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Observing six days of fasting during Shawwal together with the Ramadan fasts, are equivalent to fasting all year round.
Those brothers and sisters who were following the GCM Ramdhan timetable for Fajr and Sehri can now view or download the Shawwal timetable HERE.
Those brothers and sisters that followed the earlier prayer timetable during Ramadhan can continue to follow the same timetable and the GCM website for Sehri and Fajr in Shawwal.
May Allah (swt) grant us the strength and ability to keep these six additional fasts.
Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the Moonsighting Committee held a virtual meeting tonight to decide on Eid Al-Fitr 2020. We are pleased to confirm that all present have agreed that Eid Al-Fitr will be on Sunday 24th May 2020, In’sha’allah. This will mark the first day of Shawwal 1441 AH.
Sadaqah Al-Fitr (Fitrana) is Wajib (compulsory) upon all Muslims. This is £4 per person and should be paid before Eid. Please refer to https://centralmosque.co.uk/zakat/ for details of how to pay.
We recommend the following on Eid Day:
– Wake early for Tahajjud and Fajr
– Perform ghusl
– Wear your best available clothes
– Use Miswak and fragrance
– Eat something sweet
– Recite the following takbir softly
الله أكبر ، الله أكبر ، لا إله إلا الله ، والله أكبر ، الله أكبر ، ولله الحمد
– Perform Salah at home
– Go to the Mosque
– Visit family & friends in their home
– Gather outdoors in a group of 2 or more who are not from your household
Finally, we must keep the momentum which we have built up in Ramadhan going all year round with the support of Allah swt to keep us on the straight path. May Allah swt shower his mercy on the blessed day of Eid and may it be a new beginning of greater prosperity, success and happiness. Ameen
During Ramadhan GCM have delivered 2,000 (two thousand) food packs and 14,000 (14 thousand) hot meals.
This is distributed via a collection service on Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
And a door to door service runs on the same days with over 15 drivers each day delivering to:
– Elderly and Vulnerable individual households
– Hotels housing asylum seekers
– Student accommodations
– Women Shelters
– Homeless Shelters
– Queen Elizabeth Hospital
– Glasgow Royal Infirmary
– Wishaw General
– GP surgeries
We would like to say a ‘big THANK YOU’ to all the volunteers and donators. With covid guidelines in place this has been an even more challenging and complex task.
May Allah (swt) grant our community the ability to continue supporting such programs and Grant our volunteers the best of happiness, health and imaan.
Glasgow Central Mosque are humbled to provide an Eid Dinner for all vulnerable members of our community.
This can be collected on Sunday 24th May between 1pm and 3pm from Car Park 1 in Glasgow Central Mosque.
Delivery is also available for the elderly and vulnerable islolating at home.
Please comply with all social distancing guidelines and leave immediately after collection.
We are pleased to announce our weekly timetable with all our virtual activities to help you stay connected with Glasgow Central Mosque this Ramadhan.
A PDF copy is available to view or download HERE
This Ramadhan will be unlike any other. May Allah swt keep us connected to the Masjid and make these efforts beneficial for us all.
We welcome your feedback.
With the continued lockdown, GCM will be introducing three additional initiatives as part of our ongoing support project during these difficult times. These services will run throughout Ramadhan and will entail the following:
* Hot food Iftari on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. These can be collecting from our Courtyard between the hours of 5pm and 7pm. There will also be a delivery service scheduled for the elderly and vulnerable who live alone.
* Hot food Iftari for NHS staff at QEUH and GRI on a Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.
* Weekly Food packs available every Monday. These can be collected from the Glasgow Central Mosque Courtyard between the hours of 5pm and 7pm. There will also be a delivery service scheduled for the elderly and vulnerable groups including those who have experienced a loss of income.
This Ramadhan will be unprecedented, with mosques closed and our normal iftari service not available. We appreciate the difficult circumstances NHS staff are working under. And we understand the community is experiencing difficulties especially those that have lost income during this lockdown period. Therefore, we hope these measures go some way to alleviate this during the blessed month of Ramadhan.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the moonsighting committee held a virtual meeting tonight and agreed that on this occasion each individual Masjid will make its own decision.
Glasgow Central Mosque will be observing the first fast of Ramadhan on Friday 24th April (tomorrow), which means Taraweeh, from your home, commences tonight In’sha’Allah.
The GCM Ramadhan timetable can be viewed or downloaded HERE.
May Allah SWT grant everybody all the spiritual benefits of Ramadhan.