Recent Government guidance is allowing places of worship to reopen for ‘individual’ worship from
15 June 2020. Whilst this may be appropriate for some faiths, it does not take in to account that
congregational prayers are the main act of worship within a Mosque.
The Coordination Committee for Mosques and Islamic Centres in London is seeking for clear
government guidance on the timing and conditions for the re-opening of mosques for collective
worship, so that congregational prayers can be safely facilitated. In the meantime, our Mosques
will continue to remain temporarily closed.
The transmission of Covid19 still remains a serious threat to the lives of everyone specially,
vulnerable people in our communities. Evidence shows that the BAME (Black, Asian & Minority
Ethnic) members are disproportionally affected by Covid19. Therefore, we consider the safety and
well-being of our congregations as a paramount concern. This decision will be kept under constant
review, as will requisite risk assessments and the preparation of adequate safety measures
working with the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) in accordance with government guidelines.
We would like to thank our community for their support, patience and understanding during this
difficult time. We will continue offering online educational and welfare services, as we have done
for the duration of the lockdown and we are hopeful that the Mosques will reopen in the not so
distant future, Insha’Allah.
The Islamic Cultural Centre & London Central Mosque
• UKIM West London Islamic Centre
• East London Mosque & London Muslim Centre
• Finsbury Park Mosque
• Al Manaar – Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre
• Al Muntada Al Islami & WLICC
• Muslim Welfare House
• Mayfair Islamic Centre
• Masjid Al Tawhid
• Al-Nagashi Mosque & Centre