Assalamo Alaikum Wa Rahmato Allah Wa Baraketoho Dear All, Insha’Allah Eid Al-Adha will be this Friday, July the 31st. To accommodate the needs of our community while following the CDC guidelines and the VA’s Governor executive orders concerning Covid-19, MCT will hold two Eid prayers at the Islamic Masjid of Tidewater (ODU Masjid): 1st Eid Prayer, Takbeer starts at 7:00 am and Prayer at 7:30 am. 2nd Eid Prayer, Takbeer starts at 8:30 am and Prayer at 9:00 am. Both prayers will be broadcasted live on Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MuslimCommunityofTidewater/ To enforce social distancing on the premises, we will cap each Prayer at 150 people. Attendance is based on first-come first-serve basis. Once we reach the number of 125 for the 1st Eid Prayer, attendees will have to wait for the 2nd Eid Prayer, or watch the live broadcast. Parking is available for free on the 3, 4, and 5th floors of Constant Hall Garage Parking, located on the 49th Street, next to the Stadium. For your protection and the protection of our community, we are asking every one of you to abide by the following requirements: 1- Face masks are MANDATORY. Do not remove your mask. Keep your mask at ALL time while at the Masjid. 2- Make Wudu at home before you come to the Masjid. Wudu area will not be accessible at the Masjid. 3- Bring your prayer rug. 4- Pray in the designated spot and observe the 6ft social distancing rule before, during, and after the Prayer. Follow marks on the ground. 5- Children under 12 are NOT allowed at the Masjid. Please do not bring your children with you and put yourself and the security team in a difficult situation in front of your children. 6- Elderly people with medical conditions and people with high risk should watch the live broadcast of the Eid Prayer and pray at home. 7- The Security team will be checking all attendees’ temperature at the entrance. Anyone with a high temperature will not be allowed to enter the Masjid. 8- No food or beverage are allowed at the Masjid premises. 9- Please be on time for the Prayer, and leave the Masjid immediately after the Khutbah. The Cleaning team needs 30 minutes between the two Eid Prayers to sanitize the Masjid. For your safety and the safety of others, please respect these guidelines and help our security team implement these guidelines. Your cooperation and help will allow us to focus on celebrating the Eid while protecting our community. We ask Allah SWT to lift this pandemic on all his creation and to protect our community from any harm. MCT Admin.
Assalaam Alaykum Wa Rahmatou Allah Wa Barkatohou, Dear Brothers and Sisters, I hope this message finds you in the best of Eman, health and spirits. As Mosques in Hampton Roads are trying to open up for Jumu'ah, the Islamic Center in Norfolk is open for Jumu'ah prayer this Friday InshaAllah. To attend the Friday prayer or any other daily congregational prayers, you MUST follow these guidelines: 1. Masks are required. No one will be allowed inside without a mask. No exceptions will be made. You need to wear your mask at all time. 2. Everyone must bring a prayer rug. This is essential as we cannot sterilize the carpets between prayers. 3. Sanitize your hands at the entrance before entering the prayer area. 4. Make Wudu at home. Bathroom access will be restricted. 5. Maintain Social distance in the prayer area during prayer, Follow the marks on the carpet. 6. Health screening will be in effect at the Mosque entrance by the security personnel and if you have a fever, or symptoms of Covid-19 you will not be allowed inside. 7. We also strongly urge those at high risk (elderly, medical conditions) to pray at home. HRCI will continue to broadcast the khutbah and the prayer on its Facebook page. At this stage children are not allowed at the Center. Our maximum capacity in the three prayers area is 60 individuals. If we see that we have high attendance, we will schedule two Jumu'ahs to accommodate our community. For now, we will only be conducting one Jumuaa prayer at 1:00, InshaAllah. Few other reminders: · Remember to support the various programs offered by the Center by donating on the the MCT Paypal page at the link below. Paypal link · Join us on the MCT WhatsApp group or facebook page for more updates. Whatsapp Group Facebook MCT Page Facebook HRCI Group Please keep making Dou’aa to Allah to lift this pandemic. Be patient and follow the guidelines. MCT
The Muslim Community of Tidewater (MCT) in Norfolk, Virginia, serves hundreds of families in Hampton Roads, Virginia. The idea of the Community Center was first conceived in September 1982. The Muslim Community Center was dedicated and occupied for use in May, 1983, and has since grown to become a regionally recognized Islamic center. The MCT has become prominent by offering services and programs for the benefit of our community at large. The Center is a volunteer-managed, non-profit organization established under the laws of the State of Virginia. While the area Muslim population utilizes most of its services, the MCT organization is dedicated to serving all human beings, regardless of faith, color, origin, and creed of the service seeker.
The MCT organization is community-supported and does not accept string-attached funding from special interest groups, foreign governments, or political parties. The member-approved bylaws and Articles of Incorporation govern its affairs. Its management includes a seven member Board of Directors and a five member Board of Trustees.…. Read More