London Muslim Mosque Mimbar after Dhuhr prayers Tuesday July 9 2013

 

Day 1 of 30 Masjids Ontario

 

I’ve arrived in time at the London Muslim Mosque for afternoon Dhuhr Prayers having travelled by bus from Downtown Toronto earlier this morning.

However, Day 1 of 30 Masjids Ontario does not necessarily mean Day 1 of Ramadan in London, Ontario.

This Muslim Community determines the start of Lunar months by actual moonsighting reports, hence Ramadan locally will begin tomorrow, Wednesday July 10 2013.

Having personally decided to start my Ramadan going by pre-determined lunar calculations, it is already the first full day of fasting for me.

InshAllah, God-Alone Willing, I’ll spend more than one day here in London, with several different stories being shared on the blog. I’ve barely been here a few hours, and story-wise already have several promising leads.

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Masjid Toronto Main Prayer Hall Fajr Dawn Prayer time Tuesday July 9 2013

Masjid Toronto has appeared on the blog previously, so this is just a quick update.

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Night 1 - Masjid Toronto at Adelaide front entrance Monday July 8 2013

Masjid Toronto. At Adelaide. At 84 1/2 Adelaide Street East in fact.

This is Toronto’s newest Masjid. It’s been in the works for two years. This Ramadan all that planning, fundraising, and programming will bear fruit.

Masjid Toronto at Adelaide is located across the street from St James Park. The same park which became semi-famous for being the location of Occupy Toronto.

It is a few minute’s stroll east of the Financial District. Thus it is very convenient for the countless number of Muslims who work in the Downtown Core.

In lieu of stained glass, this second downtown location managed by MAC, the Muslim Association of Canada, welcomes worshipers and greets guests with the same Decorative Privacy Film dreamed up by Apex Window Films found on Masjid Toronto‘s windows over on Dundas Street West.

Night 1 - Masjid Toronto at Adelaide lining up for Isha Monday July 8 2013

I arrived a few minutes before the scheduled time for Isha prayers.

The number of worshipers on this first night of Ramadan 2013 were few. The Greater Toronto Area is experiencing a wicked storm and flooding on this night. Power is out for hundreds of thousands and commuters are still stranded on public transit at the same time as we are praying. The storm likely has kept people away tonight.

Perhaps three sisters at most are behind the newly crafted wooden barriers at the far end from me. Maybe 30 or so brothers line up beside me to pray.

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30Masjids Ontario Ramadan 2013 map initial

Bismillah…

Over the past two Ramadans, 30 Masjids has visited many local Muslim communities around the Greater Toronto Area and shared some of their stories in word, photo, and video.

InshAllah, this year, Ramadan 2013, we’ll head out around the Province of Ontario and maybe, just maybe, to a few spots outside Ontario taking us across Canada as well.

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Meet Bassam Tariq (@) Producer of These Birds Walk ( http://t.co/zjBbrQ4yXq ) April 29 & 30 at #HotDocs: http://t.co/2t6EfvDagQ
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Bassam Tariq (@Curry_Crayola) , one-half of the two-person crew who created 30 Mosques in NYC and was the inspiration for 30 Masjids right here in The GTA, will be in Toronto on April 29 and 30th to screen his film, These Birds Walk.

You can meet Bassam in person at the first two of the film’s three Hot Docs screenings :

  1. Monday April 29   7:00 p.m.  – Isabel Bader Theatre
  2. Tuesday April 30  3:00 p.m.  – TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
  3. Friday May 3  9:00 p.m. – The ROM Theatre

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My Grandmother's Janaza / Funeral will be at Islamic Society of East Bay (@), Fremont California, Wednesday 1 pm http://t.co/tSFZnI9s
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From ISEB, Islamic Society of East Bay, Community E-Mail List :

Dear Brothers and Sisters Asslam Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barkatahu

On the day of 2nd of Rabiut Thani 1434 (February 12, 2013) Sr Mohsina Khatoon who was a resident of Fremont and the grandmother of Br Mohsin Hassan and Br Tashfeen Ashraf passed away.

May Allah (SWT) have mercy on her soul and accept our prayers and good deeds and grant her Jannat-ul-Firdaws.  May Allah (SWT) grant patience to her family.

* Salatul Janaza will be held tomorrow Wednesday, February 13, 2013 after Salat ul Zuhar at 1:00 PM.

Place: ISEB 33330 Peace Terrace Fremont, CA. 94555

* Burial will be immediately after Janazah prayers at Five Pillars Cemetery, 1761 Laughlin Road, Livermore Ca, 94550.

Jazakallah

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Waw such a good news! Can't wait to meet @ in Michigan ^_^ cc @

Alhamdulillah for the opportunity to visit the biggest Masjid in North America. Thanks @ for the meetup! http://t.co/BvwIBjov

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Friday October 26 2012 was Eid al-Adha

Largest Eid Prayer in Greater Toronto Area took place in the Better Living Centre.

Following is a storify of GTA Eid al-Adha 2012 . . .

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Watch #CBC News #Toronto for Steven D'Souza (@cbcsteve)'s report on #GTA #Eid-Al-Adha at Better Living Centre #CNE http://twitpic.com/b7myet

Watch #CBC News #Toronto for Steven D'Souza (@)'s report on #GTA #Eid-Al-Adha at Better Living Centre #CNE http://t.co/tTvqIibz
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CBC News: Toronto at 6:00 | Oct 26, 2012 | 1:59

Eid celebrations

Muslims across the Greater Toronto Area celebrate Eid
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