Alameda County and Berkeley City have announced new guidelines for reopening places of worship. Pursuant to these regulations, Berkeley Masjid will adopt a gradual approach to opening the Masjid.
Starting June 13th the Mosque will only be open for Fajr, Maghreb and Isha prayers. There's still no Friday prayer.
Guidelines to be properly followed:
Berkeley Mosque and all of its Muslim Community are extremely concerned and feel the injustice of the recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. Their names are added to a list of far too many other African Americans and people of color whose lives have been taken unjustly. These killings occurred across the country over the course of just a few weeks. It reveals the systemic racism that African Americans face in their daily lives.
What we are witnessing is merely a symptom of a much deeper problem. Make no mistake, it is a direct consequence of oppression, hatred, bigotry, and racism that is still running in the veins of our society.
Prophet Mohamed said, "Oppression will be a darkness on the Day of Resurrection.” “Be afraid, from the curse of the oppressed, as there is no screen between his invocation and Allah."
We are calling on our community to Not be silent; Peacefully demonstrate solidarity with our African American community through activism, donation, and echoing their voices.
“…Whoever kills a soul, unless it be for murder or for wreaking corruption in the land, it shall be as if he had killed all mankind; and he who saves a life, it shall be as if he had given life to all mankind.” The Holy Quran.