UPDATES FROM LINCOLN CENTRAL MOSQUE & CULTURAL CENTRE

Friday, June 11, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Lincoln Mosque food bank helps community during pandemic

The Lincolnite has published an article covering the Lincoln Mosque food bank activity during the pandemic in collaboration with the Acts Trust and City of Lincoln Council.

The food bank at Lincoln Central Mosque was launched in April 2020 to try and help the local community during the pandemic. It is open every Saturday between 1.30pm and 3.30pm.

With best regards,
Lincoln Central Mosque and Cultural Centre 


Friday, May 21, 2021

Press Release
 
As-salaamu ‘Alykum Warahmatullaahi WabarakaatuH.

In light of recent events, the management of Lincoln Central Mosque & Cultural Centre have released the following statement:

The Islamic Association of Lincoln has welcomed Hamas and Israel’s announcement of a ceasefire to end the 11-day  military offensive in the Gaza Strip.

I am writing on behalf of the Islamic Association of Lincoln, which is represented by Muslims originating from over 35 different nationalities, in addition, a fair number of our members here in Lincoln and surrounding areas are of Palestinian origin, and have expressed deep dismay at the war crimes being committed. The unprecedented attacks by Israel on worshippers at Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem came in the month of Ramadan, when Muslims were fasting, in the midst of evening worship and during the crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic.

This is on the back of continued Israeli expansionist policies and daily human rights violations of Palestinians. The attacks on Al-Aqsa mosque coincided with a time wherein more residents of Sheikh Jarrah face forced expulsion from their homes. The attacks on worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque are a gross human rights violation and are totally unacceptable.

We urge our UK Government to

  • Ensure Israel allow the Red Crescent ambulances and other humanitarian organisations to reach the injured and vulnerable people including children.
  • Stop the sale of all military equipment/hardware to Israelto prevent further casualties being inflicted on innocent Palestinian civilians.
  • Outline its commitment to the UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which demands that Israel stops settlement activity in Palestinian territories and fulfils its obligations as an occupying power under the Fourth Geneva Convention.

For further enquiries, kindly contact: [email protected]

Yours Sincerely,

Dr Tanweer Ahmed

Chairman, Board of Trustees

The Islamic Association of Lincoln.


Friday May 07, 2021

EID-UL-FITR 2021:  EID PRAYER, EID MESSAGE AND ZAKAT-UL-FITR

As-salaamu ‘Alykum Warahmatullaahi WabarakaatuH

 Eid-ul-Mubaarak!

From Tuesday 11th May, 2021, there will be global efforts in search of the Lunar Crescent that would mark the end of Ramadhaan 144 2AH, followed by Eid-ul-Fitr on the 1st day of Shawwal 1442 AH.

If the new moon is sighted on Tuesday 11th May 2021, Eid-ul-Fitr would be on Wednesday May 12, 2021. If not, then the Eid-ul-Fitr would fall on Thursday May 13, 2021. As has also been our tradition, the Lincoln Central Mosque and Cultural Centre will be following the London Regents Park Mosque’s announcement about the commencement.

Due to the prevailing circumstances of Covid-19 Pandemic and the on-going efforts by our Mosque in adhering to strict guidelines in order to minimise the risk of the infection, the Mosque will inshaa Allah, be open for Eid-ul-Fitr prayers under the following measures:

  • There will be 2 sessions of the Eid-ul-Fitr Prayers, as follows:
  • 1st Eid Prayer will start at 8:00 am. Only adult Brothers are allowed to attend. Children under the age of 12 are not allowed.
  • 2nd Eid Prayer will start at 9:30 am. Both adult Brothers and Sisters are allowed to attend. Children under the age of 12 are still not allowed.
  • All attendees should be aware of the reduced Mosque capacity as a result of the social distancing rules already in place in the Mosque.
  • Attendees must already be in state of wudhu (ablution) as these facilities will not be offered in the current circumstances but only under emergency situation.
  • Attendees must bring their own praying mats, wear face masks and obey the social distancing rules already in place in and around the Mosque premises.
  • Attendees must have their shoes and belongings in their own bags (plastic bags are also available in the Mosque) and keep these with them while in the Mosque.
  • Please use the hand sanitizers provided when entering and leaving the Mosque.
  • For the 1st Jamaat, attendees (Brothers only) must enter the Mosque through the Male Side Entrance and must leave through both the Back and Female Side Doors.
  • For the 2nd Jamaat, Sisters must enter and leave the Mosque through the Female Side Entrance. Brothers must enter the Mosque through the Male Side Entrance and must leave through the Back Doors.
  • All attendees should kindly leave the Mosque premises immediately after Prayers. Please do not mingle with anyone else, both inside and outside the Mosque and around the Car park.
  • Anyone not wearing face mask will NOT be allowed inside the Mosque.

Kindly follow the directives of the Volunteers and ask if unsure about any of the above guidelines.

  • Please note that in the current circumstance, if anyone or any of their family member is unwell, they must NOT come to the Mosque for congregational prayers.

Zakat-ul-Fitr Reminder

We would also like to remind our Muslim Community that the Zakat-ul-Fitr for this year’s Ramadhaan is £5 (Five Pounds) per head. This is compulsory on every household member.

As the Mosque will be collecting the Zakat-ul-Fitr on behalf of our Community Members, kindly ensure to put your Zakat-ul-Fitr in the appropriate and designated boxes located in the Mosque.

General Donation Request

We would also like to request our Community Members to donate generously to the Mosque in this Holy Month in which good deeds are immensely rewarded by Allah, subhannahu wata’ala.

We pray to Allah, a’azza wajalla, for the protection of the entire Ummah and for the acceptance of our fasting and supplications during the Holy Month (Aameen).

For further inquiries, kindly contact: [email protected]




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