Dear ISW members and Al-salaamu alaykum,
This is the final notification regarding the Special General Body Meeting (GBM) that was requested by some ISW members.
The total number of petitions received by the membership committee is less than 1% of the total eligible ISW voting members. The 20% threshold required to move forward with the special GBM was not met and therefore, no special GBM (for the identified purpose) will be scheduled.
The membership committee wants to thank everyone that has participated.
May Allah bless us all with peace, health, happiness, patience, strength and highest rank in Jannah. Wishing you and your family Eid Mubarak!
The Islamic Society fo Wichita is planning on opening the masjid for Friday prayers starting 6/19/2020.
For the safety of everyone in our community, the ISW will operate under a very strict set of self-imposed guidelines that have been reviewed and approved by the Administration and ISW emergency Committee. Please note that the ISW is only open for prayer services. For funeral and marriage services, please call the office for instructions. All other activities will remain suspended until further notice
Due to ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, the Islamic Society of Wichita requires all worshipers to adhere to all directions provided by ISW Security and its volunteers.
A registration would be required ahead of time before attending the prayers. Please first read the ISW Community Guidelines and watch the video below before registring:
Friday Prayers Registration:
The registration will open every Wednesday at 12 pm and close either on Friday of the same week at 12 pm or when the maximum capacity has been reached. Whichever comes first.
There are 4 ditinct forms to register depending wether the registration is for male or a female and wether it's for the first or second Jumaa.
***** Please only register to one as the spots are limited *****
***** If you don't receive a confirmation email, please try to register again using the same email or call the office to check that your name is on the list, before you come to the masjid. *****
The ISW has taken extraordinary health and safety measures to ensure that you, your family members, and other guests can worship at the ISW facility.
**You must follow all the posted instructions while utilizing the ISW facilities.
The Islamic Society of Wichita stands in solidarity with our brothers and sisters. We can not witness racism, discrimination and violence without calling our community to stand with the oppressed in support of true justice and condemn police brutality. We unconditionally believe that Black Lives Matter.
May Allah swt grant justice to the oppressed and grant relief to those who have suffered and currently suffer.
"Oh believers! Stand firm for justice as witnesses for Allah even if it is aganist yourselves, your parents, or close relatives. Be they rich or poor, Allah is best to ensure interests. So do not let your desires cause you to deviate from justice. If you distort testimony or refuse to give it, then know that Allah is certainly All-Aware of what you do." Quran 4:135.
Assalamulaikum, Respected brothers and sisters in Islam,
As we continue to navigate the precautions of the corona-virus, we want to thank you for your patience and support during this time!
We have received questions from community members and wanted to share some updates with you:
During these unprecedented times, we turn to Allah subhanahu wata3allah and ask for His Trust, His Mercy, His Grace, His Patience. May Allah swt allow His home to open for us soon, and for our hearts to respond more regularly to His invitation.
Jazak Allahu Khairun!
Board of Communication
The ISW emergency committee regrets to inform you the masjid will be closed until further notice. To help slow and eventually stop the spread of COVID-19, no daily prayer services, Friday khutbahs, or committee programming will be held. The governor has declared Kansas under state of emergency; as well as the local Center for Disease Control announced no gatherings larger than 50 are allowed.
This includes jummah prayers, the ISW annual bazaar, and all future programming until further notice. The emergency committee will continue to monitor the situation and update you as soon as possible. ISW employees are not allowed to open doors for members or the public; please respect the restrictions set by this emergency committee.
We appreciate your understanding and support! May Allah swt grant all trust of Him and bless us with physical, mental, and spiritual wellness, Ameen.
Please help us protect your health and the health of our community, inshallah.
*We will update you with any changes via email and Facebook.
**Annoor Islamic School is monitoring the situation as well; and will provide an update soon.
Alhamdulillah, the Islamic Society of Wichita is committed to supporting MUHSEN in their efforts to help families with Special Needs. MUHSEN, Muslims Understanding and Helping Special Education Needs, certifiy Mosques which work towards accommodating special needs community members.
We want to know the requirements of Special Need families in our community. If you have a family member with Special Needs, please click on the link HERE to fill out a Needs Assessment Survey. If you know of a family in our community, who has a family member with special needs, please forward it to them. All responses are confidential and will only be provided to the Muhsen team.