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Notice regarding suspension of all activities in Sutton Coldfield Masjid

17 Mar

Notice regarding suspension of all activities in Sutton Coldfield Masjid

Assalamualaikum

Following guidance from the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) and the British Islamic
Medical Association (BIMA), the SCMA committee has taken the difficult decision to
suspend all Masjid activities including salah with immediate effect.

Whilst the importance of congregational prayer is clear, with the increasing rate of
transmission of COVID-19 and deaths on both at regional and national level the medical and Islamic scholar’s advice is to limit social contact.

We will closely monitor the situation and reopen the Masjid for salah and gatherings, as soon as it is safe to do so.

Please continue to follow the detailed government advice in isolating yourself from family members if you have symptoms, and “shielding” at-risk groups (people above 70 years, pregnant women and those with long term health conditions) from getting the virus by limiting close physical contact and maintaining strict hygiene, even if you do not have symptoms.

Finally during these difficult times can we please remind you to reach out to your vulnerable neighbours with an offer to help, as is our Islamic duty.

May Allah swt continue to protect us and enable us to utilise this difficult time to draw closer to him.

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