Annual Eid Milad un Nabi (pbuh) Programme 2017

Please click on the poster below for a larger version of the poster.

Our main Ghiyarvi Shareef and Annual Eid Milad-un- Nabi (pbuh) programme will be held at Jamia Masjid Swafia on this Sunday the 17th* of December 2017 from Maghrib (at 3:50 pm) to Isha.
The Mehfil will feature a talk in English by our specially invited  guest speaker Imam Asim Hussain from Bradford.  

Our guest Naat Khwains Hafiz Abdul Qadir Noshai Sahib and Suhail Sabir Sahib will enlighten and uplift us by reading Naats.  The Mehfil will be presided over by our own Imams Qari Muhammed Umar Asim Sahib and Maulana Abdul Latif Naqshbandi Sahib.  You are invited to attend this special uplifting spiritual gathering with your friends.


Those who cannot attend especially ladies can listen to the Mehfil live on their Swafia Mosque Azaan Radio.

The Mehfil will end with a communal Dua and the serving of food.

* Please note the previous date mentioned on this page the 12th of December is off course wrong the Mehfil programme is on Sunday 17th December

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

Wakefield Prayer Namaz Time Table for Jamia Masjid Swafia

You can see the monthly time table for Namaz / Salah / Prayer times for Jamia Masjid Swafia which applies for Wakefield and the surrounding area.  You can easily see the times for today as they are highlighted in yellow.  You can print a monthly time table for each month as required.

Please click on the Jamaat or Beginning times link as needed below.

Jamaat Times Time Table

Beginning Times Time Table

 

Friday Jumma Prayer Time Changes November 2017

First Jamaat : 12:30 pm

Second Jamaat : 1:30 pm

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

Jumma Namaz times will change for both jamaats as shown above from Friday 3rd November 2017. These times will apply until the end of January.

 

Remembering the Martyrs of Kerbala and Ghiyavi Shareef

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 Mufti Muhammed Ansar ul Qadri sahib from Bradford.  Naats will be presented by Malik Ghulam Hussain sahib from Khari Sharif.

The programme will start after Zhur at 2:00 pm on Sunday 8th October 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.

 

Eid ul Adha

Eid Announcement

Eid ul Adha will be Insha Allah be celebrated starting on Friday the 1st of September 2017.

Eid ul Adha Namaz

There will be two jamaats Eid ul Adha Namaz Prayers 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

If you are local please walk to the masjid for Eid Namaz. Others should share a car 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.

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

Wakefield Mosques Community Open Day

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 in the community to our open day.  You may be religious or follow no religion, 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 the first Mosque Open Day 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’s going to be a nice sunny day so you will be able to make use of the ice cream van.

You could even win some great prizes by taking part in our Tombola draw, as well as contributing towards a great cause, Wakefield Hospice. Some of the proceeds from stalls as well as general donations will go towards Wakefield Hospice. Help us to improve our total from the previous collection for the Hospice, which raised a total of £2005.69 from all the Wakefield mosques in June. Some of the other mosques will be making collections again at Friday prayers. We hope those attending the Open Day will also generously contribute towards the collection.

We will also be giving a free packed briyiani box to those who attend though the we will be trying to prioritise this for homeless people.

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

Some details on our poster below.

Why we are doing it ?

After the recent tragic events in Manchester, London Bridge and Finsbury Park it is more important than ever that we work hard to bring all the community together. Whilst there are people who wish to promote hate and division for their own despicable reasons, we know we are stronger when we are united. We face many challenges in our country that we can overcome successfully by working together. We would like to start building bridges with the whole community locally through direct contacts. A small part of this is such an Open Day in increasing understanding between the different communities.

When and Where will it be ?

It will be held between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm on Saturday, 5th August 2017. Entry is free and you are welcome at any time during these times. It will be held at Swafia Mosque which 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.

Eid ul Fitir 2017 / 1438 AH

Eid Announcement

Eid ul Fitir could be on Sunday 25th or Monday 26th of June.  To confirm the actual day please listen to your Swafia Azaan Radio at about Maghrib time or in the hour afterwards on Saturday 24th of June.  We will also try to make the announcement on this web site or on our Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/Swafia_Mosque

Eid ul Fitir Namaz

We will have two Jamaats for the Muslims of Wakefield for Eid ul Fitir Namaz or Prayers.  The jamaat will stand at following times. Please arrive about 20 minutes earlier to listen to the talk.

First Jamaat : 8:30 am
Second Jamaat : 10:00 am

Fitrana or Zakat al Fitir

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

Walk to Eid Prayers

If you are local please walk to the masjid for Eid Namaz. Others should share a car, 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 :

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

Translated as : “Allaah is Most Great, Allaah is Most Great, there is no god except Allaah, Allaah is Most Great, Allaah is Most Great, and all praise be to Allaah”

You should return home by a different route.

 

Ghiyarvi Sharif and Khatame 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 Wednesday 21st June 2017. 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.

Our specially invited speaker, Humair Naseem Sahib will enlighten us with a short talk in English. 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.

Ramadan 1438 AH / 2017

Ramadan Mubarak to all from everyone at Jamia Masjid Swafia.

It has been confirmed that First day of Ramadan started on the evening of Friday 26th May, 2017.  The first fast is on Saturday 27th of May with the first Travhee prayers (namaz/salah) being offered on Friday night.

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 highlighting some of the topics that were recited.  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.

Click on the thumbnails below for a larger version of each one that you can print yourself or save to your desktop or wallpaper on your mobile.

Larger Poster Wakefield Ramadan Timetable

Pocket Sized Wakefield Ramadan Timetable

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 and 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.