May 5 Covid-19 Restrictions

Published on May 5, 2021

Assalamu Alaikum & Ramadan Mubarak

 

As many of you may know, on May 4th Alberta Premiere Jason Kenney implemented new restrictions on religious institutions due to the surge in Covid-19. The capacity for religious services has been restricted to 15 persons.

Although some other Masajid have decided to suspend their prayer services, Masjid Annoor (MA) and Annoor Islamic Centre (AIC) have decided to continue offering prayer services all the while complying with the new provincial government guidelines.

Inshallah we will manage the prayers using the following methods during the initial three weeks that these provincial restrictions are in effect.

Annoor Islamic Centre:

Tahajjud:   Tahajjud Prayer will commence 40 minutes before Fajr Azan and last for approximately 25 minutes.

Fajr:  Fajr prayers will be offered after the Azan. If there is a demand for subsequent prayers, tickets will be issued to each person. Each person will be asked to wait in their vehicle until a specified time. Each prayer will normally be 15 minutes in duration.

Zuhr:  The Zuhr prayer will be offered at 2:00pm. The prayer may start anytime after Azan only if the maximum capacity of 15 has been reached. If there is a demand for subsequent prayers, tickets will be issued to each person. The second prayer will normally start at 2:20pm – earlier only if the maximum capacity of 15 has been reached. Each person will be asked to wait in their vehicle until a specified time. Each prayer will normally be 20 minutes in duration.

Asr:  The first Asr prayer will be offered at 6:00pm (until May 21st, 6:15pm after May 21st). The prayer may start anytime after Azan only if the maximum capacity of 15 has been reached. If there is a demand for subsequent prayers, tickets for the subsequent prayer will be issued to each person. The second prayer will normally start at 6:15pm (until May 21st, 6:30pm after May 21st) – earlier only if the maximum capacity of 15 has been reached. Each person will be asked to wait in their vehicle until a specified time. Each prayer will normally be 15 minutes in duration.

Maghrib:  Maghrib prayers will be offered 5 minutes after the Azan. If there is a demand for subsequent prayers, tickets for the subsequent prayers will be issued to each person. Each person will be asked to wait in their vehicle until a specified time. Each prayer will normally be 15 minutes in duration.

 Isha:  After the conclusion of Ramadan Isha prayers will commence 5 minutes after Azan. If there is a demand for subsequent prayers, tickets for the subsequent prayers will be issued to each person. Each person will be asked to wait in their vehicle until a specified time. Each prayer will normally be 15 minutes in duration.

Isha/Taraweeh/Witr:  During Ramadan, 3 sets of Isha/Taraweeh/Witr prayers will be offered daily. Each session will normally last 35-40 minutes. The first starting after the Azan for Isha. Those arriving for Isha/Taraweeh/Witr prayers that find the current session is full will be issued a ticket for a subsequent prayer and asked to wait in their vehicles until a specified time.

Jumu’ah:   As long as we are able to do so, 3 Jumu’ah prayers will be offered – Azan time, 2:30, and 3:30.  Those arriving for Jumu’ah prayers that find the current prayer is full will be issued a ticket for a subsequent prayer and asked to wait in their vehicles until a specified time. No tickets will be handed out in advance.  All prayers are first come, first serve. No Children under the age of maturity will be allowed.

****Updated Times**** Eid:   On Eid day, there will be 6 Eid prayer sessions – 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00 and 9:30.  Those arriving for Eid prayers that find the current session is full will be issued a ticket and asked to wait in their vehicles until a specified time. No tickets will be handed out in advance.  All prayers are first come, first serve.

 

Masjid Annoor:   

Tahajjud:   Tahajjud prayer will commence 40 minutes before Fajr Azan and last for approximately 25 minutes.

5 Daily Prayer:   At Masjid Annoor there is rarely a demand for more than one session of the 5 daily prayers. All prayers will commence in accordance with the website prayer table times. If those that arrive at the Masjid and find a need for more than one session and a Shura member is not available, we ask a responsible member from the community to ask those in the Masjid to adhere to the 15 person maximum and to organize a second session.

Isha/Taraweeh/Witr:  During Ramadan, 2 sets of Isha/Taraweeh/Witr prayers will be offered daily. Each session will normally last 40-45 minutes. The first starting after the Azan for Isha.  Those arriving for Isha/Taraweeh/Witr prayers that find the first session is full will be issued a ticket and asked to wait in their vehicles until a specified time.

Jumu’ah:  There will be 1 Jumu’ah prayer offered at Azan time. No Children under the age of maturity will be allowed.

****Updated Times**** Eid:  Eid day, there will be 3 Eid prayer sessions – 7:00, 7:30, 8:00.  Those arriving for Eid prayers that find the current session is full will be issued a ticket for the subsequent prayer and asked to wait in their vehicles until a specified time. No tickets will be handed out in advance.  All prayers are first come, first serve.

 

The Southwest Muslim Community Centre (SMCC) would like to thank you in advance for you understanding and patience.  May Allah lift this virus from us and cure those afflicted by it.

Jazakumullahu Khairan & Ramadan Mubarak