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Re-opening Announcement from Reading Islamic Centre (RIC)

As per the recent UK government guidelines, Insha’Allah RIC will start to operate the reduced services as of 04/07/2020. Please see full details below:

1️⃣ The Centre will open 15 mins before every Salah congregation and will close 15 mins after the congregation.

2️⃣ Perform supererogatory prayers at home and leave promptly once the prayers are completed.

3️⃣ There will be no wudu facility in the centre. Please do wudu at home.

4️⃣ Wearing a mask and bringing your own prayer mat is compulsory for entering into the premises.

5️⃣ There will be 3 Friday prayers at the South Street centre and 2 prayers at Amity Road centre. The prayer and khutba will be short and start promptly at the designated times. We will communicate Jummah timings separately.

6️⃣ Wherever possible, there will be a one way system and security in place for Friday prayers.

7️⃣ Everybody is requested to bring carrier bags for their shoes.

8️⃣ Minimise or avoid shaking of hands/embracing each other before/after prayers.

Please adhere to social distances guidelines by UK government at all time.

We will offer further advice with regards to the Madrassah, other classes held in the Masjid, planned lectures/talks and other activities in due course. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Jazak’Allah Khair
Reading Islamic Centre

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Re-opening Announcement from Aisha Masjid & Islamic Centre and Jamme Masjid, Alexandra Rd

Assalāmu Alaikum Warahmathullāhi Wabarakathahu.

With the grace of Allah SWT, we pray that you have been keeping safe and well insha’Allah

In accordance with the latest advice from the Government and the guidance from the Muslim Council of Britain, Insha’Allah, Aisha Masjid & Islamic Centre, Reading and Jamme Masjid, Alexandra Rd, Reading will be re-opening on 4 July 2020 from Fajr prayer.

In preparation for this, detailed planning and risk assessments have been carried out over the last few weeks at the Masjids to ensure that appropriate measures and policies are in place to minimise the COVID19 risk and keep our Musallees and wider community safe insha’Allah.

The re-opening does not mean COVID-19 virus has gone away. The virus is still very much around and there is a very real risk of 2nd phase transmissions if we do not take precautions about social distancing as advised by Public Health England. Therefore we request you to please strictly adhere to the following measures and instructions:

✅ Only those that are fit and well should attend the Masjid

✅ Anyone unwell or showing any COVID-19 related symptoms should not attend the Masjid

✅ At the moment we are unable to accommodate sisters and children

✅ Aged and with underlying health conditions and those that are shielding should not attend the Masjid

✅ Travellers from abroad should not attend the Masjid until they have completed the designated quarantine period

✅ There will be no Wudu facilities. Please do your wudu before attending the Masjid

✅ Masjid will open 10 minutes before the designated time for congregational prayer and will close 10 minutes after the completion of the congregational prayer

✅ Masjid will open 30 minutes before designated time for each Jummah prayer and will close 30 minutes after the completion of the prayer

✅ Please read Sunnah and Nafl prayers at home

✅ Please bring your own mask or face covering – to be worn at all times when in the Masjid

✅ Please bring a plastic shoe bag. Please place your shoes in your shoe bag and take these with you into the prayer hall and place these either side of you

✅ Please bring your own prayer mat

✅ Please bring your own Quran or use your phone apps

✅ Please observe the one-way system

✅ Please use hand sanitizers provided on entering and exiting the Masjids

✅ Please use tissues when coughing or sneezing. Take these home with you or dispose of them in the designated bins

✅ Social distancing should be practised at all times

✅ Please do not congregate outside the Masjids or inside the Masjids other than for congregational prayer at the allocated time and in the designated prayer spaces

✅ Aisha Masjid only: Limited car parking available – parking bays only

✅ Masjid will close when at designated capacity

✅ Please pray in the designated prayer spaces. Do not move any markers designating prayer spaces or swap places

✅ Consistent failure to adhere to these rules may result in you being asked not to attend the Masjids for the safety of other attendees

✅ If you feel unwell whilst at the Masjid, please immediately speak to one of our staff

✅ Please respect our staff – they are all volunteers working for your safety

✅ All the other programmes at the Masjids remain on hold until further notice.

✅ We are in close contact with the local councils, our insurers, the local Police and other local organisations with whom we share and receive information for best practices.

We would like to thank the community for supporting us during this difficult time for everyone. On the whole the vast majority have complied with Government guidance and have been cooperative during this pandemic. We hope and trust that you will continue your support and cooperation to ensure that our Masjids are a safe and peaceful Places of Worship.

We pray to Allah SWT that He brings ease to the current situation and we can return to normal. Ameen🤲🏼🤲🏼🤲🏼

Jazakhumullah khairan

Trustees & Management of

Aisha Masjid & Islamic Centre, Reading and Jamme Masjid, Alexandra Rd, Reading

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Live Jumu’ah stream by RIC

Weekly live Jumu’ah speech will be streamed by RIC from their YouTube channel from now on at 1pm in sha Allah.

YouTube Channel Link: https://youtube.com/readingislamiccentre

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Central Jamme Masjid closed until further notice

URGENT Announcement: Coronavirus

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Due to the current situation around coronavirus which is escalating on a daily basis, and based on the guidance from the UK government and British Islamic Association, BAGR management has decided to safeguard our students and worshippers by suspending all 5 daily prayers and Salat al-Jumu’ah from Isha from 21st March 2020. The masjid will be closed until further notice.

Anyone who is experiencing any symptoms of cough, sneezing, high temperature/fever are advised to contact the NHS on 111 or visit www.nhs.uk

جزاكم الله خيرا

Central Jamme Masjid
Waylen St, Reading

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Abu Bakr Masjid closed until further notice

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT from Abu Bakr Masjid READING

Considering the situation around Coronavirus which is escalating on daily basis and based on the guidance from Government, British Islamic medical association and WHO, ABM management has taken a very difficult and unprecedented step, with heavy heart, to suspend all congregational services and activities including daily prayers and Jummuah with immediate effect from today (20/03/2020) after Esha. Therefore, after Esha today, the masjid will be closed until further notice.

This is truly heart-breaking and a very difficult step to take. We made this unprecedented move with right intentions to preserve and save the human lives by reducing the gatherings and to reduce the spread of infection amongst the most vulnerable people.

We believe masjid is also a hub for community where people can turn to when they need any help and support especially during the difficult times. We are in process of setting up a support line and the team of volunteers who will be ready to provide any help and support needed by any one during these difficult times. We will communicate contact details in separate message, also please check our face book page and website for further details.

Website: www.abmreading.org
Facebook: @ABMReading
Email: [email protected]

As Muslims we must remain firm, not be overwhelmed and put our trust in Allah after taking whatever means we have to reduce the spread of the virus.

Most importantly we advise that we all turn towards Allah (SWT) and not get distracted by this temporary situation, continue to perform righteous actions, seek Allah’s protection and guidance.

May Allah protect and preserve us all. Ameen.

Jazakallahu Khairan for your understanding and cooperation.

ABM Management

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Aisha Masjid & Islamic Centre closed until further notice

Coronavirus: Covid-19 Official Announcement
20 March 2020

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

With immediate effect, all congregational prayers, including Jummah prayers, at Aisha Masjid & Islamic Centre, Reading and Jamme Masjid Alexandra Rd, Reading are suspended until further notice.

Prayers & Support
This is a time of introspection, remembrance and calling upon our Creator. We kindly request you all to fervently call upon Allah to alleviate our troubles, remove all sicknesses, allow us to take heed of the many lessons of tribulation and bring us closer to Him.

This decision was not taken lightly and has been based on the Islamic Principle that “aversion of harm takes priority over acquisition of benefit”

“And place your trust in Allah. Allah is enough as a guardian.” [33:3]

“and I entrust my affair to Allah. Indeed, Allah is Ever Watchful of His slaves.” [40:44]

جزاكم الله خيرا

Management of Aisha Masjid & Islamic Centre, Reading and Jamme Masjid Alexandra Rd, Reading