Jumma Prayers Starting Friday June 5, 2020 By Registration Only!
We are please to announce that we will be resuming the Jumma Prayers at the Masjid starting Friday June, 5 2020. Please carefully read the instruction and guidelines provided below before registration.
To attend the Friday prayers YOU MUST REGISTER USING THE LINK PROVIDED BELOW.
No one who has a fever, cough, or had contact with a COVID-19 patient is allowed to register or attend.
Please note, admission for Friday prayer will not be allowed unless you are registered.
Please note that you have to register and attend for the right prayer time-slot. Registration will end upon reaching full capacity of every time-slot or at 11:59 pm Thursday night altogether, whichever happens first.
Only up to 50% capacity will be allowed at any given time in the Masjid, per PA Green Phase guidelines.
AIC has moral commitment to protect the health and safety of all patrons, particularly the most vulnerable to the be affected by an infection. Therefore, AIC will abide by the PA Governor’s rules and by the guidelines from health experts.
It is your understanding and agreement that coming to the Masjid is up to your own will and consent, and you understand that there is a risk of being infected by someone in the congregation. As a result, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Attawheed Islamic Center, its employees, directors, affiliates and agents from any and/or all claims arising out of or related to any possible infection.
conditions for attendance
To begin phased reopening on June 5, 2020 for Friday prayer (which will be reviewed weekly), AIC has instituted the following guidelines for everybody safety in our community:
Men only between the ages of 16-65 allowed to register and attend.
No kids allowed or Sisters allowed at the present time, those with high risk health conditions, or men older than 65 to safeguard their safety and the safety of others.
You MUST bring your own prayer rug and face mask. No one will be allowed to enter the Masjid, if they do not have a prayer rug with them and a face mask.
Hand sanitizer will be provided at the door. Please use it before entering the Masjid and when leaving. If you have your own mini hand sanitizer, please bring.
Abide by the 6ft separation between brothers while entering or leaving the Masjid. Do not crowd to try to enter ahead or leave early.
Abide by the 6ft separation between brothers during prayer areas that are marked in the prayer hall for everybody’s convenience
Wudu (Ablution) should be done at home. Wudu area/bathrooms will be opened only in emergency situations
No hand shaking or hugs – reminders will be posted at entrances. There will be verbal reminders from volunteers to each individual as they enter,
No books or literature should be handled while in the Masjid, including Qur’aan books. Please bring your own.
No congregating before or after prayers. Please exit as soon as the prayer is over to allow for cleaning and disinfecting for the next prayer.
There will 3 Jumu'ah prayers each Friday (12 pm, 1 pm, & 2 pm). The doors will open 10 mins before each prayer.
We emphasize for Jumu'ah prayers: you must register online. When allowed registration capacity is reached, the sign up/registration form will be disabled. In shaa Allah you will receive confirmation email that you will need to show at the door to gain entry. You have to attend at the prayer time for which you successfully registered for.
Guidelines for the State of Pennsylvania
Governor Wolf has released a plan to reopen Pennsylvania and to start lifting stay-at-home orders beginning May 8, 2020. This will occur in three phases (red, yellow, and green) and certain precautions must be taken in each stage. Regions of the state may move from the red phase to the yellow phase if averaging less than 50 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents over a 14-day period. It was then further announced on 5/29/2020 that that most counties in southwestern Pennsylvania, including Allegheny, are to be designated as green June 5, which further allows their economies to reopen and with fewer restrictions. However, CDC guidelines are still encouraged to be observed.