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Auto-Deductions for the Last 10 nights of Ramadan

Did you know you can sign-up for auto-deductions to help you realize the reward of Laylat-ul-Qadr?

Deductions will occur nightly starting the evening of Sunday May 2 until the evening of Tuesday May 11.

Sign-up today for the daily auto-deductions at www.snmc.ca/last10nights

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Donation Boxes

Labelled donation boxes will continue to be available at the main entrance to collect Zakat-ul-Fitr of $10 per person, Zalat-ul-mal and Sadaqa Jariyah to support SNMC.

Hours: 12:00-8:00 PM on Fri, Sat and Sunday.

Hours – 10 AM to 4 PM on Mon to Thu
(Boxes will be kept inside, however someone will be able to attend to you, if you ring door bell)

Additional ways to donate:

a) SNMC Website – SNMC.ca  You can spread your donation over equal monthly payments.

b) eTransfer – Info@SNMC.ca

c) Cash / Cheque – Deposit at SNMC’s Donation Boxes

d) Call or email us at 613-898-7662 or info@SNMC.ca

May Allah reward you with an abundance in Khair and mercy.

Always united together in Khair, SNMC family!

Jazakom Allah Khair.

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SNMC Zikat ul Fitr

SNMC is distributing Zakat ul Fitr to the needy people.

If you are a true recipient of Zakat ul Fitr or if you know some one that is entitled for it, please share the Zakat ul Fitr request form link below.

https://forms.office.com/r/K2FtQmkF06

Deadline to submit the form is Friday May 07, 2021

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SNMC Quran Competition

Please sign up for SNMC Quran competition which we hope it will increase your iman and help you memorize and review the Quran during Ramadan.

This online competition will take place May 8th – 10th , 2021 in sha’ Allah.

Registration deadline is Aril 26, 2021

The competition levels:

Level 1: (age 6 – 7) .. From Surat Al-Nas to Surat Al-Takathur

Level 2: (age 6 – 8) .. Surat Al-Fajr

Level 3: (age 6 -10) .. Surat Al-Mulk

Level 4: (age 6 -13) .. Surat Yaseen

Level 5: (age 6 -16) .. Surat Al-Kahf

Level 6: (age up to 29) .. Surat Al-Baqarah

Each participant must:

1) Choose one of the mentioned levels.

2) Participants from levels 2-6 will be asked to know a few lessons from the surah mentioned in their chosen level.

Registration required!

Please register at:  https://forms.office.com/r/pREqfTifmh

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Donation boxes at SNMC

Assalamu Alaikom and Ramadan Mubarak to our kind SNMC community.

SNMC would be placing donation boxes to collect the following on the indicated days and time starting today, InshaAllah:

Zakatul Fitr: $10 per person (minimum)

Zakatul Al Mal

Sadaqa Jariyah to support SNMC

Can pay by Cash, Cheque, machine and online at http://snmc.ca, as well as email transfer to info@snmc.ca

Labelled Boxes would at the main door of the masjid during Ramadan from noon to 8 PM Fri, Sat, Sunday, In Sha Allah.  ( We will notify you soon, if we can expand the days to entire week).

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Fiqh of Fasting (Siyam): Excused Acts While Fating

A Moment with Our Prophet, Muhammad (S)

By Imam Zijad Delic

Day 218: Fiqh of Fasting (Siyam): Excused Acts While Fating

Narrated by Abu Huraira (r) that the Prophet (S) said: “Whoever eats and drinks by mistake (forgetfulness/unintentionally) while fasting, let him/her continue the fasting for it is Allah Who provided food and drink for him/her.”

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ‏- رضى الله عنه ‏- قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اَللَّهِ ‏- صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏-{ مَنْ نَسِيَ وَهُوَ صَائِمٌ, فَأَكَلَ أَوْ شَرِبَ, فَلْيُتِمَّ صَوْمَهُ, فَإِنَّمَا أَطْعَمَهُ اَللَّهُ وَسَقَاهُ

Source: Bukhari, Muslim

Transliteration: “Man Nasiya Wa Huwa Saimun, Fa Akala Aw Shariba, Fal Yutimma Sawmahu, Fa Innama At’amahullahu Wa Saqahu.”

There are several groups of conditions that determine the validation of the Sawm:

* Acts that are permissible and excused during the Sawm;

* Acts that are undesirable while fasting;

* Acts that invalidate the Sawm and require Qada – making up missed days of Sawm, day for day; and

* Acts that invalidate the Sawm and require both making up missed days and ‘Kaffarah – a penance’, as well.

In some of Masail (Fiqh issues) mentioned here, there are differences of opinions among Muslim scholars, especially in the first, second and third groups.

But we have to remind ourselves that Allah does not intend to put us through hardship in following the rules of our Din such as with fasting (Siyam).

Almighty Allah informs us about it in the Qur’an: “Allah does not intend to impose hardship on you while following your Din.” (Al Hajj 78)

وَمَا جَعَلَ عَلَيْكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ مِنْ حَرَجٍ

And concerning Sawm, Allah says in the Qur’an: “Allah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you.” (Al Baqarah 185)

يُرِيدُ اللّهُ بِكُمُ الْيُسْرَ وَلاَ يُرِيدُ بِكُمُ الْعُسْرَ

In today’s post, let us discuss the topic of “Permissible & Excused Acts During Siyam.”

Any obedient servant who understands the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Messenger Muhammad (S) will never doubt the fact that Allah wishes ease for His servants and not hardship, since He has allowed various things for the Saim (fasting person) and has eliminated any harm if they are done.

  1. a) Rinsing the mouth and nose.

The Saim is permitted to rinse the mouth and nose by sniffing in water and blowing it out.

However, that is permitted in general, but it is disliked to exaggerate by using a lot of water.

The process should be applied lightly for fear of swallowing water.

While brushing the teeth any time of the day, the care must be taken if the toothpaste is used.

Some Islamic scholars consider brushing the teeth undesirable late in the day.

  1. b) Cooling one’s body with water by shower or bathing or immersion in water.

Abu Bakr Ibn ‘Abdur Rahman reported from a number of Sahabah that they have seen the Messenger of Allah (S) pour water over his head while he (S) was fasting due to thirst or extreme heat. (Ahmad, Malik, Abu Dawud)

Hasan Al Basri said: “There is no harm in rinsing the mouth and cooling one’s body with cold water when fasting.”

  1. c) Eating and drinking and performing sexual intercourse with a spouse until one ascertains the arrival of the dawn.
  2. d) Kissing one’s spouse if it does not lead to intercourse.

This permissibility is reported by Abu Hanifa, Ash Shafi’i, Ibn ‘Abbas, Ahmad bin Hanbal, Hasan Al Basri.

It can take place any time, day or night.

To deny this feeling during the month of Ramadan would undoubtedly lead to some hardship.

Therefore, Almighty Allah permitted a man / a woman to kiss his / her spouse on cheek, hand, or mouth or hold hand and embrace, if he / she feels like it and can control the feelings.

It is confirmed that ‘Aisha (r) said: “The Messenger would kiss and embrace while he was fasting, for he had the most control of all of you over his desires.” (Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmizi)

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اَللَّهُ عَنْهَا قَالَتْ: { كَانَ رَسُولُ اَللَّهِ ‏- صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏-يُقَبِّلُ وَهُوَ صَائِمٌ, وَيُبَاشِرُ وَهُوَ صَائِمٌ, وَلَكِنَّهُ أَمْلَكُكُمْ لِإِرْبِهِ

However, it is discouraged to kiss or have foreplay while fasting as it may lead to loss of control, and that can lead to the unlawful act.

This general rule in Islamic jurisprudence is known as Saduz Zari’ah (closing the door that may lead to unlawful acts).

  1. e) Taking of shots or injection for treatment purposes, but on the other hand taking of nutrients or vitamins through injections would break the Sawm.

This includes local anesthetics for dental procedures, as well.

The dental procedures are permissible as long as a dentist and a patient are both capable of preventing water or other dental materials from reaching beyond the throat.

If it happens then it will definitely nullify the Sawm.

For that reason, it is recommended, except in urgent cases, to avoid such practices.

As mentioned before, medically required injections, including vaccines such as COVID-19 vaccine, eye and ear drops and medications placed on wounds, as long as they are not for nourishing purposes do not invalidate the fast even if one finds a taste in the throat as Ibn Taymiyyah and Ibn Al Qayyim observed.

  1. f) Using oil or ointment or even eye / ear drops does not harm the Sawm.

This permissibility is reported by Anas bin Malik, Abu Hanifah, Ash Shafi’i, Ibn Al Munthir, Hasan Al Basri, Al Awzai and Abdullah ibn ‘Umar.

  1. g) Smelling or wearing (use) of perfumes (non-alcoholic) or scents (although it is not recommended).
  2. h) Cupping or letting out blood medically (giving blood for medical reasons).

It was narrated by Ibn Abbas (r) that the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (S) was cupped when he was fasting.” (Bukhari)

عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ قَالَ احْتَجَمَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَهُوَ صَائِمٌ

The following acts are excused while fasting; these are the things which are unavoidable for they are a part of our daily living:

  1. a) Swallowing one’s own saliva.
  2. b) Vomiting, which is not self-induced, on which one has no control.
  3. c) Dust of streets, or factories, and smoke of fuel or fire, which cannot be avoided.
  4. d) Waking up in the state of Janabah (sexual defilement) would not affect the Sawm.
  5. e) Nocturnal emission or wet dreams. The Messenger of Allah said: “The obligation is lifted from three persons: Insane until he gains sanity, a sleeping person until he is awake, and a child until he / she attains puberty.” (Tirmizi)

عَنْ عَلِيٍّ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏”‏ رُفِعَ الْقَلَمُ عَنْ ثَلاَثَةٍ عَنِ النَّائِمِ حَتَّى يَسْتَيْقِظَ وَعَنِ الصَّبِيِّ حَتَّى يَشِبَّ وَعَنِ الْمَعْتُوهِ حَتَّى يَعْقِلَ

  1. f) Eating and drinking by mistake while fasting, forgetting the fact that one is fasting.

The Messenger of Allah informs us: “Whoever eats and drinks by mistake (forgetfulness/unintentionally) while fasting, let him / her continue the fasting for it is Allah (SWT) Who provided food and drink for him / her.” (Bukhari, Muslim)

Ya Rabb! Guide us to know and understand the matters related to the Siyam since the knowledge and understanding of these matters will guide us to better our Siyam and attain maximum rewards.

Allahumma Amin!

 

 

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Friday Messages (Khutbas)

SNMC Friday Message by Imam Dr. Zijad Delic

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SNMC Prayer Update: Effective from MONDAY, 19th Apr 2021 @ 12:01 AM

Ontario govt in an announcement on 16th Apr has released updated stay at home order. Details are at https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/61192/ontario-strengthens-enforcement-of-stay-at-home-order

excerpt of which states “effective Monday, April 19, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., the government is limiting the capacity of weddings, funerals, and religious services, rites or ceremonies to 10 people indoors or outdoors

For details, click on the LINK below:

www.snmc.ca/snmc-prayers-update/

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Practical Muslim Response to the Surge of COVID-19

A Moment with Our Prophet, Muhammad (S)

By Imam Zijad Delic

Day 213: Practical Muslim Response to the Surge of COVID-19

Narrated by Abu Salama (r) that our Prophet (S) instructed believers: “Not to mix the sick person with the healthy one.”

أَنْ لاَ يُورِدُ مُمْرِضٌ عَلَى مُصِحٍّ

Source: Muslim

Transliteration: “An La Yuridu Mumridun ‘Ala Musihh.”

After almost fourteen months since we realized that the new virus surfaced among us, globally and nationally, we are still struggling, and outbreaks are daily reality and news.

As coronavirus spikes in Canada and globally, Canadian Muslims share with other Canadians and human brothers and sisters across the globe, feelings of fear and hope in this challenging time.

We also pray in this blessed month of Ramadan that this fear and hopelessness will change soon, Insha Allah.

We, Canadian Muslims stand together in this state of the challenge and feel obliged to cooperate with others for the common good and pray for ourselves and others.

As people of faiths, we must hear the calls from our faith sources and the scholars, medical experts and the policy makers of all three levels of Canadian government and abide by the rules.

We must also realize at this challenging time, that our faith demands from us the following:

  1. We do our share in preventing the Covid-19 spread by taking care of our Taharah (cleanliness) because cleanliness is loved by the Almighty God (Qur’an 2:222) and it is a half of our faith, as the Messenger Muhammad (S) instructed us. (Muslim)

عَنْ أَبِي مَالِكٍ الأَشْعَرِيِّ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ الطُّهُورُ شَطْرُ الإِيمَانِ

And when we take care of cleanliness of our body, we would positively impact on our health and thus health of others.

  1. To protect our health, because health is one of the greatest blessings that we enjoy, second to our faith. (Tirmizi)

Our role-model Mustafa (S) told us: “For the believers, those who are Go—conscious, their health is much greater than their wealth.” (Ibn Majah, Al Hakim, Ahmed)

وَالصِّحَّةُ لِمَنِ اتَّقَى خَيْرٌ مِنَ الْغِنَ

  1. To never allow ourselves to get harmed or cause harm to others such as our family members, neighbors, coworkers, friends or people we may know or not, as our Prophet (S) guided us, as narrated by ِIbn Abbas (r): “There should neither be harming (of others without cause), nor reciprocating harm (between two parties).” (Ahmed, Ibn Majah)

وَعَنْ اِبْنِ عَبَّاسٍ ‏رَضِيَ اَللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا‏- قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اَللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم لَا ضَرَرَ وَلَا ضِرَارَ

  1. We must avoid mixing with people if we are sick or if we have any of the symptoms/signs of the sickness. It was narrated by Abu Salama (r) that our Prophet (S) instructed believers: “Not to mix the sick person with the healthy one.” (Muslim)

أَنْ لاَ يُورِدُ مُمْرِضٌ عَلَى مُصِحٍّ

  1. We must avoid, if we are afflicted with any disease or we have symptoms of it, to leave our place of residence and enter another region.

Our Prophet (S) said this unique statement that is very much supported by medical experts today: “If you hear of an outbreak of plague in a land, do not enter it; but if the plague breaks out in a place while you are in it, do not leave that place.” (Bukhari)

حَدَّثَنَا حَفْصُ بْنُ عُمَرَ، حَدَّثَنَا شُعْبَةُ، قَالَ أَخْبَرَنِي حَبِيبُ بْنُ أَبِي ثَابِتٍ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ بْنَ سَعْدٍ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أُسَامَةَ بْنَ زَيْدٍ، يُحَدِّثُ سَعْدًا عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ إِذَا سَمِعْتُمْ بِالطَّاعُونِ بِأَرْضٍ فَلاَ تَدْخُلُوهَا، وَإِذَا وَقَعَ بِأَرْضٍ وَأَنْتُمْ بِهَا فَلاَ تَخْرُجُوا مِنْهَا

  1. If we are in any way afflicted with a disease, we must treat ourselves medically, besides taking precautions and putting trust in the Creator, as in the Hadith Sahih: “The desert Arabs came from here and there. They asked: Messenger of Allah (S), should we make use of medical treatment? He replied: “Make use of medical treatment.” (Abu Dawud)

عَنْ أُسَامَةَ بْنِ شَرِيكٍ..ُ فَجَاءَ الأَعْرَابُ مِنْ هَا هُنَا وَهَا هُنَا فَقَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَنَتَدَاوَى فَقَالَ ‏ “‏ تَدَاوَوْا

  1. Canadian Muslim medical professionals, together with other medical experts, nationally and globally, must work on finding the remedy for the coronavirus pandemic.

Our Prophet Muhammad (S) encouraged us to do so as in the same hadith: “The desert Arabs then came from here and there. They asked: Messenger of Allah, should we make use of medical treatment? He replied: Make use of medical treatment, for Allah has not made a disease without appointing a remedy for it, with the exception of one disease, namely old age.” (Abu Dawud)

عَنْ أُسَامَةَ بْنِ شَرِيكٍ، قَالَ أَتَيْتُ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَأَصْحَابُهُ كَأَنَّمَا عَلَى رُءُوسِهِمُ الطَّيْرُ فَسَلَّمْتُ ثُمَّ قَعَدْتُ فَجَاءَ الأَعْرَابُ مِنْ هَا هُنَا وَهَا هُنَا فَقَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَنَتَدَاوَى فَقَالَ ‏ تَدَاوَوْا فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ لَمْ يَضَعْ دَاءً إِلاَّ وَضَعَ لَهُ دَوَاءً غَيْرَ دَاءٍ وَاحِدٍ الْهَرَمُ

  1. We must take seriously the advice, recommendations of the medical professional and experts and abide by them.
  2. We also must abide by all policies established by all three levels of the government related to the coronavirus pandemic.
  3. And we also need to raise our hands to the Almighty and ask him to save us and others from the pandemic.

Narrated by Aban ibn Uthman (r) that he heard the Prophet (S) saying: “A person will not be harmed by anything if he says every morning and evening 3 times, ‘Bismillahilladhi La Yadurru Ma’asmihi Shay’un Fil Ardi Wa La Fis Sama’I Wa Huwas Sami’ul ‘Alaim.” In the Name of Allah by whose Name nothing in the earth or the heaven is harmed. He is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing.'” (Al Adabul Mufrad)

عَنْ أَبَانَ بْنِ عُثْمَانَ قَالَ‏:‏ سَمِعْتُ عُثْمَانَ قَالَ‏:‏ سَمِعْتُ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقُولُ‏:‏ مَنْ قَالَ صَبَاحَ كُلِّ يَوْمٍ، وَمَسَاءَ كُلِّ لَيْلَةٍ، ثَلاَثًا ثَلاَثًا‏:‏ بِسْمِ اللهِ الَّذِي لاَ يَضُرُّ مَعَ اسْمِهِ شَيْءٌ فِي الأَرْضِ وَلاَ فِي السَّمَاءِ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ، لَمْ يَضُرَّهُ شَيْءٌ‏.

And this is not only our social obligation but a religious one as well.

The bottom-line is that Muslim response to COVID-19 is very much compatible with the general Canadian medical and governmental responses to this pandemic.

So, when the national policies suggest that citizens wash their hands regularly, we Muslims understand that, as our Taharah is a part of our faith.

When the governmental rules ask of us to stay at home and not mix with people if we have any of the COVID-19 symptoms, our faith demands that of us as well.

When the Government issue a statement that all gatherings are cancelled, that means we do not gather and go against the rule.

When the Government and medical experts’ advice social distancing and masks, then we all follow the rule.

When the Government asks us to avoid travels, then we abide the rule.

As Muslims, we have to go beyond these policies and be an example to others.

By following the established policies and the rules found in our faith sources and issued by our medical experts and policy makers, we will help ourselves and others, Insha Allah, and reduce the spread of the virus.

Ya Rabb! Help us to be an example in Canada, on individual or communal levels, in doing preventative measures regarding the COVID-19 by which we will help ourselves, others and the nation!

Allahumma Amin!

 

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Ramadan (1442 – 2021) Announcement