Night 11 – Isha – Taraweeh – Great Lakes Masjid – Jamiat Ul Ansar of Brampton

Jamiat Ul Ansar of Brampton,

also known as the Great Lakes Masjid,

is our 30 Masjids stop for Isha and 8 Rakats of Taraweeh on Night 11 of Ramadan 2022.

Why the name Great Lakes Masjid, when Brampton doesn’t even touch Lake Ontario?

Jamiat Ul Ansar’s address is 291 Great Lakes Drive in Brampton, Ontario.

We arrived early tonight.

Isha Prayer time had advanced to 9:45 p.m.

If you ever wanted to see a sea inside a masjid, visit Great Lakes Masjid in Brampton…

Jamiat Ul Ansar‘s carpet of green has been covered over with blue plastic vinyl you might use to cover your outdoor swimming pool in the off-season.

We then cover the covering with our prayer mats.

Prayer lines have be re-demarcated with generous spacing in-between each using black electrical tape.

Worshippers are still being asked to bring their prayer mats for Jumah and and Taraweeh Prayers.

Physical distancing on both the x + y axis is easily achieved using both these measures.

Adhan Al Isha, The Call to Night Prayer.

Look on the mimbar, those are HUGE prayer beads!

Salat Al Isha, followed by Taraweeh.

The windows were slid open, allowing for cross-flow of outside air inside the prayer hall.

The hanging ceiling fans remained spinning, creating a cool breeze for worshippers, but not so much that you felt cold.

Everyone has to wear masks to attend Jumah or Taraweeh.

I spotted at least one N95 worn by an elder worshipper.

The recitation of the Qur’an by tonight’s Qari was clear, easy to follow along, and the prayer time flew by.

Safety protocols, circulating fresh air, wonderful Qur’an recitation, praying Isha and Taraweeh tonight at Jamiat Ul Ansar of Brampton, the Great Lakes Masjid, was such a pleasant experience.

The main prayer hall was filled for Isha and the first 8 Rakats of the 20 Rakats of Taraweeh.

After praying 8 Rakats, most worshippers began to make their way to the exit.

The overflow or outer prayer hall in-between after 8 Rakats of Taraweeh and the start of the 9th Rakat.

By then we had started our way towards the front steps and walking down them, then home for the night.

We weren’t the only ones.

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