Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh,
Bismillah hir-rahma nir-raheem,
We hope this finds you all in the best state of Health and Imaan. This is an update on the injunction case (following on from the previous update of 21st Sep 2023). Briefly, the status then was that the judge had ordered a stay to enable the parties to engage in mediation.
Court provisioned mediation
As per our previous update, the court had ordered that the legal proceedings be stayed until 1st Nov to enable the parties to engage in independent mediation. The conditions stated were:
- Any mediator must have no current or past connection to the Kingston Muslim Association.
- The costs of any mediation are to be borne equally between the parties.
Unfortunately, the offer of mediation was not taken up by the other party.
- The injunction would remain in place until the trial.
- The trial is now set for the 4th and 5th of June.
We are keen and committed to reaching a swift resolution in this case and our aim has always been (and remains) the protection of our property and the safety of our staff, congregants and visitors from any physical, verbal and emotional harm that could possibly befall them when they are under our duty of care.
Hopefully, we can then move onto addressing real matters for which we have been appointed. May Allah make it easy for us and may he guide us in discharging our duties to the community and our membership. Ameen.