Canberra Masjid – Shawwal Update #2

 27 Shawwal 1441 AH / 19 June 2020

The Canberra Masjid is now open alhamdulillah but there are still some restrictions in place for the holding of Jumu’ah salah (Friday congregational prayers).

The five daily congregational prayers will return to normal inshaAllah.

For Jumu’ah salah specifically, the following measures must be adhered to until further notice:

  • Jumu’ah will start at 1pm sharp with a maximum of 100 worshippers permitted inside the Masjid.
  • The door will be closed once the capacity of 100 is reached inside.
  • We genuinely apologise in advance to those whom we are unable to accommodate for due to the restrictions.
  • Strictly no stalls will be permitted.
  • Please do not crowd in groups after the salah is finished – you may be asked to disperse.
  • Please observe and respect the Imam’s instructions on religious matters whilst at the Masjid.
  • Please cooperate with the brothers in charge of crowd control and other logistics, as the implementation of the stipulated measures is paramount to everyone’s safety and well-being.

The following general precautionary measures must be adhered to all times whilst attending the Masjid:

  • The Masjid is open for the five daily congregational prayers as per details on isact.org.au.
  • The courtyard and/or the outdoor shade of the Masjid will continue to be accessible at all times for the worshippers to pray at and hold jama’ah amongst themselves.
  • No more than 100 worshippers are permitted inside the Masjid at any given time.
  • The main hall may be inaccessible at times of the day when no authorised person is available to monitor safety and compliance, or for security reasons.
  • Physical distancing and hygiene measures are to be observed whilst at the Masjid where possible.
  • Exercise good hand and respiratory hygiene including thorough and frequent washing of hands.
  • Hand sanitisers and anti-bacterial hand washes will be amply available for use.
  • Please cover your mouth and nose with bent elbow or tissues when coughing or sneezing.
  • High touch areas will be cleaned/sanitised more frequently.
  • Please refrain from using the toilets and make wudhu at home – perform at the Masjid only if necessary.
  • Pray Fard (obligatory) salah at the Masjid, and non-obligatory salah at home – this is the Sunnah!
  • Sisters and children are permitted to attend the Masjid but encouraged to pray at home – sisters’ salah is more meritorious at home!
  • Those who are sick and/or have symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath must pursue medical assistance and cease attending the Masjid immediately due to the undue risk to other attendees.
  • Attendees with flu-like symptoms may be asked to leave the Masjid immediately.

The Sunday School will inshaAllah resume in July after the school holidays.

We humbly seek your co-operation and understanding in the administration of the above arrangements. Please note that the we are not responsible for any consequences resulting from defiance of the above instructions. We also apologise in advance for any inconvenience, disappointment and unintended mistakes on our part. Please keep safe and observe all appropriate health precautions, and continue to keep in touch via isact.org.au or social media for the latest developments.

Jazakumullahu khayran

Executive Committee – Islamic Society of ACT (ISACT)

Daily Classes

We have an updated program of activities that are being run at the Canberra Masjid AFTER MAGHRIB:

Thursday: Study of Saheeh al-Bukharee by Br Anas

Saturday: Qur’aan Memorisation by Br ‘Ali Omar (brothers only) – all ages

Tuesday: Various ‘Aqeedah and Fiqh topics by Br Anas

Wednesday: Learn Arabic as a Language by Sh Abu Mouss’ ab

EVERYDAY AFTER FAJR & ‘ISHA’: Ahadeeth, Q&As, Tafseer and daily reminders.

No registration is necessary and the classes may be joined at any time. For further details, please contact any member of the Executive Committee (see Contact Us page).

Authorised and organised by the Islamic Society of Australian Capital Territory (ISACT).

Daily Salaat-ul-Jama’ah (congregational prayer) Times

As at 29 Nov

MAGHRIB – 5 minutes after time
‘ISHAA’ – 10 minutes after time
FAJR – 4.50am
DHUHR – 1.15pm
‘ASR – 5.15pm
JUMU’AH – khutbah at 1pm sharp

See prayer timetables on the right on the page for times and other details. Jama’ah is led by appointed imams/brothers.

Jama’ah times endorsed by Islamic Society of ACT (ISACT).

‘Eid-ul Adha 1441AH – Salah arrangements

‘Eid-ul-Adha Salah at Canberra Masjid will be at 8:00 am sharp on Friday 31 July 2020, InshaAllah. The COVID-19 restrictions that currently apply to the Masjid for Jumu’ah Salah (as already notified on 19 June 2020) will also apply for Eid-ul-Adha Salah.

We wish the brothers and sisters ‘Eid Mubaarak.

‘Eid-ul-Adha 1441 AH – Friday, 31 July 2020

The Imams Council of ACT have announced the commencement of the month of Dhu’l Hijjah. ‘Eid-ul-Adha 1441AH will hence be on Friday 31 July 2020 InshaAllah.

Canberra Masjid Update – Shawwal 1441AH

Assalam’alaykum Brothers and Sisters.
The Canberra Masjid is now open in a limited capacity. There will be no scheduled daily congregational services held at the Masjid at this stage though. Please read below for the arrangements being availed inshaAllah until further notice:
There will be no scheduled Jumu’ah (Friday) or other daily congregational prayers (jama’ah) held at the Masjid until further notice.
• The inside courtyard and the outdoor shade of the Masjid are accessible for the worshippers to pray at and hold jama’ah amongst themselves.
No more than 20 worshippers are permitted at the Masjid for instances other than funerals.
Physical distancing and hygiene measures are to be observed whilst at the Masjid where possible.
• The doors may be locked once the capacity of 20 is reached inside.
• The Masjid’s general opening hours are between 5.30am – 7.30pm, though there may be no access for much of this period.
• The Masjid may be inaccessible at times of the day when no authorised person is available to monitor safety and compliance of the 20-person rule, or for security reasons.

We humbly seek your co-operation and understanding in the administration of the above arrangements. Please keep safe and observe all appropriate health precautions, and continue to keep in touch via social media for the latest developments.

Jazakumullahu khairan
Executive Committee – Islamic Society of ACT (ISACT)

Eid-ul-Fitr 1441 AH – Sunday, 24 May 2020

The Imams Council of ACT (Imam Mohammed Swaiti, Imam Nourredine Laraibi and Imam Adama Konda) have met after Maghrib today at the Canberra Mosque (Imam Adama Konda via phone) and have declared that Eid-ul-Fitr 1441 AH will be Sunday, 24 May 2020, Inshallah.

Eid Mubarak.

No ‘Eid-ul-Fitr Salah at the Masjid

ANNOUNCEMENT:

Due to the current pandemic restrictions, unfortunately the Islamic Society of ACT will not be holding ‘Eid salah at the Masjid.

The ACT Imams Council last week urged everybody to not miss the ‘Eid salah and to pray in their places due to the Masjid being closed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAz49u1IO3g&t=36m48s

We seek your understanding and apologise for the inconvenience.

Other resources:

https://islamqa.info/amp/en/answers/339140

https://islamqa.info/en/answers/36491/description-of-eid-prayer

Final YouTube Updates for Ramadan

The final video from the series “At Home with Br Abul Ehsan” has just been added to our YouTube channel. Here, Br Abul Ehsan continues with his talk about the character of Prophet Muhummad (SAW): https://youtu.be/zawf04ogYPQ

Remember, all previous videos and live streams can be found at Islamic Society of ACT YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMMuMr-n_mhBgz6vn2rVpnQ/

Canberra Masjid Update – Ramadan 1441AH

YouTube Updates

The second video from the series “At Home with Br Abul Ehsan” has just been added to our YouTube channel. On this video Br Abul Ehsan talks about the character of Prophet Muhummad (SAW): https://youtu.be/QLzPShuggxs

The LAST live stream from ACT Imam’s Council is scheduled for this Saturday at 1pm: https://youtu.be/LAz49u1IO3g. Being the final live stream the Imams intend to cover a variety topics.

If you have a question or topic that you want the Imams to cover please contact us and we will, Inshallah, pass on your suggestion.

Remember all previous videos and live streams can be found at Islamic Society of ACT YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMMuMr-n_mhBgz6vn2rVpnQ/

ISACT Membership

Membership renewals for the Islamic Society of ACT are due by the end of June and reminders have been sent to existing members. Since the Masjid remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, renewals will be processed through ISACT Membership email: membership@isact.org.au. Please refer to instructions in the email/letter reminder.

Membership fee is $10, or $5 for concessions.

If you wish to apply to be a new member to ISACT, please send your request to the ISACT Membership Officer (membership@isact.org.au) who will provide you with instructions.