Suspected Hate-Motivated Mischief Investigation,Oak Street and Weston Road area

Unit: 12 Division
Case #: 2023-696807
Published: Friday, March 31, 2023, 1:33 PM

The Toronto Police Service is informing the public of a suspected hate-motivated investigation.

On Thursday, March 30, 2023, at 5:30 a.m.,

the Toronto Police Service received a call for a Hate Crime/Mischief that occurred at an Islamic Centre in the Oak Street and Weston Road area.

It is reported that:

  • two suspects spray painted graffiti on an Islamic Centre building at approximately 12:26 a.m.
  • the graffiti contained hateful messages

The suspects are described as wearing dark clothing and were seen fleeing the area on foot eastbound along Oak Street.

After consultation with the Service’s specialized Hate Crime Unit, the investigation is being treated as a suspected hate-motivated offence.

Investigators are seeking anyone who witnessed the offence, or who were driving in the area at the time and have dash camera footage, to contact police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or at

When suspected hate-motivated offences are reported to police, the investigation will be led by a Divisional investigator.

The Hate Crime Unit will be made aware and specialized officers from that unit will support the investigation as needed.

If it is alleged a criminal offence was committed (such as assault or mischief) and it is believed to have been motivated by bias, prejudice or hate, the officer-in-charge will consult with the Crown.

If a person is charged and convicted of the offence, the Judge will take into consideration hate as an aggravating factor when imposing a sentence.

Wilful promotion of hatred and advocating genocide are hate propaganda (hate speech) offences which require the Attorney General’s consent.

Members of the Hate Crime Unit will provide assistance and support to the divisional investigators in seeking the Attorney General’s consent to lay these charges, if applicable.

These charges are often laid at a later time.”

CTV News Toronto – Broadcast on Thursday evening March 30 2023

“If we don’t know each other, we hate each other sometimes.

But when we come to know each other, then we will know who we are, who you are, who I am.

You know,

Those who put this hatred words on our walls,

They come to their sense,

And realize what they are doing is, in 2023, not the right thing.

Come, visit us.

Talk to us.

We will show you who we are.

We are not the hatred people.

We’ll show you.

But come and join us even.

I wanna invite them and come and join us,

And see what we have in here.”

Abdul-Kedir Nagei, Speaking to CTV News Toronto

My recording is an abridged version of the Zoom Livestream.


Audio length is about half as long as the actual event, but there’s enough good parts to benefit from if you’re hearing it now afterwards.

If a proper video is made available, I’ll update this post and embed it.

UPDATED, Embedded Above.

Screen captures of The Livestream that started shortly after 6:30 p.m.


Interfaith Ramadan Event & Iftar |
Anishinaabe, Jewish and Muslim Perspectives on Human Relationships with Other-Than-Humans

Please join us for this Ramadan program, jointly presented by Temple Kol Ami and Noor Cultural Centre:

An Anishinaabe-Jewish-Muslim conversation on human relationships with other-than-humans – what does it mean to be human?

How do we understand/re-conceptualize the human-nonhuman divide from the perspective of our traditions?

What are human obligations of justice and love towards other-than-humans?

Doors open: 6 pm
Panel discussion: 6:30 – 7:40 pm
Fast-breaking: 7:41 pm; followed shortly by iftar (fast-breaking dinner) – vegetarian, kosher and halal, with vegan options


Prof. John Borrows : Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Victoria Law School. His books include Recovering Canada: The Resurgence of Indigenous Law (2002), Drawing Out Law: A Spirit’s Guide (2010), and Law’s Indigenous Ethics (2019).

Prof. Tanhum Yoreh : Graduate Associate Director and Assistant Professor at the School of the Environment, University of Toronto. He is the author of Waste Not: A Jewish Environmental Ethic (2020).

Prof. Anna M. Gade : Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and Associate Dean for Research & Education at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of Muslim Environmentalisms: Religious and Social Foundations (2019).


Date: Wednesday March 29, 2023
Time: 6:30 pm (doors open – 6 pm)
Location: Temple Kol Ami (9600 Bathurst St., Maple, ON L6A 3Z8) and via Zoom

On the First Friday of Ramadan 2015,

Day 2 of 2015’s 30 Masjids in 30 Days in Ramadan,

I prayed Jumah inside The Noor Cultural Centre.

As a Jumah-only Prayer location on Fridays,

Noor was always a Destination Masjid,

To employ one of the masjid categorizations I’ve come to understand by blogging about Canadian Masjids and Islamic Centres.

Only two days ago on Day 5,

I wrote about finding Main Street Musalla in Brampton being CLOSED.

And why it’s important for me to blog about finding recently Closed Masjids previously listed as Open for prayers on 30 Masjids

In preparing today’s Day 7 blog post to confirm Livestream details,

I found something missed when previously visiting the Noor homepage:

Noor Cultural Centre is also now CLOSED.

Sort of…

“NOTE: Noor Cultural Centre no longer maintains a physical location

Its 123 Wynford Drive location was sold in October 2021 after 18 months of continuous lockdown for COVID-19.

Since March 2020,

all Noor programming has been virtual,

and is planned to continue thus,


Noor Cultural Centre is now Physically Closed.

Noor Cultural Centre remains Virtually OPEN.

And one such virtual program will be this evening’s pre-Iftar Interfaith event to be livestreamed from Temple Kol Ami in Thornhill, Ontario.

On Tuesday in Brampton,

was I surprised to find the Main Street Musalla, a small corner bookend in a strip mall of store fronts, CLOSED because of the Pandemic?


Am I surprised to find that Noor had closed because of the Pandemic.


Their stand alone building at 123 Wynford Drive in Toronto was originally the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre.

Noor employed the building’s original architect, Raymond Moriyama, to oversee a $3 million renovation before opening its doors 20 years ago in 2003.

Elsa Lam wrote in Canadian Architect on Thursday February 6 2020:

“By the turn of the century, the Japanese community had outgrown the centre, and moved down the street.

“Moriyama’s building was sold to a Muslim community group, who have now re-established it as the Noor Cultural Centre.

“The building has been carefully restored and maintained, with a few modifications for its new use—Moriyama & Teshima Architects helped convert the judo changerooms into ablution rooms,

“a prayer hall occupies a former activity space,

“and Arabic calligraphy has been discreetly installed in the wood screens and at the door handles.

“On a recent visit, Raymond Moriyama noted with pleasure that the new owners had kept the screwheads on the centre’s built-in benches aligned vertically, the way they had been originally installed.

“We actually lost some of those screws, but we found a supplier—it took us about a year—and bought a ton of them,” noted Karim Lakhani, whose father, Hassanali Lakhani, headed the purchase of the building.

“The original terrazzo floors are still in place, and the wooden auditorium floor has been refinished so many times that Karim isn’t sure it can handle being sanded again.

“123 Wynford Drive is in good hands.”

Or it was.

Last month, Shawn Micallef writing in The Toronto Star on Friday February 10 2023:

“The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre was one of Moriyama’s early, major designs, completed in 1963,

“but it is a masterpiece and still in immaculate condition on Wynford Drive by the Don Valley Parkway.

“The trouble is a residential tower is planned for the site that will preserve only some elements of the building.

“The case for the building’s ability to serve other purposes has already been proven.

“In 2003, Moriyama & Teshima was hired to update it for the Islamic Noor Cultural Centre, which made it its home until 2021, when they sold the building.”

Tariq‘s comment on Shawn’s article:

“The repurposing of the building for Noor Cultural Centre was everything that made this city great.

“The JCCC moved to its present location across the DVP and a Muslim organization respectively repurposed it using the original architects.

“I had my wedding ceremony there (in its incarnation as Noor Cultural Centre) and it was a great place to go for Eid prayers.

“I understand the reasoning behind selling the building but tearing it down for more condos without making a real effort to maintain the current building is everything that makes this city soulless now.”

Not only will this architectural legacy of 20 years as an Islamic Cultural Centre be CLOSED;

The building itself might soon be GONE.

Noor‘s Community and Jumah Congregation are not gone,

They reshaped.

We began Ramadan 2023 by breaking our Fast on Day 1 listening to Adhan Al Maghrib, Livestreamed.

The Livestreamed Call to Prayer after Sunset concluded Day 1 of Reflections on Islam‘s Ramadan 2023 Daily Radio Program.

On Thursday,

I wasn’t technically able to include any audio recording of the day’s program to include and complete the blog post.

Even though the Day 1 blog post was enough of an update and re-introduction of Reflections on Islam, something was still missing.

I still wanted to include something audible from the Special Daily Ramadan Program during Ramadan 2023.

Above and below are today’s Day 6 of Ramadan 2023 opening and concluding segments.


If Iftar inside homes in and around Metropolitan Toronto could have an Official Soundtrack,

That soundtrack would have to be listening to Ezz E. Gad hosting Reflections on Islam while awaiting Adhan Al Maghrib, and the time to break the fast.


This is Brampton City Hall, a few doors south of Queen Street opposite Gage Park, on Main Street South, on the south end of Downtown Brampton.

It’s where Mayor Patrick Brown works.

In Busy Downtown Toronto, one block north of City Hall, is Masjid Toronto at 168 Dundas Street West.

At the moment, Toronto has no mayor…

So NO Mayor’s Iftar Dinner at Toronto City Hall this Ramadan 2023? Oh well.

Walking from Toronto City Hall to Masjid Toronto can be a few short minutes.

I was wondering how long it took to walk from Brampton City Hall to the nearest Masjid.

I was also wondering if the Masjid I had in mind, the Main Street Musalla, was still there?

To avoid missing a prayer in congregation during Ramadan, I chose to time my visit between Dhuhr and Asr time.

At 3:37 p.m. I began walking from Brampton City Hall down Main Street South.

Somehow I thought it was a short walk, not unlike walking to Masjid Toronto from Toronto City Hall.


15 Minutes.

Aannnndddd…. The Main Street Musalla is no more.

It’s no longer there.

Neither is the Vacuum Cleaner shop that was next door.

Like numerous store front enterprises, both appear to have fallen victim during The Pandemic Lockdowns.

The last and only time I prayed here was with my brother Amir.

We joined Main Street Musalla’s Isha and Taraweeh prayers on Night 16 of Ramadan 2019, before the Pandemic.

Before most anyone even had any idea of the coming Pandemic.

I searched online to confirm when Brampton’s “Main Street Musalla” closed its doors, yet in numerous online directories and masjid review sites, it remains listed as open for prayers.

That’s where the above photograph was found and I choose to include it because this simple hanging banner is also a part of Canadian Muslim History.

It’s what hundreds, if not thousands of worshippers, for the time the Musalla was here, saw as they entered this house of worship to complete their daily prayers.

A record of this banner is important.

Reflecting on this, ever since I began blogging 30 Masjids in 30 Days of Ramadan in 2011, in deciding which local Masjid I was going to visit then blog about, I initially relied on a number of these online masjid listings.

On occasion, well, on a number of occasions, I’ve gotten to the listed address to find it…


Not There.

It was something else now.

I didn’t bother to blog and note at all that I had visited a shuttered Masjid Address.

Also over the years, I’ve gotten at least two requests I can recall to update my blog post about a specific Musalla or Islamic Centre which had indeed closed.

It didn’t properly dawn on me until today, Day 5 of Ramadan 2023, that I should be noting Masjids which have CLOSED, that I have previously blogged about as open for prayers.

How frustrating that must be to be rushing to catch prayer, especially the compulsory Congregational Prayer on Friday, Salat Al Jumah, because you got the address from or any other Masjid listing website? Then scrambling to find the nearest OPEN Masjid.

All what I just wrote, is to explain why today’s visit on Day 5 of Ramadan 2023 is to confirm this masjid that is no longer there.

I searched online some more, and finally discovered one of the reasons I could not find current information about the Main Street Musalla is because of a name change.

Sometime after Ramadan 2019, when I first wrote about “Al Fajr Islamic Learning & Cultural Centre” it had a different name: Academy of Islamic Fiqh.

I imagine many local attendees continue(d) to call it the Main Street Musalla.

Academy of Fiqh has a website :

The home page confirms the musallah is closed:



Effective immediately, Academy of Islamic Fiqh (AIF), no longer manage this musallah.

address and start date of the new musallah will be announed as soon as it is available, In Shaa ALLAH”

Yes, InshAllah a new address will be announced as the hopeful wording above suggests a Temporary Closure.

Until then,

The closest OPEN Masjid in walking distance of Brampton City Hall is Jamia Imam-E-Azam Islamic Centre at 51 McMurchy Avenue South.

I prayed Isha and Taraweeh there on Night 17 of Ramadan 2019.

And for the remainder of Ramadan 2023, you can too.

On the first Sunday immediately after Eid Al-Fitr, on April 23 2023, between 2 p.m and 5 p.m. you can also Celebrate Eid in Downtown Brampton.

It’s happening in Gage Park, across the street and seconds away from Brampton City Hall.

If you do come and Celebrate Eid in Brampton, you might even meet the Mayor, Patrick Brown.

I told my brother Amir that Main Street Musalla is now CLOSED.

We both agreed, that for however long it was there, it served its purpose.

Likewise for all the small Musallahs around Toronto and Canada also no longer here post-Pandemic.

They remain as a Sadiqah Jariyah for all who made them possible.

Sayeda Khadija Centre hosts Pre-Iftar Talks on both Saturdays and Sundays each weekend during Ramadan 2023.

If you can’t make it out in person to listen and learn from, you can still watch Pre-Iftar Talks via livestream found on the Live tab on Faith of Life Network’s Youtube channel.

On this first Sunday of Ramadan, we prayed Asr at home then headed out to Sayeda Khadija Centre at 7150 Edwards Blvd. in Mississauga, Ontario.

Sometimes simply called SK Centre, this has been our Home Masjid for the duration of The Pandemic.

For those not attending tonight’s Pre-Iftar Talk, there is also a Drive-By Iftar Pick-up service available until they run out of prepared take-away Iftar Dinners.

Official graphic logo signage welcomes everyone arriving from the Edwards Blvd. front side of the building.

Into the beginning of the 1990s, there was still often a Quality Gap in presentation and presentation materials of Muslim stuff.

It was hard enough to organize, publicize, and succeed in creating Islamic projects, Design was lower as a priority than producing and realizing results.

A photocopy of a photocopy of photocopy handed out after Friday Prayers with necessary information was a given, with its table crumbs quality.

Why would it be any different??

That was during my Muslim childhood observations in Toronto.


Design and Identity and Values and Consistent Messaging are table stakes for Muslim Organizations and increasingly for Masjids.

Would you want to donate to a masjid with a crappy sign hanging out front?

How would Muslim kids feel when they saw that is where their parents are taking them to pray?

Sayeda Khadija Centre has had their logo almost from the beginning, if not from its very founding.

In the months leading into Ramadan 2023, the printed signage on the parking lot facing west side of the building now matches the one on the front of the centre.

The sign looks good and is easily recognizable from a distance at night as its colours fully light up.

This will likely become an important landmark for passengers riding the Hurontario Light Rail Train.

The LRT public transit line is currently under construction, along Highway 10/Hurontario Street.

Metrolinx held an information table inside Sayeda Khadija Centre a few Fridays before Ramadan to answer questions about the Derry LRT Station which will service the Masjid.

Light Rail isn’t the only Public Transit passing Sayeda Khadija Centre.

The masjid is immediately underneath the flight path of planes departing from or arriving at Pearson International Airport.

Looking up in the moments between walking from the car to the entrance of the masjid and this plane flew by overhead.

A regular occurance.

I don’t think aerial sounds have ever been loud enough to disrupt services inside.

Still kind of cool to look up and view the underbelly of an Airbus whenever it passes by.



Early days during the Pandemic, Islamic Institute of Toronto was closed due to public lockdowns in Ontario like every other Masjid and Islamic Centre.

Unlike every many Masjids and Islamic Centres,

IIT had the facilities to quickly create on online solution to keep their congregation connected, while introducing IIT to wider Ramadan communities.

During our now Fourth Pandmic Ramadan, The Resilent Hour has switched from that initial necessary daily Ramadan program, to a twice weekly schedule starting about an hour before Maghrib Sunset Time on Wednesdays and Fridays during Ramadan 2023.

If you’re outside of Ontario and can’t listen to the Reflections on Islam Daily Ramadan Program, IIT’s Resilient Hour remains a good go-to alternative at least 2/7ths of the time.

Hmmm… I think I used that line last year.

Also like in previous years, we broke our fast listening to Adhan Al Maghrib, The Call to Prayer after Sunset, which also concluded tonight’s Resilient Hour.

The Resilient Hour | Seizing the Blessings of Ramadan

Br. Farhad Khadim with Shaikh Ahmad Kutty

ASL Interpretation by Sister Aneesa


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!


This First full day of Fasting in Ramadan 2023 is in The Books.

InshAllah, this day is written in our Good Books.

Like in previous years of blogging 30 Masjids in 30 Days of Ramadan,

We’re making at least one daily stop listening to Ezz E. Gad host Reflections on Islam Special Ramadan Radio Program

I was wondering how many times I’ve broken my fast and blogged about it while listening to Reflections on Islam Radio and now looking at the following list, I’m sort of surprised…

There’s a gap for a few years.

During Ramadan 2016, I was travelling from Coast to Coast breaking fast in 30 Masjids in 30 Days in Canada.

Ramadans 2017 and 2018 I was in British Columbia blogging 30 Masjids in 30 Days around Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island.

Re-reading those previous entries one after another we can glimpse how important Reflections on Islam’s annual Ramadan Radio Program has been within Ramadan Culture for Muslims in Toronto and later on throughout Ontario.

During Ramadan 2011, it indeed was an over the air Radio broadcast from an A.M. Station in Niagara Falls.

By Ramadan 2013, it was off the air, yet having performed a digital Hijrah to the internet, Reflections On Islam Ramadan Radio Program remained on the air transformed into an online daily Livestream.

One benefit of migrating from a radio station time slot to their own website comes to mind.

Because the program is broadcast one half before Maghrib Sunset Time, every day the starting time on the air would change and not be fixed.

I recall at least on one occasion the Radio Station played the recorded program at the wrong time.

If memory serves, there was one time they re-played another day’s program or played the daily program out of order according to the 30 Days of Ramadan.

The decision to migrate from A.M. Radio to Digital Online Livestreams puts Reflections On Islam in its own house where they own all technical and timing decisions.

Alas, some Rogers customers in Ontario remain stuck with a Rogers’ out-of-province IP Address… and still can’t listen to the Livestream.

Livestreams remain geo-locked to Ontario based IP Addresses.

This year I realized that Reflections On Islam has started a Youtube Channel with 48 episodes available so far.

That’s a big deal for those of us who grew up watching weekly shows and sometimes being sad when we missed them.

The Television Program is still broadcast thrice weekly on VisionTV in Canada:

  • Fridays – 3:30 a.m.
  • Saturdays – 7:00 a.m.
  • Sundays – 11:00 a.m.

New episodes are broadcast on Saturday mornings then rerun Sunday morning.

It used to be that Friday’s Tahajjud timeslot would replay the episode broadcast the previous weekend.

Lately, I haven’t watched the Friday broadcast to confirm if this is still being done.

A number of times if I missed either of the Weekend shows, I made a very early Friday morning effort to wake up and watch it before Fajr, or after Fajr, depending on the time of year.

You can read a little more about the history of Reflections on Islam in my post from Day 11 of Ramadan 2020 written during first Ramadan of the Pandemic.

We’re now in the Fourth year of the Pandemic.

For the First Full day of Fasting in our fourth Pandemic Ramadan,

We opened our fast with an Iftar tablespread listening to Reflections on Islam‘s Adhan Al Maghrib being Livestreamed according to Toronto local time…

And if you’re within Ontario, for the remainder of Ramadan 2023, you can too, InshAllah.

Inflation’s effect on Ramadan celebrations

Saboor Khan with the Muslim Association of Canada talks about how high food prices are influencing how people preparing Iftar meals for large groups during Ramadan.

Aired: March 23, 2023

CBC London Morning with Rebecca Zandbergen

The Risks of Ramadan fasting for Diabetics and People on Medication

Family doctor and diabetes expert Mervat Bakeer gives London Morning advice on how people with diabetes and other medical conditions can approach Ramadan fasting.

Aired: March 23, 2023

CBC London Morning with Rebecca Zandbergen

Muslim Calendars begin each day following Sunset, rather than Midnight.

So following my Moonsighting Report, it’s now the First Night of Ramadan 2023, even if it is still March 22.

Fasting will begin at dawn tomorrow, Thursday March 23 2023.

For tonight, my mom wanted to pray the Holy Month’s first Isha & Taraweeh at Noon Academy‘s Masjid in Brampton.

So that’s where we prayed on Night 1.

Adhan Al Isha, The Call to The Night Prayer.

Salat Al Isha, The Night Prayer.

We had arrived early enough to make the first line.

The brothers’ had filled the first four rows of the prayer hall, by my count, about 100 men and perhaps a similar number of sisters were here.

Plus the random number of children who are always hard to count.

So maybe one hundred and fifty worshippers were present for Salat Al Isha.

The Imam of Noon Academy, Shaykh Waleed Almakee, shared some short reminders before Salat Al Taraweeh began.

Among the reminders was reciting the dua that The Prophet, Upon Whom Be Peace, recited upon seeing the new crescent.

Shaykh Waleed recited it and then asked us to repeat after him…

اللَّهُمَّ أَهْلِلْهُ عَلَيْنَا بِالْيُمْنِ وَالإِيمَانِ وَالسَّلاَمَةِ وَالإِسْلاَمِ رَبِّي وَرَبُّكَ اللَّهُ

Allahumma ahlilhu `alainā bil-yumni wal-iman, was-salamati wal-Islam, rabbi wa rabbuk Allah

O Allah, bring it over us with blessing and faith, and security and Islam.

My Lord and your Lord is Allah.

[ Tirmidhi: 3451 ]

…In this way, everybody present ended up reciting the dua upon sighting of the new crescent.

In First Nights of Ramadans past, I can’t recall an Imam asking us to recite this dua along with him.

I’ve heard the Dua, but reciting it…hmmm.

Well, Noon Academy is an Islamic School, and Shaykh Waleed is an educator, how could I not learn something tonight.

Another reminder was that Imam Shafi’i held the opinion that Zakat Al-Fitr can be paid from the beginning of Ramadan.

Noon Academy is following that opinion and already assigned a specific Donation Box earmarked for Zakat al-Fitr on this First Night of Ramadan.

The Qiraat, Qur’an Recitation, during Taraweeh was melodious and unrushed.

After four Rakats, the congregration pauses and collectively recites Surah Al-Iklahs three times.

It’s Tag-Team-Taraweeh after four Rakats, with Shaykh Waleed leading Rakats five through eight.

We prayed Eight Rakats (units) of Taraweeh, as that was what my Mom is able to do nowadays.

Noon Academy completes 20 Rakats each night.

Ramadan 2023 has begun and beginning tonight, I’ve started wearing my Green Square again.

Noon Academy in Brampton has nightly Taraweeh and Community Iftars on Saturday, with pre-registration required.

And if you do come to Noon Academy, it’s Bring You Own Water Bottle . . .

AsalamAlayKum Everybody,

On this Wednesday Evening, March 22 2023,

It’s a re-run of last year’s start of Ramadan 2022 Negative Moonsighting Report . . .



Clouds remain over the entire Toronto Metropolitan Area.


After praying Maghrib I still went out to search for the New Crescent.

As expected, I could not see it.

For the second consecutive first night of Ramadan in a row,

This is a Negative Moonsighting Report from Brampton, Ontario, Canada on Wednesday evening March 22 2023.

Ramadan 1444 Mubarak to All !