05 - Jumah al Wida - Last Friday of Ramadan - Prince George Islamic Centre - Canada Day - July 1 2016

When planning 30 Masjids CANADA earlier this year, it was always a personal priority to make it to Prince George and pray Jumah-tul-Widah, the Final Friday Prayer in Ramadan.

I was last here in 2004. In visiting friends who were studying at the Newish University of Northern British Columbia, I found myself alone without any Muslim Community to speak of.

Looking through the Phone Book, something people did back then, I only found a single Muslim sounding name, yet was unable to make a connection.

For the one Friday I was here back then, I prayed Dhuhr. I can’t say for sure, but knowing myself, it’s likely I prayed that one day, there would in fact be a Masjid in Prince George, and along with that, a local Muslim Community to go with it.

Alhumdulillah, in the time since, 12 years later, here I am attending not only a regular Congregational Friday Prayer, Jumah, but Jumah-tul-Widah, the last Friday Prayer of Ramadan 2016.

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00 - Isha - Laylatul Qadr - Masjid At-Taqwa - 10654 101st Street, Edmonton Alberta - June 29 2016

Having broke my Fast earlier in the evening at Al Rashid Mosque’s 7th Annual A Taste of Ramadan in Centennial Plaza, I made the short walk over to Masjid At-Taqwa in Downtown Edmonton at 10654 101st Street for Isha, Taraweeh, and ultimately Fajr.

It is the Night of the 25th of Ramadan.

One of the possibilities for Laylatul Qadr, The Night of Power.

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000 - A Taste of Ramadan - Centennial Plaza - Edmonton, Alberta - Wednesday June 29 2016


Lots of free food, clothing, diverse culture, and activities for the whole family

On Wednesday June 29, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

101A Avenue & 100 Street
(South side of Library)

– Everyone is Welcome –

Welcome and Drum Song by Michelle

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00 - Old Masjid Quba Location - Parking Lot - Tuesday June 28 2016


Syed Hussain, a volunteer with Masjid Quba in Central Edmonton, is managing the Itikaf program here.

After Fajr, Dawn Prayers, the brother drove us around downtown showing me a number of sites of Interest to Canadian Muslims.

We recorded this podcast during the drive around Central Edmonton this morning.

Our discussion features The History of Muslims in Central Edmonton, and background of one its tireless Community Organizing Leaders, Sheikh Hussein.

We conclude the podcast by learning backstory of the Dome inside their Masjid.

01 - Masjid Quba - Dome INSIDE The Masjid - Tuesday June 28 2016

Minor Correction: Near the beginning of the podcast, I state it’s start of Day 24, Got ahead of myself there. Today is actually Day 23 of Ramadan 2016.

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Recapping what was learned yesterday visiting Lloydminster Islamic Centre.

00 - Lloydminster Islamic Centre - Saskatchewan - Saturday June 25 2016

Lloydminister Islamic Centre is literally a block and a half from the Alberta border.

You’ll easily find it at 4610 49 Avenue in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan :

“From HWY 16 go one block north on 49 Ave and it is located on the left. Lloydminster Islamic Centre is on the South of Post Office”

The Masjid is on a block that has as its neighbours: the town’s four-plex cinema, the Post Office on one side, the Native Friendship Centre as their other next door neighbour, and the Regional Municipal town hall a block away.

The building’s architectural design would stand out were it located in Toronto or even Vancouver.

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