Announcement Video


‏اَلسَلامُ عَلَيْكُم وَرَحْمَةُ اَللهِ وَبَرَكاتُهُ‎

When the Bani Israeel were helpless, Allah commanded them to turn their homes into mosques and establish prayer.

وَأَوْحَيْنَا إِلَىٰ مُوسَىٰ وَأَخِيهِ أَن تَبَوَّآ لِقَوْمِكُمَا بِمِصْرَ بُيُوتًا وَاجْعَلُوا بُيُوتَكُمْ قِبْلَةً وَأَقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ ۗ وَبَشِّرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ – 10:87

“And We inspired Moses and his brother, ‘Settle your people in Egypt in houses and make your houses [facing the] qiblah and establish prayer and give good tidings to the believers.'”

With attendance in congregational prayer becoming difficult, discouraged or impossible due to this trial and calamity we are facing, let us continue the spirit by establishing prayers in congregation in our homes.

May Allah forgive us and protect us

Dear brothers and sisters in Islam, SNMC building might be closed but إِنْ شَاءَ ٱللّٰهُ‎ we’ll try to provide the services to the community and will keep the community connected with the masjid. The imams and the board members will be available to answer any questions that you might have.

Here are the emails:
General inquiries from SNMC:
Questions to imams:
Questions to board:

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Spiritual reminders and lectures:

Daily reminders:
Our two imams will upload daily reminers to the community on the YouTube. Please subscibe to the YouTube channel so that you can be notified of the new vidoes as as soon as they are uploaded.

Tafseer, Friday night and other lectures:
Some lectures will be streamed live so that you can watch listen to the imam live. For some live programs questions can be sent to the imam through text message. Schedule of these lectures is as follows:

Tuesday March 17, 2020 after maghreb (7:30 pm): Manners with Allah
Topic: Importance of Du’a in Muslim’s.
LIVE STREAMING – by Imam Zijad

Wednesday March 18, 2020 (5:00-6:00pm): Girls 10+ program:
Topic: Time is the Life & Every Moment Count
LIVE STREAMING by Imam Dr. Mohsen

March 20, 2020 after maghreb (7:30 pm) SNMC Friday Night Lecture/Discussion
Topic: Calamities and Trials
LIVE STREAMING – by Imam Mohsen

March 21, 2020 after maghreb (7:30 pm):
Topic: Advices for Difficult Time
LIVE STREAMING – by Imam Mohsen

March 22nd after magrib (7:30 pm): Family relationship
Topic: Importance of Family in Islam.
LIVE STREAMING – by Imam Zijad

Assistance to the needy and people in isolation:
SNMC is working with UMOOG to establish response team to assist needy and people in isolation. Information will be shared with the community through SNMC media outlets.

Instructions on how to Join Girls Halaqa?
Ensure you have either:
Google Chrome browser or
The new Microsoft Edge browser or
The Microsoft Teams App for Desktop or
The Microsoft Teams App for Mobile
Click on the link (

Follow the instructions on the screen.
We highly recommend enabling video (so joining the meeting while wearing a scarf if you usually wear one) to help keep the meeting interactive!

For detailed instructions, please see see the following videos:
Joining through Google Chrome:
Joining through Microsoft Teams Desktop App:

If you have any issues at any time, send us an email at and we will try to help you out immediately.

If we or you run into any issues, please be patient with us as we are learning and trying to improve in sha Allah.

Hope to see you at 5pm tomorrow for our halaqa in sha’ Allah!

SNMC Youth committee


Important Community Announcement

Assalamo-alaikum, Dear SNMC community members,

It’s extremely difficult to disinfect and dry any surfaces including carpets at SNMC for regular prayers on regular basis.

Therefore, elderly (65+) , children, persons with underlying medical conditions requiring medications such as diabetes, blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease, liver disease, kidney disease, cancers, hepatitis, HIV etc; persons with symptoms such as cough, cold, flu, sore throat, runny nose, fever, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, diarrhea and vomiting etc. should pray at home. If you show any of the above symptoms or if you use medications to suppress immune system or if you have been in contact with any possible COVID-19 case or if you travelled in the last 14 days please don’t come to masjid.

For others, you may be apparently healthy and not showing any symptoms but maybe carrying the virus, therefore, you must take all possible precautions to make sure that you don’t transmit it to others (if God forbid you are carrying the virus). Make sure that you make ablution at home and bring clean prayer mat with yourself, please keep the distance, don’t shake hands, come on time and leave immediately after the prayer.

Please note that as a precaution SNMC management and imams advise the community to pray at home.

Friday night programs and other lectures will be streamed live so that people can watch and listen to these programs from their homes.

Any further changes would be communicated to the community through diffent media outlets of SNMC.

Jazakallah khair

SNMC management.


Programs at SNMC Suspended


Please  note  that  all  programs  at  SNMC  have  been suspended at  SNMC  except  regular  prayers. This  includes  SNMC  sponsored  programs  as  well  as  private  programs  and  gatherings.

SNMC Management 


ILEAD 2020 Postponed

Assalamu Alaykum,
The I.LEAD team would like to officially announce the status of the upcoming I.LEAD conference that was initially scheduled for Saturday, March 21st, 2020. In light of the circumstances surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the conference has been postponed until further notice for the health and safety of our guests, speakers, volunteers, and the wider Canadian community.

As I.LEAD is a large scale community conference, we are acting proactively to follow the recommendations of health advisory boards to prevent further risk of exposure of the virus.
We appreciate the trust our guests place in us and will be issuing a full refund for all tickets. For online tickets, you will receive your refund in your account within the next 3 weeks.
If you bought the physical tickets, please contact the organization you purchased from for the refund. For further inquiries you can email us at

We appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this situation and look forward to your ongoing support in the future. We plan to return even stronger with a more exciting program insha’Allah! Until then, may Allah protect our communities and keep us united in this challenging time.
With regards,

The I.LEAD team


Managing Diabetes in Ramadan


Schedule of Counseling with Imams

Schedule of imams for counseling Respected sisters and brothers, the two imams of SNMC are working hard and diligently to address the needs of SNMC community at individual as well as at the communal level.

Most of the community service programs require research and preparation time. In order to have a balance between community service and individual needs, the imams and the SNMC management agreed to have schedule for individual questions and meetings with the imams.

The imams will be available to meet with the individuals, couples and families on the following dates and times.

Imam Zijad:

Tuesdays: 4pm to 8pm

Wednesdays: 4pm to 6pm

Sundays: 4pm to 6pm

Imam Mohsen:

Mondays: 5pm to 9pm

Thursdays: 5pm to 9pm

Please send email to to book an appointment with any of the two imams. The duration of appointments will be 30 minutes. Please come on time and respect the time of the imams. Imams will use the rest of the their times on community service programs.


SNMC March Break Events

SNMC is pleased to offer a broad line-up of activities for your children during the March break. See the flyers below and register on a first come first serve basis.

What: Girls Halaqa
Time: Saturday, March 14th from 4:30-5:30 pm
Location: SNMC Basement
Age: Girls aged 10+
This week’s topic: In the Light Of Surah Al-Hujurat
For the latest updates, please sign up at:
What: March Break Kids Fun Day
Who: For Kids Aged 5-10
Date: Monday, March 16th OR Tuesday, March 17th
Time: 3-6pm
Where: SNMC
Registration Required:
What: STEM Coding Workshop using Scratch
Who: For students aged 11-14
When: Sunday March 15th from 12-3pm
Where: SNMC
Registration Required:
Each student must bring a laptop OR tablet to follow the workshop
More details provided after registration
What: March Break Paint Workshop
Who: For Girls Aged 11+
When: Wednesday, March 18th from 2-5 pm
Where: SNMC Gym
Registration Required:
What: March Break Cupcake Decorating
Who: For Girls Aged 10+
When: Thursday, March 19th from 5:30-7:30 pm
Where: SNMC Basement
Registration Required:
What: March Break Girls Dinner
Who: For Girls Aged 14-18
When: Sunday, March 22nd from 6:30-9:30 pm
Where: SNMC Basement
Registration Required:
Cost: $15

SNMC Sisters Halaqa

Assalamu alaikum Dear Sisters,

We are pleased to invite you all to a sisters’ halaqa with Shaykh Mohsen, our new Imam at SNMC.

He will be conducting a Special Halaqa for sisters on: 

Date: Sunday Mar 15, 2020

Time: 11:15 am 

Location: SNMC Masjid, in the basementLecture

Title:  “How to bring Baraka in your life and find Peace and Happiness”

Come and join your sisters, learn about important subjects and reflect and bond with each other in the spirit of sisterhood. Light refreshments will be served. 

We would be happy to meet you!
SNMC Sisters’ Committee
SNMC Masjid and Centre

3020 Woodroffe Ave

Ottawa, ONK2J 4G3


Prayer Times- Week of March 13, 2020

Fajr: 6:15 AM

Zuhr: 1:30 PM

Asr: 5:30 PM

Maghreb (Fri – Thursday): 7:13, 7:15, 7:16, 7:17, 7:19, 7:20, 7:21 

Isha: 8:45 PM






SNMC Family Friday Night and weekly lectures

SNMC Friday Night Lecture/Discussion on March 13th – Coronavirus Discussion and Guidance
WHO:  Experts/Professionals
WHAT: How to Deal with the Coronavirus
WHEN: Friday night, March 13th  (after ‘Isha prayer SHARP)
WHERE: SNMC Masjid/Mosque
All are welcome to be part of this program and learn how to deal with the matters related to coronavirus from a Public Health, Canada Perspective as well as according to our Din.

Akhlaq of a Muslim/Muslimah (manners, ethics, character) Session – Tuesday Weekly Session
WHO: Imam Dr. Zijad
WHAT: Manners with Allah: Tawakkul: Benefits
WHEN: Tuesday, March 10th (After Salatil ‘Isha)
WHERE: SNMC Main Prayer Area
In general, the Goal for this weekly session is to discuss/teach/learn about the mentioned topics below (basic manners of Islam towards oneself, the Creator, people, the society) and inspire community members to live the learnt manners in their practical life on a day-to-day basis:
• Rights of Allah – being a grateful servant of Allah, Worship Allah sincerely, Tawbah, Tawakkul, Taqwa, etc.
• Rights of People – help them (truthful, sincere, keeping promise, etc) NOT harm them (envy, backbiting, slander, etc.)
• Personal Rights – Takes care of spiritual, intellectual, ethical, emotional and physical development
• Social Responsibilities – community and society: volunteering, interfaith relations, political engagement, etc.
• Environmental responsibilities – taking care of the environment, soil, water, air Target Group: Public session – All

Tafseer Surah Al-Hujurat
WHO: Imam Dr. Mohsen
WHAT: The nine advices of Surah Al-Hujurat 
WHEN: Saturday, March 14th (after ‘Isha prayer SHARP).
WHERE: SNMC Masjid/Mosque.

Family relationships – Sunday Weekly Session
WHO: Imam Dr. Zijad
WHAT: Neighbours in Islam
WHEN: March 15th (After Salatil ‘Isha)
WHERE: SNMC Main Prayer Area In general, the Goal for this weekly session is to enhance our knowledge on family relationships, supported with the Qur’an and Sunnah) and to assist Muslims to develop healthy environments in their home so that the potential of all members could be actualized.
The following themes would be covered to reach the goals:
• Pre-marriage/Nikah – What to look for in the search for finding a spouse in Islam
• Marriage – Now when married, how to maintain a healthy relationship between wife and husband
• Communication and Conflict resolution – What does it take to find ways of avoiding conflict in marriage and how assertive, sincere and open communication could be a key in having a marriage of substance
• Parenting – Now when we are blessed with children in our marriages, we are to learn about ways of helping our future generation develop and maintain strong Islamic identity and at the same time honest, sincere and faithful citizens of the Canadian society, now our home.
Target Group: Public session – ALL Day/Time: Sundays after ‘Isha prayer – Winter / Sundays after Magrib prayer – summer