News & Islam News Ramadan 2019 The East London Mosque & London Muslim Centre is pleased to announce that 1 Ramadan 1440 will be on Monday 6 May 2019. May Allah make this a blessed month for all of us! You can download a copy of the Ramadan Timetable via this link. The Tarawih prayers will commence from Sunday 5 May 2019, starting at 10.15pm. See our Ramadan Magazine 2019 for details of the Huffaz. Iftar We offer Iftar (breaking of the fast) every evening in the LMC – but it can be very busy, with over 500 people attending. Why not help us provide Iftar, and Allah will grant you the reward of those whom you feed: Tarawih Every night thousands of people fill the Mosque and Centre for the Tarawih prayers (the optional special prayers in Ramadan when night falls). For the first few days we often run out of space, so please come early. Tahajjud Due to time constraints, it is not possible to have additional Tahajjud prayers this year. Itikaf Itikaf details and application forms are available from the Mosque reception and online here. Places are limited and will be decided by a random draw of all the applicants. Closing date for applications is Wednesday 8 May 2018, with the draw on the following Saturday. Eid prayers We will be holding five Eid prayers this year: 7.00am 8.30am 9.30am 10.30am 11.30am Zakat al Fitr Originally this was the giving of a certain amount of food to the needy, but nowadays most people give money to pay for the food. This has been set at £5, and should be paid for each and every member of the family, including children. Zakat al Fitr can be paid from the beginning of Ramadan; we advise people to do so as early as possible, ideally before the 20th of Ramadan (25 May) to make it easier to reach the needy recipients in time. The latest it can be given is just before the Eid prayer, but delaying it this long means there’s no time to get food to the needy for Eid day. Remember, in the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), people gave food directly to the needy, so there was no delay. The East London Mosque will collect your Zakat al Fitr (pay online here), or you can use one of the many registered Muslim charities. Noise Reduction During Ramadan In this blessed month, we politely remind our congregation and worshippers to be mindful of our neighbours who live in the residential areas nearby. We should keep our noise levels absolutely to a minimum.