22 Oct 2007 – In our Ramadan newsletter it stated: “If Eid is on Friday, there will still be Jumu‘ah Prayer at the normal time, but attendance is optional, according to the teachings of Islam.” It should have explained that this is just one of two strong opinions, the other being that attendance is still compulsory. Imam Abdul Qayum pointed this out on MCR, our Ramadan radio station; he advised people to attend the Jumu‘ah prayer as normal. He also explained this during Jumu‘ah Prayer on the Friday before Eid. He further clarified this during the Eid prayer. The Jumu‘ah prayer was held as normal, and attendance was as usual. We would like to apologise for any confusion.