The Bodija Estates and Environs Muslim Community has announced that Jum’at service at the Central mosque would resume on Friday August 7, 2020.
This was made known in a letter signed by the Chairman of the Committee, Alh. Siyanbade, on Thursday, a copy of which was obtained by www.insideoyo.com.
Recall that the Muslim Community had earlier stopped Jumah prayer in the mosque due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Executive Committee highlighted guidelines for worshippers at the Islamic center.
“After wide consultations and Special Emergency Meetings of the Executive Committee of BODIJA ESTATES AND ENVIRONS MUSLIM COMMUNITY, we have come to a consensus to resume Jum’at Services on Friday, 7th August, 2020”.
“However, there is need to highlight the guidelines, which we are urged to kindly adhere to.
“The guidelines highlighted include: 1. THERE SHALL BE NO ENTRY TO THE PREMISES AND WORSHIP AREAS WITHOUT FACE MASK
“2. WE ARE TO WASH OUR HANDS PROPERLY WITH SOAP AND WATER AT THE ENTRANCE – SANITIZERS ARE ALSO PROVIDED
“3. WE ARE ENCOURAGED TO PERFORM ABLUTION FROM HOME
“4. THERE SHALL BE INFRA-RED TEMPERATURE THERMOMETER AT THE ENTRANCE, WHICH ALL PERSONS COMING INTO THE MOSQUE SHOULD PLEASE SUBJECT THEMSELVES TO
“5. JUM’AT SERVICE IS STRICTLY ONE HOUR, INCLUDING SERMON (FROM 1.20PM TO 2.20PM)
“6. SERMON STARTS 1.30PM AND ENDS AT 1.50PM (20 MINUTES); SALAT COMMENCES IMMEDIATELY THEREAFTER
“7. OUR MEMBERS ARE URGED TO ARRIVE BEFORE 1.30 P.M, AS THE GATES WILL BE LOCKED AS SOON AS MARKED SPACES ARE FILLED
“8. THERE SHALL BE NO PARKING INSIDE THE ISLAMIC CENTRE PREMISES EXCEPT STRICTLY FOR OUR ELDERS WHO ARE ADVISED TO ARRIVE BEFORE 1.30 P.M
“9. BEGGARS AND TRADERS ARE NOT ALLOWED
“10. WE ARE URGED TO COME WITH OUR PRAYING MATS AS MOSQUE RUGS AND MATS WILL NOT BE USED AT THIS PERIOD. THE TILES WILL BE CLEANED AND DISINFECTED REGULARLY
“11. VEHICLES ARE TO PARK ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD BESIDE THE ISLAMIC CENTRE
“12. WORSHIPPERS ARE TO VACATE THE ISLAMIC CENTRE PREMISES IMMEDIATELY AFTER JUM’AT PRAYER”
The Committee pleaded for cooperation and support from all members and worshippers, adding that the measures are geared towards the health and safety of members.