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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)

Starting July 11, 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

Starting July 11, 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

Sign Up for Your Masjid Pass

Masjid Passes are now mandatory to enter SNMC

Have you signed up for your Masjid Pass?

Having your Masjid Pass with you is now mandatory when entering SNMC.
Sign up for one at https://checkin.mysnmc.ca
It only takes a minute and it’s a one time sign up. 

For details on how to sign up and explanations go to: https://checkin.mysnmc.ca/Home/Instructions

There are 3 ways to sign up for a Masjid Pass
1. From your phone. Don’t forget to click Add to Home Screen – this allows you to access your Masjid Pass without internet connection.
2. From your computer and print your Masjid Pass.
3. Come to SNMC and ask – we will help you sign up and print your Masjid Pass.

Once registered, bring your Masjid Pass with you (either an electronic or a printed copy) when you come to SNMC.

Your Masjid Pass replaces the piece of paper with your contact information that you were previously required to drop off when entering SNMC.

We are requiring you to sign up for a Masjid Pass to help keep you, your loved ones and our community safe.
By Signing Up, we can quickly notify you if you may have been exposed to COVID-19 while at our facilities.

Your privacy is important to us.
The information you provide will not be shared outside of SNMC except in the unfortunate case that Public Health asks to contact you for COVID-19 contact tracing.
We will remove all information tied to your personal identity from the list of mosque check ins after 3 months of that check in.

SNMC Albushra Virtual Educational Summer Camp

South Nepean Muslim Community’s Al-Bushra online Day Camp offers an affordable educational summer program to families across Ottawa. We focus on providing an opportunity for children, ages 9 to 17, to flourish in a healthy and enjoyable environment, while learning about deen and the Qur’an.

From July 13th to Aug 14th

Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Limited spots, first come first served

To register please fill up the form at: https://bit.ly/3e3CbkO

Fees: $40 (Please note an email will be sent with details on how to make the fee payment. Filling the form does not guarantee your child a spot at the camp.)

For more information, contact CampSSS@snmc.ca

SNMC online Summer Educational Camp

Founder’s Corner: Dr. Emdad Khan

Justice

Our Creator addresses the human beings, He created us from one single male and female. He made us in different nations, tribes, so that we know each other as diverse and inclusive communities.

 Indeed, Almighty God loves those who establish justice in society and deals justly with all human beings irrespective of faith, ethnicity, origin, color. He loves who establishes justice in his dealing with each one and in society.

Prophet’s final sermon at Hajj in Makkah, 1500 years back, “O people, all mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab, or a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab. Also, a White has any superiority over a Black, nor a black has   any superiority over a White except by piety and good action.

The invisible micro virus is controlling human lives as individuals, as family, as community, as country, in the whole world.  Many human beings all over the world have become caring, humble. Takes care of the needy, vulnerable, as individuals, community, and country.

 Still, unfortunately, we see in the USA, UK, Europe, even in Canada more hatred, racism against Black, African, Latin and Asians. This is also visible in some South Asian countries, hatred and racism against different faiths, tribes, and ethnicities. 

With a black person dying under the custody of a white police officer, a large anti- racism, demo is being held in large cities in many countries all over the world. In Ottawa, even PM Trudeau attended one such demo, in front of parliament Hill.

Many now think what is going on in the USA, and a bit less in the UK, Europe and even here in Canada. This is also true in many South Asian and African Countries, even in Arab countries. People are discriminated against based on place of origin, color, language, faith.  Unfortunately, in those back-home countries, in the same country, different segments of society are not treated on equal footing.

Look at our own neighborhood, our own ethnic group, our own large families, and relatives, are we treating fairly and equally.

 Look at our own professional organizations, our work, or our faith organizations, are we treating everyone on equal footing?

Look at ourselves, in our own day to day dealing, in shopping, in busing, in driving, in our masjids or faith gathering, we ourselves should  look in the mirror and change our attitudes, each and every one.

 In many countries, for the last 2 to 3 months, the large cities were under lock down conditions. As of June 2020, over 7.5 million affected by coronavirus and over 400,000 left the earth to meet the creator to account for their activities.

With the invisible micro virus, God sent a clear message to humanity, and has given an opportunity to rectify ourselves as individuals, as family, as community and country. To establish justice, so we are loved by our Creator God.

Good news, Canadian government on federal, provincial, and even city level moving forward with effective actions to eliminate discrimination for first nations, blacks, and visible minorities. We hope and pray more just society will be established in Canada and God will love all levels of Canadian government. We also need to work peacefully so that every country works to establish just society for each and every citizen in their countries whether in America, Europe, Asia, Africa or Arab world.

Workshop Series with Imams for Youth

Register for a series of interactive online workshops for youth with our Imams this summer!

These workshops will focus on drawing closer to Allah, developing Islamic knowledge, and developing your critical thinking and research skills.

There are limited spaces and attendance to all workshops in the series would be mandatory as we will build off of each one. 

Interested? Join us for an online information session on Monday July 6th at 7pm. 

SNMC Masjid re-opening – Details

Please read all items completely before heading to SNMC.

Volunteers have strict instructions to follow below guidelines.

Jumu’ah and daily prayers will take place at the SNMC effective Friday 12 June 2020 in-sha Allah.

The safety of all attendees, volunteers and administrative staff is our highest priority.

The following rules must be followed for all prayers:

  • High-risk individuals or anyone experiencing illness or symptoms of illness such as cough, fever, runny nose should NOT attend the prayers in the masjid in order to protect the health of others.
  • As per provincial guidelines, for each prayer you are planning to attend, before you come please write on a piece of paper your name, phone number, and your email address*. Bring it with you and drop it in the designated box as you enter the masjid**.
  • Attendees should make wudhu before visiting the SNMC masjid.
  • Washroom and wudhu facilities will be closed in this phase of the re-opening.
  • Doors will be open 30 minutes before each prayer.
  • Attendees must maintain social distancing of 6ft from others at all times, including the parking lot, entrances, exits, and during prayer times.
  • Attendees are required to bring their own adult-size prayer mats.
  • Attendees are required to bring and wear a face mask at all times.
  • Attendees are required to bring a plastic bag for their shoes and keep the shoes with them. The shoe racks will NOT beavailable.
  • There will be a line on the floor that everyone must take their shoes before it, step after it and pick up his/her shoes, put them in the plastic bag and keep them with him/her.
  • Please remain seated in your prayer spot and please do NOT wander from your spot.
  • Masjid will be open for Fardh prayers. Please pray Sunnah at home.
  • Doors will be locked at iqama time.
    • Iqama times: Fjr at 4:15am, Dhuhr at 1:30pm, Asr at 6:30pm, Maghrib at 9:00pm, Isha at 10:55pm.
  • Once the parking lot is full, it will be closed.
  • At this phase of re-opening, only children age 12+ can attend.

For Jumu’ah prayer, in addition to the above rules, please note:

Following the provincial rules, the masjid will be only able to accommodate a limited number of people at any given time. Once the limit is reached, the doors will be closed, and people will need to wait in a line outside for the next prayer.

  • Four Jumu’ah prayers will be held in-sha Allah:
    • 1st at 1pm
    • 2nd at 2pm
    • 3rd at 3pm
    • 4th at 4pm
  • Doors will be opened 30 minutes before the start of the Jumu’ah prayers.  Please arrive early as delays are expected. 

Jazak Allahu Khairn.

Your patience, understanding and support is greatly appreciated.

*This will be applied until another solution is implemented.

**This information will only be looked at in the unfortunate event that a health issue arise and Public Health decides to do contact tracing for the safety of the attendees.  Otherwise, it will be destroyed on regular bases.

Who takes vain desire as God??

Have you seen who has taken as god his  own  vain desires?

 The Almight has, knowing (him as such), sent him astray, and sealed his hearing and his heart (and understanding), and put a cover on his sight.

Who, then, will guide him after the Almighty (has withdrawn guidance)? 

Will you  not then receive reminder? (45.23)

SNMC Summer Job Opportunities

Please read the following eligibility criteria carefully.  

Participants 

To be eligible, participants must: 

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; 
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and, 
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations. 

International students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada. 

How to apply 

Please send your resume and cover letter to summer.program@snmc.ca no later than June 15th, 2020.  

Positions 

Camp Supervisor  

Number of positions: 1 

Number of weeks: 8 

Hours per week: 35 

Hourly rate: $18 per hour 

Start date: June 22, 2020 

Task and responsibilities 

The South Nepean Muslim Community (SNMC) Center is planning to organize a six-week long summer online camp for youth between 9 and 17 years old. As a leader and supervisor both to camp counselors and campers ages 9-17, the Camp Supervisor’s primary responsibility is overall planning, supervision, and implementing the educational and recreational online programming. The supervisor will ensure the smooth operation of the online activities and make the participants experience as fun and rewarding as possible. The supervisor will also be responsible for the development, growth, and skill achievement of the participants in the group.  

Requirements: 

  • Experience planning and implementing programs for a camp and youth aged 9 – 17 
  • Ability to work remotely online. 
  • Have his/her own computer equipment to use remotely. 
  • Ability to moderate online sessions 

Preferred skills and experience: 

  • Experience and demonstrated ability to train, supervise 
  • Programming skills in online activities and creative play 
  • Previous experience working in a leadership role  
  • Ability to follow verbal and/or written directions/procedures 
  • Demonstrates supervisory and strong leadership skills  
  • Conflict resolution and problem solving skills, with the ability to manage simultaneous demands  
  • Ability to promote teamwork and to work independently when appropriate  
  • Excellent interpersonal skills  
  • Ability to teach reading of Arabic 

Camp Counselor-1-I 

Number of positions: 1 

Number of weeks: 6 

Hours per week: 40 

Hourly rate: $14 per hour 

Start date: July 6, 2020 

Task and Responsibilities  

The camp counselors will be tasked with organizing and delivering a six-week-long summer online camp for the children. The counselors will be responsible for leading a recreational and an educational part of the camp. The recreational aspect will include an introduction to various online competitions and activities over the course of six weeks while the educational part will focus on enhancing youth’s understanding related to heritage and culture of their own countries. 

Requirements: 

  • Enjoy working with children aged to 9 – 17 
  • Enthusiastic positive attitude 
  • Ability to work remotely online. 
  • Have his/her own computer equipment to use remotely. 
  • Ability to moderate online sessions 

Preferred skills and experience: 

  • Ability to teach reading of Arabic 
  • Organizational skills 
  • Programming skills in online activities. 
  • Experience working with children and youth 
  • Ability to follow verbal and/or written directions/procedures  
  • Demonstrates supervisory and strong leadership skills  

Camp Counselor-1-II 

Number of positions: 1 

Number of weeks: 6 

Hours per week: 32 

Hourly rate: $14 per hour 

Start date: July 6, 2020 

Task and Responsibilities  

The camp counselors will be tasked with organizing and delivering a six-week-long summer online camp for the children. The counselors will be responsible for leading a recreational and an educational part of the camp. The recreational aspect will include an introduction to various online competitions and activities over the course of six weeks while the educational part will focus on enhancing youth’s understanding related to heritage and culture of their own countries. 

Requirements: 

  • Enjoy working with children aged to 9 – 17 
  • Enthusiastic positive attitude 
  • Ability to work remotely online. 
  • Have his/her own computer equipment to use remotely. 
  • Ability to moderate online sessions 

Preferred skills and experience: 

  • Ability to teach reading of Arabic 
  • Organizational skills 
  • Programming skills in online activities. 
  • Experience working with children and youth 
  • Ability to follow verbal and/or written directions/procedures  
  • Demonstrates supervisory and strong leadership skills