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Donations to SNMC have dropped significantly this year, compared to previous year collections, as shown in the graph (Graph data as of May 5, 2021).

Please donate generously as SNMC needs your help to run the operations of your masjid. When is the better time to donate other than month of Ramadan.  Don’t delay, act today !!!

For those who have contributed so far, Jazakallah Khair.


Founder’s Corner: Ottawa Ramadan and Eid: Our Dream and Vision

Dr Emdad Khan.

Ottawa Ramadan and Eid: Our Dream and Vision

We moved to Ottawa (Barrhaven) in 1996/97, we used to work at the famous Nortel and our kids used to go to High Schools.

We were new and when Ramadan was coming, we used to get worried.


Yes, because at work we found we Muslims start fast in different days and our children also found the Muslim students start and end fast on different days.

So, we put a mission, let us forget the world,  the whole of Canada and work focussing only at Ottawa to have the same day Ramadan fasting start and Ramadan fasting end and Eid.

Around 2000+, after working with different masjids for a few years, we were able to build UMO-OG (Ottawa Gatineau Muslims Organizations) and Ottawa Gatineau Imam Council around 2009.

With many ups and downs, hundreds of hours spent in meeting and persuasion, gradually were able to bring different Ethnic and Fiqh views together.

With the mercy of Allah swt and sincere efforts of community leaders, imams, presidents and secretaries of masjids/ organizations, we have achieved unity for Ramadan.

Alhamdu Lillah, for the last 10/12 years, around 2009, Ottawa Gatineau Muslims are celebrating the start/end of Ramadan and Eid together.

May Allah forgive us all and keep our intentions for His pleasure.

May Allah swt reward all the community leaders and members, who sincerely  made the efforts to achieve this unity in Ottawa Gatineau.

With Salaam and Regards Emdad Khan






Developing the Culture of Muslim Unity: The Unity of Purpose

A Moment with Our Prophet, Muhammad (S)

By Imam Zijad Delic

Day 229

Al-Nu’man ibn Bashir (r) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (S) said upon the pulpit (minbar): “Unity is a mercy and division is a punishment!”

عَنِ النُّعْمَانِ بْنِ بَشِيرٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ عَلَى هَذِهِ الْأَعْوَادِ أَوْ عَلَى هَذَا الْمِنْبَرِ وَالْجَمَاعَةُ رَحْمَةٌ وَالْفُرْقَةُ عَذَابٌ

Source: Ahmed

Transliteration: “Wal Jama’atu Rahmatun; Wal Firqati ‘Adhab.”


Auto-Deductions for the Last 10 nights of Ramadan

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

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Donation Boxes | Zakat-ul-Fitr

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

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

Wed 12 May Open from 2PM to 8PM

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 –  You can spread your donation over equal monthly payments.

b) eTransfer –

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

d) Call or email us at 613-440-6300 or

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

Always united together in Khair, SNMC family!

Jazakom Allah Khair.


SNMC Annual General Meeting (AGM) – June 13, 2021 – Mark Your Calendars






Assalamu Alaikom Dear SNMC community,

Ramadan Mubarak to you all.

SNMC board invites you to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held after Asr prayer on Sunday, June 13,2021, In Sha Allah. Please mark your calendars.

All community members are welcome to join.

The detailed agenda and invitation link will be shared closer to the date.

Jazakom Allah Khair for your on-going support to SNMC.

With Regards,
SNMC Management


Ramadan Campaign 2021 This Friday Night @ 9:00PM








  • Join us for a short inspirational event featuring amazing speakers and Quran reciters.
    BONUS: Out of town guest speaker.
    The event will run Friday April 30 from 9:00-9:40 PM. Don’t miss out.
    Ramadan Mubarak to everyone.
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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.

Deadline to submit the form is Friday May 07, 2021


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!

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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!