June 10, 2020
RE: Anatolia Islamic Centre Phased Reopening Notice
Esselamun Alaykum Dear Community Members;
We are pleased to announce that Anatolia Islamic Centre will reopen on Friday, June 12th inshAllah. Our Phased Reopening will start with the Jummah Prayer at 1:30pm. Please read the guidelines and the disclaimer carefully below. All individuals attending Jummah will need to pre-register ONLINE on a first come first served basis; the online link will not accept further entries once the limit has been reached as per the guidelines provided by the provincial government. For more information about the provincial guidelines, please visit this link: ontario.ca/covidsafety.
RULES TO FOLLOW:
We request everyone to abide by the Covid-19 guidelines mentioned below. As required by the Ontario Government, OHSA & PHO guidelines mentioned (referenced HERE), anyone not abiding by these guidelines will NOT be permitted to enter the facility. PLEASE REVIEW THESE GUIDELINES CAREFULLY for the sake of everyone’s safety:
- All congregants coming to attend the prayers at AIC MUST WEAR A MASK. Bring your face masks and wear it at all times. Make sure the mask covers both your mouth and your nose.
- You must bring a PRAYER MAT with you and fold it appropriately so inside does not touch the outside.
- Make WUDU AT HOME. Use of WASHROOMS is not allowed.
- MAINTAIN 6 FEET (2 m) distance from everyone at all times.
- USE HAND SANITIZER before leaving your car and after you touch any surfaces within the mosque.
- When entering the mosque, please proceed to one of the marked spots on the floor.
- Bring a plastic bag with you to put YOUR SHOES and take it with you and keep these next to you.
- LEAVE IMMEDIATELY after performing fard salah. Sunnah or nafl prayers should be done at home.
- DON’T CROWD around any spot within or outside the centre or in the parking lot.
- If you are OVER 65 YEARS of age, or UNDER 16 YEARS of age you are respectfully asked to not come.
- If you are FEELING SICK, or having ANY SYMPTOMS OF ILLNESS, or have any PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONSthat put you into the high-risk category, you will not be allowed to enter the mosque.
Appeal for the Mosque:
If anyone has any critical cleaning/disinfecting supplies at home, please share with the mosque as these will be immensely helpful in keeping your brothers and sisters safe. These could include:
- Hand sanitizers
- Disinfecting wipes and sprays
- Non-surgical masks
The Mosque can’t be maintained during this critical period without your financial support through Sadaqa and Zakat. Please be generous with your donation for the house of Allah. For general donations, please visit our website at anatoliacentre.ca/donations.
Anatolia Islamic Centre is confident that the Muslim community will undertake the difficult measures needed in such unprecedented times and put our trust in Allah.
Disclaimer: While the safety of our congregants is our top priority, there is still some risk present with visiting the mosque. Each individual bears responsibility for their own actions and Anatolia Islamic Centre will not be liable for any complications in connection with or arising from your visit to the mosque.
We pray that Allah (SWT) will make it easy for all of us and keep everyone safe.
***JUMMAH PRAYER ONLINE REGISTRATION UPDATE***
Online Pre-registration is required to attend the Jummah Prayer.
You are only allowed to register two people including yourself. Please include the names for EVERYONE and read the waiver and the COVID-19 guidelines and answers the questions accurately. If you do not register you will not be permitted to enter the mosque and there is no exception. There is limited capacity for the Jummah Prayer so please register during the announced time frame.
- Jummah Prayer: Khutba 1:30 PM | Salah 1:45 PM
- Online Registration will take place on June 11th
- Online Registration time slot is between 8pm – 10pm
- You must bring the online reservation ticket with you (printed or via mobile device).
- Please arrive only 10-15 minutes prior to the start time
Please use THIS LINK TO REGISTER (link will be available between 8pm-10pm on June 11).