Eid Al-Adha declared for Friday 31 July 2020

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Assalamu Alaykum!

Eid has been declared for Friday 31 July 2020.

Due to restrictions imposed on places of worship Kingston Muslim Association will hold 5 Eid Salah’s.

Eid will be performed at the following times:
6.30 am
7.30 am
8.30 am
9.30 am
10.30 am


—> THERE ARE NO WUDHU OR BATHROOM FACILITIES <—

Please book your place before attending. Confirmation of reservation will be checked at the door. Please do not come if you have no reservation as you will be denied entry. Reservation can be done at www.prayerslots.co.uk
Please strictly abide by the following rules:

1) Wear a face mask at ALL times (except during prayer)
2) Use your own prayer mat
3) Plastic bag to put your shoes in and be placed next to you.
If you do not have a mask, mat and bag, you will be turned away.
4) Strictly NO children under 12.
5) NO congregating outside the Masjid. Kindly disperse after Eid salah is finished.
6) Be responsible when parking, DO NOT park in private spaces.

Please be advised that any aggressive behaviour towards any employee, volunteer or a member of the congregation is unacceptable and the offender/s will be asked to leave the Masjid.

Help us to safeguard the community and the Masjid.

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Asalaamu Alaykum,

As you are all aware the Masjid is now open for congregational prayers with certain strict guidelines. We would respectfully ask you to follow these in order to protect yourself, your fellow worshipper and your Mosque.

Children under 12 and those with underlying health conditions (flu symptoms or a runny nose etc) should not come to the Masjid. They will be turned away.

At the entrance, you will be requested to produce the following:

1. Your email confirmation on the phone. To obtain it, please click the following link: CLICK HERE and follow the steps.
2. Face Mask – which must always be worn in the Masjid
3. Prayer Mat for your use
4. Plastic Shoe bag which must be placed next to you while praying


DO THE FOLLOWING STEPS:

  • Place your prayer mat on the red marker
  • Ensure there is social distancing of ONE metre plus
  • After Jummah Salah is concluded, please leave quickly and quietly from your nearest exit in an orderly manner – Line by Line
  • No Sunnah or Naafil payers to be done
  • Please do not congregate outside and allow the mussallis who are waiting to enter for their prayer slot.
  • Watch the demonstrational video: https://youtu.be/8d8Tkcfkmy8

PLEASE NOTE

THERE ARE NO WHUDU OR BATHROOM FACILITIES.

DO NOT PLACE YOUR SHOES IN THE SHOE RACKS

QURANS AND READING MATERIALS SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN FROM THE BOOKSHELVES

JUMMAH TIMES

1ST –  Doors open at 12.50pm. Khutbah prompt at 1.10 pm
2nd –  Doors open at 1.30pm. Khutbah at 1.40pm
3rd –  Doors open at 2.00pm. Khutbah at 2.10pm

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Asalaamu Alaykum,

With the Grace of Allah SWT, we pray that you and your families have been keeping safe and well Insha’Allah.

In accordance with the latest Government advice and recommendations from various Muslim councils, Kingston Mosque will be re-opening on Saturday 4th July 2020 at 4.00am for Fajr.

The Masjid will be open during normal Salah times for a period of 15 minutes before prayer and close immediately after Salah.

To attend the masjid you should adhere to the following guidelines:

Who Should or Can Attend

  • Those aged over 12 years.
  • Those with NO flu-like symptoms and NO underlying health conditions.
  • Those who have travelled abroad and have completed their quarantined period.

Preparations you MUST do before coming to the Mosque

  • Perform wudhu at home (all bathroom facilities will remain shut).
  • Pray the Sunnah and Nafil prayers at home.
  • Bring your own prayer mat and pray in the area marked. PLEASE do not move the markers.
  • Wear a mask at all times in the mosque except whilst praying (unless directed otherwise).
  • Bring a carrier bag to carry your shoes into the prayer area and place it beside you.

Attending the Mosque

  • Observe to one-way system.
  • Clean your hands with hand sanitiser upon arrival.
  • Observe the 1-metre social distancing rule when entering the mosque.
  • Please use your own tissues when coughing or sneezing and dispose of these in the bins placed around the masjid.
  • Leave immediately after the fardh / obligatory prayer.

Leaving the Mosque

  • Follow exit signs or as directed by the volunteers.
  • Please DO NOT congregate outside the mosque.
  • If any member of the public does not adhere to these rules they will not be allowed access to the masjid and they will be asked politely to leave.

We would like to thank the community for supporting us during this difficult time.

KMA Board of Trustees and Management Committee.

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السلام عليكم ورحمةالله وبركاته
 
The government have announced from June 15, 2020 places of faith to reopen for individual worship. This of course is counter to the daily congregational prayers and weekly Jumah and therefore, our Masjid will remain closed.

We are preparing to reopen for congregational prayers with social distancing measures as soon as we are permitted. We will communicate an opening date in due course. We are currently expecting the Government and the Public Health Authority to provide further guidance on the maximum numbers of people allowed in Mosques and how we can open with minimum risk to our congregation and the wider community.

In the meantime, we are implementing new measures to ensure we minimise the risk of cross-contamination amongst the congregation. As a result, this means there will be a number of changes to the way our congregation will enter and exit the building as well as additional safety procedures.
 
Until we receive clarity from the authorities, there will be no Jumu’ah but are actively seeking to recommence Jumu’ah at the earliest opportunity. Please look out for more information on our website, WhatsApp group and Facebook page. Please note, we will advise on the revised timings and procedures, which will include a limit to the number of people allowed in the Masjid at any one time.

When the Masjid is ready to open for daily prayers, the Masjid will be open 15 minutes before and will be locked 15 minutes after the Fardh prayer – this will be a strict process and all sunnah prayers to be done at home.

Anyone attending the Masjid for prayers will be required to wear a mask and you will need to bring your own prayer mat. In the event, the Masjid is at capacity, we will not permit more people inside the Masjid in order to follow social distancing guidelines.

Upon arrival and at exit via separate doors, attendees will be asked to apply hand sanitiser which must be used.

Please bring a bag in which to place your shoes. You need ensure this bag is in your possession at all times – the shoe racks are not to be used at any time. Hard surfaces is where the virus thrives and transmission occurs.

Wudhu areas and toilet facilities will remain closed so attendees will need to perform wudhu from home.

Upon entering the Masjid, you will need to look for signs that will guide you through to the main prayer areas and after prayer, you will again look for signs that show you how to safely exit the Mosque.

Please ensure that you dispose of your shoe bag responsibly once you have left the building.

Please ensure you have a face covering with you whilst in the Masjid.

The air conditioning, fans and heating systems will not be in operation to ensure that there is no additional risk of cross contamination through airborne infections but windows will be kept open.

Children under the age of 12 will not currently be allowed into the Masjid due to the potential risk of being asymptomatic carriers of COVID.
 
Anyone who has signs of a flu, a cold, or any other medical condition that puts you in the vulnerable category, please do not enter the Masjid as we do not want to increase the chance of transmission amongst our community.

If you have recently returned from abroad, please do not attempt to enter the Masjid because you could place others at significant risk.
 
Any members of the community over the age of 65 should not come for congregational prayer in order to protect yourself, your family and others in the congregation.
 
When congregational prayers start, prayers will be limited to the Fardh prayer only.

Everyone will need to do pray with a gap of 2 metres as per the current government recommendation – signage will be provided to help.

There will be no events, classes or lectures until further notice. However our Imams continue to post online lectures on our YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Madressa will remain closed until further notice however, there are classes continuing online.

This is an extremely challenging time for all of us. We ask Allah, The Opener and The Most High to open for us the doors of His Mercy and allow us to be in the company of His house alongside good health, safety and peace. Ameen.

We ask that all the processes and controls in this message are followed to ensure your own safety and the safety of others. The Board of Trustees are committed to reviewing protocols as soon as government advice allows us to do so.

Lastly, the Masjid could do with the community’s support. The Masjid finances are facing a shortfall due to no Jumah collections. Direct debit and one-off donations can be made directly via our Masjid website.

The Board of Trustees, Kingston Muslim Association
June 13, 2020

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Asalaamu alaykum Brothers and Sisters,


Zakat al-Fitr (Fitrana)

Zakat al Fitr or Fitrana is an obligatory charity given before Eid prayers begin at the end of Ramadhan.

Ibn Abbas reported:

The Prophet (PBUH) made Zakat al-Fitr compulsory so that those who fasted may be purified of their idle deeds and shameful talk (committed during Ramadan), and so that the poor may be fed. Whoever gives it before (Eid) Salah will have it accepted as Zakat, while he who gives it after the Salah has given Sadaqa

This year, because of the corona virus lockdown, make sure you give your Zakat al-Fitr online.

Zakat al-Fitr is £5.00 per person (young and old, e.g a family of five would pay £25.00). This money is used to provide the poor and needy with that which they most need (such as food) in time for Eid – we therefore request that you pay well before the end of Ramadan!

Bank Account details: Kingston Muslim Association (KMA)
Sort Code: 60 60 02
Account No: 69679819
Ref: Zakat al-Fitr ‘20                                 

This is a minimum amount payable per person, should you wish to be more generous, please do not hesitate to do so as it is for a worthy cause. We can collect your Zakat al-Fitr, and ensure it goes to the poor and needy in time for Eid by partnering with UK Muslim charities. Don’t delay in paying your Zakat al-Fitr!


ZAKAT

Zakat is not just a duty on those with wealth, but a right that the poor have over us – we are “those in whose wealth there is a recognised right for the needy and the poor” (Qur’an 70:24-25).

At Kingston Muslim Association, we aim to collect Zakat funds to provide a lifeline for some of the most vulnerable members of our community, including widows, orphans, refugees, the elderly and the homeless by partnering with Muslim Charities in the UK and overseas.

There is no ambiguity as to the rate at which Zakat should be calculated; 2.5% of all net savings one possesses. Net savings is total maintained wealth for one lunar year before Zakat is due.

To find out more about Zakat and how to calculate it refer to https://nzf.org.uk/zakat-calculator/

This year due to the Corona virus make sure you pay your Zakat Online.

Bank Account details: Kingston Muslim Association (KMA)
Sort Code: 60 60 02
Account No: 69679819
Ref: Zakat 2020

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Narrated Aisha (رضي الله عنها): I asked Allah’s Apostle ﷺ about the plague. He said, “Thatw a sa means of torture which Allah used to send upon whomsoever He wished, but He made it a source of mercy for the believers, for anyone who is residing in a town in which this disease is present, and remains there and does not elave that town, but has patience and hopes for Allah’s reward, and knows that nothing will befall him except what Allah has written for him, then he will get such reward as that of a martyr”. Sahih Al-Bukhari – Book 7 Hadith 616

May the spirit of Ramadan stay in our hearts, illuminate our souls from within and ripple through what we say and do, as we traverse uncharted times.

From Kingston Muslim Association.

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