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WLIC Phase 2 Opening Guidelines

We are pleased to inform you that subject to a decline in Covid transmission rates and improved public safety, the UKIM West London Islamic Centre, Ealing, will have a phase 2 opening on Saturday 8th August 2020 for all daily prayers. Please review the opening guidelines below. Jummah prayers will commence on Friday 14th August. Prayer times will be 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm & 2.30pm.

The centre can accommodate 150 people, entry will be on first come first served basis, sisters and children are requested to pray at home. Please adhere to 1m social distancing and que in a orderly fashion outside the main gate, please do not crowd outside the centre. There are no toilet or wudhu facilities, please bring a face mask, prayer mat & shoe bag.


Closure Update Tues 9th June 2020

Further to the announcement that places of worship will be allowed to reopen from Monday 15th June, for ‘individual prayers’, the West London Islamic Centre (WLIC), one of London’s largest new Mosque’s, will continue to remain temporarily closed. The Muslim daily and Friday prayers are a congregational practice and the guidance has not provided due consideration to this fact or its implications.
 
The transmission of Covid 19 remains a credible threat to the lives of vulnerable people in our communities. With a large number of BAME (Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic) members, who have been disproportionally affected during this pandemic, WLIC considers the safety and well-being of our congregation as of paramount concern. This decision will be kept under constant review, as will requisite risk assessments and the preparation of adequate safety measures.

An updated statement from the Coordination Committee of London Mosques can be read here.

We would like to thank our community for their support and patience. WLIC will continue offering online educational and welfare services, as we have done for the duration of the lockdown and we are hopeful that the centre will reopen in the not so distant future, Insha’Allah.

Temporary Closure & Services [Dated: Wednesday 18th March 2020]

Having only opened its new doors late last year, it is with a profound sense of sadness, that after a wide-ranging consultation, we announced on Wednesday 18th March the temporary closure of the UKIM West London Islamic Centre (WLIC), the London Borough of Ealing’s largest Mosque. The Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak is a UK public health emergency and as a community we must take all precautionary measures to prevent its spread and harm. Particular attention within the official guidance, on the avoidance of social contact and gatherings was directed at those who live and work in London, as the growth rate here is expected to be higher.

WLIC serves thousands of worshippers on a weekly basis, their welfare and safety was of paramount importance when taking this most difficult of decisions. We hope all sections of our community appreciate the scale of the crisis we are now facing as a nation and the importance of playing our part in breaking the transmission of this virus. WLIC will continue to support our community, please see the list of contacts and services below and subscribe for updates to our Whats App group by texting 07907 013365.

Also in response to the emergency, WLIC in association with Salma Food Bank is providing free food packs and support to local elderly and self-isolated families in need. Please call or text 07767 164246, a food parcel will be delivered to your door step.


We know that many regular worshippers at the Masjid, whose hearts are attached to the House of Allah (swt) will feel especially pained at this development. We can assure all members of our community that this decision will remain under constant review and that the Masjid will open when it is safe to do so. As Muslims we believe this affliction is a trial from the Divine, whose mercy far outweighs His anger. We must remain strong, united and resolute in the coming months and demonstrate the intrinsic compassion within our faith to help the vulnerable and the needy. WLIC will do its best to facilitate support to those in our local community that need it. Please reach out to us via phone, email or Facebook. Please continue to adhere to the hygiene advice of not touching your face without washing your hands regularly for 20 seconds.

In this testing period, we ask our Muslim community to now establish centres of worship at home, raise the call to prayer, prostrate as families in congregation, impart knowledge of our great faith and increase the remembrance of Allah (swt), beseeching Him for his forgiveness, protection and grace. Along with Du’a (supplication) we are aware that Sadaqah (charity) alleviates calamities by the permission of Allah (swt), so let us give more. The Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) said 'Give Sadaqah without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.' [Tirmidhi]

Please continue to support the Masjid during its temporary closure, visit www.wlic.co.uk to make a regular online donation, subscribe to our Whats App group for updates by texting 07907 013365 or join us on Facebook or YouTube.

Dr Abdulkarim Khalil
Chief Executive Officer



The Prophet (pbuh) said, "Verily the kinship will be connected to the Throne of the Most Merciful on the Day of Ressurection. It will say: 'This is the place for those who sought refuge in You O Lord from the severing (of family ties)'. So Allah will say to it: 'Will it please you that I connect those who maintained you and that I cut of those who severed you?'. And it will say:'I will be pleased with this, my Lord.'"
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