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Juma Schedule (Friday, March 1, 2024)

SNMC Iqama Times (Friday, March 1, 2024)

Fiqh of Fasting (March 1)

Quran Reading and Tajweed (Saturday and Sunday)

SNMC Gym (Monday to Thursday)

Basketball – Girl 13+ (Monday)

Sisters Pilates Circle (Saturdays)

Weekly Brothers Fiqh Halaqa (Wednesdays)

Founder’s Corner: Harvard University and Justice in Quran

SNMC Donation Receipt

Seasonal Parking Restrictions: Dec. 1 to March 31

Getting SNMC updates via WhatsApp

SNMC Important Links

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Founder’s Corner: Harvard University and Justice in Quran

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of the writer alone and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of SNMC.

By Dr. Emdad Khan

Allah swt, in Surah Nisa Verse 135, describes Islamic principles of Justice.

4:135

۞ يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ كُونُوا۟ قَوَّٰمِينَ بِٱلْقِسْطِ شُهَدَآءَ لِلَّهِ وَلَوْ عَلَىٰٓ أَنفُسِكُمْ أَوِ ٱلْوَٰلِدَيْنِ وَٱلْأَقْرَبِينَ ۚ إِن يَكُنْ غَنِيًّا أَوْ فَقِيرًۭا فَٱللَّهُ أَوْلَىٰ بِهِمَا ۖ فَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا۟ ٱلْهَوَىٰٓ أَن تَعْدِلُوا۟ ۚ وَإِن تَلْوُۥٓا۟ أَوْ تُعْرِضُوا۟ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ كَانَ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ خَبِيرًۭا ١٣٥

O believers! Stand firm for justice as witnesses for Allah

 even if it is against yourselves, your parents, or close relatives. 

Be they rich or poor, Allah is best to ensure their interests. 

So do not let your desires cause you to deviate ˹from justice˺. 

If you distort the testimony or refuse to give it, then ˹know that˺ Allah is certainly All-Aware of what you do.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Here, it is emphasized, that we should stand firm for justice, even it is against ourselves, or our parents, or close relatives, or they are rich or poor.

Allah swt is best to ensure their interests.

It is interesting to note, at the law faculty of Harvard University the above verse of the Quran with its translation is displayed for everyone to see.

Recently with Palestine and Israel war a dispute arose, and the university wanted the president to leave the position, first time a black professor became the president.

We were surprised, the university resolved the dispute in a dignified way.

The black president left in a peaceful way and they hired a new president and the old one resumed a faculty position with honor.

The university implemented in real life, Quranic principle of justice, the Quran Verse 4.135 of Surah AlNesaa.

We hope in Canada, in Muslim organizations, we can do it.

We as Muslims also need to be just, if it is against our selves or our parents or our friends or relatives or a rich person or a poor person.

We may recite or memorize but we need to implement the Quran in our own life, in our organization and our community.

Allah swt in surah Hujarat verse 10, also says.

49:10

إِنَّمَا ٱلْمُؤْمِنُونَ إِخْوَةٌۭ فَأَصْلِحُوا۟ بَيْنَ أَخَوَيْكُمْ ۚ وَٱتَّقُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُونَ ١٠

The believers are but one brotherhood, so make peace between your brothers. And be mindful of Allah so you may be shown mercy.

So, any problems, we resolve together, in brotherly manner.

May Allah swt protect us from hypocrisy or ignorance or being making unjust dealings.

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SNMC Iqama Times (Friday, March 1, 2024)

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Fiqh of Fasting (March 1)

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Juma Schedule (Friday, March 1, 2024)

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SNMC Media Team Seeking Talents

Assalam alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

The SNMC Media Team is embarking on a quest to enhance our community outreach through various media platforms. We are in search of dedicated individuals who possess the skills and expertise to elevate and expand SNMC media presence and impact within the community.

This presents a golden opportunity to amass blessings and contribute to a noble cause, by the permission of Allah. It’s also a chance to hone and showcase your media prowess and sharpen your skills. If you’re keen to be part of this endeavor, please review the following requirements:

Requirements:

  • Proficiency in graphic design and video editing software, with familiarity in tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Premiere. Knowledge of web-based tools such as Canva is acceptable but given lower priority.
  • Experience in managing social media platforms including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
  • Proficiency in photography and videography, with the ability to deliver high-quality visual and auditory content.
  • Understanding of effective marketing strategies.
  • Willingness to attend mosque programs regularly.
  • Responsibility and responsiveness.

To be considered for the position, kindly access the provided link/ QR code and complete the form by responding to the questions therein.

Link:  https://forms.office.com/r/Fn4E94XvxR

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Maximizing Your Gain in Ramadan (Sister’s Only – Feb. 25)

SNMC Sisters are pleased to present a talk given by Imam Jamal Zahabi on preparing ourselves and maximizing our gains in Ramadan.

  • When: Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024
  • Time:  After maghrib prayer, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Location: basement SNMC Masjid, hall B and C

This event is for sisters only.

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SNMC Gym (Monday to Thursday)

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Basketball – Girl 13+ (Monday)

✨As-salamu Alaykum!✨

Exciting news for Girls 13+! SNMC Youth is thrilled to announce that our Girls Basketball Open Gym will be resuming!🏀

Calling all spirited young athletes! Join us in the world of sports, teamwork, and fun with our dedicated coach who is passionate about empowering young girls through basketball. 🏀 Whether you’re a seasoned player or just starting out, everyone is welcome!

The goal of the program is to form lasting friendships, enhance your skills, and build confidence on and off the court in a positive and inclusive environment for every participant while staying connected to Allah with weekly reminders and being in the safety of the masjid.

🗓 When: Mondays | ⏰ 6-8 PM
📍 Location: SNMC Mosque – Gym

Registration is required!
Register now to secure your spot using the following link:
https://forms.office.com/r/t7VBrXcpTu

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SNMC Welcomes Brother Isa Ma as the New Youth Spiritual Advisor