Runnymede Muslim Society and its predecessor IWAWS have been holding Ramadan activities in the area for several years and at various local venues. These usually include Iftaars for the students at Royal Holloway University, daily Tarawih prayers, Eid prayers, fundraising for charities such as our sponsorship of Iraqi orphans and our ever-popular Saturday family Iftaars. The Saturday Iftars are often attended by our non-Muslim friends from the wider community.
Taraweeh prayers will be held daily at Jurgens Centre.
- 1 Ramadan (6 May) - 9:45pm
- 2-11 Ramadan (7-16 May) - 10pm
- 12-21 Ramadan (17-26 May) - 10.15pm
- 22-end Rmadan (27 May-2/3 June) - 10.30pm
We also hold all five daily prayers at Jurgens Centre.
Our Saturday Iftars take place each Saturday during Ramadan, followed by Taraweeh prayers, at the Jurgens Centre Hall.
The students at the university have booked a few rooms for their daily Iftaar. 15 to 20 students are expected. We welcome offers to sponsor these. Please see the trustees at Jumuaa or contact us via the form on this website to book your evening.
The Eid prayer will be at the Jurgens Centre, 91 Harvest Road, Englefield Green TW20 0QR.
Tuesday 4 June
- Eid takbir
Please feel free to bring snacks or refreshments with you on the day. We will also need everyone’s help and cooperation to clear mats and chairs away by 10am for the next hall users.
Zakat-ul-Fitr is a special zakat that is mandatory for every Muslim who is financially able to pay it. He/she must also provide it on behalf of every person in their household. It can be the in the form of food or money and it is estimated at £5 per head zakat. So, for example if you live with your wife and two children; this means four zakats are owed, equalling a total of £20. This of course is the minimum and inshaAllah you will be rewarded more if you were to give more.
This zakat must be given some time during Ramdan and before the Eid prayer or otherwise it does not count as Zakat-ul-Fitr. You can arrange to do this by yourself and give it to a cause or person who you know is in need or alternatively make a donation to a charity that will do this on your behalf. We encourage you to make your zakat payments online to one of the recognised charities, such as:
We look forward to seeing many of you on the day of Eid and wish you and your families Eid Mubarak on behalf of all the trustees of Runnymede Muslim Society. May Allah (Subhanuhu wa Ta-Ala) accept all our humble good deeds and efforts to obey his commandments to us and count us amongst those that he has freed from the fire - Ameen.
* The exact date will be determined depeding on the moon sighting and can only be confirmed after sunset of 29 Ramadan (i.e. 03/06/2019). In this matter we follow the decision of the London Central Mosque.