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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

Ramadan Announcement:

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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.


Imam's Message

Message from Shaykh Tarek - 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
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 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.””

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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..