The latest updates for COVID-19 in the UK.
The latest updates for COVID-19 in the UK.
Live updates on COVID-19 in the UK for mosques and madrasa’s.
Updated government guidelines for places of worship
Read the latest government guidelines for the safe use of places of worship during the pandemic
Masks compulsory for all Mosque attendees
Face coverings will become compulsory for EVERYONE attending the mosque on August 8th. Exceptions can be made for those with a valid exemption.
Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do
The government have updated their guidelines on what is and isn’t permissible during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Mosque reopening assets available
Bradford Council for Mosques (CfM) has created a number of digital assets available for distribution on social media channels to keep your congregation informed on the latest rules regarding the reopening of Mosques.
Maulana Hafiz Akhlaq Ahmed Shahid | Ramadan Message [URDU]
Maulana Hafiz Akhlaq Ahmed Shahid of Masjid Al-Huda in Bradford gives a Ramadan message.
Mulana Syed Muhammad Sibtain Kazmi | Ramadan Message [URDU]
Mulana Syed Muhammad Sibtain Kazmi of Masjid Haidria gives a Ramadan message in Urdu.
Maulana Ekhlasur Rahman | Ramadan Message [BENGALI]
Maulana Ekhlasur Rahman of Shah Jalal Masjid in Bradford gives a Ramadan message in Bengali.
Mufti Mohammad Ashfak’s Coronavirus Update [URDU]
Mufti Mohammad Ashfak of Masjid Farooqia in Bradford gives a coronavirus update in Urdu.
Council for Mosques launches £100,000 COVID-19 Mosque Support Fund
Bradford Council for Mosques (CfM) has earmarked £100,000 Mosque Support Fund in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This initial fund is available for mosques within the Bradford District that are in hardship to help with running and maintenance costs during the national lockdown and will be capped at £1,000 per application.
Shayka Noshin Gul’s Coronavirus Update [ENGLISH]
Shayka Noshin Gul, Chair of Guidance Hub gives a coronavirus update.
Imam Masood Chowdhury’s Coronavirus Update [ENGLISH]
Imam Masood Chowdhury of The Islam Bradford Centre gives a coronavirus update.
Mulana Syed Muhammad Sibtain Kazmi’s Coronavirus Update [URDU]
Mulana Syed Muhammad Sibtain Kazmi of Masjid Haidria gives a coronavirus update in Urdu.
Molana Fazal Dad – Use this time to get close to Allah (SWT)
Molana Fazal Dad, senior Imam of Abu-Bakr masjid in Bradford says Muslims should use lockdown as an opportunity to get close to Allah (SWT).
Mufti Amjad Mohammed’s Coronavirus Upate [PUSHTO]
Mufti Amjad Mohammed of The Olive Foundation gives a coronavirus update in Pushto.
Mufti Hassan Raza’s Coronavirus Update [URDU]
Mufti Hassan Raza of Al-Markaz Al-Islami gives a Coronavirus update.
Salat Al-Janazah in Bradford during COVID-19 pandemic [URDU]
Haji Ghulam Rasul gives an update on new regulations surrounding salat al-janazah in Bradford during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Salat Al-Janazah in Bradford during COVID-19 pandemic [ENGLISH]
Haji Ghulam Rasul of Council for Mosques gives an important update on the rules surrounding salat al-janazah during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Council for Mosques launch bereavement helpline
Council for Mosques have launched a bereavement helpline to assist Muslims in Bradford dealing with a Coronavirus death in their family.
The helpline number is 01274 732479.
New advice for safe funerals.
The government has released new guidance for safe funerals after consulting with faith leaders in the UK.
The government advises:
To help reduce the risk of spreading the infection, funeral directors and faith leaders are advised to restrict the number of mourners who attend funerals, so a safe distance of at least 2 metres (3 steps) can be maintained between individuals. Only members of the deceased person’s household or close family members should attend funerals. Any individual displaying symptoms of COVID-19 should not attend. Those who do attend will need to adhere to social distancing at all times, including when travelling to and from the funeral.
In addition, the guidance advises that since there is a small but real risk of transmission from the body of a deceased person, mourners are strongly advised not to take part in any rituals or practices that bring them into close contact with the body of a person who has died from or with symptoms of COVID-19. Practices that involve close personal contact with the deceased should only be carried out using the correct personal protective equipment (PPE).
Council for Mosques burial procedure during the Coronavirus outbreak
The Council for Mosques (CfM) have been working with the Council, the Hospitals and the Coroner’s office to ensure that burial procedures for patients who pass away from COVID-19 are sensitive to Muslim faith burial practices.
Understanding Coronavirus [Urdu] – Dr. Usman Hanif [Al-Markaz Medics]
Dr. Usman Hanif of Al-Markaz Medics covers, in Urdu, essential information about COVID-19.
Understanding Coronavirus – Dr. Tahir Shaheen [Al-Markaz Medics]
Dr. Tahir Shaheen of Al-Markaz Medics covers essential information about COVID-19.
Government Coronavirus Bill.
Yesterday the Government published the Coronavirus Bill which will provide the Government with additional powers during this healthcare crisis. These powers may have implications for the functions and services of the Muslim community.
The Council for Mosques have asked their legal advisers for advice on the possible effect of the Bill and will publish this as soon as possible. If you have any questions about the Bill please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congregational prayers suspended in Bradford.
By the Grace of God Almighty, on Wednesday 18th March 2020 the Council for Mosques (CFM) membership agreed to suspend daily congregational and Jumu’ah prayers, as per the advice from medical practitioners and our esteemed scholars.
While this was a momentous decision, it is a necessary one. We must safeguard the local community from the deadly and unprecedented COVID-19 virus.
We are also encouraged by the widespread support the decision is receiving across different Muslim constituencies.
Council for Mosques advice on the suspension of services in response to COVID-19
Council for Mosques have taken guidance from our esteemed scholars, medical practitioners and carefully looked at the guidance from the government in formulating social distancing procedures in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Therefore we strongly recommend the following line of action with an immediate effect:
We urge all to take the necessary precautions to stop the spread of the virus. We will review this situation and make a further announcement on April 4.
Government guidance for employees & employers.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for employees, employers and businesses is available from the government on gov.uk.
NHS introduces new rules on hospital visitation
In order to protect patients, staff, volunteers and visitors, the NHS have introduced new rules about the number of visitors who can enter wards to visit an in-patient.
The new rules, effective immediately, are as follows:
To read the full statement from the Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, click here.
Advice on Coronavirus
Please advise your congregation to stay at home if they have any coronavirus symptoms.
According to the latest NHS and government guidelines, people should stay at home if they have either:
People displaying symptoms should not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
There is no need to contact 111 to inform them that you are staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not currently being issued for those staying at home.