In Madinah, there is the original Masjid Qiblatain. The original Qiblah, or direction during prayer, was towards the Dome of The Rock in Jerusalem.

The Prophet Muhammad, Upon Whom be Peace, recieved Revelation that the Qiblah would change from facing North-West and Jerusalem to South, and facing the Kaabah in Makkah.

Winnipeg’s first and oldest masjid, at 247 Hazelwood Avenue in the St. Vital neighbourhood was constructed at a time of questioning by North American Muslims of the then South-East direction towards Makkah, and whether we should face North-East.

That discussion had consequences for Winnipeg’s Muslims, as they ended up building a masjid with Two Qiblahs.

The masjid at 247 Hazelwood, is Canada’s own Masjid Qiblatain.

For Day 16 of Ramadan 2016, a video tour in and around Winnipeg’s Grand Mosque, One of two under stewardship by The Manitoba Islamic Assocation, at 2445 Waverley Street.

A 30 Canadian Masjids in 30 Days Half-Time Report from Winnipeg, Manitoba on Day 15 of Ramadan 2016 / Monday June 20 2016.

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02 - Manitoba Islamic Association - Benefit Iftar supporting Coalition for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women - Winnipeg Grand Mosque - Sunday June 19 2016


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10 - It's Ramadan Curious George - Hena Khan - Manitoba Islamic Association - 2445 Waverley Rd - Winnipeg

“We need more Muslim writers; we need more Muslims to tell our stories, so that other people can learn about who we are.”

Hena Khan

Hena Khan, Children’s Author, held her first-ever Canadian meet & greet at Manitoba Islamic Association‘s Winnipeg Grand Mosque on Sunday afternoon, Day 14 of Ramadan 2016, to celebrate her latest book, It’s Ramadan, Curious George.

Winnipeg, so far, is her only Canadian stop celebrating her new book.

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