Whose Line is it Anyway?Sh. Jamac Hareed

The ever-changing opinion of Islam and Muslims around the world especially in the media, particularly given recent political events, is depicted as darkness. It is clearly not an accurate representation of our faith and our communities. So how do we reclaim the light the Allah (swt) has given us? What is our responsibility as servants of Allah (swt)? Sh. Jamac Hareed describes how to turn darkness into positive action and light.

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Sheikh Mohamed Yaffa from Halifax is in town for the Generation Muslim 7.0 Conference in Surrey where he will be speaking.

Tonight, he was the guest speaker at MAC Vancouver‘s Friday Night Community Pot-Luck Dinner and Qiyam.

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Eid Al-Adha Takbeerat

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Eid Al-Adha Mubarak from Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza in Downtown Vancouver, B.C.

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Vancouver Muslim Community Centre usually hosts Friday Jumah Prayers in the Auditorium of the Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library.

The Auditorium wasn’t available this week, so VMCC moved Jumah across the street and held it outdoors.

Nice Change. Nice Qhutbah (Sermon) too.

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EidFest / Muslim Day at PlayLand has been organized by Vancouver’s Ajyal for Youth Development Society since 2007.

This is the largest annual Public Eid-al-Fitr Celebration in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.

This video provides a taste of the evening’s EidFest program held in the Lagoon Picnic area on the Pacific National Exhibition grounds.

EidFest included Nasheeds, Games, Contests, and Prizes for the young ones.
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Concluding Video for 30 Masjids Across Canada in 30 Days, recorded during Muslim Association of Canada’s Eid Al Fitr Festival inside the Vancouver Convention Centre.

There are one or two more stories I hope to add in the coming days to properly wrap up Ramadan 2016.

There are photos I was unable to edit and didn’t include in existing stories.

InshAllah, will do all that soon.

For now, I need to take a nice long rest, here in Vancouver. If you can offer up a nice place to crash, please let me know!

If you’re in Lower Mainland of BC and would like to connect before I leave Vancouver, please hit me up via Twitter: @30Masjids.

That’s it for the moment.

Eid Mubarak!

HiMY SYeD

“Masha Allah huge salatul Eid prayer at the Edmonton Islamic Academy almost a total of 10,000 people in attendance.

“Eid Mubarak to you all and may He accept our fasting and good deeds.

“Thanks to Br Mohammad Zahwee for sharing the cellphone video recording.”

Al Rashid Mosque, Edmonton Alberta, Canada

One of the three largest Eid Al Fitr gatherings in Lower Mainland of British Columbia, takes place in Richmond, in the open air of Latrace Field.

Video of Eid Al Fitr Qhutbah and Worshippers was filmed and edited by Abdulhamid Mohamed.


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001 - Jamia Masjid Vancouver - 655 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver British Columbia -Tuesday July 5 2016

LAST Iftar of Ramadan 2016 for 30 Masjids CANADA was inside Vancouver’s FIRST Masjid, founded in 1966.

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00 - Al-Masjid Al-Jamia Vancouver - 655 West 8th Avenue - Vancouver, British Columbia - Tuesday July 5 2016

 

On Day 30 of 30 Masjids CANADA, we conclude inside Jamia Masjid Vancouver at 655 West 8th Avenue in Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia.

This is British Columbia’s FIRST Masjid. It is Vancouver’s first and oldest Masjid.

Awaiting Salat Al-Asr, we met Mohammad Iqbal.

He was a student in 1968 and has witnessed the birth and growth of The BCMAThe British Columbia Muslim Association.

He was kind enough to share some of his memories growing up in Vancouver where this remains his Neighbourhood Masjid.

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00 - Downtown Vancouver Musallah - 888 Granville Street - Vancouver, British Columbia - Tuesday July 5 2016

When I was in downtown Vancouver about 12 years ago, I found myself at a loss for a place to simply pray and then get on with my day. The Jamia Masjid Vancouver was close to Downtown but it was not in Downtown.

Today, alhumdulillah, I was able to pray my Dhuhr prayers, on this last day of Ramadan 2016 in the Musallah at 888 Granville Street.

The entrance is via the back alley. Press the buzzer, the people who are staffing the cash at the front of the address, see you via security camera, then remotely open the door for you.

I was first to arrive today for Dhuhr. A brother let me in. There is space for 20 people. Anything more is really pushing it. There is NO Friday, Jumah Prayers here.

This really feels like Steve Rockwell‘s Deedat Centre back in Toronto, though it is much smaller than even that.

10 - Downtown Vancouver Musallah - 888 Granville Street - Vancouver, British Columbia - Tuesday July 5 2016

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Recorded aboard BC Ferries en route from Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island towards Tsawwassen on British Columbia’s Lower Mainland.

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