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.
Ramadan Greetings from Toronto Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly, Premier Kathleen Wynne, Prime Minister Stephen Harper
— Norm Kelly (@DMayorKelly) June 29, 2014
I want to extend my best wishes to all those celebrating this holiest month on the Muslim calendar. Ramadan Mubarak
— Kathleen Wynne (@Kathleen_Wynne) June 30, 2014
— Stephen Harper (@pmharper) June 27, 2014
Today’s Reminder was a good re-introduction regarding the many Blessings of Ramadan and how best to earn those Blessings.
It’s the first Saturday of Ramadan 2014. I wasn’t quite sure if TARIC Islamic Centre, which 30Masjids first visited in Ramadan 2011, would still be be serving Iftar Dinner in addition to the simple Iftar of breaking the fast.
Why TARIC? Tonight?
My mom was reminiscing how TARIC had become my Dad’s favourite Masjid. Consequently, she wanted to visit TARIC on this first full day of fasting. So we made the trek out there from our side of the City; upon arrival with plenty of time to spare, we learned, that yes, Iftar Dinner was indeed still on.
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