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Ramadan Preparation

As the blessed month of Ramadan is approaching and is the time that we need to focus on Ibadah and Tazki-e-nafs. We are in the process of forming different volunteer committees if you want to actively participate and be part of organizing committee please contact us at volunteers@brantfordmosque.ca. Your active participation will help us to make the Ramadan more welcoming and engaging for the community.


Ramadan calendar is available here for download!

Iqamaah

Fajr 5:10 AM
Dhuhr 1:40 PM
Asr 7:00 PM
Maghrib 5 mins after sunset
Isha 10:35 PM

 

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Jumu'ah

Azan 1:20 PM
Jamah 1:50 PM

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Announcements & Upcoming Events

  • First Day of Ramadan
    Hopefully, first day of Ramadan 1438 is on Saturday, May 27, 2017. First Taraweeh prayer will be on Friday night May 26, 2017, followed after Isha prayes at 10:45pm.
    Note 1: Please note that we follow global moon-sighting method to determine the beginning of Islamic months. Thus, on the night of 29th Sha'baan, May 25, 2017, we will inquire about global moon-sighting. If moon is not seen on May 25th night anywhere in the world, we will complete 30 days of Shabaan and Ramadan will begin on May 27.
    Note 2: We also aware of the fact that the Astronomical New Moon is on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 19:46 Universal Time. On May 25 there is no place on earth where at sunset the elongation is 8 degrees and moon is 5 degrees above the sun. Therefore, Ramadan may not start on Friday, May 26, 2017.
  • Community Iftar - Every Saturday, we will have community potluck Iftar. Please join us for Iftar every Saturday during Ramadan with your favorite dishes.
  • Ramadan Iftar at Masjid - It has been our tradition that we provide Iftar at Masjid, so Maghrib Salah is established in the Masjid and people who attend Maghrib Salah can have Iftar and dinner there. If you would like to provide Iftar and Dinner for 10-15 people any day during Ramadan please write your name on the sheet posted in the lobby.
  • Suhur during the Last Ten Nights - If you would like to provide Suhur for 10-15 people any night during the last ten nights of Ramadan please contact Sh. Tarek.
  • Itikaf - If you are planning to do It'kaaf this year please register with Sh. Tarek.
  • Story Night for Children - Every Saturday night during Ramadan at 10:15pm there will be story time for children. Please contact Sh. Tarek and Br. Amin for details.
  • Ramadan Celebration - A Dawah event for Non-Muslims on Friday June 16, at 7:30pm, Guest Speaker: Sh. Shabir Ally
  • Healthy Food Choices for Ramadan courtesy of Dr. Raza Khan - Check out this healthy foods to eat during Ramadan article shared by Dr. Raza Khan here. Thank you for sharing these great tips with us to keep a healthy diet.
  • International Village Festival - 2017
    Being part of international villages, it is important to us as it is a big venue with a big crowd and provides opportunity for exposure for our Mosque, culture and also an opportunity for reaching out, so it is important to be part of such a huge event in Brantford. We are asking our community members for their input about what name to choose for our village, taking in consideration that Muslim village contain many cultures. Please email your suggestions to Suggestions@brantfordmosque.ca
  • Family Halaqa with Sh. Tarek & Sh. Arbaz
    Come out to the Mosque for an evening of discussion and knowledge with Sheikh Tarek & Sheikh Arbaz. This program is beneficial for all ages, so please bring your family. Bring ample food to share with others.
    Saturday, May 6 after Asr (7pm): Fiqh of Zakah (Simplified)
    Staurday May 20 after Asr (7pm): Welcome Ramadan & Fiqh of Fasting
  • MAB Evening & Weekend Schools
    We run following 4 programs during the schools year. Register your child(ren) now!
    1. Evening School (Mondays & Thursdays) 5:30 to 7:30. Contact Sh. Tarek
    2. Evening School ( Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays @6:30, Contact Imam Arbaz
    3. Weekend Arabic School: Sundays 10-12:30, Contact Br. Khaled Khanfar
    4. Weekend Urdu School: Sundays 10-12:30, Contact Br. Khaled Khanfar
  • Youth Homework Club & English Conversation Circle (Every Monday 4:30-6pm)
    In Sha Allah, the Homework Club and English Conversation Circle will be starting again on Monday September 26th from 4:30pm - 6:00pm at the Islamic Center.
    The Homework Club is for students in grades 3-12 who need extra help with their homework. Tutors from local University will be on hand to provide homework support at the Islamic Centre.
    Note: Parents are necessary to stay on premises for children under 12 years old.
    All adults looking to improve their English speaking skills, don't be shy! Join these sessions to meet new friends, learn about community services, and talk about your cultures and customs.
    For more information, please call: YMCA Immigrant Services at 519.752.4568
  • English Conversation Circle
    A new English Conversation Circle is starting this upcoming Monday evenings from 4:30- 6:00pm at the Islamic Centre. All those looking to improve their English speaking skills, don't be shy! Join this club to meet new friends, learn about community services, and to talk about cultures and customs.
  • 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.
  • 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]

May Allah increase our Iman before and during Ramadan.

With Peace,
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..