Swafia Coronavirus Update

In light of the continuing Coronavirus pandemic and stricter UK government advice on social distancing we have to decided to move to the next stage to protect everyone’s health.

We will suspend all gatherings at Jamia Masjid Swafia including for the Five Daily Salah/Namaz and Jumma until further notice starting Monday 23 March. The Imam Sahib will do the Adhan on Swafia Azaan Radio at the correct time and you should offer your Namaz at home.

We should all do Dua to Allah swt that this temporary measure will be able to end soon with the minimum loss of life. We will make further announcements when the situation improves.

In the meantime please continue to protect our elderly and vulnerable people by following government guidelines. Younger people should minimise contact with others and keep washing your hands, to prevent the spread to the vulnerable.   If you have any symptoms such as dry cough, high temperature, difficult breathing you should self isolate and contact NHS 111 for further advice.

We thank you for your continued cooperation at this difficult time.

Jamia Masjid Swafia Coronavirus Announcement

The management Committee for Jamia Masjid Swafia have made the difficult decision to implement some serious measures to protect all members of our Community and to minimise the spreading of Coronavirus (Covid-19).


(1) is highly contagious and can be easily spread person to person or by touching contaminated surfaces

(2) has no current cure

(3) if it infects elderly people or someone with underlying health problems it could end their life

To minimise the chances of spreading the virus and protecting everyone’s health especially the more vulnerable in our community Jamia Masjid Swafia is taking the following measures until further notice from Wednesday 18 March 2020 :

(1) Jumma Friday Namaz / Prayers will be reduced to just the essential short Khutbha in Arabic and Farz (Fard) Namaz. We request all namazees pray their Sunnats and Nafils at home. There will be no talk before or Salat o Salam afterwards. We request everyone leaves straight after the Dua and doesn’t shake hands for Salaam.

(2) Wudu (ablution) and toilet facilities at the masjid will be closed. Everyone should do Wudu at home before coming to the masjid,

(3) The five daily namaz / prayers will be reduced to just the Farz (Fard) for jamaat. You should pray Sunnat and Nafils at home.

(4) We request as in line with government guidance, the most vulnerable, those who are above 60 or those with health problems protect themselves, and should for the time being, pray their namaz at home and not in the masjid.

(5) If you have any of the symptoms for Coronavirus, a high temperature fever, continuous dry coughing or breathing problems you should NOT come to the masjid. You should self isolate at home for at least 7 days following government guidelines and protect your family as well.

(6) All children’s Islamic Classes at the masjid are suspended until further notice.

(7) All other masjid activities including Ghiyarvi programmes are suspended. (The Ladies Ghiyravi programme for this Saturday 21 March is cancelled.)

The talk / Zikr programme after Isha on Mondays and Thursdays are suspended.

(8) No phooris or gatherings for the deceased or khatams will take place at the masjid.

(9) If someone passes away and a Janazah (funeral) is required at the masjid please contact us in the normal way.

(10) Any namazee can bring their own “Musallah” or prayer mat for use in the masjid if they wish but please ensure it is clean and not too big, only for your use.

(11) Please follow other guidelines such as regularly washing your hands with soap when returning home.

Muslims have a unique relationship with their local masjid and the changes may seem harsh to you but are needed to protect everyone. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding during what are unprecedented and unique circumstances.

The decisions have been made by consulting Islamic scholars. The same difficult decisions are being made by masjids across the UK and the world.

We hope you will join us in continuing to do Dua to Allah Subhana Wa Talah that this difficult period will pass soon with minimum harm to everyone in the world and our community in particular. And that we can return to our normal blessed life soon.

The situation is changing all the time and we may have to make further changes so please continue to listen to Swafia Azaan Radio, look out for messages or see www.swafia.org.uk

Message on behalf of Jamia Masjid Swafia Committee

March Ghiyarvi Sharif Al Isra Wal Miraj 2020

Our monthly Ghiyarvi Sharif will be held Sunday 15th of March 2020. The programme will start after Zhur Namaz at 1:00 pm. We will celebrate the Al Isra Wal Miraj, the Night time Journey undertaken by the Holy Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) to Masjid al Aqsa and then to the heavens.

The main talk will be given in English by our special guest speaker Mufti Hafiz Abdus Samee Bandyalvi Sahib. The programme will be supervised by Mufti Fiaz Maqsood Madni Sahib.  Support will be provided by Naat Khwains and our own Ullema.

The programme will end with a communal Dua and distribution of food. Please attend with your family and friends to benefit from this spiritual and educational gathering.

Details on poster below.

Ghiyarvi at 1:00pm Sunday 15 March 2020