Khutbah serves as the primary formal occasion for public preaching in the Islamic tradition. One of the sermons that occurs regularly is at the congregation prayer on Fridays.
At SCMA, the Jummah Khutbah is led by one of our regular Imams, with it being usually focused on current affairs as well as topics affecting the broader community and how it is looked at from an Islamic viewpoint.
Hadith and quotations from the Qur’an are also mentioned in the khutbah.
There are two official holidays in Islam: Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha. Eid Al-Fitr is celebrated at the end of Ramadan and Eid Al-Adha is celebrated on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah and lasts for four days.
SCMA has been holding Eid prayers for the community in our mosque for a number of years now and it has been a great way for the community to celebrate these holidays together.
Due to the growing local community and our limited capacity, SCMA generally perform two Eid prayers for both Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. These services are open to all family, with facilities for sisters and children too.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting. SCMA provide spaces for Muslims to open their fasts as well as pray in congregation during this month.
Tarawih refers to extra prayers performed by Muslims at night in the Islamic month of Ramadan. These prayers are led by invited scholars. Opportunities are also given to recently qualified Hafiz from within our local community to help improve their recitation and confidence.
In the last 10 days of Ramadan there are facilities for worshippers to sit in Itikaaf - an Islamic practice consisting of a period of staying in a mosque for a certain number of days, devoting oneself to worship during these days. Alhamdulillah, in the last few years, many from within the community have used facilities at SCMA to perform Itikaaf.
SCMA understand the importance of inter-faith and community relations as well as the value of sharing the beliefs and values of Islam to children and adults alike.
Each year SCMA welcomes countless schools, organisations, professional bodies and individuals to the mosque where they learn about the work we do in the community and about the religion of Islam.
A typical visit includes a small presentation, an opportunity to ask any questions and a tour of the mosque.