News for End of Ramadan 2019

Ghiyarvi Sharif and Completion of Quran-e-Pak

The monthly Ghiyarvi Sharif programme will be held with the completion of the recitation of the Quran-e-Pak during Travhee namaaz on Saturday 1 June 2019. This will be the 27th night of Ramadan often believed to be Laylat al-Qadar – The Night of Power or Destiny. The programme will start after Isha/Travhee namaaz starting at 11:00 pm.

There will be a short but enlightening talk. You are invited to attend along with your older sons and friends to this special night, which will end with the communal Dua and distribution of Tabarak.

The masjid will stay open for those wishing to offer further ibadaat.

Parking for Jumma and Eid ul Fitir

As you will be aware we have a greater attendance for the last Friday prayers in Ramadan – Jumma-tul-Widha – and for Eid ul Fitir prayers.   To keep disruption and parking problems to a minimum we would request that all locals walk to the mosque on these days, others coming from further away should car share so we can make the best use of our limited parking facilities without disturbing our neighbours.  Please note adjoining streets have double yellow and other parking restrictions so check signs to ensure that you park safely.

News about Eid ul Fitir

The first day for Eid ul Fitir is likely to be Wednesday 5th June.  If Ramadan completes 30 days it will be on Thursday 6th June.  To confirm the actual day please listen to your Swafia Azaan Radio at about Maghrib time on Tuesday 4th June.

We will also try to post an announcement on this web site at, or our Twitter feed at, or send a notification on the MyMosque app. Please check after Maghrib on Tuesday.

Eid ul Fitir Namaz Prayers

Eid ul Fitir Namaz Prayers will stand at following times.  Arrive early for the talk.

First Jamaat :        8:30 am

Second Jamaat :   9:45 am

Fitrana is payable at the rate of £5 for each person in your house and should be paid before Eid Namaz.

You should follow the sunnah and walk to the Masjid for Eid while reciting the takbir :

“Allaho-Akbar, Allaho-Akbar. La ila-ha ill-lal-lah. Allaho-Akbar, Allaho-Akbar. Wa-lilahill hamd.”

You should return home by a different route. Locals should walk others car share. This means we make better use of our limited parking without disturbing our neighbours.

Ramadan Start Confirmed for Tuesday 7th May

It has been confirmed that the first fast for Ramadan 1440 will be on TUESDAY 7th of May 2019 with the first Isha/Travhee prayers (namaz/salah) being offered on Monday 6th May at 11:00 pm.  No reliable reports indicate the moon being sighted so Shaban will complete 30 days.

Ramadan Mubarak to all from everyone at Jamia Masjid Swafia.

Two Isha / Travhee Jamaats at Jamia Masjid Swafia

As in previous years we will offer two jamaats for the convenience of everybody in Wakefield.

First Jamaat at 11:00 pm with the complete recitation of the Quran-e-Pak during Ramadan

Second Jamaat at 12:30 am with shorter surahs for those who can’t attend the main jamaat due to work, will finish with plenty of time for you to eat before Sehri.

There will be a short Quranic or Islamic talk after the main Travhee jamaat.  Please remind those who can’t attend the jamaat that they can still benefit from this talk as it is broadcast live on Swafia Azaan Radio.  (Contact the masjid if you need a radio).

Wakefield Ramadan Timetable

You can collect a printed copy of the timetable from the masjid that details all the times for namaz including jamaat at the mosque, and fasting times for Wakefield.

We have a larger A3 poster you can put on the wall and a smaller A6 card one for your pocket.

Download and print  your own copy or save to your desktop or wallpaper on your mobile from previous links.

Gain The Benefits of Ramdaan

We should work hard to gain the great benefits of Ramdan where Nafli prayers have the value of Fard prayers in normal times and Fard prayers have 70 times the value from other times. We should ask for forgiveness for ourselves and everybody else.  We should do dhikr and give charity,  read and try to understand the Quran-e-Pak to gain the benefits of this blessed month.

We should make a special effort to offer all our namaz with the jamaat at the mosque.


Swafia Ramadan 2019 / 1440 Timetable for Wakefield

Ramadan 1440 / 2019 Timetable for Wakefield and surrounding areas

On this page you can print your own copy of the timetable. But as detailed in an earlier post you can collect a printed copy from the masjid.  Please also refer to that post for details about the start of Ramadan and the second Isha / Travhee jamaat.

We have a larger A3 poster you can put on the wall and a smaller A6 card one for your pocket.

You can download a copy of each from below by clicking on the thumbnails for a larger version (of the jpeg files) and clicking Save as.  You can then print a copy yourself or save to your desktop or wallpaper on your mobile.

Click on Larger Poster Wakefield Ramadan Timetable


Click on Small Pocket A6 Wakefield Ramadan Timetable

Ramadan 1440/2019 Timetable for Wakefield


Jamia Masjid Swafia Ramadan 1440/2019 Timetable for Wakefield

The blessed holy month is here soon so start your preparation by collecting your Ramadan 1440 timetable from the mosque after Friday Jumma prayers on 3rd of May 2019.  This timetable will detail the Sehri and Ifatri times for fasting as well as Jamia Masjid Swafia Jamaat times for prayers, that apply for Wakefield and surrounding areas. If you can’t attend Jumma prayers you can off course collect the timetable at any time afterwards.

You can collect a large A3 poster for your wall and a small pocket sized A6 one to keep with you at all times.  In this way you can try to gain the maximum benefits of this blessed month by offering as many namaz/prayers with the jamaat at the masjid.  We will add a download copy here, of the timetable later in the week.

It is likely that Ramadan will start on Tuesday 7th of May with our first Isha/Travhee prayers at 11:00 pm the night before on Monday.   If the month of Shaban only has 29 days and the moon is sighted  earlier, Ramadan could start  on Monday 6th May with the first Travhee on Sunday  night.

To confirm the start of Ramadan please listen to your Swafia Azaan Radio for an announcement at about Maghrib time on Sunday 5th May.  We will also try to make the announcement on this web site, or send a notification in the MyMosque app, or with a message on our Twitter feed at

Second Isha / Travhee Jamaat

As in previous years Jamia Masjid Swafia will facilitate a second shorter jamaat for Isha / Travhee for those people who can’t make it to the main one. This will start at 12:30 am and finish leaving you with enough time before Sehri.