Insha’allah, the East End Islamic Centre will once again be open for all five daily prayers., including jummah from Wednesday 2 December 2020.
We Will Maintain the Previous Safety Measures:
- The Mosque will open 15 minutes before each jamā‘ah, and close straight after
- Do not come if you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19
- Everyone must wear a mask covering both the mouth and nose
- You must use a prayer mat in the marked spaces (please bring your own mat & shoe bag with you), to maintain distancing
- You must do your ablutions before coming to the mosque
- No children under the age of 12
- We strongly advise those over 70 or those with health vulnerabilities to pray at home
- At all times, maintain distancing and be mindful of your safety and the safety of others
- The limits on attendance is the capacity of the masjid with social distancing. Doors will be locked when the masjid capacity is reached.
I am writing to you with some specific advice about the Coronavirus outbreak and following the government’s announcement on the 12th March, how the Maktab is implementing these guidelines.
As the guidance from the government altered yesterday and anyone who has a cough or high temperature are being asked to self isolate for seven days, is it highly likely that more adults and children will need to take this approach. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance. If you have travelled or have come in contact with someone who has travelled from a listed country you should self-isolate for 14 days. If you display any symptoms during the isolation period, you must call NHS111 or https://111.nhs.uk/ to seek further guidance.
Please adhere to the advice given above and inform us if your child is displaying these symptoms.
Action we are taking now:
Awareness in Class
Teachers will be talking in class about the virus and the steps that could help prevent or delay its spread as well as counteracting misinformation. Teachers are also reassuring the students in order to avoid panic and we advise parents to do the same.
Hand washing / Hand Sanitisers
We are increasing our stock of liquid soap and hand washing foam to ensure that pupils and staff can wash their hands more frequently. We ask pupils to wash their hands regularly during the Maktab hours. Pupils may bring in their own sanitiser should you have some.
On Friday 20th March 2020 we will be doing a thorough clean of the entire building in order to avoid any spread of the disease.
Please be aware that the Maktab is following the DFE guidelines and will remain open as usual until further notice.
Maulana Delwar Hussain
Please note that the maktab will be holding exams in January for both the weekday and weekend classes.
Weekday: 13th of January to 17th of January 2020
Weekend: 18th of January to 19th of January 2020
This is a message to inform you that the Maktab will be closed on Monday 23rd to Friday 27th December 2019 for our term break. Classes will resume as normal on Monday 30th December 2019. We ask our students to use this time wisely and also revise for their upcoming exams in January.
Weekdays 5pm- 7pm
SEN weekend 10:30am – 12pm
Girls Further education – Thursday and Friday 5-7pm
Boys Further Education – Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:45pm – 9:15pm
Madaris and Makaatibs (Islamic school afternoon classes)
have been an integral part of the upbringing of the Muslim community since the start of the very first Masjid on these shores. They have been the means of providing basic Islamic ethos and teachings to the young generation who pass on this tradition of attending these islamic institutes for many generations to come.
East End Islamic Centre has been running ever since the early nineties. We pride ourselves on our humble beginnings, where we started with a handful of students attending the mosque to learn about their religion, alongside the art of learning to read The Glorious Quran. We are indebted to our respected elders, who laid the foundation of our Maktab and strived towards making it a safe learning hub for the youngsters of our locality.
I would like to take this opportunity to pray for our patron, late Al Haj Sikander Ali, who worked tirelessly to provide a service for the community. It is due to his hard work and efforts that we have a successful and established Maktab that is continuing with this valuable work of Deen.
My name is Delwar Hussain and I am the headteacher at the Maktab. I am someone who lives a stone throw away from the masjid and have been so since 1986, a few years before the establishment of the masjid. I am fully aware of the locality and it’s needs and priorities. Ever since the start , the masjid has been ever so dear to my father and my family. He was part of the first committee and truly has the love and passion for the masjid and has always been instrumental in raising funds and looking after the general running of the masjid. So it was an absolute honour for me when I was offered and chosen by the public to take the reigns of the education at the masjid back in 2009 Alhamdulillah. We have come through leaps and bounds in terms of what we have on offer for our young students that come through our doors in order to gain Islamic knowledge. Makatibs across the country have a pivotal role in providing a safe haven, a source for acquiring Islamic values to be proud of and a centre for the community to come together as a family and we work tirelessly to ensure this.
My background is education and I have worked in educational institutions all my working life. I have a vast amount of experience in teaching and getting the best outcomes for students who want to do well. It is coming up to nearly 20 years of teaching experience that I implement in the day to day running of the Maktab. I am currently the Assistant Lead of the Sixth Form and Teacher of Arabic.
I pass on the training that I receive at school to my staff at the maktab.
After the success of the boys sleepover, the maktab will be holding one for the female students and teachers. This is a great opportunity to bond with each other as well as learn about Islam through talks and activities. Food will also be provided. This will be only open to our maktab students due to the number of interest. We will In Sha Allah open it to the public in the near future.
Come along and join us on this spiritual journey where we will be reliving the events of the Prophet Isa (AS) this holiday period. Sisters are also welcome to this event and must enter through the Lucas Avenue entrance.
The maktab will be holding our annual Story Time Event. We would like to invite all children aged 5-9 years old to join us on this exciting journey where they will be learning about the Prophet Nuh (AS). Male Guardians/Parents are expected to accompany their child. There will also be an Arts and Crafts sessions after the story time which will give the children a chance to bond with their peers.
We hold many events from Quran competition, charity fundraising to Iftar parties. Why not contact us and take part in future events.
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