To those that use Masjid Nagoya, Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
We hope each and everyone is safe and doing well.
Half a year has already passed since the Friday prayer was suspended at the end of February. Since then, the Japanese government has lifted the declaration of state of emergency, and Aichi Prefecture has also lifted their own declaration last month. Following these changes, Masjid Nagoya has decided to resume the Friday prayers under the conditions mentioned here.
Firstly, to control and limit the number of people that gather, we kindly request for your cooperation with the following:
・Individuals who are able to perform their Friday prayer at home, school, or workplace are requested to continue the prayer there.
・Friday prayer is an obligation for adult men. However, women, children, and the sick are exempted from this obligation. Those that are not under obligation from offering the prayer are requested to refrain from coming to the Masjid.
The Prophet (SAW) said, “Do not cause harm or return harm” [Sunan Ibn Mājah 2340]
As well, ‘Abdullah b. ‘Abbas reported that he said to the Mu’adhdhin on a rainy day:
‘When you have announced “I testify that there is no god but Allah; I testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah,” do not say: “Come to the prayer,” but make this announcement: “Say prayer in your houses.” He (the narrator) said that the people disapproved of it. Ibn ‘Abbas said: Are you astonished at it? He (the Holy Prophet), who is better than I, did it. Jumu’a prayer is no doubt obligatory, but I do not like that I should (force you) to come out and walk in mud and slippery ground’. [Sahih Muslim 699]
For further inquiry, please contact through our e-mail address:
September 11th (Friday)
Both Khutbah and the Prayer will be carried out in 3 separate times.
Refer to the following for starting time and location:
① 12:30PM Masjid 2F, 3F, 4F
② 13:00PM Community Room
③ 13:30PM Masjid 2F, 3F, 4F
Conditions for resuming:
・Number of people that can enter each prayer room will be restricted in order to maintain appropriate distance between individuals. Although the number may depend on the room, the maximum capacity will be set at approximately 20 people per room.
・Upon entering the Masjid, all individuals must cooperate with temperature check, the wearing of mask, and the disinfecting of hands. Those who fail to do so will be denied entry. Additionally, we request all to fill out the users list that will be used in case an infection is to be confirmed.
・To ensure the conditions mentioned above are strictly enforced, the entering of Masjid during mid-prayer will not be allowed. Those who have arrived late shall wait at the next prayer location.
・Each prayer location will be opened for entry 30minute before the start of prayer. To prevent blocking the street for neighbors and people passing by, please do not stand on the sidewalk, and wait inside the prayer room.
・To prevent being in close contact for a long time, the Khutbah will be 10min long and the Prayer will be less than 5min. Please exit the room promptly after you have completed your prayer. To prevent blocking the street for neighbors and people passing by, please do not stand on the sidewalk and gather after prayer.
・Any individual who is feeling unwell, has symptoms of fever, has history of traveling overseas in the past 2 months, as well as those that are unable to meet any of the conditions mentioned above, will not be allowed to enter the Masjid.