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Eid Loot Bags Drive Thru – Sat Aug 1st 2:30-4:30pm

Drive thru SNMC with your kids Saturday August 1st between 2:30pm-4:30pm by entering from Springbeauty Ave and follow volunteer instructions to receive kids loot bags – while quantities last!

The Woodroffe Ave entrance will be closed – for everyone’s safety, do not attempt to come in from it.

Distribution will be contactless. You must be in a vehicle and stay in it at all times.

All are welcome! Dress up with your Eid clothes, bring Eid signs and roll down your windows so we can see your Eid smiles!

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Tested positive for COVID-19 & attended the mosque? Please let us know.

In order to ensure everyone’s safety, SNMC has developed a notification process in case if any person from the community attending the mosque tested positive for COVID19.

If you or one of your family tested positive for COVID19 and you attended the mosque in the 14 days prior to testing positive, please let us know either by:
 
Email: positive@snmc.ca
Send text message to: 613.801.5377

 
May Allah protect us all

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Founder’s Corner: Dr. Emdad Khan

Zamzam and Hajar (Hagar) AHS, the Community Builder

Dr Emdad Khan

Zamzam spring/well has a tremendous history. It shows Hajar AHS and prophet Ismail AHS were two giant community builders and founders of the world’s greatest and most sacred city, Makkah.

At the command of the Most Merciful, Prophet Ibraheem AHS left Hajar AHS with her infant son, Ismail AHS in the desert valley of Makkah at that time, where no human habitation existed.

When water ran out, she, instead of sitting idle or crying or complaining, made exemplary efforts, in Arabic, Sayee. As a sign of love by mother, she was running seven times between Safa and Marwa hills looking for water or a passing caravan and was also keeping an eye on her son. In the middle of the two hills as her son was out of sight, not visible, she would run faster.

Allah swt liked her efforts and now after thousands of years, as part of Hajj ritual everyone performing Hajj or Umrah, must run seven times between the two hills, called Sayee (Effort).

Not only that, but midway between the two hills as nowadays, indicated by a set of green lights, everyone must imitate her and run a bit faster between the two lights, where she was not able to see her son.

We know Allah swt made the spring to pop up suddenly at the feet of infant Prophet Ismail and seeing so much water, she fill-up up whatever pots he had and uttered Zam and Zam and the water stopped flowing.

Now, every year, millions of Hujjaz all the year-round drink its water and take it home. It is still flowing and full.  Also, if anyone drinks its water in standing position, with any intention, Insha’Allah the most Merciful will accept the Dua and Prayer.

Now let us ponder the efforts/Sayee of Hajar AHS. How problems bring new opportunities. She did not cry or sit idle or complain why we were left alone in a desert with no human habitation. She made efforts and looked for water. And Allah swt rewarded by popping up a spring under the feet of infant prophet Ismail AHS.

That was the starting of Makkah. Birds started coming overhead and the traders passing by saw birds overhead there and thought water was there. Some stopped to collect water and some with permission of Hajar AHS, started to live there. But she was the leader of the community and controlled the zamzam well. Gradually, the hilly desert valley took the shape of the most sacred city of the world.

Later Prophet Ibrahim AHS visited a few times. He at one time wanted to sacrifice Prophet Ismail AHS based on a dream.  Allah swt tested but did not let Prophet Ismail AHS to be sacrificed and now it became mandatory for us to sacrifice animals as love of God. Shaitan provoked them three times and that also became part of Hajj ritual, to reject shaitan by throwing stones in 3three places

Another occasion Ibrahim AHS and son Ismail AHS together rebuilt the Kaaba originally built by Prophet Adam, where every day every Muslim five times face to wards Kaabaa to pray. We visit to perform Hajj and Umrah. Legend say, Ibraheem AHS called Azan, who ever responded by saying Labbayek, are able to perform Hajj.

Here Allah swt brought us as immigrants and children of immigrants in Canada. We have now an opportunity for all of us to establish Islamic practices here and build house of God and build Muslim community.

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SNMC presents New Muslims Program

with Imam Dr. Mohsen El-Nadi

When – Sun 26th July 2-3PM, In Sha Allah

WheretinyURL.com/New-Muslim

Open for all Brothers and Sisters

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SNMC Masjid Pass is the ONLY way to enter the Masjid from now on

This allows us to quickly and accurately send you alerts for your and your loved ones’ health and safety compared to the low-confidence paper slips. From now, there’s no more admission to SNMC facilities without a Masjid Pass. 

Register at https://checkin.mysnmc.ca and keep it on phone or print the pass.

If you need help, our staff are available everyday from Asr to Maghrib and volunteers may be available at prayer times.

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SNMC Eid Sacrifice

As usual, SNMC has arranged Eid Sacrifice, this year with Bilal Farm.

The costs are as follows:

  • Lamb $390
  • Cow Share (1/7) $375
  • Goat $440

Last day to order Qurbani/Udhia is as follows:

July 26 for Cow share and Goat

July 28 for Lamb

Due to COVID19, there will be no slaughter observation this year. There will be curbside pickup for lamb and goat only on the 2nd day of Eid at the farm, if you would like to pick up your meat on 2nd day from the farm, please notify the office (info@snmc.ca), SNMC will work with Bilal Farm and assign you a time slot for the meat pickup

The rest of meat (including cow shares) will be delivered to SNMC on the 6th day of Eid (If Eid is on Friday July 31st, meat will be delivered on August 5th). More information about the pickup will be posted later inshaa Allah.

You can pay online at www.snmc.ca or by cash, cheque, debit, and credit at the SNMC Masjid.

Only those who donate 100% meat will be able to get a CRA Tax receipt.

Donated meat will be distributed to the Ottawa Food Bank, Sadaqa Food Bank and Local needy by SNMC.

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Founder’s Corner: Dr. Emdad Khan

Human Being Objectives under Corona Virus

Dr Emdad Khan, Ottawa

Corona Virus: We as an individual, family, community, and country are all under the control of an invisible micro virus, the most powerful. Alhamdu Lillah, as Muslims after a gap of 3 months, we are now praying in our place of worship, Masjid. It is a trial and test from Allah swt, as He declares:

مَا أَصَابَ مِن مُّصِيبَةٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا فِي أَنفُسِكُمْ إِلَّا فِي كِتَابٍ مِّن قَبْلِ أَن نَّبْرَأَهَا ۚ إِنَّ ذَٰلِكَ عَلَى اللَّهِ يَسِيرٌ. al-Hadid: 57.22 No calamity strikes upon the earth or among yourselves except that it is in a register before We bring it into existence – indeed that, for Allah, is easy.

Now our purpose as human beings, we become humble and caring. So, when we will leave this world, we will be pleased with Him and He will be pleased with us. So, Allah swt commands us:

سَابِقُوا إِلَىٰ مَغْفِرَةٍ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَجَنَّةٍ عَرْضُهَا كَعَرْضِ السَّمَاءِ وَالْأَرْضِ أُعِدَّتْ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا بِاللَّهِ وَرُسُلِهِ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ فَضْلُ اللَّهِ يُؤْتِيهِ مَن يَشَاءُ ۚ وَاللَّهُ ذُو الْفَضْلِ الْعَظِيمِ – 57:21

Compete toward forgiveness from your Lord and a Garden whose width is like the width of the heavens and earth, prepared for those who believed in Allah and His messengers. That is the bounty of Allah which He gives to whom He wills, and Allah is the possessor of great bounty.

But in our effort, we get, or not get some thing, Allah says,

لِّكَيْلَا تَأْسَوْا عَلَىٰ مَا فَاتَكُمْ وَلَا تَفْرَحُوا بِمَا آتَاكُمْ ۗ وَاللَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ كُلَّ مُخْتَالٍ فَخُورٍ -57:23  In order that you not despair over what has passed you and not boastful [in pride] over what He has given you. And Allah does not like everyone self-deluded and boastful

 

Under corona, we all should have objectives in life:

1)      Be Closer to the Almighty, by sacrificing our desires, support the needs of others

2)      Take the Quran as our daily friend, read, understand, and ponder & apply in life.

3)      Establish five daily prayers with full concentration

4)      Pay Zakat to grow and purify our wealth and give as goodly loan to God for the needy, orphans and vulnerable,

5)      Forgiveness: pardon, forgive and overlook the people falsely blamed us. If we forgive, we will be relieved of big burden from inside, we will be free from stress.

6)      Love of Humanity and no hatred: God created us by His own hands and each one of us has an important purpose to leave behind good legacy. So, we love and accept them. As they are, any faith  and any ethnicity, any color.

7)      Patience: We know God is with us if we are patient and patience is light. If we are angry, we lost the light and will do some thing wrong.

8)      Dua/Supplication: Let us pray for salvation for our parents, forefathers, our children, our next progeny, our relatives, neighbours, all believers for good things in this world and in the next world.

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SNMC Albushra Virtual Educational Summer Camp

South Nepean Muslim Community’s Al-Bushra online Day Camp offers an affordable educational summer program to families across Ottawa. We focus on providing an opportunity for children, ages 9 to 17, to flourish in a healthy and enjoyable environment, while learning about deen and the Qur’an.

From July 13th to Aug 14th

Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Limited spots, first come first served

To register please fill up the form at: https://bit.ly/3e3CbkO

Fees: $40 (Please note an email will be sent with details on how to make the fee payment. Filling the form does not guarantee your child a spot at the camp.)

For more information, contact CampSSS@snmc.ca

SNMC online Summer Educational Camp
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Weekly Girls Quran Circle

Please join us for our Weekly Girls Quran Circle 

Open to all girls aged 11+

We’ll be meeting on Fridays at 6pm to recite and learn together in sha’ Allah! 

To participate, please sign up at: https://tinyurl.com/SNMCGirlsUpdates

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Weekly Girls Halaqa and Games

Please join us for our Weekly Girls Halaqa and Games 

Open to all girls aged 14+

We’ll be meeting on Mondays at 6pm to play games and discuss relevant topics together

To participate, please sign up at: https://tinyurl.com/SNMCGirlsUpdates