Day 26 of 30 Canadian Masjids🕌 in 30 Days…
Safely arrived in #PrinceGeorge BC via Greyhound.
— HïMY SYeD (@30masjids) 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.