Madina Masjid COVID 19 Guidelines

17 Mar 2020

Asalamualikum warahamtullaahi wabarakaatuh

Below are the guidelines submitted by the Senior Muftis of the UK with the guidance given by the doctors and specialist.

 

 

SUMMARY OF THE CORONAVIRUS ULAMA AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS’ SUMMIT

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

On 26th Rajab 1441 AH (21st March 2020), a summit was held at Jamiatul Ilm Wal Huda (Blackburn). It was attended by a large number of respected scholars and esteemed jurists from across the UK as well as specialist doctors and scientists. The summit explored Coronavirus and its implications. 

After carefully considering the nature of this contagious and rapidly spreading virus and its impact on lives, together with the societal, religious and political implications, scholars agreed the following:

  1. Muslims should turn to Allah Almighty, repent and seek forgiveness, give charity and supplicate. Tahajjud Salah is encouraged, and Islamic practices should be implemented within the home environment.

 

  1. In accordance with the Government and Public Health England guidelines, all Muslims and Citizens of the UK should adopt social distancing. Other precautionary measures, such as implementing hygiene and reducing travel, should also be taken. 

 

  1. A full Masjid closure should be avoided, unless the Government requires us to do so (Statutory advice & guidance). 

 

  1. As the deadly virus has spread quickly and is easily passing from person to person, there is an urgent need to take further measures to stem the spread. Therefore, it would be justified to perform Salah in one’s own home. However, a limited group (four or five) of appropriately selected individuals should continue to undertake five times Adhan and Salah at the Masjid. 

 

  1. Those performing Salah at home should set aside specific times for Salah and be punctual. It is sufficient to perform Zuhr Salah in lieu of Jumu’ah Salah.

 

  1. In the interest of maintaining unity in the community and the gravity of the subject matter, everyone should respect each other’s opinions in this regard and should not belittle the opinions of others.

 

  1. Those with elderly parents or vulnerable members of the family should consider it an honour to take care of them whilst taking the necessary social isolation and safety precautions.

 

  1. If anyone receives messages regarding this disease, they should refrain from forwarding on without investigating their accuracy. Furthermore, one should abstain from making jokes about the virus or any illness.  

 

  1. Imams should continue with their advices and lectures via the Masjid transmission system and other broadcasting mediums. They should communicate the sensitivity of the current situation as well as encourage complete reliance upon Allah Almighty.

The aforementioned measures are being taken with great sadness and concern.  They are interim measures, which the respected scholars will continuously review.

May Allah Almighty protect us and the entire Ummah from all types of calamities.

Ameen.

Signatories 

Mufti Umar Faruq, Darululoom London

Mawlana Saeed, Darululoom Bradford

Mufti Sulaiman Lasania, Islamic Dawah Academy Leicester

Mufti Shabbir Ahmad, Darululoom Blackburn

Mawlana Fadhl Haq, Jamiah al-Kauthar, Lancaster

Mufti Muhammad Saleh, Masjid Nurul Islam, Blackburn

Mufti Ikramul Haq, Darululoom Blackburn  

Mufti Saiful Islam, Jamiah Khatamun Nabiyyeen, Bradford

Mufti Zubair Butt, Darul Ifta Bradford  

Mufti Yusuf Sacha, Darul Ifta Batley

Mawlana Margoob Ahmad Lajpuri, Masjid Bilal Dewsbury

Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam, Darul Ifta Leicester

Mufti Muhammad Tahir Wadi, Darululoom Bury

Mawlana Abdurraheem Limbada, Raheemi Academy Bolton

Mufti Siraj Ahmad, Darululoom Blackburn  

Mufti Abdussamad, Darululoom Blackburn

Doctor Mufti Abdurrahman Mangera, Darul Ifta London

Mufti Muhammad Ali Falahi, Darululoom Blackburn

Mufti Zakariyah Akoodi, Madinah Masjid Batley

Mawlana Yusuf Shabbir, Islamic Portal Blackburn  

Mawlana Rafiq Sufi, Muslim Youth Centre Blackburn

Mufti Ibrahim Raja, Darululoom Bury

Mufti Hanif Yusuf, Darululoom Blackburn

Mufti Siraj Saleh, Masjid Quba Bradford

Mufti Ismaeel Bhayat, Islamic Dawah Academy

Mawlana Yunus Dudhwala, Head of Chaplaincy 

Mufti Zubair Patel, London

 

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