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انا لله وانا اليه راجعون

~To Allah we belong, and unto Him is our return~

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our dear brother, Imam Raid Miqdadi, who passed away this morning in Hamilton.

Imam Raid was the Imam for Umar Masjid until his health no longer allowed him to serve our community.

Imam Raid was the son-in-law of Shaykh Arafat Elashi and the uncle of Sister Danah Elsayed (Imam Hosam’s wife).

Salatul Janaza will be held today, Thursday, June 9, 2016 after Dhuhr prayers (1:35 pm) at the Hamilton Mountain Mosque.

May Allah (SWT) grant our dear brother a place in Jannat-ul-Firdous and give his family strength and patience to get through this difficult time. ~Ameen~

Mountain Mosque Address:
1545 Stone Church Road East
Hamilton, ON L8W 3P8

30 Masjids visited Hamilton, Ontario during Ramadan 2013.

If you live in the Greater Golden Horseshoe area of Southern Ontario and are able to, please attend this Janaza / Funeral Prayer in Hamilton.

I’m currently in Halifax, Nova Scotia, otherwise I’d make an effort to attend myself.



Adhan Al Asr / The Call to Late Afternoon Prayer.


Salat Al Asr / The Late Afternoon Prayer.


Adhan Al Maghrib / The Call to Sunset Prayer. Iftar, time to break the Fast.


Salat Al Maghrib / The Prayer after Sunset.


Iftar Dinner is on the Third Floor. Note the unlabeled elevator buttons that exists now for floors that are not yet built. Someone is thinking, and planning, and designing in pre-emptively for future expansion.


It’s not a BIG Public Iftar night at CID, yet there are BIG Iftar Dinner choices.


…And BIG Iftar Dinner Plates to answer those Big Appetites after a very long day of Fasting…



Salat Al Isha / The Night Prayer.


Taraweeh Prayers / The Optional Extra Nightly Prayers held during Ramadan Nights.


Cups of tea are poured and shared after Taraweeh Prayers are concluded.

A nice warm way to end this very long Day 2 of Ramadan 2016, which began at Fajr in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and ends after Taraweeh in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

01 - Fajr - Dawn Prayer - Masjid Al-Noor, Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, St John's - Tuesday June 7 2016

Early each morning, Masjid Al-Noor in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, opens its doors inviting worshippers to perform Salat al-Fajr

The First Dawn Prayer in North America.

Observed Each Day in Congregation.

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01 - Taraweeh - Masjid al-Noor - 430 Logy Bay road - St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador - Monday June 6 2016

Masjid Al-Noor at 430 Logy Bay Road, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

First time here was Sunday morning when I prayed Fajr outside a closed Masjid.

Tonight is the first time inside.

Taraweeh Night Prayers had already begun.

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00 - IFTAR - Muslim Students Association - Memorial University - St John's Newfoundland - June 7 2016

The Muslim Students’ Association at Memorial University in St. John’s provides Free Iftar for its campus community each weekday during Ramadan.

If one is looking to attend a Public Iftar in Newfoundland, this is it.

The only one in town.

The only one anywhere in The Province.

The Eastern most Public Iftar in North America…

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08 - Suhoor - Fajr - 125 - The Brothers' House - St John's Nfld - Monday June 6 2016

You can’t find it on IslamicFinder. You won’t see it on Salat-o-Matic.

This may be Newfoundland’s third Musallah. Yet it’s much more than that…

40 minutes until Dawn, until Fasting, begins in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

2:15 a.m. and I’m knocking on the door of “125”.

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02 - Night 1 - Taraweeh - Muslim Students Association - The Landing - Student Centre - Memorial University

St. John’s has two Taraweeh Prayers on this First Night in Ramadan 2016.

Here on Campus, Muslim Students’ Association has arranged for Isha and Taraweeh Prayers in The Landing, a large multi-use space in the Student Centre Building.

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Report filed with for Ramadan 1 1437 / Sunday June 5 2016 :

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02 - dhuhr - mun - msa - st john's newfoundland and labrador

The Muslim Students’ Association at Memorial University holds all five daily prayers.

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Many Thanks to Philanthropist Faisal Kutty.

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

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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