East London Mosque

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(mosque ) Britain

(mosque ) Britain has a few mosques, but they are great mosques that include
teaching the Noble Quran,
Tajweed and the Arabic language for children and adults,
But how has Corona affected education and become online education?
In this article, we will learn about the Al Sharq Mosque in London and how the impact
of Corona on learning.

The importance of mosques:

Mosques in the world, and in Britain in particular, are the main link between Muslims
and the teachings of their true religion.
There are many successful experiences that European countries abound
with in establishing mosques
that honor the remembrance of the Most Merciful, the Noble Quran and Islamic studies;
To find a haven for Muslims wherever they are, they can raise
the call to prayer, perform their rituals,
learn the Noble Qurโ€™an, intonation, Arabic for adults and children,
and their religious activities in a place suitable for meeting and worship.

Information about the East London Mosque:

The East London Mosque,
which was established in 1910, represents a vital center for all Islamic activities
and services provided to the community throughout the year, especially during Ramadan.
The mosque is one of the oldest mosques in the British capital.
The Muslim community in East London has launched an ambitious project to build
a five-storey annex building to the mosque.
This mosque cost ten million pounds sterling, and the new building,
which was called the “London Islamic Center”, was opened in June 2004.
The opening was attended by Dr. Sheik Abdul Rahman Al- Sudais –
the imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca – and a group of community leaders
and the Mayor of London.


What is in the mosque?:

The role of the mosque is not limited to worship; It includes:

1- The new building, prayer halls for men and women.
2- Two Islamic schools to teach the Noble Qurโ€™an and Islamic studies.
3- A conference room.
4- Banquet halls.
5- Travel company.
6- Islamic restaurant.
7- A veiled fashion store.
8- An Islamic transaction company to buy homes without interest.
9- The radio building is a spokesperson for the Muslim community,
which broadcasts its programs around the clock,
and has been unparalleled success among the residents of London,
the Muslims and non- Muslims.

What distinguishes the mosque:

The first thing that amazes you as you enter the mosque is that
you do not feel alienation or anxiety;
Everything around you says that you are in an Islamic society as
if you are in an Islamic state.
The work in the mosque varies to provide services in Ramadan,
from serving breakfast to more than a thousand people per day,
as well as receiving new Muslims and providing them with assistance,
and organizing seminars to introduce Islam,
and also educational seminars that include teaching the Holy Quran and intonation to children,
women and adults, and awareness seminars and workshops Islamic studies.
Tarawih at the East London Mosque:
It remains to say: The mosque can accommodate the various prayer halls
for more than eight thousand worshipers.
The halls are full of them during Tarawih, also There is no place left in the mosque for a foot.
You are almost certain that you are in the Amr Ibn Al- Aas Mosque, and not in
a mosque in the heart of the British capital.
The Taraweeh prayer leads in the mosque every year as a memorizer
who is invited by the mosque administration
who are distinguished for their good recitation and performance.
In recent years, Sheikh Ahmed Muhammad Amer – the reader on
the Egyptian radio – was at the head of those
who led Tarawih prayers in the mosque every year.
The Taraweeh prayer extends to 20 Raakaaha,and is concluded with
a witr that ends with a supplication that breaks hearts and makes people tremble.


Taraweeh with the taste of nostalgia:

“Tarawih here in the East London mosque has a different flavor.
The mosque is keen every year to invite memorizers and readers from
a number of Islamic countries to refresh us
with their reading of the Noble Qur’an, and revive faith in our souls with
their sweet voices and humble recitation.”
Abd al- Mumin Yahya, one of the mosqueโ€™s attendees, says:
โ€œThe Taraweeh prayer represents for me a spiritual excursion that rains tears
and stirs the conscience. When the voice of the reciter,
Sheik Yahya Hawa, the imam of Al Kalouti Mosque in Jordan, who leads Taraweeh prayers
in the East London mosque,
calls out: O God, return us to the captive Al-Aqsa…
and grant us a prayer before death, without fear or apprehension.
As for Adam, he is keen to arrive early to be in the first row behind the imam,
and next to the rest of the imams who continue to pray.
Adam tells us about his experience in Taraweeh in east London, saying:
โ€œThe sheikhs here recite each in his own way,
so you find the quiet one who recites slowly and at the same pace,
and this makes the elderly worshipers happy.
In our hearts, it revives the spark of goodness in us,
so we are keen to ask the sheikhs to perpetuate this interaction with the verses,
which stirs in us feelings of fear of God and closeness to Him.โ€

Opinions of some imams:

Junaid Ahmed comments on this, noting:
“Although my knowledge of the Arabic language is little, I try to understand the meaning
of what the imams recite.
I make sure to read the translation of what they read before coming to the mosque,
so that I devote my mind to contemplating the recitation of the Noble Qurโ€™an with Tajweed.
What helps me a lot to be affected and fills my heart with awe and reverence.โ€
As for Abu al- Kalam,
He tells us that he does not understand what is being recited accurately,
but he feels the recitation of the Noble Qurโ€™an coming from the heart.
That is why she shakes him from the inside;
Because what came out of the heart reached the heart. And he adds:
“He should not read the words of God like any normal speech.
Rather, all the senses must interact with it,
so that the desired fruit of reading is obtained.

He reminds us of the words of God Almighty:

ู‚ุงู„ ุชุนุงู„ูŠ:( ุฃูŽููŽู„ูŽุง ูŠูŽุชูŽุฏูŽุจู‘ูŽุฑููˆู†ูŽ ุงู„ู’ู‚ูุฑู’ุขู†ูŽ ุฃูŽู…ู’ ุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ู‚ูู„ููˆุจู ุฃูŽู‚ู’ููŽุงู„ูู‡ูŽุง)(ู…ุญู…ุฏ: 24)
Verily, those who disbelieve, and hinder (men) from the Path of Allรขh (i.e. Islรขm);
then die while they are disbelievers, Allรขh will not forgive them.
(Muhammad: 24),
and His saying, Glory be to Him,
ูˆู‚ูˆู„ู‡ ุณุจุญุงู†ู‡: {ุฃูŽููŽู…ูŽู†ู’ ุดูŽุฑูŽุญูŽ ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ู ุตูŽุฏู’ุฑูŽู‡ู ู„ูู„ู’ุฅูุณู’ู„ูŽุงู…ู ููŽู‡ููˆูŽ ุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ู†ููˆุฑู ู…ูู†ู’ ุฑูŽุจู‘ูู‡ู ููŽูˆูŽูŠู’ู„ูŒ ู„ูู„ู’ู‚ูŽุงุณููŠูŽุฉู ู‚ูู„ููˆุจูู‡ูู…ู’ ู…ูู†ู’ ุฐููƒู’ุฑู ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ู ุฃููˆู„ูŽุฆููƒูŽ ูููŠ ุถูŽู„ูŽุงู„ู ู…ูุจููŠู†ู} (ุงู„ุฒู…ุฑ:22)
Is he whose breast Allรขh has opened to Islรขm, so that he is in light from His Lord
(as he who is non-Muslim)?
So, woe to those whose hearts are hardened against remembrance of Allรขh! They are in plain error!(Al-Zumar: 22).
Imam Abdul Qayyum, imam and preacher of the East London Mosque, says:
“The mosque’s administration is keen to invite distinguished readers and glorified preachers to revive the nights of Ramadan.
The holy month represents a season of faith in which hearts live and hearts meet at the banquet of the Holy Qur’an.
One of the most important things that helps to fuel this spirit Kindness is the humble recitation recited by the Taraweeh imams.
There is no doubt that the good recitation and the beauty of the voice inspire reverence
and attract hearts to converge around the Book of God and contemplate it. Psalms of David”.

Nights of planting affiliation:

Thus, the nights of Ramadan pass, and the Quran revives new meanings
of faith in the hearts of the worshipers in the East London Mosque,
and deepens in them the bond of belonging to the good of a nation brought out to people.
While they are in the West, they never feel alienated.
The call to prayer is emitted from loudspeakers twice a day, raising the word of God on the road to Whitechapel Street,
and also the mosque is surrounded by Islamic shops and libraries filled with various Islamic books, perfumes and clothing.
On the opposite side of the mosque you see a sign that readsIslamic Bank of Britain” in clear Arabic script.
Hopes and pains arise in your soul:
When will the Muslims in our countries and homelands succeed in
what these men succeeded in here in the heart of Britain?
It remains to be known that Tarawih prayers are broadcast live on
the community radio that covers all of London and its environs.
Through it, the far and near listen to the words of God and its precise revelation,
and Muslims share this great treasure in this holy month.


Corona’s impact on online education. Mosque

Since the start of the Corona pandemic, and the world has become in complete isolation,
and also as Corona has affected health and public education,
also public education has become in complete isolation,
students have become dependent on receiving lessons via the Internet,
and therefore Corona affected it positively and not negatively,
so after I closed schools And universities all over the world have started for online education,
also online education has become of great importance in the world,
where everyone, old and young, began to teach online,
where learning the Holy Qurโ€™an online and the Arabic language and
intonation also online has become very important and no one can dispense
with it and it has not become a means The media is only for entertainment,
but it has become very useful and this field has become to take its right
in social media and online

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