Eid-ul-Fitr 1442 AH – Thursday, 13 May 2021

The Imams Council of ACT (Imam Mohammed Swaiti, Imam Nourredine Laraibi and Imam Adama Konda) have met after Maghrib today at the Canberra Mosque and have declared that Eid-ul-Fitr 1442 AH will be Thursday, 13 May 2021 Inshallah.

Note: Salat-ul-Isha will revert back to its regular time of 7:15pm from Wednesday, 12 May 2021

‘Eid salaah and ‘Eid celebration (15 May) arrangements – 1442AH

‘Eid-ul-Fitr is expected to inShaa’Allaah be on 12 or 13 May based on moonsighting. The ‘Eid salaah will be held at Masjid Canberra @ 8am sharp inshaAllah.

‘Eid celebrations will follow on Saturday 15 May inshaAllah.

Please see flyer for details. Please note the events will be run under existing COVID restrictions.

ISACT Membership

Renewals

Membership renewals for the Islamic Society of ACT are due by the end of June and reminders have been sent to existing members. It is preferred that renewals be processed via Email (membership@isact.org.au) and payment be made electronically by direct deposit. Please refer to instructions in the email/letter reminder.

Application for Membership

The Executive Committee is required to consider applications for membership for the Islamic Society of ACT.  As part of that consideration the Executive Committee will now require that any new membership be verified in person and will deny any application that has not been verified in person. Please refer to the attached notice for further details: Membership Application Notice.pdf

Hassan Shafi
Membership Officer

Canberra Masjid – Ramadhan 1442AH Updates / Newsletter

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).

Taraweeh arrangements – Ramadhan 1442AH


The Taraweeh prayers will Inshallah be held under the same arrangements 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 is 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.

Monday night, he will start from Surah 88, Al-Ghashiyah, Ayah 1, and make Khatam Al-Quran, Inshallah.

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

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 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

UPDATE – COLLECTIONS DISTRIBUTED SUCCESSFULLY. JAZAKUMULLAH KHAYRAN FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS

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.