Night 17 – Isha – Taraweeh – Noon Academy Masjid – 12 Rutherford Road South – Brampton, Ontario

Returning to the Masjid inside Noon Academy in Brampton, at 12 Rutherford Road South, for Isha and first eight Rakats of Taraweeh Prayers.

Noon Academy is where 30 Masjids began this year’s Ramadan on Night 1.

We prayed JUMAH here on Day 9, the Second Friday of Ramadan 2023.

Evening and Night temperatures have been less cold, evening warming up a little, so shoe racks on the outside makes sense mid-way through Ramadan.

When Ramadan began, the doors of the south entrance were used by both Sisters and Brothers to enter the prayer hall.

The south entrance is now exclusively for Sisters.

The north doors are now used as the Brothers’ entrance.

On the Brother’s side, some space making is required.

Done simply using a pylon and yellow caution tape freeing up a path to the door.

During my Umrah in 2011 to The Sacred Masjids of Makkah and Madinah, I observed a similar phenomena.

I marvelled at the inherent magnanimity of the Islamic Architecture.

And yet, with so much thought and design put into the giant buildings, something as humble and simple and universally recognizable as the use of Pylons and Yellow Caution Tape remained in use to help guide worshippers to their prayer spots.

Watching Livestreams from Makkah and Madinah today, you might still see both being used, though I haven’t seen it so recently.

Looking at the wall clock, we arrived with a couple of minutes until Iqamah.

Isha is now prayed at 9:25 p.m.

Ever since Noon Academy installed the Gold colour Islamic Geometry pattern behind the Mimbar, it has had my attention.

The Gold Islamic Geometry provides a visually pleasing background behind Khateebs who might be speaking from the Mimbar.

Pleasing for both those here in person and also for all who are watching Noon Academy‘s Livestreams.

Looking, and Reflecting upon this particular gold pattern, I’ve slowly been understanding something more about Labyrinths in Islam.

I previously blogged somewhat at length about Labyrinths in Islam on Day 9 of Ramadan 2020, which also happened to be the first ever World Labyrinth Day to occur during Ramadan.

Still percolating thoughts on this new understanding, and wanted to record a zooming in of this Gold Islamic Geometry pattern for a future blog post, so I recorded this for later use…

Qur’an being recited during first 8 Rakats of Taraweeh Prayer :


After the first four Rakats were completed,

And after Surah Ikhlas was collectively thrice recited,

Because a possibility exists that this Masjid may not be here come next Ramadan,

Shaykh Wlaeed Almakee made an urgent appeal for donations.

Shaykh’s fundraising update begins at 17:24 mark in the audio above.

You can help…

Here is Noon Academy’s Donation Page :

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