Jumma prayer timing and recommended practices updates

With concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as the ongoing seasonal flu virus and common cold, we want to assure you that public health and safety concerns are our highest priority. We are very concious about providing clean, sanitary, and safe environments for people to pray.

While we realize no public environment has ever been 100% safe, we will continue to take the appropriate precautions and safety measures as we go through this time together.  We will remain diligent in regards to proper cleaning standards and sanitation.

In order to limit the number of people attending jumma prayer to less than 50, as recommended by the government, we are going to have two jumma prayers this Friday. For the first one, the khutba will start at 1:40 and salah at 2:00. For the second one, the khutba will start at 2:30 and salah at 2:50.

A few things to remember for Muslims attending prayers:

  • Perform Ablution at home.
  • Avoid shaking hands and hugging. Offer your salutations of Salam!
  • Bring your own prayer mat and wash afterwards.
  • If you have flu like symptoms, please stay home.
  • Children, the sick, elderly and those with chronic illness and others who are most susceptible for contraction should stay home.
  • Anyone who has traveled internationally should refrain as they may be affected although asymptomatic.
  • Maintain social distancing. Limit your time in masjid and disperse quickly after salah.
  • Avoid touching Quran or other books in the masjid.
  • Recite your daily supplications of the morning and evening.
  • Renew your reliance on Allah while taking all the necessary means and precaution, and continue to engage in duaa, seeking Allah’s forgiveness (Istighfar) prayer and patience.
  • At any time during the Masjid you’ll be required to maintain a distance of at least one meter from everyone around you. This distance will be maintained during salah as well.

Please note that we’ll limit attendance for each salat at 40 people maximum after which time doors will be closed.