As we continue to follow the advice and recommendations of health authorities to prevent the spread of the Corona Virus, it is with a heavy heart that we have to announce the temporary closure of our Masjed after Isha’a prayer on Friday 20th March until further notice.
A number of mosques in the country have already closed in exceptional measures intended to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. The European Council for Fatwa has urged mosques and Islamic centres to close down to prevent the spread of the virus through congregational activities. There is a consensus between many Muslim Scholars that the cancellation of communal prayer is a must in the time of illnesses or panic:
يُرِيدُ اللَّهُ بِكُمُ الْيُسْرَ وَلَا يُرِيدُ بِكُمُ الْعُسْرَ (البقرة/١٨٥)
فَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُمْ (التغابن/١٦)
وَمَا جَعَلَ عَلَيْكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ مِنْ حَرَجٍ ۚ
May Allah (SWT) protect us all from illnesses and grant us ease and healing.
The MYF was established to promote Islam to both Muslims and the wider society. The MYF was one of the pioneers in the UK in using the English language as its medium for all its programmes including the Friday khutbah as part of the Jumah salah. Initially the focus of the MYF was the development of Muslim youth through various educational, social and spiritual programmes including national youth camps with many of these youth going on to be productive, successful members of the community.
Muslim Youth Foundation has played a prominent part in promoting Inter-faith events in the local community over the years and during this period our members have partaken in many meetings with memberes of the local Anglican, Catholic, Jewish and Hindu community. We strive towards building bridges with all faith groups and our doors are open to everyone 7 days a week!