“The most beloved of places to Allah are the mosques, and the most hated of places to Allah are the markets.” [Muslim]
Dear Community Members,
Alhamdulillah, the government has announced that it will be lifting restrictions from Monday the 19th of July 2021.
This means, that there is no longer a legal requirement for us to pray one metre apart and to be wearing a face mask.
So, from Monday the 19th of July 2021, we will start praying shoulder to shoulder.
However, as most of you will know that Covid is not finished, as on Friday the 16th July 2021 there were 51,870 people tested positive for Coronavirus and 49 deaths of people who tested positive within 28 days.
The Mosque has a huge responsibility, as well as each one of us, to ensure that our practices are not the cause for spreading the virus within our community.
Therefore, we are still asking that, please come to the Mosque with WUDU (ablution), MUSALLAH (Prayer Matt), QUNAE WAJAH (Face Mask) and if possible, walk or cycle to the Mosque.
The Wudu areas will be opened up, but we ask that these are used as a last resort for emergencies and by workers or visitors. Public Health England advises that wudu areas are a high risk for transmission of the Virus.
The number of Jumu’ah prayers held will be reduced from 3 to 2 starting from 30th July 2021.
1st Jumua’h Khutba start time at 1.15 PM
2nd Jumua’h Khutba start time at 2.00 PM
Entry will be on a first come first basis. There will, no longer be a requirement to book a place.
REGISTRATION FOR RECEIVING MOSQUE UPDATE MESSAGES.
To be put onto the Mosque message list, please save the mosque mobile number 07898071178 on your contacts as ICEC. Please note, this is not your WhatsApp contact list but your main phone’s contact list.
Then by WhatsApp message us your name. We will then put you on our list to receive mosque update messages.
We send out by Mass Mosque update messages using WhatsAPP broadcast. To prevent abuse, WhatsApp only deliver these messages to your mobile if our number 07898 071178 is saved on your phone’s main contacts.
For those who require any assistance, please email us on: [email protected]icecbattersea.org.uk or call us on 020 72284267 or 07898 071178.
We are sure, you will appreciate that this is a very difficult time for all the Community. It is a time, where we need to support and watch out for each other.
If, you are one of those who will be yearning to see the Mosque operating normally, then be patient and remember the words of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) who said:
“There are seven whom God will shade in His shade on the day on which there is no shade except His shade [including] a man whose heart is attached to the mosque when he leaves it until he returns to it….” [Bukhari]