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Tributes to Anwar Khan after life of community work in Medway

Anwar Khan Sahib who tirelessly worked for the benefit of the local Muslim community

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/news/tributes-paid-after-lifetime-of-community-work-234150/

Mr Mohammad Anwar Khan, who has passed away on Thursday 10th September 2020, at the age of 80, will be remembered by all who had the privilege to know him for his good nature, dedication and hard work for the advancement of the local Muslim community.

Anwar Sahib was a community spirited person and, ever since moving to this area, he immersed himself in the affairs of local Muslim community. Anwar Sahib was the proud father of three daughters and one son and he treated friends and strangers like they were his own family as well. As well as helping individuals with their personal problems, he strived to advance the cause of the Muslim community, as a whole, by developing working relations with statutory authorities. He even continued this work, via phone, throughout the lockdown brought about by coronavirus.

Over the years, he nurtured good relations with these authorities; through his networking, he ensured that the Muslim viewpoint was represented at appropriate levels to local authorities and police, education, social and health services. He welcomed Muslims moving into the area and was forever on the lookout for people who could help contribute to the greater good of the community.

Over the last three decades, he was the driving force behind the KMWA’s search to find a plot of land to a build a new mosque and facilities for the Muslim community, which outgrew the current mosque many years before. It took years of persuasion and presentations, countless meetings to local politicians and council officers before a council owned plot was identified for community use and was purchased by the KMWA. This would not have been possible without Anwar Sahib’s relentless efforts and optimism.   

May Allahswt grant him a high place in Jannah and give the community he left behind the ability to complete the work he was instrumental in starting and getting to the current stage of development. Ameen.

Eid-ul-Adha Salaat Timing Fri 31St July 2020 + Booking Details

Assalamu alaikum
Please note that….
1) Eid Salaat will be held at 8am, 9am and 10am. The same restrictions apply – the restrictions will be reposted below.
For booking please contact Br Waseem Mirza on 07495220620 any day AFTER 2pm only.
You will be given a booking number for the Salaat time booked. If you do not have a valid booking number for the Salaat time then you will not be allowed – so please ensure you obtain the correct number and turn up for the correct time that was booked.
For future Salaat ul Jummah the booking can only be taken by contacting Br Enam on 07402815119 after 2pm.
Again you will be given a booking number so please do not turn up without one. It will not be sufficient to just turn up and say you booked it. We have a maximum number of 30 people for any one Jamaat and so please help us to run things safely.

Masjid is Open for Salah Now from (2020-07-13)

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wo barakatuhu.
By the grace of Allah subhana wa ta’ala we will be opening Gillingham Masjid for 5 daily Salaat from Monday.
Alot of effort has gone into planning and preparing the Masjid.
A pre – registration system is required in order to log all attendees. This is a legal requirement – the form will be posted in shah Allah – please print and fill the details and hand to the volunteers to save time and delays.
The Masjid will open 15 minutes before the Fard Salaat – there will not be time for Sunnah or Nawafal Salaat – this should be carried out at home before coming to the Masjid.
There are some other limitations – they are:
1) A maximum of 25 people at any one time.
2) You must bring the following:
A MASK
A PRAYER MAT
A BAG FOR YOUR SHOES AND COAT.

If you don’t bring these items you will not be allowed entry.
3) DO NOT come if:
You are over 65.
You are under 16.
You have heart or cardiovascular problems.
You have respiratory, chest or lung problems.
You have either type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
You work in a high risk environment (e.g. Doctor or nurse in intensive or critical care; Care home workers,
Dentists.).
You have had any infectious symptoms or signs in the last 14 days- raised temperature or fever, cough, headaches, altered taste sensation or smell, stomach problems, sneezing, cold symptoms.
You live with anyone who has had any of these problems in the last 14 days.
We do not have capacity for ladies at this time – only the main Prayer Hall can be accessed.
4) Wudu areas, toilets, shoe racks, and coat hanger racks will not be in use.
5) Entrance will be the side door (ladies entrance) via the alleyway.
Your details MUST be recorded for track and trace purposes. If you develop any symptoms – it is your duty to inform us so that we can carry out our due diligence.
6) Exit will be through the front door. This will be locked until after Salaat.
Please use hand sanitizer as directed at entrance and exit.
7) Do your Wudu and Sunnah and Nawafal prayers at home. There will not be time to do this in the Masjid.
8) After Fard Salaat and Dua – you will be asked to leave in a prompt and orderly fashion. Please follow the instructions you are given on the day as to where to sit and when to leave.
9) Please cooperate fully with all volunteers and Trustees present.
10) FRIDAY PRAYERS- a pre booking system will be in operation due to the limited numbers and increased demand. Please book by phone – booking times and contacts – Wednesday 2pm – 4pm Brother Inam. Thursday 2pm – 4pm Imam Zahoor Ahmed. Please do not call them outside of these times – they will only take your bookings at these times. Once a limit has been reached they will put you on a list for the next week if you wish. You may not get a slot every week in order to make it fair.
It is our duty to do things safely and carefully. It is your duty to respect the safety of other people coming to the Masjid as well as your own. There is no point coming to the Masjid for Salaat and the reward of Allah subhana wa ta’ala if you disrespect the above rules which are in place for the safety and protection of people.
If we have problems with this we will reconsider keeping the Masjid open so please do not spoil the opportunity and be respectful of the new rules at all times.
We are very sorry to those people who cannot attend at the moment –
May Allah reward you for your patience.
Of course we will be looking at the situation on a regular basis and if we are able to relax the criteria then we will do so.
Wasalaam.
KMWA BoT