GCM

Eid Dinner

Glasgow Central Mosque are proud to host an Eid Dinner for asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable members of our community.

This will take place on Sunday the 26th of August @ 3pm in the Main Community Hall of Glasgow Central Mosque.

We request those in the voluntary sector to spread the word and encourage attendance.

Jaz’a’kallah Khair

Eid ul Adha 2018 Announcement

Glasgow Central Mosque are pleased to confirm the moonsighting committee of Glasgow has decided that Eid ul-Adha will be on Tuesday the 21st of August 2018, In’sha’Allah.

Fajr Jamaat at GCM will be at 5.40am.

The Eid prayer times are as follows:

– 6.30 am

– 8.30 am

– 10.15 am

May Allah swt shower his mercy on this blessed day of Eid and may it be a new beginning of greater prosperity, success and happiness. And may the Noor of Allah swt enlighten our hearts. Ameen

Qurbani Seminar

Glasgow Central Mosque invites you to a seminar on Qurbani that will be particularly beneficial for Muslim parents, professionals and young adults in general. The seminar will cover the wisdom, virtue, method and etiquette of Qurbani.

Date: Thursday 9th August from Asr (7pm) to Maghrib (9.14pm)

Location: Small Community Hall, Glasgow Central Mosque, 1 Mosque Ave G5 9TA

For every Ummah (religious community) We prescribed the act of sacrifice, so that they recite Allah’s name over the provision He gave them from the cattle. So your God is one God. Therefore, to Him alone you must submit. And give good news to those who turn to Him with humbleness [Al Qur’an 22:34]

This is a free event in English for brothers & sisters and we encourage all to attend. May Allah swt make this beneficial. Ameen

Srebrenica Remembrance

Srebrenica Memorial Week is a time when we remember the horrific genocide of more than 8,000 Bosniak Muslims in 1995.

Many are not aware of the atrocities which took place, which is why memorials are necessary to raise awareness and ensure that they are not repeated.

On Saturday 14th July, from 10am to 2pm Glasgow Central Mosque will be hosting an exhibition providing facts about this horrific genocide in 1995 and where we are today. This will take place in the small community hall.

Hajj Training Course 2018

Glasgow Central Mosque is pleased to host its annual Hajj Course for the blessed people performing Hajj this year and those with a general interest. This will take place on Saturday 28th July in Urdu & Sunday 29th July in English, from 2.30pm to 7pm followed by a Q&A session, In’sha’Allah.

This is a FREE course where brothers and sisters are welcome.

The course will include the following:

The Fiqh of Hajj
The Adab and Sunnah of Hajj
The Masaail of Hajj
A practical step by step guide
Advice and tips

Click here to book your place now

Shawwal Fasting 2018

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 the Shawwal timetable here. A paper copy can also be picked up within Glasgow Central Mosque.

Those brothers and sisters that followed the earlier prayer timetable during Ramadhan can continue to follow the same timetable for Sehri and Fajr in Shawwal.

May Allah (swt) grant us the strength and ability to keep these six additional fasts.

Ameen

Eid Mubarak

On behalf of Glasgow Central Mosque we would like to say EID Mubarak to all our Muslim brothers and sisters.

May Allah SWT accept all your efforts and grant everyone the best of happiness, health and imaan.

Eid Al-Fitr 2018 Announcement

We are pleased to confirm the moonsighting committee of Glasgow has decided Eid Al-Fitr will be on Friday 15th June 2018.

This will mark the first day of Shawwal 1439 AH.

The prayer times in GCM will be as follows:

Fajr Jamaat will be at 4.10am

Eid prayer times are:

5am (preceded by a talk in Urdu)

8am (preceded by a talk in both English and Urdu)

10.15am (preceded by a talk in both English and Urdu)

Once again we would remind brothers and sisters about parking. Please arrive early, car share where possible and park responsibly, following the instructions of our stewards and volunteers.

Finally, SADAQAH AL-FITR (also Fitrana) is Wajib (compulsory) upon all Muslims – men, women and children – who on the day of Eid Al Fitr possess the Nisab (threshold) of Zakah. This is £4 per person and should be paid BEFORE Eid Salah.

On the day of Eid it is recommended by our Ulema to :

-Wake early for Tahajjud and Fajr
-Perform ghusl
-Wear your best available clothes
-Use Miswak and fragrance
-Eat something sweet before leaving for Eid Salaat
-Have paid Sadqatul Fitr
-Go one way to masjid and return a different way
-When going to Eid Salaat, recite the following takbir softly

الله أكبر ، الله أكبر ، لا إله إلا الله ، والله أكبر ، الله أكبر ، ولله الحمد

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 this blessed day of Eid and may it be a new beginning of greater prosperity, success and happiness. And may the Noor of Allah swt enlighten our hearts. Ameen

Jazak’Allah Khair

Itikaf 2018

As we near the last 10 days of this blessed month, the opportunity to enter the Masjid as a Mu’takif for I’tikaf is now available.

What is I’tikaf?

“To confine oneself in a mosque for prayers, invocations and Ibadah, leaving the worldly activities for a limited number of days”

I’tikaf is a Sunnah of our beloved Prophet ﷺ. It is related on the authority of our mother Ayesha (RA) that:

“The Apostle of Allah ﷺ observed I’tikaf in the last ten days of Ramadhan, until the end of his life. After his death, his wives continued with it.” – Bukhari and Muslim.

The purpose of I’tikaf is to seek a favourable environment in which one can get closer to Allah (SWT). This confinement and devotion distances preoccupations with worldly life; allowing one to attain inner composure, serenity and focus purely on the greater eternal reality. The aim being to reach a state of mind whereby all fears, hopes and apprehensions are superseded by love, devotion, and remembrance of Allah (SWT).

When will I’tikaf begin?

I’tikaf will begin at Maghrib on the night of 21st Ramadhan (5th June) insha’Allah.

Brothers wishing to perform I’tikaf at Glasgow Central Mosque should complete the I’tikaf 2018 Registration Form which can be downloaded here and must be submitted to the main office, 1 Mosque Avenue, Glasgow, G5 9TA. Alternatively, a hard copy is available from Glasgow Central Mosque.

Sisters can dedicate an area/room at home where they may remain for their I’tikaf.

May Allah (SWT) accept our fasting, prayers and worship during this blessed month.

Ramadhan Timetable 2018 / 1439 AH

Alhamdulillah we are pleased to make available the 2018 Ramadhan timetable.

An electronic copy can be downloaded here and a paper copy can be picked up from the Main Office within Glasgow Central Mosque.

May Allah (swt) make Sha’ban blessed for us, and let us reach Ramadhan.

If you require further clarification on the Ramadhan times please click here.

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