MCM Coronavirus (COVID-19) News / Updates

Please see below updates and actions MCM are taking at present based on the Coronavirus Situation to help safeguard our community.

You can continue to keep updated via a number of channels:

Please see below all updates:

 

**Lockdown 2.0 – 5th November 2020 Update **

Please find the latest update issued by Manchester Central Mosque in relation to the impending second national lockdown from Thursday 5th November 2020.

In line with the new guidelines, congregational prayers (including Jummah) will be suspended. The masjid will be open from 1pm to 5pm daily for people to offer individual prayers only.

Please remember that all previous guidance in regards to social distancing rules still stand and entry to the masjid is conditional (see attached statement for full information)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RU_kdZVYGa807vNAgwMorAPxILRzeB5Y/view?usp=drivesdk

 

**Update 6** COVID-19 – Funerals & visiting Cemeteries 29/04/2020

In light of recent changes to the lockdown guidelines given by the Government, Manchester Central Mosque has issued an updated statement in regards to the policies surrounding funerals/burials & attending the graveyard.

We understand that this is an ever-changing landscape. The management committee at Manchester Central Mosque will continue to monitor the guidance available and continuously assess its position in order to provide the appropriate services to the Muslim community at large

We pray that Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ keeps us all safe. If your loved one has passed away from COVID-19, please contact the our funeral team for assistance and guidance

To read the full statement please click on this link:

#manchestercentralmosque #mcmvictoriapark

 

**Update 5** 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃-𝟏𝟗 – F𝐮𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐲 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 – MCM – 16/04/2020

Recently, Jamiat Ul Muslimin (Manchester Central Mosque) secured PPE and relevant training for its funeral team and volunteers. Over the past few days full ghusuls to the deceased have been performed before burials.

COVID-19 guidance and position of the governments worldwide remains very fluid. MCM would continue to monitor the guidance available and continuously assess its position to provide services to the Muslim community at large.

We pray that Allah SWT keeps us all safe. If your loved one has passed away from COVID-19, please contact the MCM funeral team for assistance and guidance.

To read the full Funeral Policy Statement please click here 

 

** Update 4** Covid-19 Funerals  27/03/2020

𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗵𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗹𝗶𝗺𝘀 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗕𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗚𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗽 – 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗻

𝗜𝗻 𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗲 (𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗵𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗹𝗶𝗺 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆) 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝘀 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗲𝗮𝗹 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗱𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵𝘀 𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝘂𝗻𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘀, 𝗶𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗯𝘀𝗼𝗹𝘂𝘁𝗲𝗹𝘆 𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮 𝗰𝗼-𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱, 𝗷𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝘂𝗽, 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗱𝗼𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗰𝗿𝗼𝘀𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘃𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗵𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗹𝗶𝗺 𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀/ 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗼𝗹𝘃𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝘀𝘀𝘂𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝗲𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗲𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗹𝘆.

𝗧𝗼 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝘂𝘀 𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗲𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘄𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗮 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻 – 𝗣𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗼𝘄.

Manchester Muslims COVID-19 Burial Group – Response Plan (Process)

 

** UPDATE 3** 20/03/2020

As-salâmu ‘Alaykum Wa Rahmatullâhi Wa Barakâtuhu
We pray you are all in the best of Iman & health.

It is with a heavy heart that the Management Committee of Manchester Central Mosque [MCM] (Victoria Park) have decided that with immediate effect the Masjid will be closed.

This includes Jummah/Congregational 5 time prayers and all other activities.

MCM will keep you updated as and when things progress as the current situation is very fluid. We pray that you all stay safe.

Wa-alaykum ‘As-salâm Wa Rahmatullâhi Wa Barakâtuhu
Manchester Central Mosque

 

** UPDATE 2 ** 18/03/2020

As-salâmu ‘Alaykum Wa Rahmatullâhi Wa Barakâtuhu
We pray you are all in the best of Iman & health.

The management Committee of Manchester Central Mosque [MCM] (Victoria Park) have decided to take the below actions based on the Corona Virus outbreak.

Please note, it is with a heavy heart that we have made the following decisions to protect our brothers and sisters from any harm as our priority.

Under the guidance of Imam Hamzah (Chief Imam of Manchester Central Mosque) and Fatwa from Mufti Muhammad Akmal.

Listen to the audio recording from Mufti Akmal here.

Imam Hamzah has summarised in English the points Mufti Akmal has made here.

  • MCM will not hold Friday Prayers / gatherings (Jummah Prayers) until further notice. As a result, brothers and sisters are advised to pray Zhur prayers at home instead.
  • Masjid Madrassa will be closed with immediate effect until further notice.
  • All other activities including lectures/weekends courses/darse Quran/mahafil zikr/khatme Quran/consumption of food will be suspended until further notice.
  • Funeral prayers will be offered at the cemetery
  • There will be no access to the first floor until further notice
  • All other prayers will be offered in the masjid as normal only in the designated areas.
  • All MCM events have been cancelled (Including Miraj Shareef this Sunday 22nd March) until further notice.

MCM will keep you updated as and when things progress as the current situation is fluid. We pray that you all stay safe Inshallah.

You can continue to keep updated via a number of channels:

Wa-alaykum ‘As-salâm Wa Rahmatullâhi Wa Barakâtuhu

Manchester Central Mosque

 

** UPDATE 1 ** 12/03/2020***

As-salâmu ‘Alaykum Wa Rahmatullâhi Wa Barakâtuhu
We pray you are all in the best of Iman & health.

As of 11/03/20, the World Health Organisation has declared the outbreak of Coronovirus (Covid-19) a pandemic. Against this backdrop, there are 456 confirmed cases and 6 deaths in the UK at the time of writing (12/03/20).

After careful consideration and taking into account the government guidlines Manchester Central Mosque advise that:

– Congregation members aged 60+ years are at an increased risk and should consider praying at home.

– In cases where any person of any age has any pre-existing health conditions we would ask you (for the sake of yourself and your family & friends) to consider absenting yourself from the Masjid during times when it may be busy (especially Jummah).

Please try not to use the toilet facilities and do your whudu at home, use the masjid facilities only if absolutely necessary.

  • Minimise/avoid shaking of hands/embracing each other after prayers.
  • Leave promptly once the prayers are completed.
  • Perform supererogatory prayers at home.
  • If you wish to bring a prayer mat you can do, please ensure that it is clean and others do not perform prostration on your mat and it doesn’t take up too much space.
  • Use the hand sanitisers provided at various points in the masjid.
  • You should wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds when returning home.

Please forward this message to individuals who are known to you, who regularly attend the masjid, especially to those who may not have access to social media and those who maybe at a higher risk.

Any queries or questions please contact us via messenger or one of the committee members at Jummah tomorrow.

We will offer further advice with regards to the madrassah, other classes held in the masjid, planned lectures/talks and other activities in due course.

Thanking you for your cooperation and understanding during what are unprecedented and unique circumstances.

Wa-alaykum ‘As-salâm Wa Rahmatullâhi Wa Barakâtuhu
Manchester Central Mosque