Wednesday 20th May 2020, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
We are grateful to Merton Council for granting permission for the Azan (call to prayer) to be made at dusk for each of the last four days of Ramadan at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden.
The mosque is closed in line with the Government’s guidelines for all places of worship. As a result, Muslims have been observing congregational prayers at home, whereas normally during the holy month of Ramadan the mosques would be very busy especially during prayer times. In view of this unique situation some local authorities across the capital have permitted mosques to transmit the call to prayer during Ramadan.
The Azan marks the end of the fast each day, which is a very special moment for Muslims. However due to the current pandemic, worshippers will continue to pray at home as the mosque will remain closed.
The public call to prayer will last less than five minutes and will only be made for one of the five daily prayers.
Azan (call to prayer) on Thursday, 21 May 2020
Rafiq Hayat, President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK, said: “The mosque has been landmark in Morden for 17 years and it has been unusual for it not to be packed during prayers in the holy month of Ramadan. We host many interfaith and charity events here and have also been helping neighbours, the vulnerable and frontline staff during the current crisis. Allowing the call to prayer is a wonderful gesture by the council and means a lot to us. We will certainly be praying for them and all others during these difficult times.”
– The call for prayer will be held daily for the next 4 days starting from Today till Saturday 23rd May for the Dusk daily.
Head Office: Baitul Futuh Mosque, 181 London Road, Morden, Surrey SM4 5PT