Omair and HiMY inside Masjid Dar As-Salam, Charlottletown, PEI 20160612_210916

Guest Blog Post By Omair Imtiaz | Charlottetown, PEI

As Salam Alaykum wa Rahmatu Allahi wa barakatuhu

Such a pleasure to have our well travelled Br. Himy join us at Masjid Dar As Salam here in Canada’s smallest province.

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First and oldest Muslim Cemetery in the Maritime Provinces of Canada is found on Bible Hill, just outside Truro, Nova Scotia.

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02 - Al-Batool Islamic Society - Bedford, Nova Scotia - Early Sunday June 12 2016

Al-Batool Islamic Society is located in the Rockingham area of the Bedford Highway at number 249 Bedford Highway in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Passing by overnight en route to Fajr Dawn Prayers at Halifax’s newest Masjid, Al-Barakah, I snapped a couple of photographs.

It’s on the same highway Al-Rasoul Islamic Society is on, but on the Halifax side of municipal boundary line.

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01 - Al-Rasoul Islamic Society - Bedford, Nova Scotia - Saturday June 11 2016

“Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings. New ideas must use old buildings.”

— Jane Jacobs

Al-Rasoul Islamic Society in Bedford, Nova Scotia serves about 100 local Muslim families from a Former Fire Station converted into a Masjid.

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“The Imam of Azhar, Sheikh Hani, has Ijazah in The 10 Different Ways of Recitation and The 4 Variant Ones too.

“His speciality is the Qur’an.

“Sheikh Hani has won many awards, including the King’s Award in Saudi Arabia and a raft of other places.

“CID’s resident Imam, Sheikh Ahmed, also a Graduate of Ahzar (in Shariah) has Ijazah to teach Qur’an.

“Both are hufaz of high quality and both have documented sanad ( chain up to the Messenger of Allah ( s.a.w).”

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