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Mobile apps indefinitely deleted

Unfortunately our iOS app did not get approved to become available on Apple’s App Store, due to not providing enough additional functionality that Apple requires all apps to fulfil. For now, this means we’re going to pull our Android app from the store as well, and we’ll refocus our communication efforts through this website and our Telegram channel, https://t.me/readingmuslimuk.

We would be grateful for any donations towards our future projects, which includes creating more holistic native apps from scratch.

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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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Ramadan Mubarak!

We confirm that the new moon has been sighted in Jebel Jais, UAE, on Thursday 23rd April 2020, so our first fast will be Friday 24th April 2020. We’ll update our website/app as more news comes in.

There will be no jama’at anywhere in Reading due to coronavirus. Pray at home, stay safe, protect the NHS.

1st Ramadan declared as Friday 24 April 2020:

  • Central Jamme Masjid, Waylen St
  • Palmer Park (Cumberland Rd)
  • Aisha Masjid, London Rd
  • Jamme Masjid, Alexandra Rd
  • Abu Bakr, Oxford Rd
  • Reading ISoc, Queen’s Dr
  • Shah Jalal, Stanley St

1st Ramadan declared as Saturday 25 April 2020:

  • RIC, South St
  • RIC, Amity Rd

Reading Muslim has not yet received confirmation:

  • HCY IC, Valencia Rd
  • Khulafae Rashideen, Valencia Rd

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Remembering our Masajid

Assalaamu alaykum and Jummah Mubarak.

It’s Friday today, a day which I normally embrace with a great deal of enthusiasm.

Sadly today I almost met it with indifference. It could be any other day. That’s because right now up and down the country our masajid are closed because of the global Coronavirus pandemic. I know it is with good reason that they have chosen to close their doors. It is to protect our loved ones, our most vulnerable. And yet I can’t help but feel sad.

As usual however the remedy for this sadness comes from my mother. Yesterday she sent out a message reminding everyone not to forget our masajid now. Though we might not be able to visit them in person, we can still support them with our donations. Many of them rely on Friday donations to survive and to pay our Imams. So on this day, we might not be able to pray in congregation together, but we can certainly come together to make sure our Imams are looked after and that our masajid are still there for us after this virus is gone.

Please, if you are in a position to do so, donate to your local masjid.

– Jubair Khan

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Coronavirus: PM announcing strict new curbs on life in UK

The prime minister is announcing strict new curbs on life in the UK to tackle the spread of coronavirus.

From this evening people must stay at home except for shopping for basic necessities, daily exercise, any medical need and travelling to and from essential work.

Shops selling non-essential goods will also be shut and gatherings in public of more than two people who do not live together prohibited.

The UK death toll has reached 335.

If people do not follow the rules police will have the powers to enforce them, including through fines and dispersing gatherings, Boris Johnson said in a televised statement from Downing Street.

Other premises including libraries, playgrounds and outdoor gyms, and places of worship must also close immediately.

Parks will remain open for exercise but gatherings will be dispersed.

The government is also stopping all social events, including weddings, baptisms and other ceremonies – but funerals will be allowed.

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52012432