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SNMC JUMA PRAYER March 9th, 2018  (Two Khutbahs): 12:00PM & 1:15PM

SNMC JUMA PRAYER March 9th, 2018  (Two Khutbahs):

1st Khutbah 12:00 pm: Khateeb –  Dr. Atif Kabir

2nd Khutbah at 1:15 pm: Khateeb – Br. Mohamed Haroon


Imam Zijad’s Corner: Canadian Muslim Youth: A New Self

Imam Zijad’s Corner:  Canadian Muslim Youth: A New Self

Canadian Muslim youth want to be recognized and acknowledged as full-fledged members and faithful citizens of their society, their Canada.

The young generation of Muslims is different from that of their parents.  Young Muslims maintain strong ties to Islam and while Islam plays an important role in forming their new-self, they are not assured that their new self-image will be accepted by the society.

During my discussions with many of the young women and men, I often hear their narrative and the message that they often want to share with the first generation Muslims as well as to society at large and that is that Canada is where they are living as Muslims, nowhere else.

A common goal of Canadian Muslim youth is to be integrated and engaged in society with a pro-active role in shaping their environment – their homeland.  Being a Canadian and being a Muslim are not contradictory to each other. Being both at the same time is a self-evident expression for them of their interests and expectations as members of the Canadian society.

They are self-aware of the message they wish to share.  They do not see themselves as a minority in any way but see themselves as full-fledged and faithful citizens of Canada with its own privileges and obligations. And yet, some people question the rights and interests they also have regarding Islam as their faith.

Canadian Muslim youth want to be visibly present and wish to participate fully in the society which differentiates them from the generation of their parents and grandparents who still hold on to cultures which come from back-home and which they hold are essential reference points in their lives.

Several studies in the West which were carried out in recent years document the significant and important place Islam and religious ideas have in the everyday lives of young Muslims.  However, the ways in which religion is lived out by these young adults is also very different from the ways religion is lived out in the cultures adhered to by their parents and grandparents.

The major shift in self-understanding and it is reflected in an openness towards issues that effects the lives of all people in society, notwithstanding the role that is played as Muslims in the Ummah (the Muslim community).  Islam and the Muslim community continue to be important points of reference for the youth without in any way causing them to withdraw their full participation in Canadian society.

Young Muslims are often irritated by those who raise the issues as to whether or not young Muslims are integrated into Canadian society and question the place of Islam and Muslims in Canada.

The reality for young Muslims is that all the fuss about integration and belonging have nothing to do with their lives. They feel quite comfortable being Muslims and at the same time being Canadians.  The self-awareness of the new-self has led young Muslims to feel most “at home” when they are referred to and called Canadian Muslims. And that is what in reality they are!


Weekly Verse

Almighty God reminds men/women in the Qur’an:

وَوَصَّيْنَا الْإِنسَانَ بِوَالِدَيْهِ حَمَلَتْهُ أُمُّهُ وَهْنًا عَلَىٰ وَهْنٍ وَفِصَالُهُ فِي عَامَيْنِ أَنِ اشْكُرْ لِي وَلِوَالِدَيْكَ إِلَيَّ الْمَصِيرُ

“And We have enjoined upon man/woman [care] for his/her parents. His/her mother carried him/her, [increasing her] in weakness upon weakness, and his/her weaning is in two years. Be grateful to Me and to your parents; to Me is the [final] destination.” (The Qur’an 31:14)

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Quote-Let us all learn to be disciplined and time conscious to prosper in our life!


17th Annual Festival of Friendship Dinner! Hosted by Ottawa Muslim Women’s Organization – OMWO

The annual FOF dinner is back! This year, OMWO is honored to have as our special guest speaker, Rabia Khedr, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Muslims with Disabilities (CAM-D).

Beneficiaries: Deen Support Services and First Nations Caring Society.
Master of Ceremony: Adrian Harewood, CBC Ottawa Anchor

Everyone welcome to share in a fun and warm evening!

Cost: $60 per person, or Tables of 8 for $480. Students $35. Tickets can be purchased online via Eventbrite (link is below)

The event will be at St-Elias Banquet Centre

Please contact event organizers at or RSVP email:

Safaa: 613-884-2411 or Nazira: 613-829-5159 or Nigar: 613-592-739

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Donate for SNMC $1 per day or $30 per month per family member: He will multuply it for you and forgive you

Dear SNMC brothers and Sisters

SNMC belong to you, me and us. We all donated and volunteered to build the snmc center and masjid with $8M. Now we need every month over $25,000 for maintaining this place. We have on going maintenance works as well. We just upgraded the community hall by sending over $50,000. Currently we are repairing and painting basement and main prayer hall. We request 1,000 brothers and sisters to donate per family member only one dollar  a day or $30 per month per family member. Currently we have only 350 brothers /sisters singed up for regular donations per month

Now we take  the opportunity to donate for masjid maintenance. Please sign up for automated debit or credit card deductions for only $1 per day per family member.

إِن تُقۡرِضُواْ ٱللَّهَ قَرۡضًا حَسَنً۬ا يُضَـٰعِفۡهُ لَكُمۡ وَيَغۡفِرۡ لَكُمۡ‌ۚ وَٱللَّهُ شَكُورٌ حَلِيمٌ (١٧) عَـٰلِمُ ٱلۡغَيۡب وَٱلشَّہَـٰدَةِ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلۡحَكِيمُ (١٨)سُوۡرَةُ التّغَابُن

If you loan Allah a goodly loan, He will multiply it for you and forgive you. And Allah is Most Appreciative and Forbearing. 967.17-18)

Please donate online at by PayPal, MC or visa $1,000, or $500 or $250 or $100. It is our masjid, our legacy. You can pay online, by credit card or by pledge form at

Let us remember charity does not decrease wealth. Also, Allah (swt) will return 10 times every dollar we donate in this life and many folds in the life hereafter. May Allah (swt) accept our effort, time, and money. We will be successful if Allah (swt) accepts our efforts.

Let us seek His forgiveness and pray for His acceptance of our efforts.

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2017 CRA Tax receipts–Issued: Not got, please send email to

2017 CRA Tax receipts 

Dear SNMC Donors,

SNMC has completed issuing 2017 CRA tax receipts to donors via email by February 12th.

If you need information on your donor profile (i.e., mailing address, e-mail address, phone number etc.) to be updated, please send us the up-to-date information along with the previous one to update your profile.

Thanks so much for your continued support to the SNMC community.


ILEAD 2018 is Coming March 17 Saturday at EY Centre. Get Your Tickets Today!

ILEAD 2018 Is Coming. Get Your Tickets Today!

Join us at the region’s largest Muslim community conference:

·  Exciting line up of speakers for everyone in the family

·  Bazaar with your favorite vendors

·  Convenient location just 5 minutes from downtown Ottawa

iLEAD Tickets at the door will be limited, please purchase online at

Please visit the website for more information:

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Looking forward to seeing you all there!
ILEAD 2018 Trailer

SNMC 12th AGM will be held at 12.30 pm on Sunday, March 4th

SNMC 12th AGM will be held at 12.30 pm on Sunday, March 4th

SNMC welcomes everyone who would like to know about SNMC’s financial report and annual general report and to meet new members of the board of directors.

Please note that only active SNMC members are eligible to vote for new members of the board of directors.

To be an active member one must have donated at least $240 in 2017 AND volunteered for at least 100 hours in the same year.

Looking forward to seeing you all at AGM on March 4th at 12.30pm


Prayer Times-March 2nd: Fajr 5:45 am, Zuhr 12:30 pm, Asr 4:00 pm, Maghrib 6:10 pm, Isha 8:00 pm

Prayer Times: March 2, 2018

Fajr: 5:45 am

Zuhr: 12:30 pm

Asr: 4:00 pm

Maghrib: 6:10 pm

Isha: 8:00 pm