YCA CULTURAL CENTRE RE-OPENING

The YCA Cultural Centre has re-opened for the daily congregational prayers.

To ensure the safety of all attendees, please carefully read & follow the guidelines below for attending the Masjid:

🔵 WHO CAN COME?:

✅ Those aged between 12 to 70 years only

❌ No Covid-19 symptoms (high temperature, a continuous cough, loss of smell or taste, cold, fever or flu-like symptoms)

❌ Not isolating, quarantining or shielding at home

❌ No underlying health conditions

❌ Not living with someone who is shielding or who is over 70

❌ Not working on the frontline, i.e. in hospitals

🔵 BEFORE COMING TO THE MASJID:

✅ Do wudhu at home – Masjid toilet & wudhu areas are closed

✅ All non-congregational (sunnah/nawafil) prayers to be performed at home

✅ Bring your own prayer mat

✅ Wear a face mask/covering

✅ Bring a bag to carry your shoes into the prayer area

✅ Bring your own Mushaf as there will be no access on site

❌ NO PRAYER MAT, NO FACE MASK AND NO BAG = NO ENTRY ⛔

‼️ Please take all your belongings like prayer mat with you – anything left in the Masjid will be disposed of ‼️

🔵 INSIDE THE MASJID:

❌ Avoid crowding at the entrance

✅ Register with volunteers on arrival – attendance will be recorded

✅ Clean your hands with hand sanitiser provided

✅ Follow signs & one-way system

✅ Observe the 2-metre social distancing rule at all times & in the prayer area by maintaining empty spaces between attendees

✅ Pray in front of the numbered markers on the carpet

✅ Masjid will only be open for fardh jama'ah, opening 10 mins before salaah time

✅ Doors will be closed/locked when a maximum of 30 people are inside or jama'ah starts

❌ Masjid will be closed straight after fardh jama'ah – do NOT do any optional sunnah/nawafil prayers – do them at home

✅ Exit the Masjid orderly, 1 by 1 and row by row – as instructed by the Imamor volunteers

✅ Leave immediately after the fardh/obligatory prayer

❌ Do NOT shake hands or hug others

❌ Do NOT car-share or pick up others not belonging to the same household in your car

🔵 JUMU’AH PRAYER

🖋 To attend the Jumu'ah prayer you are required to register/book your place online.

To book your place, please visit the following link:

https://yca-cultural-centre.eventbrite.co.uk

  • Tickets will be available every Wednesday at 6pm
  • Each individual has to register separately
  • You will receive an email with your ticket, which you must show at the door
  • Jumu’ah Speech (Khutbah) begins at 1:30pm and attendees will need to arrive 10 minutes before

There will be a restriction of 50 people maximum for all congregational prayers and registration is only for Salatul Jumu’ah (Friday Prayer) - all other daily prayers will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to these circumstances, the women’s prayer area will be closed until further notice.

For those who cannot attend the Jumu'ah prayer, we will broadcast it live on Zoom at 1:30pm:

https://zoom.us/j/96005739134

Jazakum Allah Khair.
YCA Cultural Centre Team

YCA CULTURAL CENTRE

The YCA Cultural Centre (YCC) provides a dedicated space focusing on the needs of the diverse community and ensuring services are accessible to all.

Our aims are to meet the needs of the local community by promoting social cohesion, tolerance, education, spiritual and shared human values.

Provide Muslims and people of other faiths to learn and understand the true values of Islam, through dialogue, discussion and social interaction.

Contribute to the betterment of the social, cultural, spiritual and economic enhancement of the whole community through our activities and services.

Our activities are delivered in a welcoming environment in a contemporary building with WiFi access, a PA system with sound coverage throughout the building, an air conditioning system and the premises is fully accessible for people with disabilities.

Our activities include:

  • Educational Quranic classes
  • Study circles
  • Lectures/talks by invited speakers
  • Friday Prayers Sermon in Arabic/English focusing on issues impacting on the local community
  • Dedicated space for mothers and daughters educational/spiritual activities.
  • Eid and Ramadhan activities
  • Collaborating with local schools to deliver educational school visits.
  • Counselling services
  • Bereavement support services
  • Planned future activities around marriage, conflict resolution and family support
  • School Masjid Visits (presentation, Masjid tour and interactive workshop)

If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the YCA on 0121 525 3909 or email us at culturalcentre@yca-sandwell.org.uk

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Sessions to raise awareness and remove misconceptions about Islam.

View or download the YCC Prayer Timetable for this month.

View our weekly or monthly YCC's programme.

If you require further information about the YCA Cultural Centre,
contact us on 0121 525 3909 or email us at culturalcentre@yca-sandwell.org.uk

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