Winnipeg (January 30, 2017).

Muslims in Manitoba are shocked and saddened by the mosque shooting which took place in Quebec City last night. According to media reports, gunmen opened fire at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City during evening prayers and killed at least 6 worshippers and injured many.

Special prayers for the deceased will be held in the Manitoba Grand Mosque today Monday January 30, 2017 at 8:00 PM. The prayers are open to all.

“We respond to this tragedy with prayers for the victims and for Quebec City and for Canada to remain a safe haven for people of all faiths and background”, said Osaed Khan, president of the Manitoba Islamic Association. “Places of worship should be peaceful refuge for all, regardless of religion”, Khan added.

“We do not want to jump to conclusions until all the facts are known, but having this happen at this time leaves us on edge”, said Khan.”

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Aftermath of Quebec mosque shooting: CBC News special

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard with Government Ministers, The Mayor of Quebec and Muslim Community Representatives.

Statement, Reaction, and Prayers for Quebec Mosque Shooting.

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Whose Line is it Anyway?Sh. Jamac Hareed

The ever-changing opinion of Islam and Muslims around the world especially in the media, particularly given recent political events, is depicted as darkness. It is clearly not an accurate representation of our faith and our communities. So how do we reclaim the light the Allah (swt) has given us? What is our responsibility as servants of Allah (swt)? Sh. Jamac Hareed describes how to turn darkness into positive action and light.

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Sheikh Mohamed Yaffa from Halifax is in town for the Generation Muslim 7.0 Conference in Surrey where he will be speaking.

Tonight, he was the guest speaker at MAC Vancouver‘s Friday Night Community Pot-Luck Dinner and Qiyam.

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Eid Al-Adha Takbeerat

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Eid Al-Adha Mubarak from Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza in Downtown Vancouver, B.C.

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Vancouver Muslim Community Centre usually hosts Friday Jumah Prayers in the Auditorium of the Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library.

The Auditorium wasn’t available this week, so VMCC moved Jumah across the street and held it outdoors.

Nice Change. Nice Qhutbah (Sermon) too.

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EidFest / Muslim Day at PlayLand has been organized by Vancouver’s Ajyal for Youth Development Society since 2007.

This is the largest annual Public Eid-al-Fitr Celebration in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.

This video provides a taste of the evening’s EidFest program held in the Lagoon Picnic area on the Pacific National Exhibition grounds.

EidFest included Nasheeds, Games, Contests, and Prizes for the young ones.
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Concluding Video for 30 Masjids Across Canada in 30 Days, recorded during Muslim Association of Canada’s Eid Al Fitr Festival inside the Vancouver Convention Centre.

There are one or two more stories I hope to add in the coming days to properly wrap up Ramadan 2016.

There are photos I was unable to edit and didn’t include in existing stories.

InshAllah, will do all that soon.

For now, I need to take a nice long rest, here in Vancouver. If you can offer up a nice place to crash, please let me know!

If you’re in Lower Mainland of BC and would like to connect before I leave Vancouver, please hit me up via Twitter: @30Masjids.

That’s it for the moment.

Eid Mubarak!


“Masha Allah huge salatul Eid prayer at the Edmonton Islamic Academy almost a total of 10,000 people in attendance.

“Eid Mubarak to you all and may He accept our fasting and good deeds.

“Thanks to Br Mohammad Zahwee for sharing the cellphone video recording.”

Al Rashid Mosque, Edmonton Alberta, Canada

One of the three largest Eid Al Fitr gatherings in Lower Mainland of British Columbia, takes place in Richmond, in the open air of Latrace Field.

Video of Eid Al Fitr Qhutbah and Worshippers was filmed and edited by Abdulhamid Mohamed.