The rate of Covid infections and subsequent deaths have risen sharply in the last few weeks which has prompted the government into raising the Alert level to Tier 5.
Although communal prayers have not been totally prohibited, they are subject to strict guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19. At Hendon Mosque &Islamic Centre, we have tried to implement these guidelines.
However, we feel that as our community is particularly susceptible to this virus, we must stand at the forefront in safeguarding ourselves. We have therefore taken the difficult decision to close after Esha on Wednesday 6th January 2021. We will review this in 2 weeks with a view to re-opening depending upon the circumstances at that time.
We thank you for your understanding and pray that Allah rewards those who intend to worship Allah at the Masjid but are unable to, in accordance with the saying of the Prophet (sallaAllahu alayhe wasallam):
‘When a slave falls ill or travels, then he will get reward similar to that he gets for good deeds practiced at home when in good health.” (Bukhari).
After careful consideration of the prevailing situation, we have decided to continue with the closure until further notice. As soon as we feel it is safe to re-open, we shall do so.