Mosque Ramadan Activities in a Lockdown – A Unique Ramadan

The month started with many people feeling down that the mosques are closed. Soon after that, we all realised that this pandemic has so many benefits. With hardship comes a lot of ease. From the midst of this corona, the Liverpool Ramadan Program was born. Owned by the youth and for people from different ages. With daily programs; from lectures to online Quran circles to Kahoot quizzes and Quran competition. Presenters were from different professional and cultural backgrounds. The host team (mostly aged 16-20) excelled and grew in confidence; they gained so many skills in ONE month. Ramadan has been a training course for our young generation. Special guests were generous in contributing to this program with special thanks to Anas Altikriti and Omer El-Hamdoon. Local doctors and professors also shared their expertise.

Sisters were present with the women lectures and reminders.

Alhamdulilah, this program has been a true success story, a proof that with unity, great things happen. The program has brought the Ramadan and mosque vibes into every single home, all through zoom and youtube.

This was completed with an e-party! Yes a party through zoom (watch the youtube below). Enjoy the clips 🙂

 

Ramadan Timetable – A statement by a group of Liverpool’s Sheikhs

iMAMS STATMENT ON Ramadan Timetable

As we have received a number of inquiries and complaints from our community members, we have requested from the Imams to issue a statement to explain the reason behind the change of Imask time in this Ramadan Timetable. Below is the full statement in English and Arabic.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Date: 27/04/2020

A statement by a group of Liverpool’s Sheikhs

Allah the Almighty said: “We did not send Messengers before you (O Muhammad), any, but men to whom We revealed. So (O people), ask those who have special knowledge, if you do not know”.

This is a statement relating to the inquiries raised by some of the brothers and sisters about the issue of Imsakiyah in the month of Ramadan and the start of the Fajr time, which was recently adopted in the city of Liverpool for the year 2020.

A group of the Sheikhs and Imams of Liverpool met to consider what was presented by some of the brothers and sisters regarding the validity of the prayer times. These prayer times were approved by the mosques of the city of Liverpool in a unified Ramadan timetable, especially the time of Imsak and Fajr. The Sheikhs in the meeting agreed the following:

Firstly:

The issue of scheduling prayer times is a purely specialised issue that only a specialist with knowledge can do.

Secondly:

The timing that has been adopted is issued by a globally approved legal and scientific reference, which is the timing of Umm Al-Qura, which is adopted in the Two Holy Mosques in Makkah and Madinah, and many countries of the Islamic world, and commended by specialised Muslim astronomers in the United Kingdom.

Thirdly:

Fajr prayer will take place 10 minutes after Imsak time due to precautionary measures.

Fourthly:

The timing of Imsak cannot be tampered with. If the Imsak time is known according to a reliable reference as in this case, and is violated, validity of fasting could be undermined according to Islamic Sharia.

والسلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Date: 27/04/2020

بيان صادر عن مجموعة من مشائخ مدينة ليفربول

قال تعالى ” وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَا مِن قَبْلِكَ إِلَّا رِجَالًا نُّوحِي إِلَيْهِمْ ۚ فَاسْأَلُوا أَهْلَ الذِّكْرِ إِن كُنتُمْ لَا تَعْلَمُونَ ” النحل 43

بيان حول استفسار بعض الاخوة عن مسألة الامساك في شهر رمضان ودخول وقت الفجر والذي تم اعتماده مؤخرا في مدينة ليفربول للعام 1441 ه فنقول في هذا ومن الله التوفيق .

الحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على المبعوث رحمة للعالمين سيدنا محمد وعلى اله وصحبه اجمعين وبعد:

فقد اجتمعت مجموعة من مشايخ مدينة ليفربول للنظر فيما تم عرضه من قبل بعض الاخوة السائلين عن مدى صحة مواقيت الصلوات التي اقرت من قبل مساجد مدينة ليفربول وتحديدا وقت الامساك ودخول الفجر، فقد اجمع المجتمعون من المشايخ على الاتي وفيما يلي توضيح على ما اتفق عليه:

اولا:

 ان مسالة وضع جدول بمواقيت الصلاة هي مسالة تخصصية بحتة لايقوم بها الا مختص عالم بمداخلها وخصوصيتها .

ثانيا:

ان التوقيت الذي تم اعتماده صادر عن مرجعية شرعية وعلمية معتمدة عالميا وهي توقيت ام القرى المعتمد في الحرمين المكي والمدني الشريفين وكثير من دول العالم الاسلامي، وهو ما اكد عليه علماء فلك مسلمون مختصون في المملكة المتحدة .

ثالثا:

ان صلاة الفجر تكون بعد الامساك ب “10” دقائق وذلك لاعتبارات احتياطية.

رابعا:

ان توقيت الامساك لايمكن التلاعب به، فاذا علم وقته بموجب مرجعية يعتد بها كما هو حاصل فيما تقدم وتم مخالفته من الصائم فقد وقع في الحرج الشرعي.

ومن الله التوفيق والسداد

والسلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته