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Brantford Mosque meets with Mayor to discuss Syrian Refugee resettlement plan

November 25, 2015 - Brantford, Ontario:  Executive committee members of the Muslim Association of Brantford (MAB) met with Brantford Mayor Chris Friel and Aaron Wallace, Manager of Strategic Planning and Community Development this evening to discuss resettlement of Syrian refugees in the Brantford area.  The Canadian government announced on Tuesday that 10,000 refugees will arrive in Canada by December 31 (mostly privately sponsored), and another 15,000 (mostly government sponsored) by the end of February and possibly through 2016.  MAB expressed its readiness to welcome the refugees to Brantford, as well as provide vital translation services to other agencies, resettlement and integration services in coordination with other agencies and church groups.  The former Greenwich Restaurant building, next to the Brantford mosque, was acquired by MAB several years ago and turned into a community centre where the incoming refugees will be able to receive english language instruction, counselling, and integration/settlement seminars. Please stay tuned for more updates.

December 16, 2016 - Syrian Refugee Sponsorship Update: Muslim Association of Brantford sponsored four Syrian families. Alhamdulillah, recently our second family has arrived safely and is settling down in Brantford. Thanks to all our donors & volunteers.

Ramadan Preparation

As the blessed month of Ramadan is approaching and is the time that we need to focus on Ibadah and Tazki-e-nafs. We are in the process of forming different volunteer committees if you want to actively participate and be part of organizing committee please contact us at volunteers@brantfordmosque.ca. Your active participation will help us to make the Ramadan more welcoming and engaging for the community.

Iqamaah

Fajr 6:00 AM
Dhuhr 1:40 PM
Asr 6:30 PM
Maghrib 5 mins after sunset
Isha 9:45 PM

 

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Jumu'ah

Azan 1:20 PM
Jamah 1:50 PM

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Announcements & Upcoming Events

  • April Youth Tarbiyah (Thursday, April 13 at 7pm)
    This event is organized by youth for youth. It will be a potluck tarbiyah & social. All youth are welcome. Please spread the words out and help your youth to join the event.
  • Family Night & Potluck Dinner & Miraj Mahfil (Sat, April 15 at 6:15pm)
    This is special program during the April long weekend. Join us with your family and friends for a community social and potluck dinner from Asr to Maghrib. Bring your favorite dish with ample food for others. Join Sh. Tarek after Maghrib for Mirajun Nabi (S) Mahfil.
  • International Village Festival - 2017
    Being part of international villages, it is important to us as it is a big venue with a big crowd and provides opportunity for exposure for our Mosque, culture and also an opportunity for reaching out, so it is important to be part of such a huge event in Brantford. We are asking our community members for their input about what name to choose for our village, taking in consideration that Muslim village contain many cultures. Please email your suggestions to Suggestions@brantfordmosque.ca
  • Family Halaqa with Sh. Tarek & Sh. Arbaz
    Come out to the Mosque for an evening of discussion and knowledge with Sheikh Tarek & Sheikh Arbaz. This program is beneficial for all ages, so please bring your family. Bring ample food to share with others.
    Friday April 14 - (with Sheikh Arbaaz)
    Saturday April 15 - (with Sheikh Tarek)
    Friday April 28 - (with Sheikh Arbaaz)
  • MAB Evening & Weekend Schools
    We run following 4 programs during the schools year. Register your child(ren) now!
    1. Evening School (Mondays & Thursdays) 5:30 to 7:30. Contact Sh. Tarek
    2. Evening School ( Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays @6:30, Contact Imam Arbaz
    3. Weekend Arabic School: Sundays 10-12:30, Contact Br. Khaled Khanfar
    4. Weekend Urdu School: Sundays 10-12:30, Contact Br. Khaled Khanfar
  • Youth Homework Club & English Conversation Circle (Every Monday 4:30-6pm)
    In Sha Allah, the Homework Club and English Conversation Circle will be starting again on Monday September 26th from 4:30pm - 6:00pm at the Islamic Center.
    The Homework Club is for students in grades 3-12 who need extra help with their homework. Tutors from local University will be on hand to provide homework support at the Islamic Centre.
    Note: Parents are necessary to stay on premises for children under 12 years old.
    All adults looking to improve their English speaking skills, don't be shy! Join these sessions to meet new friends, learn about community services, and talk about your cultures and customs.
    For more information, please call: YMCA Immigrant Services at 519.752.4568
  • English Conversation Circle
    A new English Conversation Circle is starting this upcoming Monday evenings from 4:30- 6:00pm at the Islamic Centre. All those looking to improve their English speaking skills, don't be shy! Join this club to meet new friends, learn about community services, and to talk about cultures and customs.
  • Sponsor a Syrian Refugee Family- Support our Syrian Refugee Program
    If you are interested in sponsoring a Syrian Refugee family please contact us ASAP. With partnership with ICNA Relief Canada, we are planning to sponsor at least 2 families.
  • Program for New Muslims! Every Friday after Jumuah @2:30 pm
    This is a free program for New Muslims. All New Muslims are welcome! Please contact Sh. Tarek for details.

Imam's Message

Assalamu Alaikum Dear Brothers and Sisters,


Unlock the barakah of Ramadan in Rajab
Allahuma bârik lanâ fiy Rajab wa ballaghinâ ilâ Ramadhân
["O Allâh bless us in the month of Rajab and Sha’bân and let us see the month of Ramadhân."

Rajab is here and Ramadan is just around the corner!  We should get ready for Ramadan from this great month. Let us prepare our hearts for the imaan recharging journey in the month of Ramadan. Our pious predecessors used to start preparing for Ramadan days before it arrived. Rajab is one of the four sacred months. Although there is no particular act of worship prescribed in the Sunnah for the month of Rajab, the salaf used to increase in their ibadah and recitation of Quran. Abu Bakr Al-Balkhi said: “The month of Rajab is the month for planting, the month of Shaban is the month of irrigating the crops and the month of Ramadan is the month of harvesting the crops.” Below are some pointers for Ramadan preparation:
  1. Dua: Start making dua for good physical health and a healthy imaan to carry out good deeds in the month of Ramadan.  Ask Allah to allow us to see Ramadan, give you the ability to do good deeds and accept it from you.  Moreover, make a list of duas you are going to ask during the month of Ramadan, at the time of Iftar and on the night of Qadr.
  2. Islamic Knowledge: Decide and collect all the Islamic lectures and books that you aim to listen to and read during Ramadan.
  3. Quran: Ramadan and Quran are two inseparable friends.  Increase your time with the Quran from now and plan your relationship with the Quran in Ramadan; how much recitation you will do each day, which Tafseer you’re going to read and how much time you will spend on recitation and contemplation.
  4. Gain Knowledge about Ramadan: Read books about Ramadan; the virtues of this month and the rulings of fasting. This way, we can avoid making mistakes and spend the month in the manner most loved by Allah.
  5. A productive Taraweeh: In these two months, try and read the summary of each Surah/Juzz in the Quran so that you get the gist of what you’ll be hearing in the Taraweeh.
  6. Activities for Children: Plan the special activities you’ll be doing with kids and what you’ll be teaching them.  For example, reading the Tafseer of particular Surahs, doing some charity work, or activities about the phases of the moon etc. Many Ramadan activity books are available on the Internet for free.
  7. Laylatul Qadr: Plan how you’ll be spending the last ten nights. What adhkar will you do? What duas will you make? What type of ibadah will you perform? How will you engage your whole family to make this night productive?
  8. Making up obligatory fasts: It was narrated that Abu Salamah said:”I heard Aishah (may Allah be please with her) say: “I would owe fasts from the previous Ramadan and I would not be able to make them up except in Shaban.” Scholars comment that from her keenness to make up her fasts before Ramadan it may be understood that it is better not to delay making them up until another Ramadan begins.
  9. Fasting in Shaban: Train yourself for fasting by practicing for a few days in Shaban. The Messenger of Allah used to fast a lot in Shaban. It is reported that Aisha (may Allah be please with her) said: “I never saw the Messenger of Allah complete a month of fasting except Ramadan, and I never saw him fast more in any month than in Sha’baan.”
It was narrated that Usaamah ibn Zayd said: "I said: "O Messenger of Allah , I do not see you fasting in any month as you fast in Sha'baan? He said: "That is a month that people neglect between Rajab and Ramadan, but it is a month in which peoples’ deeds are taken up to the Lord of the Worlds and I would like my deeds to be taken up when I am fasting."

With Peace,
Abu Noman Tarek

Some useful links for the community

Newcomerconnections.ca Newcomer Connections is a website that helps newcomers who make Brantford-Brant their home. It provides newcomers with information on local services and resources available in Brantford-Brant. Visit the immigration website at  www.newcomerconnections.ca and send your questions and suggestions to immigrationportal@brantford.ca.

Grand Erie Immigration Partnership The Grand Erie Immigration Partnership is involved in planning and implementing activities promoting the economic and social integration of newcomers/immigrants. To learn more please visit us at this link .

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The Masjid

The masjid is a sanctified area, in which the rewards of prayers in congregation increase 25 to 27 times and where the mercy of Allah descends. It is considered the best of places by the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him).

Ibn 'Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) relates:

"Masjids are the houses of Allah on the earth. They shine up to the inhabitants of the heavens just as the stars in the sky shine down to the inhabitants of the earth."

A true masjid, in the legal sense, is a place that has been permanently dedicated to Allah for the sake of prayer, recitation, and His remembrance. Any piece of land that has been dedicated permanently for the sake of congregational prayers will also become a proper masjid..