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West London Islamic Cultural Centre urges residents to stay safe during Ramadan

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With the start of Ramadan upon us, the West London Islamic Cultural Centre is asking local residents to stay home and stay safe during the month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community.

Ramadan begins today (Thursday 23 April) and runs until 23 May.

Al-Muntada Trust chairman Dr Saeed AlGhadi, who runs the West London Islamic Cultural Centre in Bridges Place, Fulham, has released a statement with advice on how to celebrate Ramadan at home during the coronavirus crisis.

Watch Dr Saeed AlGhadi's video

“I urge you all to keep safe and to continue to observe the Government’s advice on protecting yourself, your family, your friends and your neighbours from the spread of the coronavirus,” said Dr Saeed AlGhadi.

“This means you should stay at home. Only go outside for food, medicines, exercise or work, but only if you can’t work from home. When you are outside make sure you stay at least 2 metres away from other people at all times and wash your hands thoroughly as soon as you get home.

“Do not meet others, even family and friends, unless they live with you. This is for their interest and your own interest too and it is the guidance of our beloved Prophet to minimise inter-actions, so the pandemic remains confined.

Sadly, this Ramadan our masaajid are closed therefore there will be no Tarawih prayers. However, I ask you all to continue this sunnah and perform Tarawih salah at home with your family.”

Find out more on social distancing guidelines during Ramadan on the Muslim Council of Britain website.

The West London Islamic Cultural Centre is also offering educational and counselling programs online, so feel free to visit their website for more info.

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