Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatuAllahi wa barakatuhu
May peace be upon you, and God's mercy and blessings
Guidelines for Masjid Re-opening Stage
Insha Allah 5 daily prayers in the Masjid are starting with Fajr prayer on Tuesday February 16th. It is with great joy that we look forward to welcoming all of you once again at the Masjid. The regular prayers will be done within 10 minutes, and then please leave the Masjid promptly while maintaining physical distances. Please pray any sunnah or nafl prayers at home.
Guidelines for all prayers (including Jumu'ah) at the Masjid
Your safety and well-being remain our top priority, and as such, we have put in place certain measures to ensure the health and well-being of our congregants in an effort to reduce and eliminate the possibility of the spread of the virus. We count on your continued cooperation and patience during the next few weeks as we implement these protocols. Additional information specific to Jummu'ah is in the next section - please continue reading.
The following restrictions need to be maintained as per public health guidelines:
- Anyone experiencing any symptoms of illness should not attend (fever, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, etc), even if it is a mild cold.
- Those with weak immune systems and those with with chronic medical conditions (emphysema, diabetes, asthma, heart condition, COPD, etc) should stay at home.
- We highly recommend that elders with any medical condition and children under 14 years old not attend and pray at home.
- Bring your own mask and wear it at all times. If you are uncomfortable wearing a mask, please pray at home.
- Bring your own prayer mat to use.Sanitize your hands upon entry and exit.
- Please pray at the marked positions only, and maintain 2 meter distancing: no handshaking or hugging.
- We highly recommend that sisters pray at home.
- Come with Wudhu from home. Washrooms can be opened by volunteers only for emergencies.
- Please leave the Masjid property and parking lot promptly after end of congregational prayers. No socializing or hanging out please, and pray sunnah prayers at home.
The volunteers at the masjid intend to do their best to enforce the social distancing rules, mask wearing, and sanitization guidelines. Anyone not following these rules will be reported to authorities and is putting the entire congregation at risk.
Disclaimer While safety of the community is of utmost priority, there is still some risk present with visiting the Masjid. Each individual bears responsibility for their own actions and the Masjid or its management will not be held liable for any complications arising from your visit to the Masjid.
Jumu'ah specific guidelines
- First-Come first-serve basis: only first 200 people will be allowed to enter the Masjid. Please follow the directions of the volunteers, even when lining up. Please cooperate and understand when the Masjid reaches the capacity.
- Inside the Masjid, please pray only at specially marked positions to ensure 2+ meter physical distancing.
- Please read and follow the guidelines above.
- Jumu'ah 1: doors open at 11:45am, khutbah begins at 12:45pm, salah ends at 1:10pm, Masjid completely vacated at 1:20pm.
- Jumu'ah 2: doors open at 1:30pm, khutbah begins at 2pm, salah ends at 2:20pm, Masjid completely vacated at 2:30pm.
- Please stay tuned for future live streaming events, inshaAllah. Many of the recorded live streams, over the last several weeks, are being put up on the Imam's YouTube channel, inshaAllah.
- Imam's YouTube channel: youtube.com/ourimam.
Future events will be announced inshaAllah..