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— Haris Celic (@HarisCelic) July 8, 2014
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— HïMY SYeD (@HiMYSYeD) July 11, 2014
I’ve been editing and re-editing this blog post, but it just ain’t coming together the way it deserves and needs to be. So for the moment, until I can sit down properly somewhere to go at it again, InshAllah, and re-do this entry, this temporary placeholder paragraph is it. Gathered are tweets and photos and a couple of videos plus audio of the Jumah Qhutbah. The one thing I want to at least mention right now, is that 30Masjids visited Khalid Mosque during Ramadan 2012. Back then, I wrote about their Janaza/Funeral facilities for Muslims in this part of the city and how vital that was. I could not have imagined two Ramadans later, I would be attending a Janaza here on this day, and struggling to write about Abshir Hassan, a school teacher who was gunned down.
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Today’s Reminder was about the Validity of Qur’an as Revelation, in the Month of The Qur’an, Ramadan.
Received the following email…
date: 6 July 2014 18:52
subject: Family friendly mosque
Salam. I stumbled across your blog ( I really like the concept!)
I am hoping you might know… Are there any mosques in Toronto, north York, Scarborough, thornhill in which iftaar and dinner is family friendly.. Meaning men and women sit together.
I know noor cultural centre does it, though not everyday. Thought?
Day 8 – VIDEO: Month of Mercy – Shaikh Abdullah Hakim Quick – Iftar and Lecture Program, Islamic Institute of Toronto
Each Saturday in the Month of Ramadan, The Islamic Institute of Toronto hosts an Iftar and Lecture Program.
I wrote about IIT at length on Day 6 of 30Masjids in 2011.
His lecture had breadth and depth weaving into it many threads:
- Marking Canada Day and reminding us that Muslims were present at Canada’s Founding
- Aboriginal Concept of Niskam in The Mi’kmaq Nation in Newfoundland and similarities with Islam
- Instinct in Migratory Birds and how they fly to the same trees year after year
- Why Fasting is not in vain, rather it is a Mercy on the Human Being
- Using Handheld devices during the Month of Ramadan
Day 7 – Muslim Community Iftar Dinner – 31 Division Community Response Unit – Toronto Police Service
— HïMY SYeD (@HiMYSYeD) July 4, 2014
For this First Friday of Ramadan 2014, I wanted to tie up a lose end from Ramadan 2012.
Back then, I prayed Asr in the Dixon Musallah at 340 Dixon Road.
There, I learned that Jumah was performed in a much larger space next door at 320 Dixon Road in the underground parking lot. I made the effort to make it out there and alhumdulillah, was finally able to so.
— HïMY SYeD (@HiMYSYeD) July 3, 2014
Today’s Reminder was a continuation and conclusion of Monday’s Islamic Reminder regarding the many Blessings of Ramadan and how best to earn those Blessings.