2018 Ramadan Schedule - Please download the Ramadan Schedule from HERE
Monthly Prayer Time: In 2018, we will share with you a printable monthly prayer schedule in pdf format every month Insha Allah. Click here to download prayer schedule for May 2018 from our website
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Events @ Brantford Mosque
Branford Masjid is confirming the 1st day of Ramadān for Thursday 17th of May, 2018.
Scholars across the globe could not confirm any positive sightings tonight on the 15th of May.
Calculated sighting and astronomical data also suggest that the crescent is not possible to be seen tonight.
Based on our principle of international global sighting, in the very unlikely chance of a confirmed sighting in the pacific west coast, Brantford Mosque is announcing;
1st Tarawīh on Wednesday 16th May, 2018 at 10:10 PM
1st day of Fasting (1st Ramadan) on Thursday 17th May, 2018
We wish you a very happy, blessed and fruitful Ramadan.
2: 2018 Ramadan Schedule -
Please download the Ramadan Schedule from HERE
3. Welcome Ramadan Quran Night: Please join us this Saturday at 7:30 PM for welcome Ramadan Quran to listen Qari Idris Ally's beautiful recitation. Dinner will be served after Maghrib.
4, Daily Iftar: There will be Iftar everyday in the Masjid during Ramadan at least for 10 people. The Iftar schedule sheet will be available for community signup a week before the Ramadan. Please sign up if you would like sponsor daily Iftar.
5. Potluck Community Iftar: Every Saturday, a potluck community Iftar will be held, Insha Allah. Please join with your family and friends.
6. Ramadan Celebration with Non-Muslims: is one of our best annual Dawa events that will be held on Friday May 26 at 7:30 PM. This is RSVP and for Non-Muslim Only event. Shaykh Shabir Ally is the guest speaker to the event. We are looking for sponsors for this event. If you are interested in sponsoring Iftar & dinner for this event please contact Shaykh Tarek.
7. Taraweeh and Taraweeh Talk: Insha Allah, we will listen the whole Quran in Taraweeh. Please come about 15 minutes before Salah for brief Taraweeh Talk.
Message from Shaykh Tarek: 10 Ways to Prepare for Ramadan
With Ramadan just around the corner, many of us are looking for ways to make sure that this will be the year we change. With this in mind, here are ten ways to prepare yourself for Ramadan.
1. Make the right intention : Beginning right now, make an intention that this Ramadan will be a time of great spiritual effort and sincerity. To help turn that intention into reality, make checklists of both daily goals for Ramadan (read a section of Quran or a beneficial lecture every day, etc.) and goals for the overall month (visit a home for the elderly, invite two non-Muslim friends for a chance to experience iftar, etc.).
2. Prepare your body : Make sure you are up to par physically by adjusting the amount and quality of your food intake. Start by eliminating snacks and have smaller meals in the weeks leading up to Ramadan. Also reduce your caffeine intake so that the lack of your morning coffee or afternoon tea doesn’t debilitate you in the first few days of the holy month. Of course, if you’re fasting during the month of Sha’baan, you’re halfway there.
3. Review all medical situations before Ramadan : Make sure to get your medical business in order before Ramadan arrives. If you suffer from a particular illness, check with a doctor, preferably one who understands the importance of fasting, on whether fasting is a reasonable option for you. If you are taking medication, ask your doctor if you can take your doses during non-fasting hours instead of during the day.
4. Observe voluntary fasts : Voluntary (nafl) fasts are a great way to help prepare the mind, body and soul for Ramadan. If you can do it, follow the Prophetic sunna and fast the month of Shaaban, which comes just before Ramadan. If that proves too difficult, try to implement some of these other sunnas: fasting on Mondays and Thursdays.
5. Increase Quran recitation : Many people aim to do a complete reading of the Quran at least once during Ramadan. If you don’t have a habit of reading the Quran daily, take this as an opportunity to incorporate that habit into your life. This will enable you to read longer sections of the book during Ramadan. Even if doing a complete reading of the Quran during Ramadan is too difficult, making a habit of reading one page or even a few verses a day will bring many blessings during the holy month and afterwards, as the Prophet (pbuh) said: “The most beloved of actions to Allah are the most consistent ones, even if in little amount.”
6. Perform extra prayers : If you have no missed obligatory prayers to make up, start to pray voluntary sunna prayers to prepare yourself for the extra prayers that take place in Ramadan. If you do have missed obligatory prayers, use the time you would give to the sunna prayers to make some of them up.
7. Give charity : Use the weeks leading up to Ramadan to increase your acts of charity, be that in the form of giving money to needy people or worthy causes. Giving charity is a way to purify your wealth, and you can enter the month of Ramadan in a greater state of purity. It also opens doors for great good in your life, for the Prophet (pbuh) has told us, “Allah says, ‘Spend, O son of Adam, you will also be spent on.’”
8. Engage in service : Spend some time before Ramadan to find a local charity or community service opportunity to work with, whether it be in an Islamic environment or in the wider community. If you begin well before Ramadan starts, you will adjust to the environment before you begin fasting, so that you can explain to co-workers why you can’t join them for a coffee break or a meal.
9. Focus on your character : Imam al-Ghazali discusses the inner dimensions of the fast in his Revival of the Religious Sciences, which you can observe before Ramadan arrives. He mentioned that one must learn to fast with all the limbs, from all that harms the heart. You can, for example, avoid certain television shows to keep the eyes from seeing nudity, leave particular conversations to keep the ears from hearing foul language, and control the ego to keep the tongue from argument or backbiting. The inner fast is among the most important aspects of fasting Ramadan and is often more difficult than the physical fast from food, water and sexual relations, so the earlier you begin to practice this, the better.
10. Organize your life to minimize waste, overconsumption and the ills that come with this : One of the major concerns about how Muslims practice Ramadan today is the high level of overconsumption and waste that takes place during the holy month – a reality which is completely antithetical to the Prophetic tradition. Consume less and waste less in Ramadan.