RIC Statement – 3rd July 2020
Assalaamu Alaykum Wa rahamatulla
After months of closure, mosques are now looking to reopen. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense hardship and suffering for many. Paramount importance is being given to the wellbeing and safety of returning worshippers and their families.
But, as much as we welcome the opportunity to re-open our mosques, we take seriously our religious, legal and moral responsibility for the safety of our congregation, staff, volunteers, and neighbours.
For us, it is a delicate balance between asking our congregation to bear with us a little more versus rushing to reopen and subject our community to the risk, albeit small and limited, of COVID-19 infection. For now, our mosques will remain closed, but hopefully no longer than necessary. We are constantly reviewing our position and will keep you posted through our website and social media channels. Jazakallahu khayran for your patience, support and duas.