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East London Mosque

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Britain's mosques
Britain has a few mosques, but they are great mosques that include teaching 
the Noble Qur’an, Tajweed and the Arabic language for children and adults, 
but How has Corona affected education and became 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 Qur’an 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 Qur’an, intonation, Arabic for adults and children, and their religious activities in a place suitable for meeting and worship.
Mosques in Britain:
In Britain, at the beginning of the forties of the twentieth century, the vanguard of Muslim immigrants from the Indian subcontinent, 
which had been subject to British colonialism, arrived. 
Muslims took the initiative to organize themselves into an institution called the Association of Muslims Union, 
which was officially established in 1943. It was not long before a small mosque was opened in House No. 27 of Oxford Street in the city, 
and a small school was opened to educate Muslim children. 
small and large mosques; To meet the needs of UK citizens of Muslims for the houses of God
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. Sheikh 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 Qur’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, 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 offering 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 educational seminars that include teaching the Noble Qur’an and intonation for children, women and adults, 
and awareness and awareness session, 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. 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 Tarawih 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 Tarawih prayer extends to 20 rak'ahs, 
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 mosque’s attendees, says: 
“The Tarawih prayer represents for me a spiritual excursion that rains tears and stirs the conscience. 
When the voice of the reciter, Sheikh Yahya Hawa, the imam of Al Kalouti Mosque in Jordan, 
who leads Tarawih 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:
“The 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.”
Some opinions of the 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 Qur’an with Tajweed. 
What helps me a lot to be affected and fills my heart with awe and reverence.”
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 Qur’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: {Do they not reflect upon the Qur'an, or lock hearts on it?} (Muhammad: 24),
 and His saying, Glory be to Him, {Woe to those whose hearts are hardened by the remembrance of God} (Al-Zumar: 22).
ويذكرنا بقول الله تعالي: {أفلا يتدبرون القرآن أم على قلوب أقفالها} (محمد: 24)، وقوله سبحانه: {فويل للقاسية قلوبهم من ذكر الله} (الزمر: 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 Qur’an 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 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 reads 
"Islamic 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:
Since the start of the Corona pandemic, 
and the world has become in complete isolation, and as Corona has affected health and public education, 
and 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, 
and online education has become of great importance in the world, where everyone, old and young, began to teach online, 
where learning the Holy Qur’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