Umar bin Al-Khattab Masjid
Kanazawa Masjid (branch of Toyama Mosque)
Address: Tsu 120, Wakamatsumachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa-ken, Japan.
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Contact Persons: (1) President of IMS; (2) Any other EC member; (3) Any Muslim in Kanazawa, Ishikawa. Visit IMS Committee page for contact information of (1) & (2).
(1) Br. Nadeem Khan (Head), 090-2093-6446
(2) Br. Hani Khoja (Coordinator), 080-4258-2584
(3) Br. Hesham Fares, 080-3049-2530
(4) Br. Muhammad Matsui, 090-7086-3480
(5) Br. Mohamed Khedr (Treasurer), 080-4256-6147
“In The Name Of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Compassionate”
|Umar bin Al-Khattab Masjid; Wakamatsu-machi, Tsu 120, Kanazawa City; Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan|
Policies, Rules and Regulations for Kanazawa Masjid
In order to better serve the community and to conduct activities in Kanazawa Masjid in an orderly and disciplined manner and in accordance with the Islamic teaching and etiquette, the following policies, rules and regulations are accepted by the Executive Committee of the Ishikawa Muslim Society as official and all people visiting or using the Masjid premises are expected to strictly follow these guidelines.
Please read them carefully, understand them properly and follow them while visiting the Masjid. If you have any question or you need any clarification speak directly to members of the Masjid Committee.
1-B. Kanazawa Masjid has been established to serve the Muslim community in Ishikawa prefecture only for religious and Islamic social activities. These include five time’s daily prayers, weekly Jumua’h prayer, Taraweeh prayers, two Eid prayers, Islamic school for teaching Qur’an and Sunnah, other religious lectures and Halaqa (religious gathering or meeting), and other approved activities in compliance with Islamic teaching.
1-C. One of the main purposes of the Masjid is to strengthen the brotherhood among all Muslims regardless of their nationalities, races, ethnicity, languages, genders and ages. Therefore, any activity that goes against this spirit shall not be permitted.
1-D. Any activity violating the Masjid policy, IMS constitution, Islamic law and local and/or state laws will not be permitted under any circumstances.
2-B. The Masjid Committee will be responsible to follow up the implementation of these rules regarding Kanazawa Masjid.
2-C. Any complaint, suggestion, dispute or disagreement shall be brought to the attention of the Masjid Committee that is responsible to solve the issues through mutual discussion with committee members.
2-D. The policies, rules and regulations will be reviewed periodically by the Masjid Committee and propose for any amendment or modification as necessary. All members of the EC and at least two-thirds of the general members of IMS shall agree for any amendment or modification to be effective.
2-E. For any situation that is not explicitly mentioned in this guideline, the decision of the Masjid Committee shall be final.
2-F. Both Ishikawa Muslim Society and Toyama Masjid Group will be jointly responsible for the documentations and other dealings, regarding Kanazawa Masjid, with the Japanese Government.
3-B. Men and women are expected to wear clothes that cover their whole body (as mentioned in the Sharia’h) in a non-revealing way. In addition, women are expected to wear a headscarf.
3-C. Shirts advertising rock band, message, picture/image of any being that possesses a soul etc. should be avoided.
4-B. It is not permitted to search or make announcements for items lost outside, in the Masjid.
4-C. No announcement or speech shall be made nor any written/printed/ recorded material posted, distributed, or left within the Masjid or its premises without a prior approval of the Masjid Committee.
4-D. Buying or selling of any kind in the Masjid shall be barred.
5-B. There shall be no yelling or screaming or loud conversations inside the Masjid and on its premises.
5-C. No music, reveling or dancing shall be permitted at any time, under any circumstances, in the Masjid or on the Masjid premises.
5-D. When anyone finds others doing something wrong, he/she should stop them to do so in a soft manner. Everyone shall avoid insulting others openly, or rebuking others, or quarreling with others.
5-E. It is absolutely prohibited to engage in conversation with loud voice while walking/passing on the street through neighbor’s houses towards/from the Masjid.
6-B. Masjid Committee reserves the right to interrupt or cancel any activity if the content being delivered is found to be in conflict with either Islamic teaching or etiquette, or IMS Constitution, or Masjid policies.
7-B. No advertising material (flyers, business cards etc.) shall be placed inside the Masjid or dropped off without prior approval.
8-B. No one is allowed to engage in unnecessary mobile conversation inside the Masjid during Prayers.
8-C. It is not allowed to charge anyone’s personal mobile phones or other electronic devices using the electricity of the Masjid. The only exception of this rule is for those who are in Etikaaf or in emergency situation.
9-B. Parents/guardians shall not bring their children to the Masjid if they cannot adhere to the rules.
9-C. It is the parents’/guardians’ responsibility to keep a close watch over their children, to keep them safe and to make sure that they do not disturb prayers or activities or harm themselves.
9-D. Parents/guardians shall keep their children near them in Prayers. No child shall be allowed to run around or scream, which is distracting for others.
9-E. Respective parents/guardians shall be held responsible for any damage of any belonging, property or book of the Masjid caused by their children.
9-F. No child shall be allowed to use the toilet unattended and the respective parents/guardians must immediately clean any mess left by his/her child after using toilet or wudhu place.
9-G. IMS or the Masjid Committee shall not be held liable and/or responsible for children left unattended inside or outside the Masjid property.
9-H. During night prayers or gatherings, kids must not be allowed to stay outside the masjid as they may make noises and annoy the neighborhood.
10-B. Masjid complex and its premises shall be considered as no-smoking zones.
10-C. Smoking in the Masjid neighbors’ property is strictly prohibited as it infringes on others’ rights and projects a negative image of Islam and Muslim.
10-D. All are expected to take appropriate care to avoid any bad body sweat smell or bad body odor, especially during summer season, which may hurt others.
11-B. The meeting together, mixing and intermingling of men and women in one place, the crowding of them together, and the revealing and exposure of women to men shall not be allowed in the Masjid complex or its premises under any circumstances.
11-C. There shall be no meetings, gatherings, lessons, teachings, classes, parties or any other activities without a prior approval from the Masjid Committee.
11-D. Everyone must abstain from engaging in any activity which makes noise or disturbance in the Masjid.
11-E. No brother shall have any business using the east-door for sisters to allow women to enter without having to mix with the men.
11-F. No one shall block entrances/exits/shoe-racks, especially after a prayer or event. If anyone wishes to socialize immediately afterwards, he/she must do so away from the doorways.
11-G. No standing, waiting or conversation in front of the Masjid at any time shall be allowed that makes a nuisance to neighbors and passing people.
11-H. Only authorized persons are allowed to use the Masjid microphone and sound system.
11-I. Taking pictures or shooting video inside the Masjid is allowed, but avoid pointing your camera at people praying or at people in their ablution process. No photography/video is allowed in the women section.
11-J. There is separate wudhu/washroom/toilet area for brothers and sisters. Please make sure that these premises are used properly as mentioned in article 13.
11-K. Due to safety reasons, the Masjid will remain closed except during prayers and other approved activities. The key is kept in a key box with a secret combination to open it. The combination will be announced only to the members of IMS and all are expected not to publicize the secret combination to any non-member. After taking the key the key box must be closed and the combination must scrambled.
11-L. The first person will enter the Masjid through west-door (men’s door), open the east-door from inside for women, turn on exhaustive fan of the toilet and wudhu areas for men and turn on light and air-conditioners of the prayer areas.
11-M. The last person will check to make sure that all lights, air-conditioners and exhaustive fans in the prayer areas, toilet and wudhu areas and the kitchen are off, all the doors and windows are closed, and then leave the Masjid through west-door, lock it and leave the key in the safety locker and scramble the combination.
11-N. The middle/main door will always remain closed except during some special gatherings/programs decided by the Masjid Committee.
11-O. IMS and/or the Masjid Committee assume no liability from injuries or damages of any personal belongings sustained on the premises. All activities will be conducted at participants’ own risk.
11-P. All doors and windows must be kept closed during prayers or gatherings. If ventilation is necessary, the ventilation fans can be used. Praying areas in both floors are also equipped with ventilation fans.
11-Q. If the number of participants during prayers or gatherings is small, then they must use the ground floor only – men in the men’s section (west/front part) and women in the women’s section (east/rear part) at the ground floor. The second floor shall remain unused/closed at that time.
11-R. If the number of women is large they can use both sections at the ground floor. In that case, the male participants will use the second floor as usual.
11-S. While using air-conditioners at the second floor, one must run at least 2 (two) units to avoid exhausting a single unit that would be running continuously without resting. It is advised to use different combinations at different weeks (for instance – front 2 units on one week, then rear 2 units on next week, then middle 2 units on next week and so on, or all 3 units if necessary).
11-T. The inside doors that separate men and women sections must be always kept closed when women are inside the Masjid. No one is allowed to open it even if he/she needs to talk to his/her spouse. All are expected to respect the privacy of other women.
12-B. All those who serve food and/or organize such activities must ensure that all leftover food and items used are removed from the Masjid complex and the Masjid premises, and the area used are properly cleaned.
12-C. Organizers of such activities must ensure that the kitchen, the toilets and wudhu (ablution) areas are left in a clean state.
13-B. Everyone shall clean and purify himself/herself before entering the Masjid.
13-C. Shoes are not permitted in the carpeted areas and shall be removed and placed in the shoe-racks in an orderly fashion upon entering the Masjid. This goes for the children as well.
13-D. It is strongly forbidden to clean one’s nose or put dirt on the walls of the Masjid or on the carpet or underneath the carpet.
13-E. It is not allowed to leave any garbage whatsoever inside the Masjid or its premises. Each individual is expected to take the used garbage with him/her while leaving the Masjid.
13-F. Everyone shall be courteous and clean while making wudhu and must not leave a mess or puddles behind for anyone who comes in afterwards.
13-G. Users of the toilets/washrooms are expected to leave these premises as clean and tidy as possible after use.
13-H. It is not allowed to use toilets/washrooms/wudhu areas barefooted. All must wear the slippers designated for the purpose and keep them in right areas in an orderly fashion before leaving the areas.
13-I. Besides attending the Cleaning Day with neighbors, the Masjid Committee will make a separate schedule to clean the whole Masjid complex and its premises as needed.
13-J. During wudhu everyone must open the faucet so that only necessary amount of water is consumed to prevent any waste.
14-B. All are expected to park appropriately and not to block other vehicles especially at Friday Prayers, Taraweeh and Eid Prayers, or other big gatherings, etc.
14-C. No overnight parking (except for Etikaaf) or long term parking for days is allowed without prior approval of the Masjid Committee.
14-D. No one is allowed to park in the neighbors’ parking lots under any circumstances. Kanazawa City Office only permits to park maximum five cars in the public parking area, south of the Masjid across the small river.
14-E. Internal bicycles parking shall be used only during the times when the Masjid is open. No bicycle shall be left on the Masjid premises overnight except of those observing Etikaaf.
14-F. IMS or the Masjid Committee assumes no liability arising from damage sustained by vehicles in the Masjid parking lot, nor will it be responsible for vehicles and their contents.
15-B. People attending the prayer will select the most knowledgeable person present in accordance with Sunnah and article 15-A as long as no particular Imam/Khateeb has been selected by the Executive Committee of IMS or the assigned Imam/Khateeb remains absent at a particular time.
15-C. All Friday/Eid Imams/Khateebs shall be pre-assigned by the Executive Committee of IMS.
15-D. The language of the Khutbah (Friday/Eid sermon) will be Arabic and/or English. The topics of the sermon shall be general and must not be intended to attack/harass any individual. The content will be short, precise and definitive.
15-E. The Jumua’h Khutbah and Prayer must be completed in a time so that the attendee can return to his/her respective campuses in time and attend the classes at 13:00 hours without any delay.
15-F. No person is allowed to stand and talk at any time without prior approval of the Masjid Committee and following guidelines mentioned in article 6.
16-B. Donations to the Masjid fund will go towards meeting Masjid expenses.
16-C. No material donation, such as drink, food, clothing, shoes, furniture, refrigerator, or any personal belonging or item, etc. shall be left or dropped off in or on the premises of the Masjid, without a prior approval of the Masjid Committee.
16-D. No one should pick up any donated item without checking with the Masjid Committee or unless it is explicitly announced that it is permitted to do so.
16-E. Fundraising or soliciting inside the Masjid or in the Masjid premises is not permitted unless pre-approved by the EC of IMS.
17-B. The exceptions will be during Ramadan from prior approved Etikaaf or a prior approval of the Masjid Committee.
18-B. The profits of the Halal Food Services and the Nonoh International Calling Card Project will be used only to cover the Masjid expenses.
18-C. Every effort shall be made to reduce the maintenance cost and expenses of running the Masjid by conserving electricity, gas, water and heat.
18-D. No one should change any of the thermostats in the Masjid. If the temperature is uncomfortable, one of the Masjid Committee members should be contacted to change it.
18-E. Projector, pull down screen, laptop, printer, scanner, etc. are not for renting or for public/private usage and not to be taken out of the Masjid vicinity at any time.
18-F. Any damage, however small, caused by any individual, his/her family, or his/her guests shall be fixed at the expense of that individual.
19-B. Qur’an, Islamic books, tapes, CDs or DVDs may be borrowed only by regular members of IMS with an approval of the Masjid Committee (or any designated person by the EC of IMS) who is responsible for maintaining all the records regarding books and literatures.
19-C. Only IMS regular member can borrow maximum 1 (one) book or item at a time and shall return it in its original condition within consecutive 3 (three) weeks from the borrowing date. No one is allowed to borrow or return the book or item by himself/herself but through the designated person who must maintain the records properly.
19-D. If anyone wishes to borrow the same book/item, he/she can do so for another maximum 3 (three) weeks in the next day after he/she returns the book/item. For example, if any brother returns a book on July 23, he can borrow the same book only on July 24 or afterwards. He cannot borrow the same book on July 23, but it is allowed for him to borrow any other book on that day.
19-E. Anyone responsible for damaging any book or item borrowed shall not be permitted to borrow any book or item in next six months, and he/she must pay 5000JPY as compensation for the damage. However, he/she will be allowed to read books/literatures inside the Masjid.
19-F. If anyone lost any book or item borrowed shall not be permitted to borrow any book or item in future, and he/she must pay 10000JPY as compensation for the lost. However, he/she will be allowed to read books/literatures inside the Masjid.
19-G. No book and/or literature shall be placed, distributed or posted in the Masjid before prior approval of the Masjid Committee.
20-B. Kitchen can only be used for preparing foods during any program that has prior approval of the Masjid Committee.
20-C. The users must keep the exhaustive fan on while using the kitchen. All of them are highly expected to consume only necessary amount of resources (water, gas, electricity, etc.) and avoid any waste.
20-D. The users must properly clean the kitchen areas and all stuffs used, and turn off light, exhaustive fan and burners before leaving the place.
Please visit IMS website or contact any member of the Executive Committee of the Ishikawa Muslim Society for the Letter of Agreement.
This agreement is constructed with an aim to maintain a tranquil life of the local residents and a smooth progress of the mosque activities.
No. 1: The neighbourhood association of Wakamatsu Higashi (Wakamatsu,
No. 2: The neighbourhood association of Kenrokudai (Wakamatsu,
No. 3: The neighbourhood association of Wakamatsu (Wakamatsu,
No. 4: Ishikawa Muslim Association
No. 5: Toyama Mosque
Article 1. (Basic position) This agreement aims for the smooth progress of activities by the Ishikawa Muslim Association taking place at Kanazawa Mosque (will be referred as ‘the mosque’) which is located on the premise of no. 120, Wakamatsu, Kanazawa (will be referred as 'the mosque premises'), as well as for securing the tranquil life of the local residents (No. 1-3 above). No. 1-5 strives for realization the purpose of an agreement it cooperates mutually.
Article 2. (Activities of the mosque) Ishikawa Muslim Association shall not use the mosque for other purposes apart from the following activities:
1 . Worships/prayers.
2. Islamic celebrations/festivals.
3. Lectures and talks on the subjects related to the Islamic religion or Islamic countries.
4. Meal gathering.
5. Other activities suitable for the mosque.
Article 3. (Refraining from nuisance noise) Ishikawa Muslim Association must abide to the laws and regulations regarding noise and vibration during activities such as do not use speaker directed outside the mosque.
Article 5. (Propagation activities) Propagation activities on the local residents and surroundings such as door-to-door visit or calling out in public shall not be carried out.
Article 6. (Mutual aid at the time of disaster) The local neighbourhood associations (No. 1-3) and Ishikawa Muslim Association are to help each other during the times of emergency such as fire or natural disasters.
Article 7. (On-street parking) On the occasion of activities by the mosque, on-street parking on the roads around the mosque shall not be done in any cases.
Article 8. (Temporary use of mosque parking area by local residents) When there is a request from the local neighbourhood associations (No. 1-3), Ishikawa Muslim Association shall allow temporary uses of the mosque premises parking area at free of charge if it does not in any way hinder the mosque activity. However, the applicant must obtain permission from the mosque committee beforehand, and supply his/her name and address.
Article 9. (Snow removal) Ishikawa Muslim Association is responsible to ensure that accumulated snow within the mosque premises and the surrounding roads(# will be referred as 'mosque surrounding' in the following clauses), including pedestrian is to be removed. Moreover, if there is a request from the neighbourhood association of Wakamatsu Higashi (No. 1) for en masse snow removal, it shall give cooperation.
Article 10. (Neighbourhood association fee) Ishikawa Muslim Association shall pay the charge as determined by the neighbourhood association of Wakamatsu Higashi (No. 1) such as for the neighbourhood association fee and snow removal expense, before the deadline.
Article 11. (Waste/garbage management) Ishikawa Muslim Association must ensure all the wastes and garbage to be disposed according to the rules and regulations as decided by the local authority including the waste sorting method and collection day. The mosque surrounding also must be kept clean at any time.
Article 12. (Participation in local events) Ishikawa Muslim Association shall participate in any loca1 events organized by the neighbourhood association of Wakamatsu Higashi (No.1) when requested.
Article 13. (Board member) Ishikawa Muslim Association shall accept a board member/members from the neighbourhood association of Wakamatsu Higashi (No. 1) according to the regulation previously decided, when requested by it (No. 1).
Article 14. (Stop of activity) Ishikawa Muslim Association must inform to the local neighbourhood associations (No. 1-3) when the mosque stops functioning irrespective of the length of the period.
Article 15. (Continuation of the mosque) If there is any plan regarding the change of site or ownership of the mosque, Ishikawa Muslim Association and Toyama mosque must inform the matter to the local neighbourhood associations (No. 1-3) 'about the new site and construction plan’.
Article 16. (Contact Information) Muslim Association and
Article 17. (Change of representative person) All the neighbourhood associations (1-3) and Muslim Association and
Article 18. (Transfer of rights and duties) The rights and duties as agreed in this Letter of Agreement shall not be handed over to the third party, without a consent document from the other involved pa11ies (No. 1-5).
Article 19. (Change of contents) This Letter of Agreement shall not be altered or modified unless with a consensual document between the involved parties (No. 1-5).
Article 20. (Agreement jurisdiction) If a dispute arises as a result of this Letter of Agreement whether directly or indirectly, the dispute shall be resolved by the
Article 21. (Term of validity) The term of validity of an agreement is for five years from an agreement conclusion day. No. 1-5’s situations in an expiry date etc. can be taken into consideration. And the contents of the agreement can be improved. Unless No. 1-5 offers change to the other party two months before an expiry date, it extends for five years automatically.
Article 22. (Matters outside the agreement) For any matters not included in this agreement or any doubt regarding this agreement, it shall be decided upon discussion between the involved parties (No. 1-5) at each time.
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