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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.

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Announcements & Upcoming Events

  • Fort McMurray Fundraiser by Dr. Anwar Dost
    Br. Anwar Dost is raising money for the fellow Canadians affected by the Fort McMurray tragedy. Br. Dost for many years has been thoughtful to not only our community but others as well. Be sure to catch his interview on the Friday morning issue of the Expositor! Please donate generously. Click here to read more about it.
  • Marineland Trip
    Calling all youth to Marineland on Saturday, May 21st for day of exploring sea creatures and fun filled family rides. Sign up asap with Sr. Ayeh Khanfar, she can be contacted through email at ayehkhanfar@hotmail.com.
    Date: May 21st 2016
    Time: Bus Leaves at 8:30 AM sharp
    Price : Kids (12 and under) - FREE ; Adults - $52 (Tax Included)
    ****ONLY 50 SPOTS AVAILABLE ON THE BUS ****
    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FLYER
  • MAB Evening School
    In Sha Allah from Monady April 25, 2016, we are extending the evening school to five days from Monday to Friday with the following two options:
    MAB evening school will have two sections:
    1. Our current evening school of Every Monday and Thursday taught by Sheikh Tarek continue as usual.
    2. MAB is adding an addition school Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday taught by Imama Arshad and Imam Arbaz.
    Both sections come under MAB evening school. Parents and students have choice to join either one section or both sections.
    We are starting the new set-up from Monday April 25, 2016, Please email or talk to Br. Naser, Br. Mazher or Br. Khalid if any questions or concerns.
    For registration if you want to register for Monday and Thursday evening school please contact Sheikh Tarek.
    For Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday school registration please contact Imam Arshad or Imam Arbaz.
  • 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.
  • Tafseer-e-Quran
    Come out to the Mosque for an evening of discussion and knowledge with Sheikh Arshad. The program is on 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month. Please join with your friends and family.
    Friday, May 13, 2016 @ 7:00PM
    Friday, May 27, 2016 @ 7:00PM
  • Saturday Family Halaqa
    Come out to the Mosque for an evening of discussion and knowledge with Sheikh Tarek. The program is beneficial for all ages, so please bring your family.
    Saturday, May 7, 2016 @ 7:00PM - Topic: Fiqh of Zakah
    Saturday, May 21, 2016 @ 7:00PM - Topic: Fiqh of Ramada - Part 1
    Saturday, June 4, 2016 @ 7:00PM - Topic: Welcoming Ramadan & Fiqh of - Ramadan - Part 2
  • YMCA of Hamilton | Burlington | Brantford in partnership with the Muslim Association of Brantford is offering a Homework Club in support of local immigrant youth. Homework Club is for immigrant students in grade 3 to grade 12. Homework Club sessions will be held every Monday 4pm to 6pm @ Islamic Centre 200 Greenwich Street, Brantford from October 26th 2015 onward. Registration is required. For more information, please call 519.752.4568, EXT 45. Click this link to view the flyer.
  • 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,
 

Scholars indicate that Iman is not constant. Our level of faith increases with obedience to Allah and decreases with disobedience. As believers, we should pay attention to our level of Iman, being aware of when it increases and decreases and striving to be in a state of elevated Iman as much as possible.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) stated that: "Every heart has a cloud covering it, with the similitude of a cloud covering a shining moon. It suddenly becomes dark when the cloud covers, but its brightness returns once the cloud has passed." [Al-Hilyah]

In this hadith, the Prophet presents an analogy. Our hearts are likened to the moon; just as the moon is sometimes covered by clouds that conceal its light, the heart is sometimes covered by clouds of sin that cover its light. At other times, the clouds go away, and the light shines again in the heart. The light increases when we strive to engage in acts that will increase our Iman.

The Prophet explained: "Faith wears out in the heart of any of you just as clothes wear out, so ask Allah to renew the faith in your hearts." [Al-Hakim]

 

With regards,
Sheikh 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..

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