5th January 2021 –MOSQUE CLOSED
Despite the Government allowing places of worship to remain open even under Tier 5 restrictions, our concern about the very high levels of COVID-19 locally has led us to take the difficult decision to close Dulwich Islamic Centre for prayers from the end of today.
We will review our decision after two weeks, and thereafter keep the situation under constant review.
The number of Covid-19 cases and infections surge across the country; we know it is a difficult time for everyone.
We have all had loved ones, family, friends and colleagues affected by this terrible disease, and sadly for some, it has proven fatal – may Allah (SWT) have mercy on them.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone that is suffering in these very challenging and difficult times. Indeed, to Allah, we belong and to Him is the return.
We pay tribute to our NHS and its staff who face an unprecedented situation again in dealing with the influx of cases and are doing their utmost best to save lives.
We urge everyone to follow the government guidelines at all times and use a face covering. These rules ensure our communities stay safe and reduce the transmission of the coronavirus.
We remind our community and congregation of the supplication of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ for protection against illness and disease:
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْبَرَصِ، وَالْجُنُونِ، وَالْجُذَامِ، وَمِنْ سَيِّئِ الأَسْقَامِ
Allahumma inni a‘udhu bika min al-barasi, wal-jununi, wal-judhaami, wa min sayyi’il-asqaami
“O Allah, I seek refuge in You from leucodermia, insanity, leprosy and all major illnesses