*Joint Funeral Association Announcement*

We pray you are all in the best of health and imaan.

The current term of the Shah Jahan Masjid Management Committee, will shortly be coming to an end.

Both associations would like to thank all committee members for the incredible work they have carried out over the last 2 years and in particular the work they have completed to make our Masjid safe to return as lock down measures ease.

We pray Allah swt rewards them in ways we cannot comprehend.

We are now looking for members of the community to come forward and build upon the success of the current committee to further enhance and transform the hub of our community.

Those who are interested, please complete the attached application form and hand the form to either association or email to [email protected]

We would like to encourage you all to sincerely consider providing your time in the way of our deen.

The application form can also be downloaded from www.pmwa.co.uk

*Pakistan Muslim Welfare Association*
*Woking Muslim Welfare Association*

 Joint Funeral Association COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT

Both Funeral Associations have alongside the Shah Jahan Mosque Committee, Trustees and Imams decided to implement serious measures to protect the public from the Coronavirus pandemic.

The information outlined below is detailed, however necessary for you all to be fully informed.  Please read in full.

With the best interest of the community in mind, the following have been suspended until further notice

  • No funerals, khatams or puris will be conducted at the Masjid
  • No funeral announcements will be made by the associations and the Masjid.
  • Please note the below information will change on a daily basis as the pandemic develops, we will do our utmost to maintain regular communication via:
  • Official messages sent from the Shah Jahan Masjid
  • Official messages updated on our facebook page: @pmwaofficial
  • Official messages updated on our website: www.pmwa.co.uk

We would like to address the matter in three areas:

COVID-19 deaths

  • COVID-19 has been classed as a “natural cause of death” – in most cases not requiring a formal referral to the coroner
  • We are liaising daily with the Coronial service and local hospitals
  • The body will require to be double bagged
  • The Ghusal process will change from case to case and the funeral associations will communicate with the family directly.
  • Families should be prepared to not attend the funeral and burial of a loved one
  • A small funeral to take place at a place to be agreed with the funeral associations
  • Those attending the burial, must go into self-isolation after the burial for 7-14 days
  • Repatriation of the deceased will now not be possible for COVID-19 deaths.

All other deaths

  • Ghusal will take place at the Shah Jahan Mosque
  • Families should be prepared to not attend the funeral and burial of a loved one
  • A small funeral to take place at a place to be agreed with the funeral associations

Post mortem

All unexpected deaths will continue to be referred to the coroner as normal.

However, it is important to note, the Coroner’s service like most other services at this time is under increased pressure.

There may well be significant delays in a post mortem taking place and this is something we must understand, accept and work with the coroner’s service.

If we have a family member who is showing signs of illness, I cannot stress the importance of ensuring regular GP communication is maintained as in most cases, this can avoid a Post Mortem taking place if the deceased has been seen within the last 14 days.

On the same hand, we need to be very careful not to overload our GP services at a critical point.

Both associations, fully understand and appreciate these changes are radical – however we assure you we have not taken this decision lightly and we have the best interest of our community at heart.

Please respect the decision that has been taken which is based on the recent government guidelines aswell as advice from the NHS and Ulema.

We humbly ask you for your support and understanding during this difficult and testing time. We pray that Allah عز و جل grants everyone relief and cure during this very difficult time.

If you have any questions relating to the religious rites of ghusal and funeral, Imam Hashmi as requested for contact to be made with him.

Pakistan Muslim Welfare Association

Woking Muslim Welfare Association

Disclaimer

Important NEWS

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَا تُهُ

Dear PMWA members,

Renewal letters should be with all members by 31st December 2019.
If you do not receive your letter by this date please email the PMWA.
Maybury centre will now be open on Monday 6th January 2019 for renewals.

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَا تُهُ

Dear PMWA members,

If you did not receive a renewal letter in 2019 or have changed your address within the last 12 months, please can you email the PMWA your new address as a matter of priority.

Email: [email protected]

Please also include your membership number in all communications.

Important NEWS

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَا تُهُ

Dear PMWA members,

Renewal letters should be with all members by 31st December 2019.
If you do not receive your letter by this date please email the PMWA.
Maybury centre will now be open on Monday 6th January 2019 for renewals.

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَا تُهُ

Dear PMWA members,

If you did not receive a renewal letter in 2019 or have changed your address within the last 12 months, please can you email the PMWA your new address as a matter of priority.

Email: [email protected]

Please also include your membership number in all communications.