Day 11Masjid Zakariya

 

 

Bismillah…

Introducing 30Masjids BIG Photoblog !

 

 

First Collection is Turkish Tiles.

Inspired by the response to Boston.com’s BIG PICTURE Ramadan Series each year, we’ll continue posting our Ramadan Collections until Eid al Fitr.

The intention is also share Muslim Stories in BIG Photographs after Ramadan as an ongoing open submission photoblog the rest of the year.

Forgive the rough edges, there are many.

Our next collection will be posted as soon as possible, titled “The First Ten Days”

Ramadan Mubarak!

HiMY SYeD

 

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It’s almost time to break the fast.

Islamic Foundation of Toronto or Nugget Mosque  hosts Iftars for locals everyday.

Sundays hosts a wider invitation towards the general Muslim population for Iftar.

It’s Sunday Night…

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It’s early Sunday Morning. Day 10.

Actually, it’s very early Sunday Morning.

Exiting Masjid Huzaifah after Taraweeh prayers, I decide to stay in Scarborough and make my way to the Tim Horton’s across from Nugget Mosque, nickname for The Islamic Foundation of Toronto.

Foundation, (its other nickname) occupies the south west corner of Nugget Avenue and Markham Road, one block north of Sheppard Avenue East.

Year round during the day, Dome and Minaret are a Scarborough Landmark.

During Ramadan nights, they both become impossible to miss.

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30Masjids made the front page of the GTA Section in The Toronto Star.

Many thanks to Toronto Star Reporter Noor Javed (@njaved).

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. . . having left Masjid Qurtabah at 10:18 p.m. as the Muezzin was in the middle of performing Adhan Al Isha, the Night Call to Prayer, I have travelled on bike 12 minutes and am arriving in front of Jame Masjid Huzaifah.

As I begin slowing down, the Muezzin here is in the middle perform his Adhan Al Isha. Huzaifah begins praying at 10:30 p.m.

It is as if nothing was lost. I hadn’t skipped a beat.

I lock my bike to the only spot that is ready available, the sign in front of the Masjid.

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Masjid Qurtabah is located in back of North American Muslim Foundation (NAMF) at 4140 Finch Avenue East in the Agincourt area of Scarborough. One enters it through a side entrance.

Today is Day 9 of Ramadan 2012. The second big Saturday. Every Masjid Iftar location will be hopping in hosting their BIG Community Iftar.

This is the weekend many organizations double down and host speakers or make it a fundraising event addressing a captive audience between Asr and Maghrib before Iftar.

Tonight, NAMF hosts a Lecture titled  Countering Islamophobia in Canada.  That title more than anything else is what drew me here.

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Masjid Khalid bin Al-Walid or simply Khalid Mosque, which doubles as their twitter handle (@KhalidMosque), is pretty much known by everybody in the wider Muslim Community.

They are located at 16 Bethridge Road, immediately west of Kipling Avenue, in the Etobicoke North neighbourhood of Rexdale.

I easily reached it after leaving the Bosnian Islamic Centre on bike, turned right on Kipling, cycled for about an hour, then turned left at Bethridge.

People know where this masjid is even if they never have been here. One may assume they are known because it was one of the first Big Somali masjids. That wouldn’t begin to tell the story.

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The Story of Turkish Tiles by Tevfik Baba

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The Bosnian Islamic Centre is only a few blocks east of the Canadian Sufi Cultural Centre.

Being between Jumah and Asr, the time was perfect to make my Annual Pilgrimage to South Etobicoke, as I wrote last year.
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The previous Saturday on Day 2, Tevfik Baba invited me for Jumah Prayers.

Alhumdulillah, I biked from Downtown Toronto and arrived in time at the Sufi Centre to take some photographs that weren’t possible earlier.

We read Jumah Friday Prayers, then hung around for a while.

By the end of my Jumah in the Sufi Centre there was possiblity of three–not just one–blog posts.

This first post will only be a few photographs and something of the Khutbah.

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Day 7 was the first day of 30 Masjids Ramadan 2012 that I left the area code.

It was also the first time this year I didn’t break fast inside a Masjid.

Uh Oh. 30 Masjids 2012 technically just became. . .  31 Masjids.

SeekersHub Toronto isn’t a Masjid. It’s an Islamic Learning Centre.

SeekersHub Toronto isn’t in Toronto. It’s in Mississauga . . .

Unit 10, 2355 Royal Windsor Drive, Clarkson.

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Masjidur Rahmah.

328 Parliament Street, a few doors and one laneway north of Dundas Street East in Regent Park.

This is where I tried to break fast on Day 1, yet it took until tonight to do so…

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Day 7 – SeekersHub Toronto

 

@ Been wanting to include @ during this year's @ GTA Ramadan tour. Friday evening good or is Tonight better?
@HiMYSYeD
HiMY SYeD
@ @ Tonight better... 8 pm mawlid, then Iftar, lesson, then Isha/Tarawih...
@FarazRabbani
Faraz Rabbani
@ InshAllah, will make best effort to be at @ for Asr and stay til the end. #30Masjids
@HiMYSYeD
HiMY SYeD
@ note that @ is a learning centre, not a formal mosque -- not open for all prayers... Will open around 7.30 tonight
@FarazRabbani
Faraz Rabbani