Ramadan Advice during COVID-19 pandemic

The Muslim Council of Britain has issued guidance on COVID-19 and Ramadan. 
https://mcb.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/MCB-Ramadan-2020-Guidance.pdf ►

MCB guidance includes updated information on who may be exempt from the fast.  Though some individuals in these groups may still prefer to carry out the fast. These include:

  • All those who are unable to fast due to illness (physical or mental) or being very frail
  • Women menstruating or with lochia discharge
  • Pregnant or lactating women who have credible concerns about their own or their child’s health
  • Travellers
  • Healthcare staff required to provide care to Covid-19 patients at real risk of dehydration and making clinical errors due to wearing PPE and long shifts

The WHO have also released guidance.  This states that there have been no studies of fasting and risk of COVID-19 infection. They recommend that healthy people should be able to fast during this Ramadan as in previous years. COVID-19 patients may consider breaking the fast in consultation with their doctors.

https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/331767/WHO-2019-nCoV-Ramadan-2020.1-eng.pdf ►

First Aid Course held at Jalalabad Jamia Mosque, Oldham

The Oldham Interfaith Forum and Safeguarding Faith Institutions held a First-Aid training course for people working in Churches, Temples and Mosques. The course was free and the trainees received certificates upon completion.


Helal Mahmood Awarded MBE

Mufti Helal Hahmood of the Jalalabad Jamay Masjid, Oldham Mosques Council and Oldham Interfaith Forum has been awarded and MBE in the New Year's Honours for services to Community Cohesion in Oldham.

On the 9th January a event was held to celebrate the award at the Jalalabad Jamay Masjid in Glodwick where he was also presented with an award commemorating his achievement on behalf of Oldham Council.

Community members and friends congratualte Helal in event at Jamia MosqueHelal Mahmood enjoying the gatheringHelal receiving commemorative award from Oldham CouncilFth Phil Sumner of St. Patricks speaking at the Jamay Mosque   Helal holding commemorative awardHelal with friends,family and well-wishers

OMC Completes CSE Training

The Oldham Mosques Council in partnership has successfully trained teachers and Mosque Committee members on Child Sexual Exploitation training. This training will help them in identifying signs and symptoms which they may refer appropriately.

Oldham Mosques' Council in CSE Training SessionOldham Mosques' Council CSE Training Completion

Hulme Grammar Girls visit to local Mosque

Girls from Hulme Grammar School were given an educational tour of a local mosque, guided by Fazal Rahim of Oldham Interfaith Forum.

Oldham Mosques Council present Cheque for £6000 to Mayor's Appeal Fund

memners of Oldham Mosques' Coucil present a cheque to the Mayor - Councillor Shadab Qumer

The Oldham Mosques Council was pleased to present the mayor of Oldham, Councillor Shadab Qumer with a cheque for £6000 contributed by their members, to the Mayors Action fund.

OMC Presents Certificates to 60 trained in Safeguarding Children

At Chadderton Town Hall 60 Madrassah teachers and Imams were presented with certificates upon completion of a training course on the issue of Class room behaviour management and the safeguarding of Children in Mosques and Madrassah settings by the Oldham Mosques Council in partnership with the Local Safeguarding board.

Mosque Teacher's Child Protection Training Delivered

OMC in partnership with Oldham Social Services trained 65 Male and Female mosque teachers in child protection and class room behaviour management.

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