30 Masjids – Southwestern Ontario

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Scenes from the first leg of 30Masjids Ontario across Southwestern Ontario. Photographs from Toronto, London, Chatham, and Windsor. Photos by HiMY SYeD, Mike Wise, and Aksa Mahmood. ( 34 Photos Total )

00 - HiMY SYeD with Mary Ito host of CBC Radio One Here and Now in Studio after Interview - Monday July 8 2013 HiMY SYeD in CBC Radio One Studio with CBC Here and Now host Mary Ito being interviewed about 30 Masjids Ontario, on the evening before the first of Ramadan begins.Monday July 8 2013. (Photo Credit: Mark Wise, CBC Toronto )

 

01 - Night 1 - Masjid Toronto at Adelaide beautiful crafted wooden divider Monday July 8 2013 2The first night of Ramadan begins at sunset the evening before the first day of Fasting. Masjid Toronto at Adelaide held its first-ever Taraweeh Prayers Monday evening. It is Toronto’s newest masjid at 84 1/2 Adelaide Street East and is within walking distance of the city’s Financial District.Toronto, Monday July 8 2013. #

02 - Masjid Toronto Main Prayer Hall Fajr Dawn Prayer time Tuesday July 9 2013 3Masjid Toronto Main Prayer Hall. The Masjid re-opens after extensive renovations, especially improved are facilities for Women who pray upstairs.Toronto, Tuesday July 9 2013. #

03 - Day 1 Abdul-Habib Habib interviewed by CTV London on start of Ramadan for London Ontario Muslims Tuesday July 09 2013 4Abdul-Habib Habib, is the Executive Secretary on London Muslim Mosque. He was interviewed by CTV London for a segment about the beginning of Ramadan and what it means for London’s Muslim Community.
London, Tuesday July 9 2013. # 04 - Haroon incoming London Muslim Mosque Secretary at his desk - Tuesday July 9 2013 5Haroon Babur is originally from Ft. Collins, Colorado, but like myself, he was born in the United Kingdom. Liverpool exactly. His family then lived in Chatham, about halfway from here to the City of Windsor and the U.S. Border. He chooses to make London, Ontario his home. The London Muslim Mosque has chosen him to be their new incoming Secretary. — London, Tuesday July 9 2013. # 05 - Day 4 - Muslims Live RAMADAN Radio phone calls - Western University's Campus Community Radio Station, London - Friday July 12 2013 6The MuslimsLive RAMADAN Radio Show has been broadcast for the past 15 years on Western University’s Campus radio station, CHRW.
Western’s Muslim Students’ Association also runs a weekly radio show on Mondays through the rest of the year from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
For Ramadan, this one hour daily radio around the time of Fajr is added to the schedule. — London, Friday July 12 2013. # 06 - Day 4 -Mohammed Baobaid – Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration - Results - Friday July 12 2013 7London’s Muslim Resource Centre for Social Service Integration has been quietly making a difference, day-by-day in the lives of many Londoners. The results speak for themselves as this certificate shown above can attest. — London, Friday July 12 2013. # 

 

07 - Day 4 -Mohammed Baobaid – Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration - London Muslim Mosque - Jumah Friday July 12 2013 8When asking for story leads about Muslims in London, Ontario there was one name and one Institution which kept coming up.Mohammed Baobaid and the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration.
London, Friday July 12 2013. #

 

08 - Day 4 - London Muslim Mosque sisters prayer space carpet point of view photo by Aksa Mahmood for 30 Masjids Friday July 12 2012 9Photo of floor level view from Women’s Prayer Space inside London Muslim Mosque main prayer hall.
London, Friday July 12 2013. ( Photo Credit: Aksa Mahmood ) # 10 - Day 4 - Zoltan in London Muslim Mosque After Taraweeh Midnight Friday July 12 2013 10 At age 14, Zoltan Kíss decided to read the Qur’an for himself. Not with any intention of becoming Muslim, but with an idea to better know how to reverse-dawah his Muslim friends. He asked one of them for an English Translation of The Qur’an…And, you can guess the rest of the story. — Friday July 12 2013. #

11 - Jumah Prayer London Muslim Mosque - Friday July 12 2013 11 Jumah Prayers in North America’s Oldest continuous Muslim Congregration, The London Muslim Mosque.
Friday July 12 2013. # 12 - London Muslim Mosque Main Prayer Hall Carpet 12London Muslim Mosque Main Prayer Hall Carpet. 
London, Friday July 12 2013. #

 

13 - London Muslim Mosque and Islamic School 13  London Muslim Mosque and Islamic School.
London, Friday July 12 2013. # 14 - Fajr at Bosnian Canadian Islamic Centre 41 Holborn Avenue, London - Saturday July 13 2012 14 Fajr at Bosnian Canadian Islamic Centre 41 Holborn Avenue.
London. Saturday July 13 2013. # 15 - Chatham Kent Muslim Association Musallah, Trailer - Saturday July 13 2013 15 Chatham Kent Muslim Association Musallah, Trailer. The First Musallah or Masjid in the town.

Chatham, Saturday July 13 2013. # 16 - Inside Chatham-Kent Musallah, Chatham, Ontario - Saturday July 13 2013 16 Inside Chatham Kent Muslim Association Musallah, Trailer. This 12″ by 12″ space was the first fixed Muslim prayer space in Chatham and remains a Musallah available for any of the five daily prayers to Local residents and Travelers alike.

Chatham, Ontario — Saturday July 13 2013. # 17 - Isha clock in cut rock, Chatham Kent Muslim Association Musallah, Saturday July 13 2013 17
Isha prayer time showing in clock in cut rock. Inside Chatham Kent Muslim Association Musallah, Trailer. Saturday July 13 2013. # 18 - Hassan and Bilal spread fifth U-Haul moving blankets as Chatham Maghrib Prayer space - Saturday July 13 2013 18
Hassan and Bilal spread fifth U-Haul moving blankets as Chatham Maghrib Prayer space. Saturday July 13 2013. # 19 - Adhan al Maghrib Outside for Brothers, Chatham - Saturday July 13 2013 19
Hassan and Bilal spread fifth U-Haul moving blankets as Chatham Maghrib Prayer space. Saturday July 13 2013. # 20 - Youth Brothers hanging outside as Young Sisters arrive Chatham - Saturday July 13 2013 20
Youth Brothers hanging outside as Young Sisters arrive.
Chatham. Saturday July 13 2013. # 21 - Hassan, Chatham - Saturday July 13 2013 21
Hassan.Chatham. Saturday July 13 2013. # 22 - Darul Uloom for Taraweeh, Chatham - Saturday July 13 2013 22
Darul Uloom for Taraweeh.Chatham. Saturday July 13 2013. # 23 - Taraweeh, Darul Uloom, Chatham - Saturday July 13 2013 23
Darul Uloom for Taraweeh.Chatham. Saturday July 13 2013. # 24 - Elmwood Avenue and Prince Street North, Chatham - Sunday July 14 2013 24
Darul Uloom, Elmwood Avenue and Prince Street North.Chatham. Saturday July 13 2013. # 25 - Rafi Veetal, Darul Uloom, Chatham - Saturday July 13 2013 25
Rafi Veetal, Darul Uloom, Elmwood Avenue and Prince Street North.Chatham. Saturday July 13 2013. # 26 - Together We Flourish stop motion flower petal video recording at Rose City Islamic Centre Monday July 15 2013 26
Together We Flourish stop motion flower petal video recording at Rose City Islamic Centre.Windsor, Ontario. Monday July 15 2013. # 27 - Together We Flourish stop motion video recording at Rose City Islamic Centre Monday July 15 2013 27
Together We Flourish stop motion flower petal video recording at Rose City Islamic Centre.Windsor, Ontario. Monday July 15 2013. # 28 - Adhan al Asr Noor-e-Islam Madressa 747 Lincoln Road London Wednesday July 17 2013 28
Adhan al Asr Noor-e-Islam Madressa 747 Lincoln Road LondonWindsor, Ontario. Wednesday July 17 2013. # 29 - Iftar in lobby of Windsor Islamic Association - July 16 2013 29
Adhan al Asr Noor-e-Islam Madressa 747 Lincoln Road LondonWindsor, Ontario. Wednesday July 17 2013. # 30 - Iftar for Sisters being placed on pew in Women's entrance to Windsor Islamic Association - July 16 2013 30
Iftar for Sisters being placed on pew in Women’s entrance to Windsor Islamic AssociationWindsor, Ontario. Tuesday July 16 2013. # 31 - Taraweeh Prayers for remain 12 Rakats after 8 Rakats and Witr in Rose City Islamic Centre Masjid Monday July 15 2013 31
Taraweeh Prayers for remain 12 Rakats after 8 Rakats and Witr in Rose City Islamic Centre MasjidWindsor, Ontario. Monday July 15 2013. # 32 - Asil - Windsor, Ontario - Saturday July 20 2013 32
Asil Moussa, Documentary Filmmaker.Windsor, Ontario. Saturday July 20 2013. # 33 - we are open 24 hours during ramadan, sign in Babur 2 halal restaurant on Wyandotte Street East, Windsor - Friday July 19 2013 33
“We are open During the Holy Month of Ramadan 24 hours” – Sign in Babur 2 halal restaurant on Wyandotte Street East.Windsor, Ontario. Friday July 19 2013. # 34 - Windsor Islamic Association - July 16 2013 34
Windsor Islamic Association – Masjid.Windsor, Ontario. Tuesday July 16 2013. #

 

The results speak for themselves as the certificate shown above can attest.

Zoltan decided to read the Qur’an for himself. Not with any intention of becoming Muslim, but with an idea to better know how to reverse-dawah his Muslim friends. He asked one of them for an English Translation of The Qur’an…

And, you can guess the rest of the story.

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