Anwar Sajad in Hospital

“They’re just nice people,”

“They’ve always got the neighbourhood kids over there. They are the kind of people you want for neighbours.”

Barb Hughes, she lives two doors down from The Sajad Family

During the First Ten Days of Ramadan, on Tuesday July 16 2013, Hamilton Taxi Driver Anwar Sajad picked up two men and one woman at a grocery store at Upper Paradise and Mohawk Road.

After driving them to an address on Limeridge Road West, Anwar Sajad was savagely beaten.
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For this year’s Eid al Fitr, the Muslim Association of Canada has arranged for this sign on the front lawn of Old City Hall, Toronto.

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01 - Ibrahim Jam-E Mosque - 778 King Street East - Hamilton Ontario - Wednesday August 7 2013
This Isha prayer was originally intended to be performed in the Downtown Hamilton Mosque, but when I learned during Iftar that another Masjid was only blocks away, I had to take the opportunity to visit.

The first Isha after the end of the month of Ramadan was just such an opportunity.
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01 - Passing ISNA Canada Headquarters, as seen from GO Transit Bus on QEW, en route to Hamilton - Wednesday August 7 2013

02 - August 8 dim sum sushi, Restaurant in Strip Mall, Hamilton Ontario - Wednesday August 7 2013

03 - Hamilton Downtown Mosque at 96 Wilson Street - Wednesday August 7 2013
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If you don’t try and fail, you won’t really learn anything. And if you don’t even try, you won’t even fail.

Says Ziyaad Mia (@Give_30), Creator and Project Co-ordinator of the Give 30 Campaign.

Today, 30 Masjids met Give 30 on Day 30 of Ramadan 2013
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To The Brother sitting beside me who asked me to email him a copy of this video as he saw me recording it: I gave you the URL to this website instead and promised I would post the video today. InshAllah, I trust you found this website and this little acknowledgement of your request. Eid Mubarak!
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Aasiya Hussain of Ecohesian in Canada's backyard - Tuesday August 6 2013

The following is a quick rambling mash-up somewhere in-between an interview, my questions, Aasiya’s answers, and our overall conversation. Aasiya and I met for a few minutes during her afternoon break, where she works in Toronto as an Outdoor Professional…
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Imam Ali (AS) Masjid, 1606 Walkley Road, Ottawa - Sunday August 4 2013

Having prayed Dhuhr in the Ottawa Islamic Centre, I began walking towards the South Keys neighbourhood in Ottawa South towards Assalam Muslim Association.

En route, I spotted the Imam Ali (AS) Masjid.
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01 - Ottawa Islamic Centre, Assalam Mosque, 2335 St Laurent, Ottawa - Saturday August 3 2013

One of the casualties of Some Masjids following visual Moonsighting to determine the Ramadan Calendar Month, and others going by astronomical calculations, is that I forgot it was Layla tul Qadr.. for me. While it was still the night of the 26th for everyone else!

Nobody’s perfect, Alhumdulillah…

I got in Isha, Taraweeh minus two rakats of eight, and almost all of Tahajjud. Somewhere in there I went to Timmies, and tweeted some pics of Iftar, which now makes up the previous blog post.

The battery’s almost dead on my netbook as I type this sitting outside a Starbucks in South Keys Shopping Centre in Ottawa South. Rain drops keep spitting on my keyboard.

IF I CAN, InshAllah, I will update this blog post with proper captions and explanations of the images presented. For now, here’s what last night looked like at the Ottawa Islamic Centre also known as Assalam Mosque.
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Guest Blog Post by Brother Abubacar | Sudbury, Ontario

Salamu Aleykum Br. Himy,

NMA Inc. is a registered charitable organization founded in 2008 by a few brothers (4 or 5 core).

The goal of NMA is the promotion and teachings of the Values and Principles of Islam according to Qur’an and Sunnah of our beloved ar-Rassul-ul-Allah (pbuh).

It is important that our families, children, develop and maintain a proper Muslim character and identity (which encourages tolerance and mutual respect among different Faiths, cultures).

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01 - Gatineau Mosque - Centre Islamique de l’Outaouais, 4 rue Lois, Hull, Gatineau, Quebec - Friday August 2 2013

This was kind of a tough decision. And also an easy one.
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