Prayer times for Sunday, April 5, 2020 in Altrincham - Download prayer times
This is the official AHMA announcement with regards to the Corona virus pandemic. Following an emergency trustees meeting on the evening of Thursday 12th March 2020, it has been agreed that ALL activities at the centre will cease as from the morning of Sunday 15th March 2020 for an initial period of two weeks. This will include all daily prayer gatherings and Jum'a congregation. The last activity at the centre will be Isha prayers on Saturday night 14th March 2020.
The Trustees regret that this action is deemed necessary in view of the current pandemic. The situation will be reviewed pending national guidance on activities at places of worship.
Wa Aleikum Assalaam Wa Rahmatu-llahi wa barakatuhu.
Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah )صلى الله عليه وسلم) used to supplicate:
"Allahumma inni a'udhu bika minal-ajzi walkasali, waljubni wal-harami, wal-bukhli, wa a'udhu bika min 'adhabilqabri, wa a'udhu bika min fitnatil-mahya walmamat
O Allah! I seek refuge in You from helplessness (to do good), indolence, cowardice, senility, and miserliness; and I seek Your Protection against the torment of the grave and the trials of life and death."
Another narration adds: "wa dala'id-daini wa ghalabatir-rijal (And from the burden of indebtedness and the tyranny of men)." [Muslim].
O you who have believed, persevere and endure and remain stationed and fear Allah that you may be successful. [3: 200]
Hadith of the day:
The Messenger of Allah )صلى الله عليه وسلم) said, "When a man dies, his deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqah Jariyah (ceaseless charity); a knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him (for the deceased). [Muslim]
Guidance of the day:
The ritual prayer has an outward form and an inward reality. No prayer can be perfect or complete without both being performed properly. As for the outward form, it is its standing up, recitation, bowing down, prostrating, and other such components of outward prayer. As for the inward reality, it is humility, presence of heart, perfect sincerity, reflection, and understanding of the meanings of what is being recited, tasbih, and all other components of inward prayer. The outward form of prayer thus belongs to the body and the senses, while inward belongs to the heart and the secret. The heart and secret are the location upon which falls the gaze of the Real (Al Haqq). [Counsels of Religion by Imam al Haddad]
Food for thought:
"Failures are divided into two classes -- those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought." - John Charles Salak "A failure is a man who has blundered but is not able to cash in the experience." - Elbert Hubbard "A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else." - John Burroughs