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Believers Bring Themselves to Account (Muhasabah) Regularly!

A Moment with Our Prophet, Muhammad (S)

By Imam Zijad Delic

Day 263: Believers Bring Themselves to Account (Muhasabah) Regularly!

Narrated Shaddad ibn Aws (r) that the Prophet (S) said: “The wise person is one who holds himself/herself accountable and performs good deeds to prepare for what comes after death. The foolish person is one who gives into his/her lowly desires and merely hopes in Allah (have wishful thinking).”

عَنْ شَدَّادِ بْنِ أَوْسٍ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ الْكَيِّسُ مَنْ دَانَ نَفْسَهُ وَعَمِلَ لِمَا بَعْدَ الْمَوْتِ وَالْعَاجِزُ مَنْ أَتْبَعَ نَفْسَهُ هَوَاهَا وَتَمَنَّى عَلَى اللَّهِ

Source: Tirmizi

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Founder’s Corner: Caregiver and Sickness

By Dr. Emdad Khan

As a test, Allah swt gives sickness to believers.  Those who accept the sickness and surrender to Allah’s will like prophet Ayyub AHS, see their status enhanced by Allah swt. Allah swt tested, as stated in the Quran, the best human beings, some of the prophets, the prophet Ayyub AHS, the most notable among them.

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Founder’s Corner: The Quran: Solutions to our problems

By Dr. Emdad Khan

We all have some day-to-day issues and challenges. Where can we find solutions?

Let us see Surah AlRoum v58. What Allah swt says in 30:58

وَلَقَدۡ ضَرَبۡنَا لِلنَّاسِ فِي هَٰذَا ٱلۡقُرۡءَانِ مِن كُلِّ مَثَلٖۚ وَلَئِن جِئۡتَهُم بِـَٔايَةٖ لَّيَقُولَنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوٓاْ إِنۡ أَنتُمۡ إِلَّا مُبۡطِلُونَ ٥٨

We have certainly set forth every ˹kind of˺ lesson for people in this Quran. 

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Practical Muslim Response to the Surge of Omicron COVID Variant

A Moment with Our Prophet, Muhammad (S)

By Imam Zijad Delic

Day 264: Practical Muslim Response to the Surge of Omicron COVID Variant (UPDATED VERSION)

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.”

It is more than two years since we realized that the new virus surfaced among us, globally and nationally.

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Founder’s Corner: How to get our Duas accepted

By Dr. Emdad Khan

It is simple, but requires consistency and Insha’Allah, Allah swt will accept our Duas.

  1. First be Positive and think our Dua will be accepted
  2. Seek forgiveness for our past mistakes
  3. Send Salawat or Durud to prophet Muhammed pbuh
  4. Make Dua for others – friends, families community members, known and unknown
  5. Request Dua from others, as we meet others and talk with them
  6. Do an extra good deed, even a small kindness or recite a small surah
  7. Give up a bad habit or a sin
  8. Give a sadaqa
  9. Repeat Dua again and again, if possible after each salah
  10. Make a consistent effort with Dua
  11. Start and end day with Dua
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Hygiene Kits needed for Women at Shelters across Ottawa

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Job Opportunity

Dear Community partners,

The City of Ottawa, Employment and Social Services currently has a need to hire multiple case worker positions and we are hoping to work with our community agencies to help us promote this opportunity.

We want to highlight that Community and Social Services values diverse backgrounds and experiences and encourages all interested candidates to submit applications if this position requirements match a candidate’s skills, interests, experience, and career goals.

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Test in Life and our Sincerity

By Dr. Emdad Khan

In Sura Ankabut, Allah swt declares,

29:2 أَحَسِبَ ٱلنَّاسُ أَن يُتْرَكُوٓا۟ أَن يَقُولُوٓا۟ ءَامَنَّا وَهُمْ لَا يُفْتَنُونَ

Do people think once they say, “We believe,” that they will be left without being put to the test?

We all know, Allah swt tested Bilal (R), Khabbab  (R), Sumaya  (R) and so many others.  May Allah be pleased with all of them.

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Winter is the Believer’s Best Season

A Moment with Our Prophet, Muhammad (S)

By Imam Zijad Delic

Day 262:  Winter is the Believer’s Best Season

‘Amir ibn Mas’ud (r) narrated that the Prophet (S) said: “Fasting in the winter is the easy reward.”

عَنْ عَامِرِ بْنِ مَسْعُودٍ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ
الْغَنِيمَةُ الْبَارِدَةُ الصَّوْمُ فِي الشِّتَاءِ

Source: Tirmizi

Transliteration: “Al Ghanimatul Baridatu As Sawmu fish Shita’i.”

The early generations of Muslims welcomed the Winter as being their best season for getting closer to the Creator!

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Khusuf or Kusuf Prayer (the Sun and the Moon Eclipse Prayer)

A Moment with Our Prophet, Muhammad (S)

By Imam Zijad Delic

Day 261: Khusuf or Kusuf Prayer (the Sun and the Moon Eclipse Prayer)

It was narrated by ‘Aisha (r) that the Prophet (S) said, after finishing the Khusuf prayer: “The sun and the moon are two signs of the numerous signs of Allah. They do not eclipse as the sign of death or life (birth) of anyone. So, when you see the eclipse, make du’a to Allah, say Takbir, offer Prayer (Salat al Khusuf) and give Sadaqa.” (Bukhari, Muslim)

إِنَّ الشَّمْسَ وَالْقَمَرَ آيَتَانِ مِنْ آيَاتِ اللَّهِ، لاَ يَنْخَسِفَانِ لِمَوْتِ أَحَدٍ وَلاَ لِحَيَاتِهِ، فَإِذَا رَأَيْتُمْ ذَلِكَ فَادْعُوا اللَّهَ وَكَبِّرُوا، وَصَلُّوا وَتَصَدَّقُوا

Source: Bukhari, Muslim