TODAY, 15TH JANUARY, is the second Friday on which the doors of the East London Mosque have been closed at prayer time, as Tower Hamlets’ most famous Mosque does its bit to protect worshippers from Coronavirus.
The guidelines which relate to this, the third, lockdown do permit places of worship to remain open. Some Mosques are continuing to run Friday prayers, and other prayer sessions – while enforcing safety measures such as social distancing, the ventilation of buildings and the use of hand sanitisers. The Muslim Council of Britain supported this approach. However, many Mosques have taken the decision to close to the public and to support their congregations online.
The East London Mosque has confirmed that it will remain closed until further notice, but it is offering a range of practical and spiritual support.
●Imam surgeries are available between 12 noon and 4pm daily.
Phone 020-7650 3000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
●Food parcel deliveries
Phone 020-7650 3000 or email email@example.com to request a delivery
●Women’s counselling and advice
This is not a crisis service, but the counselling page includes telephone numbers of agencies which may be able to help, as well as a video on coping with anxiety. To view this information or to book counselling, go to:
You can also book counselling on 020-7650 3022.
The East London Mosque has published information on how to access online talks and lectures, together with tips on how to enhance your prayer time at home, on one easy to view page on its website. To view this information, or to make a donation to support the Mosque’s work to support the community at this difficult time, go to:
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