​Namaz Time Changes for Winter Time

Clocks go back by 1 hour at 2:00 am on Saturday (26 October) night Sunday morning for Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). This means that all Namaz (Prayer) Jamaat times will change from Sunday 27 October new times as below.

Fajar : 6:30

Zhur : 1:00

Asar : 3:15

Maghrib : 4:47

Isha : 8:00

You can check the Beginning and Jamaat times for any Namaz / Prayer on the Swafia website at any time. Today’s times are shown in the side bar on the left. If you are on a mobile and don’t see the side bar just click on the menu button – the three horizontal stacked lines – on the top right corner of the screen to expand the side bar.  

To see the complete timetable for this month or any other month visit the Jamia Masjid Swafia Namaz Timetable page.

Jumma (Friday) Prayers

New Times from Friday 1 November 2019

First Jamaat : 12:30 pm
Second Jamaat : 1:30 pm

October Ghiyarvi Sharif

Our monthly Ghiyarvi Sharif will be held Sunday 20th of October 2019. The programme will start after Zhur Namaz at 2:00 pm.

The main talk will be given in English by our specially invited guest speaker Hafiz Muhammed Hamza Subhani 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. 

For more details please check the Urdu poster below.

Ghiyarvi Sharif and Muharram Programme

Our monthly Ghiyarvi Sharif gathering in Muharram will be about remembering the Martyrs of Kerbala.   The main talk will be given by our specially invited guest Allama Syed Zafarullah Shah sahib.  Naats will be presented by Hafiz Abdul Qadir Naushahi sahib.  They will be supported by our local Naatkhwainas and Ulema.

The programme will start after Zhur at 2:00 pm on Sunday 22nd September until Asar time. You are invited along with your friends and sons to gain from this spirtual gathering.  We will end with a communal Dua and by serving food.

For details in Urdu see the poster below.

Ghiyarvi Shareef August 2019

Our monthly Ghiyarvi Sharif will be held this Sunday 25th of August 2019. The programme will start after Zhur Namaz at 2:00 pm
The main talk will be given in English by our special guest speaker Allama Maulana Imam Adil Shehzad 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 sons and friends to benefit from this spiritual and educational gathering.


Swafia Collection for Wakefield Hospice

As in previous years we will be joining other Wakefield mosques to raise funds for a very deserving cause, Wakefield Hospice, who provide support and care for terminal patients at the end of their life.

Please be generous with your donations at our collection after Jumma prayers on Friday 30th of August.  Lets try to improve on the total raised last year by all mosques of £1885

Eid Family Fun Day 2019

All welcome to come and celebrate Eid ul Adha at the Eid Family Fun Day to be held at Lightwaves this Saturday 24 August any time between 1:00 and 4:00 pm.  See the poster below for details. 

At Lightwaves Leisure and Community Centre on Lower York Street Wakefield, WF1 3LJ. 

Eid ul Adha 2019

Eid Announcement

Eid ul Adha (or “Bakra / Qurbani Eid”) to mark the end if Haj will  In Sha Allah be celebrated starting on Monday the 12th of August 2019.

Eid ul Adha Namaz Prayers

There will be two jamaats for Eid ul Adha at Jamia Masjid Swafia. The jamaat will stand at the time below.  Please arrive earlier for the special talk.
First Jamaat : 8:30 am
Second Jamaat : 10:00 am

Can all locals please walk to the masjid for Eid Namaz. Others should share a car and park carefully so we can make best use of our limited parking facilities without disturbing our neighbours.

You should follow the sunnah and walk to the Masjid for Eid while reciting the takbir in a louder voice :

“Allahu-Akbar, Allahu-Akbar. La ila-ha ill-lal-lahu. Allahu-Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Wa-lilahill hamd.”

You should return home by a different route.

Please forward these details to all that may benefit from them.

Eid Mubarak to all from everyone at Jamia Masjid Swafia !!

Other Wakefield Eid Jamaats

Ghausia Masjid, Duke of York Street
First Jamaat : 9:00 am
Second Jamaat : 10:00 am

Madina Masjid, Agbrigg
First Jamaat : 8:45 am **
Second Jamaat : 10:15 am

** Please Note the time for the first jamaat at Madina Masjid has been updated.


Wakefield Mosques Community Open Day 2019

Front view of Swafia Mosque showing entrance to right above which is the sign. Abive this is a dome shape in brick with Islamic declaration of faith. Further higher is a green dome topped with a crescent moon. A creseent moon tops the taller thinner minaret on the right.
Jamia Masjid Swafia Front View

What is it ?

Swafia Mosque is inviting everyone to our open day.  You may be religious or follow no religion. If you have never seen inside a mosque now is your chance.  All are welcome to come and look around the mosque and ask questions about Islam. You can go on a short tour to see some of the features of the mosque. It will be a general Fun Day of other activities and stalls to raise funds for a very worthy cause.

Maybe you are curious about what goes on inside a mosque. How do Muslims pray ? Why does the mosque have a dome or minarets ? What do Muslim kids learn in the madrassa ? Why do Muslims fast ? What do Muslims say about Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) ? Now is your chance to get your questions answered directly by local Muslims in Wakefield.

It will also be a general Fun Day with a bouncy castle for children, henna tattoos, face painting, and food stalls. Other organisations will have information stands. We’re hoping it will be a sunny day so you will be able to make use of the ice cream van.

This year we will be raising funds for a new initiative, Iqra Senior Sisters. As people become older especially as pensioners they may find it more difficult to get out of the home to meet people. Iqra Senior Sisters is especially aimed at senior ladies and will provide activities and support for regular gatherings to meet and socialise so they feel less lonely stuck at home. Some of the proceeds from stalls as well as general donations, and proceeds from the Tombola will go towards this worthy cause, so please be generous. 

The funds raised at our last Open Day in 2018 were added to sums collected at Friday prayers at Swafia and other Wakefield mosques to get a grand total of £1885 which were donated to a very important cause at Wakefield Hospice.

We will be providing free tea and coffee and you will be able to sample some food.

Though the day is being hosted at Swafia Mosque we have the help and support from other mosques in putting this day on as a Wakefield Mosques Community Open Day. 

You can see some photos from last years Open Day below.

Some details on our posters below.

When and where will it be ?

It will be held between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm on Saturday, 3rd August 2019. Entry is free and you are welcome at any time during these times. It will be held at Swafia Mosque which has distinctive minarets and a dome.  It is on Park Hill Lane off Park Lodge Lane, behind the Ambulance and Fire Stations on Brunswick Street on the edge of Eastmoor in Wakefield. Please use the postcode WF1 4NJ in your Tom Tom sat nav or navigation app.

You can get directions using Google Maps to Park Hill Lane, Wakefield, WF1 4NJ.

Photos From Last Year’s Open Day

Some of the craft, information and food stalls.

Some of the mosque students demonstrating martial arts. You will be pleased to know only the blocks and tiles came to any harm !

Some of our visitors on a short guided tour inside the mosque.

Some lucky people fulfilling every child’s dream of going on a fire engine.

Looking forward to seeing you there this Saturday. 

Swafia July Ghiyarvi Sharif

Our monthly Ghiyarvi Shareef will be held Sunday 28th of July 2019. The programme will start after Zhur Namaz at 2:00 pm.

The main talk will be given by our special guest speaker Allama Professor Mazar Hussain  Qadri 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.

Swafia Sisters’ Fun Day 2019

Ladies and younger children invited to our special Sisters’ Fun Day at Jamia Masjid Swafia. It will be take place from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Saturday 6th July 2019.

It is being organised by some of our female teachers and students for ladies, girls, and young boys under 12 years old. All ladies but especially the mothers, aunts, elder sisters of all our students are invited to this special celebration.

There will be a range of activities on the day such as face painting, bouncy castle, craft stalls, henna artists, plants, food and drink and other competitions and activities.

This is our third Fun Day.  Help us to make it even bigger and better than last year by attending and supporting the events. 

All donations and funds raised from the activities will go towards general funds for Jamia Masjid Swafia.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Directions to Jamia Masjid Swafia.


Swafia Funeral Committee

JOIN BY JUNE 30, 2019 to take advantage of discounted membership for those joining at the start.

Swafia Funeral Committee is being set up so that we, as a community, can help each other at one of the most difficult times we face, when a loved one passes away.

When a loved one passes away it can be a very difficult time for their family.  There is the obvious emotional shock of losing a loved one, made worse if it is sudden.  There may be the stress of getting a body released, arranging a funeral, and may be travel overseas, all in a very short time.  More practically even at this time there is the added worry about money as funerals can cost thousands of pounds.  

Whilst somebody’s passing away from this world will always be a difficult time, one way in which we can ease the burden for our family is by preparing for that time financially.  

Swafia Funeral Committee is being established so that we as a community, in Wakefield can help each other at such a time.  Those who join as members will contribute to a fund by paying an “Initial Joining Fee” then every year through an “Annual Membership Fee”.  The fund will then be used to provide financial assistance with the basic funeral costs to the family of a member, when he or she passes away.  

Everybody joining should have the intention of helping such a family in distress.  The intention is that when our time comes, as it must, the community will help our family in their time of need.

Though in some ways Swafia Funeral Committee is similar to other “Death Committees” you may have heard about there are some differences so please carefully read the Terms and Conditions for the full details.  Often other “Death Committees” limit their membership based around extended families or for people from a certain area.  Swafia Funeral Committee is open to all and anyone can become a member. 

You can collect a Membership form and the Terms and Conditions from Swafia Mosque.  

If you join by 30 June, 2019 you will pay only the initial joining fee of £150 at the start. Anybody joining after this date will have to pay the Initial Joining Fee of £150 AND the Annual Membership Fee of £50. 

So please return your completed form and payment details as soon as possible.  We would recommend you complete a Standing Order Mandate to enable easy payment of Annual Membership in the future.

Please note though Swafia Funeral Committee is being set up under the masjid’s banner and will be managed by the volunteers that help to look after the masjid, there is no direct financial benefit to the masjid. Funds for Swafia Funeral Committee will be held in a separate account and  will only be made up by contributions from it’s members.