Taraweeh arrangements – Ramadhan 1442AH


The taraweeh prayers will inshaAllah be held under the same arrangments as Jumu’ah prayers. Please don’t forget to register your entry into the Masjid through the Check In CBR mobile phone app.

‘Isha’ iqaamah will be at 7.30pm sharp everyday of the month, with Taraweeh prayers to commence after. Brother Isak Ali Isak from Melbourne is leading the prayers, Alhamdulillaah. Friday night, he will start from Surah 15, Al-Hijr, Ayah 1 InshaAllah.

If you’d like to donate towards the purchase of water bottles for the musallis attending, please call on 041 7272 041.

Canberra Masjid – Ramadhan 1442AH Updates / Newsletter

Weekly Classes (after ‘Isha’)

AFTER ‘Isha (ON HOLD DURING RAMADAN) 

Friday: Qur’an recitation/memorisation/understanding – Soorah Qaf by Sh Abu Mouss’ab

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

Tuesday: Journey of the Hereafter (al-Aakhirah)

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

Thursday: Study of the works of Imam Ibn al-Qayyim (raheemahullaah) by Br Anas

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).

Daily Iqaamah Times

(As at 12 April)

MAGHRIB – 5 minutes after time
‘ISHAA’ – 7.30pm
FAJR – 35 mins after time
DHUHR – 12.30pm
‘ASR – 3.30pm
JUMU’AH – 1.00pm sharp

Iqaamah times can also be found here – https://cbr.zuhd.org/

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).

Canberra Masjid Upgrade – Fundraising Drive

The Canberra Mosque Fund Limited, an independent entity chaired by our esteemed Imam Mohammed Swaiti, will inShaAllah continue to collect your donations throughout the month towards the Canberra Masjid upgrade/extension. More project progress updates will be provided soon inshaAllah.
• Website: cmfl.com.au
• Account: Canberra Mosque Fund Ltd | BSB: 062 908 | A/C: 1085 0582 | Commonwealth Bank

If you’d like to donate towards the ongoing operation and maintenance of the Masjid and its programs, please see donation details below:
• Website: isact.org.au/donations
• Account: Islamic Society of ACT Inc. | BSB: 062 913 | A/C No: 1118 2377 | Commonwealth Bank

Start of Ramadan 1442 AH – Tuesday, 13 April 2021

The Imams Council of ACT (Imam Mohammed Swaiti, Imam Nourredine Laraibi and Imam Adama Konda) has met after Maghrib today at the Canberra Masjid and have declared that fasting for Ramadan 1442 AH will start on Tuesday, 13 April 2021, Inshallah. Therefore, Taraweeh prayers will start on MONDAY night, straight after ‘Isha’ at 7:30pm.

Ramadhan Food Packs – call for donation of items

Canberra Masjid will inshaAllah be collecting your generous donations of grocery items towards the preparation of Ramadhan Food Packs. The food packs will consist of a range of typical non-perishable items only, such as lentils, rice, oil, pasta, legumes, canned vegetables, canned fish, long life/ powdered milk, sugar, flour, dates, biscuits, honey, cereals, etc.
Please note that this is a Canberra-wide initiative, centrally coordinated by a sincere brother who alhamdulillah seeks no public recognition and is inshaAllah working only for the pleasure of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala alone. The brother and his wife are well connected alhamdulillah with the less fortunate within our Muslim community through their social work.

If you’d like to donate cash for feeding the fasting, please call on 041 7272 041.

Canberra Masjid – Rajab COVID Update

 21 Rajab 1442 AH / 5 March 2021

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Alhamdulillah, the Canberra Masjid continues to be open for all prayers. With the restrictions being progressively relaxed, please be reminded that some restrictions continue to be in place for the holding of Jumu’ah salah (Friday congregational prayers) in particular.

To retain the existing capacity of worshippers inside the Masjid for Jumu’ah salah specifically, the following measures as outlined in the approved Canberra Masjid COVID safety plan must be adhered to until further notice:

  • Jumu’ah will commence at the published time with an existing maximum of 150 worshippers permitted inside the Masjid main hall.
  • The door will be closed once the capacity is reached inside, though the outdoor areas will continue to be available as required in compliance with the safety plan.
  • Strictly no stalls are 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 co-operate 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.
  • We genuinely apologise in advance to those whom we are unable to accommodate for due to these restrictions.

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.
  • No more than 150 worshippers are permitted inside the Masjid main hall 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 are abundantly available for use.
  • Please cover your mouth and nose with bent elbow or tissues when coughing or sneezing.
  • High touch areas continue to be cleaned/sanitised frequently.
  • Please refrain from using the Masjid toilets and instead make wudu’ (ablotion) at home – perform wudu’ 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 young 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 seek 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.
  • There are some face masks available at the Masjid upon request if required.

Registering your attendance

  • Registering your attendance is mandatory and must now be done using the Check In CBR app, downloadable from Apple App Store or Google Play.
  • You can register your attendance through the Check In CBR app by hovering the phone over the QR code displayed at all entry gates and inside the Masjid.
  • You may be ask to show a successful Check In CBR app screen prior to accessing the main hall.
  • The details provided within the app are directly sent to ACT Health.

We humbly seek your co-operation and understanding in the administration of the above arrangements. Please note that we are not liable 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 for the latest developments.

Jazakumullahu khayran

Executive Committee – 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 – 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)

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)