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doors open toronto 2014 official poster

Every year, The City of Toronto, in partnership with many building owners, decide to open up their public and private spaces.

In 2014, Doors Open Toronto (@Doors_OpenTO) falls on May 24 and May 25.

For one full weekend the wider community may visit and enjoy free tours, learn about the architecture, or simply scratch the itch of curiosity about buildings people have only seen from the outside.

It just so happens that ALL SIX ISLAMIC Buildings participating in Doors Open Toronto 2014 have been visited and blogged about by 30 Masjids at some point during the past three Ramadans!

Personally, I’m volunteering this year at two locations:

  • Leading tours of Masjid Toronto on Saturday and Sunday Morning between 10 a.m and 1 p.m.
  • Welcoming Visitors to the Canadian Sufi Cultural Centre between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

Would love to meet readers of this blog in person!  Please ask if I’m around when you arrive.

Hopefully, some of you can make it out at the above times, InshAllah.

Following are complete Doors Open Details, Location, Timings, plus links to their corresponding 30Masjids blog stories:

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Mezquita de Bogotá, Colombia - Masjid Abou Bakr Alsiddiq

As I arrived in Masjid Abou Bakr Alsiddiq, The Mezquita de Bogotá, the Friday Qhutbah has already begun…

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InshAllah, Alhumdulillah, I will properly updated this blog post. For the moment Here are three images I took during our Jumah in the World Urban Forum in Medellín…

Recording of Jumah Qhutbah I delivered in WUF7 Muslim Prayer Space on Friday April 11, 2014:

 
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Muslim Prayer Room, World Urban Forum, WUF7 Green Pavillion 4th Floor, Plaza Mayor, Medellín Colombia, Saturday April 5 2014 - 019

AsalamAlayKum from the World Urban Forum in Medellín, Colombia!

With 25,000+ people registered for this United Nations sponsored Biennial forum on Cities and Urbanism, there are bound to be many, many Muslims in attendance.

On the Morning of Saturday April 5, 2014, the First Official Day of WUF7, I asked where the “Multi-Faith Prayer or Meditation Room was?”

After a few moments at one of the numerous Information Kiosks, I was taken by one of the Volunteers to the 4th Floor of the Green (see what WUF7 Organizers did there!) Pavillion.

Pleasantly surprised to see that this wasn’t a Multi-Faith Prayer Space but a Dedicated Muslim Prayer Room, for both Males and Females!

Muslim Prayer Room, World Urban Forum, WUF7 Green Pavillion 4th Floor, Plaza Mayor, Medellín Colombia, Saturday April 5 2014 - 007

The Qibla Direction was already posted. But no prayer times.

In 2010, I attended World Urban Forum 5 in Rio De Janeiro. The Prayer Space was Multi-Faith. Friday was the last day of the WUF5, like it is now.

Then, we didn’t perform Jumah there, instead because I knew where Rio’s ONLY Masjid was, me and group of African Muslims, hopped into Mini-Buses they had rented, and we headed out to make Jumah. Upon Arrival, we had just missed it. So we all prayed Dhuhr together.

I took it upon myself to schedule a Jumah here at WUF7, InshAllah…

WUF7 Jumah Qhutbah will be at 1 p.m. on Friday April 11 2014, on the 4th Floor of the Green Pavillion, in the Muslim Prayer Room.

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New moonsighting for Tuesday April 1 2014 from in front of Medellin's only masjid

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Sister Rania has lived in Medellín, Colombia for eight years.
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