COVID-19 UPDATE: Re-opening of centre for Jumaa’h Prayers

July 9, 2020

Respected All,

ٱلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّٰهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

Alhamdulillah. We are blessed to be re-opening our Centre on Friday July 10, 2020 and onward for Friday Prayers (Jumaa’h) only.

Below are some of RHMA’s Mandatory and Highly Recommended Requirements.

Mandatory Requirement:

1. Physical Distancing of 2 metres or 6 feet among the congregants.

2. 30% of the building capacity (based on the municipal fire regulation laws) – whatever is less between the physical distancing or the building capacity.

3. Prayers can only be held within the facility.

Highly Recommended Requirements:

1. Restriction of the mosque/centre for strict use of prayer services only.

2. All administration official and congregants should wear a face mask.

3. Congregants should be encouraged to bring their own prayer mats.

4. Single entry point for the congregants to enter the mosque/centre and separate single exit point for congregants to exit the mosque/centre to maximize physical distance.

5. Congregants who are part of the vulnerable population (seniors 70 years and over and any individuals with a compromised immune system) should refrain from attending the centre.

6. Please perform Wudu from home, as Wudu/bathroom facilities will be closed to the congregants.

7. Please bring your own bag so shoes can be carried with you to avoid bottlenecks with congregants entering and exiting the centre.

8. Maintain a registration form to know who is attending the congregation in the event public health officials request information on attendees.

Here are ways you can help protect yourself and others:

  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds
  • Monitor for symptoms, like fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose and difficulty in breathing
  • Cough and sneeze into the bend of your arm, not in your hands
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with your hands
  • Stay up to date with all the latest information by visiting www.canada.ca/coronavirus

Renowned scholars have recommended the following for the protection of serious illnesses:

  • 3 x full Surah Fatihah
  • 3 x full Surah Ikhlas
  • 313 x Hasbunallahu Wa Ni’mal Wakeel

“Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us).”

–Surah Al ‘Imran (3:173)

We are grateful for the unyielding support and understanding from all members of the community. We humbly request you all to remember the state of the world in your prayer and make dua to Allah (SWT) to make this tribulation pass quickly. Aameen!

جَزَاكَ ٱللّٰهُ خَيْرًا