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Masjid Al Aqsa Statement

As a Mosque in the heart of Manchester, we unequivocally condemn the actions of the Israeli “militarised” police forces and soldiers within the sacred compound of Masjid Al Aqsa.

All places of worship, regardless of faith, are safe sanctuaries for the sole purpose of private and collective worship. It is unacceptable that they become a place of violent conflict, disorder and bloodshed. The images which were tantamount to a an illegal military assault under international law via the use of aggressive guns and grenades are totally inconsistent with all accepted moral, civil, ethical and legal international law.

Masjid Al Aqsa is one of the most sacred sites in the Muslim world and it was even more heart breaking to see the images and videos which were circulated in the last few nights during the blessed holy month of Ramadan.

We whole heartedly condemn the relentless bombing of Israeli fighter jets targeting civilian neighbourhoods in Gaza as Palestinians celebrate Eid al-Fitr. 84 civilians have died, including 17 children. More than 480 civilians have been wounded, and the figures are rising as the bombardment continues.

We call on our government, Prime Minister, our MPs, our congregations, and all our brethren in monotheistic faith, to openly voice their concerns about the distressing situation in Jerusalem – such that there is no further repeat in the future of such horrific events.

Given the disturbing scenes in Sheikh Jarrah over the past few days, we wish to emphasise that East Jerusalem remains part of the occupied Palestinian territory, in which international humanitarian law still applies. The occupying power must respect and cannot confiscate private property in occupied territory, and must respect the laws in force in the country.

Israel cannot impose its own set of laws in occupied territory, including East Jerusalem, to illegally evict Palestinians from their homes. We urge world leaders to stop Israel from demolishing and evicting Palestinians from their neighbourhoods, in line with its obligations under international humanitarian law.

We stand by the people of Palestine
#freepalestine

Fitranah 2021 is £5.00

Fitrana is an obligatory donation made by every member of a household before Eid salah.

This Ramadan, every member in your family needs to pay Fitranah in the amount of £5.00 to feed our impoverished brothers and sisters.

What is Fitrah in Ramadan?

Zakat al-Fitr or Fitranah is a charity taken for the poor a few days before the end of fasting in the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The Arabic word Fitr means the same as iftar, breaking a fast, and it comes from the same root word as Futoor which means breakfast.

It should be payed before the Eid prayer, please contact our office for more information Tel: 0161 832 5352 or email: office@myf.org.uk

Re-opening Monday 6th July

The MYF is in preparation to re-open after the government lockdown following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Update on COVID 19 & Mosques

STATEMENT ON RE-OPENING OF MOSQUES

In the light of the recent government announcement that places of worship will be allowed to re-open from 15th of June for ‘individual prayers’, The Muslim Youth Foundation will remain closed.

Mosques are first and foremost used for congregational prayers. Jama’at/ congregational prayers even with a small group of people, following social distancing and other preventive measures, will not be allowed in mosques from 15th of June.

We have assessed and consulted other mosques and have come to the decision that in the interest of protecting the safety of our congregation and the wider public community it will be challenging for us to open at this time under the current government advice.

We would like to thank our community for their support, patience and understanding during this difficult time. We will continue offering online educational and welfare services, as we have done for the duration of the lockdown and we are hopeful that the Mosques will re-open in the not so distant future, Insha’Allah.

The Myf Team

Eid Al-Fitr 24th May!

The Myf can confirm that Eid-Al-Fitr willl be Sunday 24th May 2020. May Allah accept all the good that we have done in this blessed month.

Eid Mubarak!

Stay Alert, Protect the NHS
May Allah protect us all.

1st of Ramadan tomorrow!

Asamalamu-ailkum Brothers & Sisters,

It has been confirmed that Ramadan starts tomorrow. May Allah accept from all of us in these difficult times. If you require any advice please call us or email us.

We have a Ramadan prayer timetable available and every Friday we will stream live khutbah’s from our facebook page at 1:15pm every Friday. Please make the most of Ramadan and join us on-line.

We urge everybody to stay safe and stay home during lockdown and please follow all rules and only ago out if absolutely necessary or emergencies. Use this time wisely and well.

Please donate to us during the blessed month of Ramadan. You can donate on-line from our website or contact us for further info. We are a charity and we rely on your donations and support.

May Allah bless us with the best of Ramadan’s and may he accept our good deeds in this blessed month.

New Muslim Group Thursday 2nd May 6:00pm-8:00pm

Pleased to announce that the New Muslim Group meeting will take place Thursday evening at The Myf with Sheikh Imtiaz 6:00pm-8:00pm inshallah.

For those who haven’t attended the group before, it has been a vital support link for many new and old Muslims for as long as we can remember.

It’s a very beneficial course for those who want to learn more and meet people on the same journey. Very relaxed informal friendly atmosphere with a Q & A session and topics discussed with refreshments.

Please feel free to invite your friends and family along.

Eid Mubarak!

We are pleased to announce that it has been confirmed that the new moon of Shawwal has been sighted, therefore the Day of Eid al-Fitr 1440H is on Tuesday 4th June 2019.

  • The 1st Eid prayer is 8:00am
  • The 2nd Eid prayer is 10:30am

Eid Mubarak

Taqabbal Allaahu minna wa minkum
May Allah accept (this worship) from us and from you.

Last 10 Days of Ramadan Myf Program

The last 10 nights of Ramadan Programme:

  • Iftar (Full Meal).
  • Isha after Adhan followed by Taraweeh prayer.
  • Tahajjud Prayer will start at 1:45am prompt.
  • Suhoor (Full Breakfast).
  • Fajr Prayers at 03:30am.

*Please note: After Fajr prayers the MYF will close.
*No one is allowed to stay in the Mosque after Fajr.

Please join us at the MYF and bring your family and friends. Also please invite your non-Muslims friends so they can witness the unity and peace in this beloved month that is upon us. Our doors are open for the entire community!

New Muslim Group Thursday 2nd May 6:00pm-8:00pm

Pleased to announce that the New Muslim Group meeting will take place Thursday evening at The Myf with Sheikh Imtiaz 6:00pm-8:00pm inshallah.

For those who haven’t attended the group before, it has been a vital support link for many new and old Muslims for as long as we can remember.

It’s a very beneficial course for those who want to learn more and meet people on the same journey. Very relaxed informal friendly atmosphere with a Q & A session and topics discussed with refreshments.

Please feel free to invite your friends and family along.