Qur’an include:*
-Mufti Muhammad Umar Khattab Sahib
-Imam Hafiz Muhammad Akhtar Ali
-Imam Hafiz Muhammad Ali Tanveer
Allah Almighty says, And We sent down in the Quran such things that have healing and mercy for the believers. (17:82)
The following *rules* will be in place when attending the Masjid for Taraweeh Prayers.
-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, ALL WUDHU AND TOILET FACILITIES WILL BE CLOSED.
Please ensure you follow the social distancing rules inside and outside the Mosque.
Everyday after Salat ul-Dhuhr the Imams of Medina Mosque will be delivering reminders on various Islamic topics.
*Ramadan and prayer times*
Confirmation about the start date of when Ramadan begins will be based on actual moonsighting and any announcement will be made one hour after Maghrib on Monday 12th April.
Any announcement of a positive or negative moon sighting for the month of Shawwal (End of Ramadan) will be made one hour after Maghrib upon completing 29th fast of Ramadan.
(Depending on when the moon for Ramadan is sighted, the 29th of Ramadan will be either the 11th or 12th May)
Ramadan timetables will be available to collect at the Mosque from the 9th April onwards, and online In Sha Allah. [ Online Ramadan Timetables ]
Please continue to support us at Medina Mosque, we are always trying our best to serve you all in the best and most effective way.
May Allah Almighty give us the ability to take maximum benefit from this blessed month of the Qur’an.