Day 2 – JUMAH – First Friday of Ramadan 2023 – Sayeda Khadija Centre – 7150 Edwards Blvd – Mississauga

Deeper Meanings of Ramadan

In this Jumu’ah Khutbah of March 24, 2023,

The first Jumu’ah of Ramadan 1444/2023,

Our Imam Dr. Hamid Slimi discusses the bigger picture and deeper meanings of the blessed month of Ramadan and the acts we do in them.

He talks about 7 things that make that will make Ramadan and Fasting change us to better Muslims and human beings at the end of Ramadan.”

On this First Friday of Ramadan 2023,

I attended the Second Jumah Prayer at 3:00 p.m. with Brother Asim Malik as Khateeb, Lecturer, at Sayeda Khadija Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

Brother Asim’s Khutbah does not appear on the Faith of Life Youtube channel where SKC Jumah Livestream Recordings appear.

The video above is a recorded livestream of the First Jumah Khutbah from 1:30 p.m. with Imam Dr. Hamid Slimi as Khateeb, which I was not present for.

I had taken photographs and video clips for this blog post during my attendance of the second Khutbah, yet I did something wrong while copying files from my SD Card to my Raspberry Pi Computer and now I can’t seem to recover them.

I made a some mild basic attempts to relocate the files and folders yet, SubhanAllah, the folder with the first few days of images and video appears empty now.

So, I will stop and simply share some of my experience on this First Friday of Ramadan 2023

As I arrived, entered, then sat down in the middle of the second row immediately behind the Mihrab, I was thinking how full Sayeda Khadija Centre’s Main Prayer Hall was.

Two Ramadans ago, EMPTY was the one word which explained everything about that First Friday of Ramadan 2021.

Today’s word would be FULL or perhaps Restored.

Restored to how First Fridays of Ramadan look and feel like they do since before the Pandemic began.

One addition is that a number of worshippers are still wearing face masks inside the Masjid, myself, my brother Amir and my mom included.

At the conclusion of the Khutbah,

A young 18 year old man formally accepted Islam in front of the Congregation.

He was also already fasting on this First Friday of Ramadan.

As is the custom at Sayeda Khadija Centre since its inception,

Imam Dr. Hamid Slimi presented a New Muslim Welcome Gift to our new Brother in Islam.

Welcome to The Ummah!

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