JUMAH | Friday Prayer before Ramadan Starts – Usman Gousi Mosque – 75 Kirkdene Road, Port Union Village – Scarborough, Ontario

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Today for Jumah, Friday Congregational Prayers, I found myself with friends observing in Port Union Village, Scarborough.

This eastern most district in Toronto is home to three neighbourhood masjids.

Usman Gousi Mosque is located at 75 Kirkdene Road.

The Reminder is in Urdu. The short, very short sermon is in Arabic.

The school of thought of the worshippers and maintainers of this masjid is South Asian Sufi.

The building is a former neighbourhood Church, which you may glean for the partially painted Cross in the north-facing wall.

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My friend Anwar, finds it convenient distance wise from his home, yet much less-so from an accessibility persective.

For Friday Worshippers who require Walkers this is paramount.

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This masjid has been here for 15 years, yet this my first time here. It’s been on my list of missed masjids, skipped every Ramadan thus far in blogging 30Masjids.

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Though Ramadan 2016 has yet to officially begin, let’s start 30Masjids CANADA 2016 with this first Masjid Visit, in Port Union Village, Scarborough, Ontario, InshAllah.

Early Ramadan Mubarak to all!

HiMY SYeD


p.s. Usman Gousi Masjid is hosting a pre-Ramadan program on Saturday afternoon, June 4 2016, beginning at 2 p.m.:

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