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SNMC Qurbani/Udhia pickup and donation meat drop off

Dear Brothers and Sisters; Alslamou Alikoum and Eid Mubarak

Qurbani/Udhaia meat will be delivered to SNMC  on Wednesday August 5th at 4PM, In Sha Allah

Meat must be collected by 6:30 PM on Wednesday August 5th from SNMC. Curbside pickup.

For Brothers and sisters who arranged their Qurbani/Udhia somewhere else and wish to donate the meat to SNMC, please drop off the meat at SNMC on Wednesday between 4-7PM at SNMC

Local needy will receive meat from 6:00PM to 8:00PM.

Sadaqa food bank and Ottawa food bank trucks will pick up the rest of the meat at 8:30PM.

Please note that any uncollected meat will be donated to foodbanks at 8:30.

So please collect your meat by 6:30PM, SNMC is not responsible for any uncollected meat.

For Donations – Please pack approx.. 1kg ziplock packets clearly written Halal Lamb / Goat / Cow

Unfortunately, SNMC has no facilities to store any uncollected meat

 If you have any questions please feel free to email info@snmc.ca.

Summary:

All activity on same day – Wed 5th Aug

Collection –                        4PM to 6:30PM

Drop off –                            4PM to 7:00PM

Locale Needy pickup –  6PM to 8PM

Food Bank Pickup –         8:30PM

JAK

SNMC team

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Commitment in Din: Meaning and Importance

Narrated by Shahr bin Haushab who said, I asked Umm Salamah (r. ‘anha), “O Mother of the Believers! Which supplication did the Messenger of Allah (S) make frequently when he was in your house?” She said: “He (S) supplicated frequently: “O Controller of the hearts make my heart steadfast in Your religion).”
وعن شهر بن حوشب قال‏:‏ قلت لأم سلمة، رضي الله عنها، يا أم المؤمنين ما كان أكثر دعاء رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم، إذا كان عندك‏؟‏ قالت‏:‏ كان أكثر دعائه‏:‏ ‏ “‏يا مقلب القلوب ثبت قلبي على دينك‏”‏ ‏(‏‏(‏رواه الترمذي، وقال‏:‏ حديث حسن‏)‏‏)‏‏.‏
Source: Tirmizi
Transliteration: ‘Ya Muqallibal Qulubi, Thabbit Qalbi ‘ala Dinik.”
In another words, the Prophet (S) used to supplicate often that Allah keeps him committed to the principles of Islam,
For us here in Canada, another Eid this year is over, but as believers, we cannot take a rest or a vocation from our faith!
We know that upon saying the Shahadah and becoming Muslims, we make the covenant with Almighty Allah, the Creator.
At this point of time, we promise a commitment which is the essential foundation of any Islamic activity, especially in Canadian Muslim community (ies).
These committed individuals are named by Allah as ‘The Just and Balanced Nation – Ummatan Wasata.’
They individually and collectively stand in the world as witnesses to humanity: “Thus We have made you a Just and Balanced Nation, that you be witnesses over mankind and the Messenger of Allah witness over you.” (Al Baqarah 143)
Being called ‘Ummatan Wasata’, having this status is a great honor but a great responsibility as well.
Meeting the obligation to be called Ummatan Wasata and playing the role of the Just and Balanced Community are the goals set for the believing community in Canada.
To achieve these goals, members of the believing community must commit themselves to the covenant made with Allah.
What do we mean by the term “commitment”?
According to the lexicon, the term “commitment” means the state of being pledged, obliged to something.
What is then the Islamic commitment?
It means to increase the sense, the feeling, the consciousness of being pledged and obliged to Almighty Allah and the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (S) and the betterment of others and environment we live in.
It is the sense of responsibility towards ourselves, others and environment.
In short, commitment means to make more serious and concrete pledge to work and sacrifice for the cause of Allah by making ourselves accountable to Him and making shore that others benefit from us for His sake.
Allah informs us about the Right Direction and the commitment to it in the following words: “Say: Verily, my prayer, my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for Allah, the Lord of the ‘Alamin.” (Al An’am 162)
The best example of the commitment is found in the lives of Prophets, the Sirah of the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (S) and the life of Sahabah.
Those who read it, first what strikes them is the high level of commitment of the members of the early Muslim community to the cause of good in the name of Allah.
1. Look at the commitment of Bilal (r) who was tortured under the Arabian sun. (We are not asked to sacrifice so much!) Look at the faith which he had. Look at the words: Ahad, Ahad, Ahad (only One God). Look at the power of his sincere Iman. Look at his struggle for social justice! Look at his readiness to sacrifice that others could have freedom.
2. Look at the commitment of Abu Bakr! He leaves his property, good social status among the Quraysh and follows the Din of Islam. He gives ALL for the pleasure of Allah and betterment of people/community.
3. Look at the personality of the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (S), his Iman, and his energy. He refuses all the gifts, power of Duniya by choosing the Din of Allah: ‘If you would give me the sun in my right hand and the moon in my left hand I would never stop the mission ordered by Allah.’
4. Look at the lives of Ibrahim, his son Ismail and the Mother Hajar and you will find amazing examples of self-sacrifice and commitment for the sake of Allah.
Ya Rabb! Help us make our hearts committed to the Din, follow the path of commitment of the great giants and role-models from our past and make us of those who would commit ourselves to the principles of righteousness that the Almighty is pleased with.
Allahumma Amin!

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SNMC Masjid Pass is the ONLY way to enter the Masjid from now on

This allows us to quickly and accurately send you alerts for your and your loved ones’ health and safety compared to the low-confidence paper slips. From now, there’s no more admission to SNMC facilities without a Masjid Pass. 

Register at https://checkin.mysnmc.ca and keep it on phone or print the pass.

If you need help, our staff are available everyday from Asr to Maghrib and volunteers may be available at prayer times.

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SNMC Imams’ Office Hours & Contact Details

Imam Dr. Zijad’s weekly Office Schedule via phone calls and emails ~ Family service:

  1. Pre-marriage counselling
  2. Marriage counselling
  3. Youth mentorship
  4. Parenting: parents/children and children/parents relations
  5. Conflict Resolution (Communication in Islam)

Imam Dr. Zijad’s office hours are:

Tue between 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Wed between 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Thu between 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Fri between 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Sat between 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Sun & Mon Off

For appointments/talk directly with Imam Zijad.

Please call 613 440 6300 to ask questions related to the above areas or otherwise please email to Imam Zijad at imam.zijad@snmc.ca about any other matter.

Booking a conversation or an appointment with Imam Zijad helps in serving more community members and respecting their time and the time of the Imam.

Imam Dr. Mohsen’s Office (Phone/Email) hours

Imam Dr. Mohsen’s office hours are:

Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun between 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sat & Tues Off
Email: Imam.Mohsen@snmc.ca Phone – (437) 983-7662

Founder’s Corner: Dr Emdad Khan

Reflection

Dr. Emdad Khan

Let us all reflect on our lives, the last seven months from January 2020 to July 2020 under the powerful invisible micro virus and if we are alive, look for a road map, for next six months up to January 2021. Also reflect on the lives of our known contacts, relatives, friends, neighbours, coworkers, and so on.We have all learned and rediscovered ourselves and the world around us.We have gone through many challenges and overcame them successfully..

So let us again, look at our new normal life and reflect how we all  changed  and our environment changed and keep on reflecting.Few things are part of new normal, online work and study, spending more time at home,  two meter social distancing, face masks, and line up in many many places and spend time in queque..

Thanks God, most of Ontario under stage three, in Ottawa and Canada we are far better off. Compared to Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr, we are better off spiritually in terms of places of worship, SNMC  and other masjids are open for Jumah, Eid AlAdha and regular prayers and some other spiritual and social programs are coming up slowly.
Now think of past history, God has tested earlier generations and this time He is testing the whole world. It is an opportunity for us, like we got a second chance in life,  to reflect and rectify, be caring and humble.Still we see in some countries , more arrogance and evil things happening. May God guide us all to  come to the straight  path, path of eternal success. Ameen

Etiquettes and Sunnahs of Eid ul Adha Prayer Narrated by Ibn ‘Abbas (r) that “The Messenger of Allah (S) would wear a red-striped cloak on the day of Eid.” عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ قَالَ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَلْبَسُ يَوْمَ الْعِيدِ بُرْدَةً حَمْرَاءَ Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 7808 Transliteration: “Kana Rasulullahi (S) Yalbisu Yawmal ‘Eidi Burdatan Hamra.” Islam values manners and etiquettes in everything we do! Eid ul Adha has some important etiquettes to be observed by Muslims. Here are some etiquettes and Sunnahs with which Eids should be celebrated (of course, during the time of COVID 19, some of the extra rules must be adapted and followed issued by the Canada’s health experts as well as the SNMC team. Please visit SNMC platforms for these): 1. It is recommended to take a bath on the morning of Eid. Imam Ibn Qudamah said that it is recommended to perform Ghusl for Eid. Ibn Omar would perform Ghusl on the day of Eid and Ali is reported to have done so as well. Al- Nawawi said that the Muslims were unanimously agreed that it is mustahab to do ghusl for Eid prayer. The reason why it is mustahab is the same reason as that for doing ghusl before Jumu’ah and other public gatherings. Rather on Eid the reason is even stronger. This is opinion of the other great scholars. 2. It is recommended to dress well for Eids for it is the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (S) who used to dress well for Eid prayers. (Ibn Khuzaymah) Ibn Al Qayyum said that the Messenger of Allah would wear his best clothes to go to the Eid prayer. He had a cloak that he wore specifically on the two Eids and Fridays. (Zadul Ma’ad) 3. It is mustahab on Eid ul Adha not to eat anything until one comes back from the prayer, so he/she should eat from the Udhiyah if he/she has offered a sacrifice. 4. It is recommended to use different routes for going to and coming from Eid prayers. Jabir bin Abdullah reported that the Messenger of Allah (S) used two different routes for Eid, one for going to Eid prayer and another for coming back from Eid prayer. (Bukhari) Ibn Qayyim said that Muhammad (S) would take different routes on the day of the Eid, going one way and returning another one. It has been said that the wisdom for this is to greet the people of both routes; so that the people of both routes will receive blessings from him (through his supplication and salams); to fulfill the needs of the needy people on both routes, etc.’ (Zadul Ma’ad) 5. It is recommended for ladies to participate in the Eid prayers. (Bukhari, Muslim) 6. Takbir (saying Allahu Akbar) is a clearly distinctive feature of Muslims’ Eid celebrations. This is one of the greatest Sunnahs on the day of Eid because Allah says: “(He wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that you must magnify Allah [i.e. to say Takbir (Allahu Akbar: Allah is the Most Great)] for having guided you so that you may be grateful to Him” (Al Baqarah 2:185) On Eid ul Adha, Takbir starts from Magrib on the 9th Zul Hijjah and last until the ‘Asr prayer on the 13th Zul Hijjah. One of the recommended Takbirs is as follows: “Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar (Allahu Akbar), La Ilaha Illallahu Wallahu Akbar Allahu Akbar Wa lillahil Hamd. (Tirmizi) On the day of Eid, the takbir starts from the time that one leaves the house heading towards the Mosque/Musalla. It is confirmed that the Messenger of Allah (S) ‘Would leave (his house), on the day of Eid, saying Takbir until he reached the Musalla, and until he performed the prayer. Once he had performed the prayer, he would stop saying the Takbir.’ (Ibn Abi Shayban) Saying Takbir when coming out of one’s house to the prayer place and until the imam comes out was something that was well known tradition among the salaf (early generations). This has been narrated by a number of scholars such as Ibn Abi Shaybah, ‘Abd a l-Razzaq and al-Firyabi in Ahkam al-Eidayn 7. After Fajr prayer, the Eid prayer should be the first thing to start the day of Eid with as it was done by the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (S). 8. It is very important for the Muslims to congratulate one another for the Eid by saying: Taqabbalallahu Minna wa Minkum – my Allah accept from us and you, Eid Mubarak or any other good expression that is allowed in Shari’ah. Jubay ibn Nufair reported that when the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (S) and the companions met on the Eid day, they used to say: May Allah accept our good deeds. (Ibn Hajar says that the hadith is sound) During the time of COVID-19, we must follow the rules of social distancing and thus avoid shaking hands and hugging. Ya Rabb! Make us of those who would follow these beautiful Sunnahs so that we attain the maximum benefits of the Eid ul Adha days. Allahumma Amin!

Fall French Classes at SNMC

École des adultes Le Carrefour will be offering a Citizenship Preparation French course at SNMC this fall. Due to the situation with Covid-19, they are now offering online courses.

This class is meant to prepare newcomers to achieve a passing grade of 75% on the Canadian citizenship test. This course is offered in French or English.

Here is the link to enrol in the program!

For more information please visit their website: https://carrefour.cepeo.on.ca/programmes/education-aux-adultes/centre-de-langues-language-courses/

Below is the brochure, which offers more details:

Founder’s Corner: Dr. Emdad Khan

Greeting by Dr. Emdad Khan

As-salaamu Alykum, meaning “Peace be upon you.”  Is the greeting used by all Muslims. The reply to the greeting is Wa Alykum As-salaam, which means “And upon you be peace.”

As-Salaam is one of the  beautiful names of Allah. In the Quran, in 26.61, He commands believers, “But if you enter houses, salute each other—a greeting of blessing and purity from Allah. –.” Again in 6.54, He states, “When those come to you who believe in Our signs, say: ‘Peace be upon you…” (6:54)

 Finally, in paradise, in 39.73, “And those who kept their duty to their Lord will be led to Paradise in groups. When they reach it, the gates will be opened and the keepers (angels) will say, ‘Salaamu Alykum, you have done well, so enter here to abide therein.’” 

The Prophet (pbuh) used to greet people by saying As-salaamu Alykum and encouraged the companions. The greeting helps bond Muslims together as one family and establish strong community relationships.

The Prophet (pbuh) said: “You will not enter Paradise until you believe, and you will not believe until you love one another. Shall I tell you about something which, if you do it, will make you love one another? Greet each other with salaam.”.

Let us revive saying As-salaamu Alykum to each other, we know or not know them

Greeting with salaam is sunnah/recommended but the rely is obligatory. The one who says first salaam get more Hashanah. It is one of the rights of one Muslim to another.

So, let us be the first one to greet with salaam and let us have a practice of giving daily at least salam to 10 believers.

SNMC Eid-Ul-Adha and Friday Details

In Sha Allah,

SNMC Eid ul Adha Prayer Imams Schedule: (to enter SNMC, have your Masjid Pass ready)
1st Prayer at 7:00 am — Imam Mohsen
2nd Prayer at 8:00 am — Imam Zijad
3rd Prayer at 9:00 am — Hafiz Dr. Atif Kabir
4th Prayer at 10:00 am — Hafiz Samiullah Hashimy
5th Prayer at 11:00 am — Shaikh Youssef Berrada

SNMC Juma Prayer Khateeb Schedule for Fri July 31st:
1st Khutbah at 1:00 pm — Imam Mohsen
2nd Khutbah at 2:00 pm — Imam Zijad
3rd Khutbah at 3:00 pm — Br. Fahid Amjad

Commonly asked questions
1) You must have your Masjid Pass to enter SNMC. No pre registration is needed. If you haven’t yet, please register for your Masjid Pass at checkin.mysnmc.ca and more details at https://snmc.ca/reopen
2) Kids above 12 years only
3) Please read https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-stop-spread before coming to SNMC. Do not come if you have any symptoms, are in the at-risk groups or have been in recent contact with someone who has/had COVID-19.

Updates can be found at: https://www.snmc.ca/snmc-eid-ul-adha-and-friday-details/

Eid Loot Bags Drive Thru – Sat Aug 1st 2:30-4:30pm

Drive thru SNMC with your kids Saturday August 1st between 2:30pm-4:30pm by entering from Springbeauty Ave and follow volunteer instructions to receive kids loot bags – while quantities last!

The Woodroffe Ave entrance will be closed – for everyone’s safety, do not attempt to come in from it.

Distribution will be contactless. You must be in a vehicle and stay in it at all times.

All are welcome! Dress up with your Eid clothes, bring Eid signs and roll down your windows so we can see your Eid smiles!

Tested positive for COVID-19 & attended the mosque? Please let us know.

Alhamodu Lelah, so far SNMC had no COVID19 cases reported in the community attending the mosque.
In order to ensure everyone’s safety, SNMC has developed a notification process in case if any person from the community attending the mosque tested positive for COVID19.
If you or one of your family tested positive for COVID19 and you attended the mosque in the 14 days prior to testing positive, please let us know either by:
 
Email: positive@snmc.ca
Send text message to: 613.801.5377

 
May Allah protect us all

Eid Al-Adha (1441 – 2020) Announcement

COUNCIL OF IMAMS OF OTTAWA–GATINEAU

In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

Eid al-Adha (1441 – 2020) Announcement

Dhul Qa’dah 29, 1441 / July 20, 2020

All praise is for Allah. May His peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family, the faithful companions, and all those who follow them.

In consistent with the Council’s endeavours to focus on the higher objectives of the Shari’ah, the Council had resolved to celebrate Eid al-Adha following the day of ‘Arafah. Therefore, the 1st of Dhul Hijjah will be on Wednesday, July 22nd and Eid al-Adha will be celebrated on Friday, July 31st, insha’Allah. The Council of Imams
encourages community members to observe fasting on the Day of ‘Arafah, which will be on Thursday, July 30th insha’Allah.

On behalf of the Muslim community of Ottawa-Gatineau, the Council extends its best wishes to all Canadians and Muslims on these auspicious days of Hajj and Eid al-Adha. The Council calls upon Canadians and Muslims to make a greater effort to help those in need, especially those who are being impacted due to the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic. Please look out for those in need here at home and around the world, particularly by sharing meat from Eid al-Adha sacrifices and by supporting local food banks.

Let us celebrate the Eid in the spirit of inclusion, forgiveness, reconciliation and sharing not only within the families and friends but right across our country.

The Council of Imams of Ottawa-Gatineau (CIOG)
Signed by the Council members (in alphabetical order):
Imam Ahmed Limame – The Outaouais Islamic Centre
Imam Anver Malam – Jami Omar
Imam Ismail Al-Batnuni – AMA (Masjid Al-Rahmah)
Imam Mohammad Badat – Masjid Bilal
Imam Muhammad Suliaman – OMA
Imam Mohsen El-Nadi – SNMC
Imam Owais Tilly – Jami Omar
Imam Samy Metwally – ISG
Imam Sikander Hashmi – KMA
Imam Zijad Delic – SNMC
This statement is also endorsed by the following members of UMO-OG (United Muslim Organizations of OttawaGatineau): Islamic Society of Sandy Hill – The Mosque of Aylmer – Assalam Masjid