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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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  • Br. Anwar Dost and Dr. Ismat Dost's School Project in Pakistan
    Brantford Expositor shares work of Br. Anwar Dost and Dr. Ismat Dost, to get better education facility for poor and needy in Pakistan. Do visit this link to read more about the project and share your feedback/comments with the family. Muslim Association of Brantford wishes them all the very best in this good cause.
  • Ramadan Food Drive a GREAT SUCCESS
    Our Ramadan Food Drive raised a total of 885 lbs. of food for Brantford Food Bank, which is a significant amount of food going out to those who need it most in our community. JazakAllah Khair to all those who participated in this good cause.
  • Summer Camp- Monday, Thursday & Friday in August (Dhuhr to 4pm)
    Starting from Thursday, Aug 4 at 1:30 - Quran & Islamic Studies, Field Trip, Arts & Crafts, Story Times, Workshop and Lots of Fun.
    Register with Sh. Tarek at ourimaam@gamil.com
  • Family Halaqa with Sh. Tarek and Potluck Dinner
    Insha Allah, our biweekly family halaqah is held every first and third Saturdayof month. Come out to the Mosque for an evening of discussion and knowledge with Sheikh Tarek. This program is beneficial for all ages, so please bring your family. It is a potluck dinner as well. Bring ample food to share with others.
    Saturday, August 20, after Asr Topic: "Fiqh of Hajj & Some Practical advice for Hajj?"
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Assalamu Alaikum Dear Brothers and Sisters,
 

Health & Wealth for Believers

Our Prophet (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "There is no sin in being rich, as long as one has God-consciousness (taqwa). But good health is a greater blessing than being rich for the one of God-consciousness" [Reported by Ibn Mājah].


From this beautiful pearl of a hadith, we learn:


- Being wealthy in and of itself is neither a sign that Allah loves us, nor a sign that He is displeased with us. Money intrinsinically is neither good nor evil. It's what we *do* with the money, and how we earn the money, that makes it blessed or accursed.


- Nonetheless, money is one of the most powerful incentives for evil, and a primary source of temptation. Hence, most religious texts caution us against an excessive love of money and warn us of the dangers of making it our primary goal. What will prevent us from falling into that temptation is taqwa (God-consciousness).


- Health is far more important than wealth. Ask any rich person who is afflicted with an incurable or painful disease: how much of his wealth would he sacrifice to be cured?! So the one who has been blessed with good health is far, far richer than the one who has been blessed with only money.


- More important than either health or wealth is God-consciousness (taqwa). The ultimate blessing of any person is not in temporary enjoyments, be it life or material possessions. What makes a person truly blessed is the connection that he has with Allah, and the level of consciousness that he constantly displays.


May Allah perfect our taqwa, grant us good health for as long as we live, and bless us with ḥalāl, pure blessed sustenance that is sufficient for us and our loved ones!

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..