Salaat ul Eid Announcement for Gillingham Masjid

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wo barakatuhu.

There will be 4 Jamaat for Salaat ul Eid on Saturday 9th July in shah Allah.

Start TimeLed by
7amImam Irfan
8amImam Zahoor
9amImam Nasir

Both men and women can attend any of the Salaat.

Please be punctual to enable yourself to find adequate parking and therefore avoid missing the Salaat and / or the Bayaan.

Please do your Wudu at home beforehand if you can as toilet facilities are limited for the large numbers of anticipated people.

Please be considerate to other people and the neighbours of the Masjid when entering and leaving the Masjid, for example by not blocking the entrance and the pavements outside, and also assist your brother or sister to find a prayer space if space becomes very limited during any of the Salaat.

Please donate as generously as you can to the building of the new Masjid.

Salaat ul Jummah at Gillingham Masjid during July and August.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wo barakatuhu.

We have decided to hold 2 Jamaat for Salaat -ul- Jummah from Friday 8th July until the end of August.
The first Jamaat will be at 1.30pm and the second at 2.15pm.

If you come for the first Jamaat, please ensure that you allow people to do the 2nd Jamaat by leaving the Masjid in good time and keeping noise levels to a minimum during the second Jamaat if you are still there.

We have taken the decision to do this as we believe that with the children on their school summer holidays, we will have increased attendance which will put pressure on the available prayer spaces.
We will assess how successful this is and will decide how we go forward after August in shah Allah.

A twist on Dates

There are few things better than opening a fast with a date, but if you’re looking to do something a bit different – perhaps you want a change or are planning on delivering treats to family and friends – here are four quick suggestions for a twist on plain dates. Use one, or mix a couple of the ideas to create your own twist.

For all the following, you will need to take the stones out of your dates first – but only cut from one side so your dates remain in one piece rather than being cut in half.

Go for a chocolate coating

Melt some chocolate (white, dark or milk) and then dip your dates in it. Leave to cool and set before doing anything with them. And while it might be tempting to coat the whole date in chocolate, just doing half will be more visually striking. If you have a really, really sweet tooth, you can also use caramel in place of the chocolate.

Add walnuts

Dates are wonderfully soft, but if you want to add a contrasting texture, put a walnut half where the stone would be. Alternatively, you can use whole pistachios or almonds.

Stuff with peanut butter

The sweetness of dates can be offset a little by stuffing them with a nut butter. You can stick with standard peanut butter (crunchy or smooth, whatever you prefer) or, if you want something a bit different or have a peanut allergy, you can use almond, cashew or another nut butter.

See more ideas in KMWALTR #004