Masjid Now Open

Inshā'allāh, the Islāmic Da'wah Academy's Masjid will now be open for individual 'ibadah from 5:00pm until 7:00pm.

Before attending the Masjid, we advise all individuals to kindly read the following three documents:

Masā'il and Rulings Checklist Guidelines


Guidelines Before Attending the Masjid

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Checklist Before Attending the Masjid

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Masā’il Pertaining to Individual ‘Ibādah in the Masjid

Following the opening of the masājid for individual ‘ibādah, below are some important Shar‘ī guidelines and rulings to take note of:

1. In principle it is permissible to perform any ṣalāh in the masjid, i.e. Farḍ, wājib, sunnah, nafl, etc

2. It is a general rule that Farḍ ṣalāh in congregation is more rewarding in comparison to performing it individually. Therefore, if one’s circumstances allow one to perform Farḍ ṣalāh at home in congregation then the Farḍ ṣalāh should be performed at home in congregation rather than individually in the masjid. 

3. If one’s circumstances do not allow one to perform Farḍ ṣalāh in congregation at home, then one is at liberty to perform Farḍ ṣalāh at home or in the masjid.

4. However, due to the blessedness of the masjid, it is better to perform one’s individual Farḍ ṣalāh in the masjid rather than at home.

5. If one decides to perform Farḍ ṣalāh in the masjid, one should bear in mind the mustahab and preferable times.

6. It is not permissible to perform any ṣalāh, whether at home or in the masjid, at three times:

a. from sunrise till the sun has completely risen from the horizon (approximately 15 minutes from sunrise)

b. midday (approximately 10 minutes before zawāl i.e zuhr beginning time)

c. before sunset (approximately 15 minutes before sunset)

7. It is not permissible to perform nafl ṣalāh at two times

a. after ṣubh ṣādiq (true dawn) i.e. fajr beginning time till the sun has completely risen.

b. after performing the Farḍ of ‘aṣr ṣalāh until sunset

8. It is permissible to engage in ‘ibādah other than ṣalāh (e.g. tilāwah, dhikr, du‘ā, etc.) throughout the day in the masjid or at home.

9. All ‘ibādah should be carried out in a manner in which others engaged in ‘ibādah are not inconvenienced or disturbed.

10. The sanctity of the masjid should always be upheld, hence one should at all times adhere to the etiquettes, cleanliness, etc. of the masjid.


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IDA Office Phone-in Times

For general queries please contact:

07585 618824

10:00am - 12:00pm

Queries for Darul-Ifta please contact:

07810 522418

11:20am - 11:50am
Mon-Thu and Sat
English, Gujarati and Urdu

07791 637674

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Gujarati and Urdu


July 2020 Salah Timetable

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Daily Programmes Update

Please be advised that the daily programmes at the IDA will, inshā’allāh, continue as usual. However in view of the current guidelines, everyone is kindly requested to listen to the programmes from home. The programmes will be relayed in the following ways:

1) Local receiver (454.250 MHz)
2) Website (

The Fasts of

Sayyidunā Milhān Al-Qaysī radhiyallāhu 'anhu reports, "Rasūlullāh sallallāhu 'alayhi wasallam would encourage us to keep the fasts of Bīd i.e. the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth." He further narrates that Rasūlullāh sallallāhu 'alayhi wasallam mentioned, "It is equivalent to fasting every day." (Abū Dāwūd)

This is because Allāh ta'ālā through His infinite grace has promised reward ten-fold upon each action. Therefore, fasting three days is actually equivalent to fasting thirty days i.e. an entire month. Hence, the reward of practising upon this every month will be equal to the reward of one who fasts every single day of his life.

Rasūlullāh sallallāhu 'alayhi wasallam himself punctually fasted on these days and also encouraged his followers to do the same. According to the weightiest opinion, the 13th, 14th and 15th of every lunar month have been titled Ayyām-ul-Bīd, the days of Bīd.

For the month of Sha'ban, the Ayyām-ul-Bīd will fall on the 6th, 7th and 8th April

All readers are urged to make the most of this opportunity and practise upon this sunnah of Rasūlullāh sallallāhu 'alayhi wasallam.

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