From this Friday 28th January 2022 the new Jummah times are as follows:

1st Jamaat- 13:00
2nd Jamaat- 14:00

The Jamaat will stand at the above times. To listen to and benefit from the talk and khutbha, please arrive 15 minutes early.

If you feel unwell or have any of the symptoms of Covid-19, please do not attend at the Masjid.

Further updates to follow on Swafia Radio; Facebook and

Jumma Announcement

As the clocks have gone back, from tomorrow 5th November 2021 the new Jumma times are as follows:
  • 1st Jamaat- *12:30*
  • 2nd Jamaat- *13:30*
The jamaat will stand at the above times. To listen to and benefit from the talk and khutbha please arrive 15 minutes early.
*Also Isha Jamaat  is usually at 20:00 as per the calendar but this has now changed to *19:15*
If you feel unwell or have any of the symptoms of Covid19 please do not attend at the Masjid.
Further updates to follow on Swafia Radio; Facebook and

Jumma Announcement

As Covid restrictions have been relaxed the Masjid has more capacity and there will be only 2 Jamaats for Jumma insha ALLAH. The Jammat times are as follows:

  • 13:30
  • 14:30

The Jammat will stand at the above times. To listen to and benefit from the talk and khutba, please arrive 15 minutes early.

If you feel unwell or have any symptoms of COVID-19, please do not attend at the Masjid

Jamia Masjid Swafia Ramadan 2021 Announcement

Asalaam Alaykum

It is likely that the *First Fast* for Ramadan 1442 will be on Wednesday 14th April 2021. This will of course be confirmed closer to the time. We are pleased to share that we will be offering full Thravee prayers Alhamdullilah.

The first *Travhee* prayers will be on *Tuesday 13th April*
There will be two Travhee Jamaats at Jamia Masjid Swafia:
First Jamaat: See Ramadan Timetable
(complete recitation of the Quran-e-Pak)

Second Jamaat at *12:30am*
(with shorter surahs)

*Ramadan Timetable*

The Ramadan Timetable is now ready and available for you to collect from the Masjid from this Friday’s Jumma prayer on 9th April 2021. We also attach a copy of the digital timetable for your convenience.

*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 and intention to offer our Namaz with the jamaat at the Masjid. Following the lockdown we now all understand the importance of this and that it should not be taken for granted.

We will keep you posted in regards to the exact date closer to the time In Sha Allah.

Keep up to date on Swafia Radio, Facebook and

Swafia Ramadan 2021 Timetable

As many people are asking for the Jamia Masjid Swafia Ramadan Timetable we have sent out an electronic copy.   A copy is attached below which you can download and save to your device.

The large A3 copies of the timetable are now ready.  You can collect a copy from Manchester Superstore on Park Lodge Lane.  If you or a neighbour can not collect for some reason please send a message direct to Brother Gulfraz and we will try to drop one through your letter box.

Eid ul Adha 31st July 2020

Eid Ul Adha is confirmed to be 31st July 2020 In Sha Allah

Fortunately this Eid we are able to perform Eid Namaz at the Masjid.

Due to the ongoing Covid19 pandemic the Eid prayer will operate in the same manner as the Jumma prayer.

The will be 3 Jamaats for Eid prayer In Sha Allah, the Jamaat times will be as follows:
– 07:30am
– 08:30am
– 09:30am

Please contact brother Gulfraz on +44 7795 006993 to book your Eid prayer slot. The booking system will operate on a first come basis. It is imperative that you book in a timely manner so that the Masjid is able to appropriately plan and organise.

When you attend at the Masjid you will be required to bring your own prayer mat and wear a face mask.

For the safety of our community hugging and hand shaking will be strictly prohibited.

The above is of course difficult as it is our tradition after Eid Namaz nonetheless for your own safety and the wellbeing of the wider community it is imperative that you greet each other without contact.

We look forward to seeing you at the Masjid on Eid. Thank you for your patience and endless co-operation during these difficult times.

Further updates to follow on Swafia Radio; Facebook and

Re-Opening on 4th July 2020

As the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased by the Government, Jamia Masjid Swafia will reopen subject to strict preventative measures. The Masjid takes the health and well-being of all attendees and the local community extremely seriously and as such the Masjid will re-open on 4th July 2020 subject to the stringent measures.

Jumma prayers will take place however, they will be reduced to the Khutba in Arabic and the Fard prayer only. All attendees are requested to pray their Sunnah and Nafl prayers at home. The Jamaat for all five daily prayers will reconvene, again all attendees are requested to pray non-obligatory prayers at home. 

All attendees are requested to leave straight after Fard prayers. Attendees are requested to maintain the integrity of the Masjid by avoiding congregation outside. Attendees should avoid shaking hands or hugging and follow social distancing guidance within the Masjid. 

The Masjid will follow strict social distancing guidance to protect all attendees and local community in the close vicinity of the Masjid. The Covid-19 safety officers are Brothers Gulfraz Hussain, Arshad Iqbal, Akef Akbar and Hafiz Imran Mahmood who will ensure that social distancing guidelines are followed and will engage with the community to ensure that all issues are dealt with.

A full Covid-19 risk assessment has been prepared and is available within the Masjid. To limit contact during Jumma prayer the Masjid will use all four entrances/exits to limit contact between attendees. All 4 entrances have disabled access and are accessible via wheelchair. 

The wudhu facilities will remain closed and attendees should make wudhu at home. The disabled toilets will be open for disabled attendees only which will be sanitised by a volunteer after each use. 

The capacity of the Masjid has been re-assessed to ensure that attendees are kept one meter apart during prayer. The Masjid will have the capacity to host up to 130 attendees per Jamaat. 

Prayer spaces will be marked one meter+ apart in line with social distancing guidance. Attendees are requested to bring their own prayer mats and place them over the marked prayer spaces. Under no circumstance must any person pray in any other area. Please ensure that your prayer mat is clean and that is no bigger than a traditional prayer mat. 

Attendees must wear Personal Protective Equipment at all times whilst within the Masjid grounds. This will include a face mask and gloves. Attendees must purchase their own PPE and use them within the Masjid. For those who are unable to source their own PPE the Masjid will have these available. It is important to ensure the safety of all attendees and therefore, without the aforementioned PPE entrance will be strictly refused.

Upon attending at the Masjid attendees must place their shoes within a sealed plastic bag and take this bag into the Masjid. Next to each of the marked prayer spaces there will be a fitted box where the shoes can be place within. 

Throughout the Masjid there will be hand sanitiser stations for the use of all attendees. Attendees should make efforts to use upon entering and exiting the Masjid. After each Jamaat the Masjid will be sanitised. 

At each Jumma prayer there will be six volunteers who will direct attendees to maintain social distancing. During general Namaz prayer there will be two volunteers. The volunteers have been appropriately trained and it is imperative that attendees follow their instructions. 

Due to the aforementioned social distancing guidelines the Masjid can accommodate 130 attendees per Jumma Jamaat, therefore the Masjid will host the following 4 Jamaats: 

  1. 1. 13:20
  2. 2. 13:50
  3. 3. 14:20
  4. 4. 14:50

In order to avoid attendees being turned away for Jumma prayer the Masjid will operate a pre-booking system for each Jamaat on a first come first serve basis. 

Attendees are requested to contact brother Gulfraz on 07795006993 to book their Jumma place. It is imperative that your place is booked as the Masjid must maintain organisation to prevent breaches of social distancing. 

All attendees of the Masjid are requested to have patience and to work alongside the Masjid to ensure that it is a safe place for all by following the aforementioned guidance. We have a responsibility to each other; a small breach of the guidance could put fellow Jamaati’s at serious risk. 

If you have symptoms of Covid-19 or are generally feeling unwell you are urged to avoid the Masjid. If any attendee feels unwell whilst at the Masjid, please inform a volunteer without delay. If you are deemed vulnerable as per the NHS guidance or have ongoing health issues it would be advised not to attend at congregational prayers, despite the preventative measures there is always a risk. 

Children’s Islamic classes will remain suspended until further notice. Other Masjid activities and gatherings such as Ghiyarvi programme, Phooris, Khatams etc will also remain suspended. 

Further updates will appear on Facebook and on Swafia Azaan Radio.