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Ramadan Updates

We have received reliable verified reports of the new crescent for the blessed month of Ramadan. The crescent was seen. Thus, the first day of Ramadan begins today (June 05, Sunday) after sunset. The first day of fasting is tomorrow Monday, June 06, 2016. The Taraweeh prayer will be held tonight Sunday, June 5,2016 after Isha. Isha Iqamah is at 10:50 pm.

Tomorrow Suhur ends at 3:56 am and Iftar is at 8:59 pm. 

Ramadan Mubarak to you all. We wish you a happy, peaceful and rewarding Ramadan In Sha Allah.

Iqamaah

  Jun 17-23 Jun 24 -30 Jul 1 -5
Fajr 4:15am 4:15am 4:20am
Duhr 1:40pm 1:40pm 1:40pm
Asr 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm
Maghrib 10 Minutes after sunset
Isha 10:55pm 10:55pm 10:55pm

 

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Jumu'ah

Azan 1:20 PM
Jamah 1:50 PM

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Announcements & Upcoming Events

  • Fundraising Iftar & Dinner
    2nd Saturday of Ramadan. June 18 after Asr prayer. Sh. Aiman El-Taher is the guest speaker. Please buy ticket $50/person. Ticket price is part of Fundraising. Help us sell 300 tickets to raise $15,000. Tax receipt will be issued for the ticket money. Iftar & Dinner will be served. Thus, no potluck. Everyone is welcome!
  • Ramadan Special Quran Classes: Mondays & Thursdays at 7:30
  • Ramadan Story Nights & Competition
    Every Saturday at 10pm. A newly developed program for JK to university students. Insha Allah, this will help our children and youth to be more engaged during Ramadan. Contact Br. Khalid Khanfar, Br. Amin or Sh. Tarek for details.
  • Weekend Family Itikaaf
    There will family Itikaaf every Friday night. Please come to Masjid with your family and friends with the intention of Iti'kaf and spent every Friday & Saturday night from Maghrib to Fajr in Masjid. Please also bring also ample Suhur for your family. Please note that Masjid will remain open every Friday & Saturday Night and during the last ten nights of Ramadan.
  • I'tikaaf Nights Starting from the 20th Ramadan after Maghrib to the end of Ramadan. (Please contact with Shaikh Tarek for details). We encourage at leaset 10 people to do Itikaf this year, Insha Allah.
  • Qiyamul Layl: Every Friday, Saturday & Last 10 days at 2:30am
  • Dawah Booth at Lion's Park on Canada Day, July 1 (10 - 6 pm)
    Insha Allah, our youth will be distributing Dawah materials on Canada day at Lion's park. To volunteer or sponsor this event please contact Shaikh Tarek. Please also visit our booth with your non-Muslim friends.
  • 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.
  • 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,
 

Ramadan Reminders : Let's make it the special Ramadan

فَمَن شَهِدَ مِنكُمُ الشَّهْرَ فَلْيَصُمْهُ  
“Hence, whoever of you lives to see this month (Ramadan) shall fast throughout it…” 2:185. 
As in years past, the beloved guest of millions, "Holy Ramadan" once again has entered our lives, Alhamdulillah. Ramadan is actually a time of increased activity wherein the believer, lightened of the burdens of constant eating and drinking, should be more willing to strive and struggle for Allah. The Prophet Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) nine Ramadans were filled with decisive events, and he left us a shining example of sacrifice and submission to Allah.
Qur’an [2:183] describes attainment of Taqwa to be the real purpose of Fasting. But, what is Taqwa? Sayyid 'Umar ibn al-Khattab: "A person with the quality of Taqwa is like a person walking with caution on a thorny road. The way he would take care to save his clothes from getting entangled in the thorns, so is a person with Taqwa conscious of every action he does (for fear of falling into wrong)." Sayyid 'Ali ibn Abi Talib: "Taqwa means fearing Allah, acting in accordance with the Quran, contentment with whatever little you have, and preparing for the day of departure (death)." Imam al-Ghazali narrates: "Whoever fears something (in the creation of Allah) runs away from it, whereas whoever fears Allah runs to Him (out of love and obedience)!" 

Let us all begin to live a life of Taqwa this Ramadan to avoid the 'thorns' that come our way in the form of worldly temptations in the media and society in general.

  • Let us make this Ramadan one of the most exceptional Ramadan of our life, the special Ramadan ever
  • Let us try to recite some Quran after every Prayer. In fact if we read 3-4 pages after every Prayer we can easily finish the entire Quran in Ramadan! Let us study the Quranic Tafseer (commentary) every morning
  • Let us invite a person we are not very close with to our home for Iftar, at least once a week. We will notice the blessings in our relationships!
  • Let us bring life to our family! Every day, try to conclude the fast with our family and spend some QUALITY TIME together to understand each other better
  • Let us commit to an Islamic study circles to enhance our Islamic knowledge and practice. Let us plan to complete reading a book on Prophet Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) life in these 30 days
  • Let us donate generously to the masajid, Islamic organizations, and any where people are in need. Let us remember that "This is a month of sharing!"
  • Let us share Ramadan and its teachings of love & patience with our neighbors
  • Let us volunteer at food bank or Anti-Poverty campaign, while fasting!
  • Let us make a resolve to win the maximum favour of Allah: Let us perform extra voluntary prayers (Nawaafil), make frequent Du'a and increase remembrance (Dhikr)
  • Let us weep in private for the forgiveness of our sins: It is the month of forgiveness and Allah's Mercy! It's never too late
  • Let us learn to control our tongue and lower our gaze. Let us remember the Prophet's warning that lying, backbiting, and a lustful gaze all violate the fast! Let us abandon foul language forever
  • Let us encourage others to enjoin and love goodness, and to abandon everything evil. Let us play the role of a Da'ee(one who invites to Allah) with passion and sympathy
  • Let us experience the joy of Tahajjud prayers late at night and devote ourselves purely and fully to Allah in the I'tikafretreat during the last 10 days of Ramadan
  • Let us seek the rare and oft-neglected rewards of 'the night better than 1000 months', Laylatul-Qadr
  • Let us give gifts on 'Eid to at least 5 people: 2 to our family members, 2 to our good friends, and 1 to a person whom we love purely for the sake of Allah
I wish each and every one of you a happy, blessed, fruitful, and an extraordinary Ramadan.

With Salam,
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..