Given the rapid changes in the current situation in the UK about Coronvirus, Edinburgh Central Mosque has decided to suspend the Congregational Friday Prayer (Jumu’ah Prayer) until further notice.

This decision has been reached in line with guidance issued by the Scottish and UK Governments, and following consultation with Islamic Scholars.

The transmission risk presented by over 1000 people gathering inside the Mosque is too great for us to allow the Jumu’ah prayer to continue for the time being.  

This decision is effective immediately and there will be no Jumu’ah Prayer on Friday 20th March or thereafter until further notice.

In the absence of the Jumu’ah Prayer, one should pray 4 raka’at of Dhuhr just like any other day.

On Fridays the Mosque will remain closed to the public until 30 minute before the beginning of Asr Prayer.

The Mosque will continue to hold daily congregational prayers. However, we highly recommend that everyone bring their own prayer mat and perform Wudhu at home.

We also advise the elderly and anyone with an underlying medical condition to pray at home.

We would also like to remind anyone that may develop symptoms, no matter how mild, to self-isolate and not attend mosques

We will continue to monitor the situation and will issue regular updates if there is any change.

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