Eidul Fitr Announcement

Shawwal moon has not been sighted today, therefore Eidul Fitr (1st of Shawwal) will be on Sunday the 24th of May 2020 insha Allah

Jamia Masjid, Swindon

Masjid Donation Appeal

As you are aware, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Masjid is unable to open this Ramadan. This has resulted in a shortage of funds for our Masjid as the majority of donations for the year are obtained during this holy period, as well as during weekly Friday prayers which are currently suspended. Masjid expenditure has been reduced as much as possible to mitigate this but there is still a funding gap which needs to be addressed. We kindly ask for your support for our Masjid in order to help us through this period of uncertainty. Our Masjid running expenses had been grnerously funded by the community for numerous decades, but it is especially important now – during these testing times that we come together and support the Masjid.

Online Transfer: You can either donate online by using the “Donate” link on the Masjid website.

Bank transfer: Or make a bank transfer to the following account:

Barclays Bank PLC 
Name: THAMESDOWN ISLAMIC ASSOCIATION 
Account No.: 90883964
Sort Code: 20-84-58
Ref: YOUR NAME

Cash Donations: can also be arranged. Please contact either of following individuals

Azim Khan – 07595 741086
Mufti Imran – 07846 929873

We ask Allah, the Almighty, to bless us during the last 7 days of spiritual month and protect us and our loved ones during these difficult times.

Jazak Allah Khair

How to Adapt Our Ramadan in current circumstances…

  • Taraweeh: Organising taraweeh at home as a family and pray in congregation.
  • Give Charity:  Support the needy in this month of Ramdan by sharing and caring. Continue to support Masjid through your generous donations.
  • Quran: Ramadan is also the month of Quran. Plan to recite Quran in your daily routines.
  • Creating a spiritual atmosphere at home: Streaming Islamic lectures or taraweeh in your home,either pre-recorded or live. Arranging virtual iftars with loved ones and community members through themany online video calling facilities available.
  • Reduce your trips to shops:  Plan your iftar menus in advance so that you can limit multipleshopping trips given social distancing measures.

Ramadan started on Friday the 24th April, 2020.    Ramadan Timetable can now be downloaded here

Note: Under the UK Govt. guidance on social gatherings, all congregational prayers including 5 daily prayers, Taraweeh and Jummah prayer will unfortunately remain suspended at Swindon Jamia Masjid

Corona Virus Announcement!

Starting from 19th of March 2020, all congregational activities including 5 Salahs, Jummua prayers and madrassa classes are to remain suspended until further notice.

Whilst the importance of congregational prayer is clear, with the increasing rate of transmission of COVID-19 and deaths on both at regional and national level the medical and Islamic scholar’s advice is to limit social contact.

We will closely monitor the situation and reopen the Masjid for salah and gatherings, as soon as it is safe to do so.

Please continue to follow the detailed government advice in isolating yourself from family members if you have symptoms, and “shielding” at-risk groups (people above 70 years, pregnant women and those with long term health conditions) from getting the virus by limiting close physical contact and maintaining strict hygiene, even if you do not have symptoms.

Finally during these difficult times can we please remind you to reach out to your vulnerable neighbours with an offer to help, as is our Islamic duty.

May Allah swt continue to protect us and enable us to utilise this difficult time to draw closer to him.

Eidul Fitr Announcement

Shawwal moon has not been sighted today, therefore Eidul Fitr (1st of Shawwal) will be on Sunday the 24th of May 2020 insha Allah

Jamia Masjid, Swindon