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.

Eid ul Fitir Confirmed 2019

It has been confirmed that the new moon for Shawwal has been sighted in many places around the world, so we will In Shah Allah be celebrating Eid ul Fitir, tomorrow, Wednesday 5th June 2019.

Eid ul Fitir Namaz Prayers

Eid ul Fitir 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. Please park carefully without disturbing our neighbours.

Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed EID MUBARAK from all at Jamia Masjid Swafia.

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 www.swafia.org.uk, or our Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/Swafia_Mosque, 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 www.swafia.org.uk, or send a notification in the MyMosque app, or with a message on our Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/Swafia_Mosque

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.

Jumma Friday Prayer Time Changes for Summer

The new Jumma Namaz / Salah times will be :

First Jamaat : 1.30 pm

Second Jamaat : 2.30 pm

The Imam Sahib will stand for Khutba then jamaat at about the above times. To listen to and benefit from the talk please arrive about 20 minutes before this time.

These times apply from Friday 5th April 2019 until Friday 25th October 2019.

March Ghiyarvi Sharif

Our monthly Ghiyarvi Sharif will be held Sunday 31st of March 2019. The programme will start after Zhur Namaz at 2:00 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 young scholar Moulana Muhammed Ali 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.

Namaz Time Changes for Summer Time

Clocks go forward by 1 hour at 1:00 am on Saturday (30 March) night Sunday morning for British Summer Time (BST). This means that all Namaz (Prayer) Jamaat times will change from Sunday 31 March new times as below.

Fajar : 6:15

Zhur : 2:00

Asar : 6:15

Maghrib : 7:44

Isha : 9:45