By the will of Allah – Congregation Prayers Suspended
(with immediate effect)
Respected Community Members, Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh
After much deliberation, and consultation with both scholars and experience Muslim health experts we are making the difficult decision of suspending all activities at the Masjid for the public including the five times Salah and Jummah prayers and all other activities. Please keep checking our website for updates. Our facility will remain closed till further notice.
Please be assured, this was not a decision made lightly. Over the past week, we were faced with a lack of cooperation from community members despite constant reminders of the guidelines. Under section 7 of the emergency management and civil protection act, our organization can face a large fine for not complying with the directives from the provincial government. It is for this reason we had to make this drastic decision.
At the same time, we encourage members of our community to connect with others in the community and organize for the Jummah prayer to be performed in small groups. According to the Hanafi school of thought, a minimum of 4 people are required for the validity of the Jummah prayer. If someone is not able to find a place to perform Jummah, it is permissible under such circumstances to perform Zuhr Salah individually.
Insha Allah, we will reopen our doors to the public as soon as we get clear directions from the respective authorities.
We hope the community can understand why we had to come to this decision. We pray that Allah Ta’ala forgives us and the entire Ummah, and brings about ease so that we can continue operations as usual. Please continue performing your Salah with Jama’ah with your family members, continue with your recitation of the Qur’an, Tasbeeh, Istighfaar, Sadaqah and Duas, as this is what will bring a change to the situation with the will of Allah.