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SNMC JUMA PRAYER January 19th, 2018 (Two Khutbahs): 12:00PM & 1:15PM

SNMC JUMA PRAYER January 19th, 2018  (Two Khutbahs):

1st Khutbah 12:00 pm: Khateeb –  Imam Muhammad Abuelezz, the Imam of Kitchener Masjid

2nd Khutbah at 1:15 pm: Khateeb – Shaikh Youssef Berrada


SNMC Friday Night Lecture with Hafiz Dr. Atif Kabir – Juz ‘Amma Tafsir on January 19th

SNMC Friday Night Lecture on January 19th with Hafiz Dr. Atif Kabir – Juz ‘Amma Tafsir

WHAT: Lecture/ Discussion: Juz ‘Amma Tafsir

WHEN: Friday, January 19th after ‘Isha prayer (8:15 pm SHARP)

WHO/SPEAKER: Hafiz Dr. Atif Kabir

WHERE: SNMC Masjid/Mosque

We all want to understand Islam as intended by the Creator. The best way then is to understand it is by understanding the Book of Allah (His speech). Dr. Atif will present to the community the Tafsir of the Last Juz ‘Amma, again this coming Friday, Insha Allah. All are welcome!





Islam’s greatest contribution to social justice was the example it set in according to honor and respect to all people — weak or strong, kings or commoners – whether in family circles, social life, positions of power, or in government. By the same token, no one is above the law.

Here are only a few examples of incidents illustrating justice in the history of Islam:

1. Ali ibn abi Talib, the fourth Caliph, lost his coat of armor. One day, he saw a Christian of Kufa selling the same coat of armor. This case was brought to the Qadi (judge) Shurayh bin al Alharith. Ali went to his court as if he were a commoner. Since he was asked by the judge to produce two witnesses, Ali brought forward his son Hasan and his servant Qambar. The Qadi rejected the evidence of Hasan on the grounds that it is not appropriate for a son to testify in support of his father. Thus Ali, the reigning Caliph, lost his case. However, the Christian of Kufa was so impressed at the Muslim judge’s display of such equality, that he himself admitted Ali was the rightful owner of the armor. (Azmath-e-Sahaba, pp. 32-33).

2. Once during the reign of ‘Umar Faruq, the second Caliph, Amr ibn al-Aas, who was then governor of Egypt, arranged a horse race in which his own son, Muhammed ibn Amr, was to participate. But when his son’s horse lost to a young native Copt, the enraged son lashed the Copt boy with a whip, saying, “Take that! That will teach you to beat the son of a nobleman!” The Copt youth complained to the Caliph in Medina, who called an inquiry. When it was found that the beating was unjust, he immediately sent an emissary to summon the governor and his son immediately from Egypt. When they arrived, Caliph Umar Faruq handed the Copt boy a whip to flog the guilty party, just as he himself had been flogged.

Thus in the presence of governor Amr ibn al-Aas, the Copt boy whipped his son, stopping only when he was satisfied that the punishment was sufficient. Then the Caliph himself addressed the governor, saying: “O Amr, since when have you enslaved people who were born free? (Azmat-e-Sahaba, pp. 40-41)

3. During the Caliphate of the same ‘Umar Faruq, Palestine was conquered and the Caliph thus had to travel there to sign certain agreements with the conquered nation. When he left Medina, he was wearing rough clothes and had only one servant and one camel. He said to his servant, “If I mount the camel and you go on foot, it will not be fair to you. And if you mount the camel while I go on foot that will not be fair to me. And if we both sit on the camel’s back, that will be an injustice to the camel. So, it would be better if all three of us took turns.”

So, taking it by turns, ‘Umar Faruq would ride and the servant would walk, and vice versa, and then both would take a turn of walking so that the camel should be spared. Traveling in this manner, they reached the gates of Palestine, where the inhabitants gaped at the sight of the Caliph going on foot while his servant rode the camel, for it was the latter’s turn to ride as they approached their destination. In fact, many Palestinians failed to make out who was the Caliph and who was the servant. (Taamir ki Taraf, pp. 56-57).

In effect, Islam generated an intellectual and moral revolution based on its radical renewal of justice-based principles and their practical applications to daily life throughout virtually the entire known world of that time. This revolution was so powerful that its effects were still being felt a millennium later.

After the earthly passing of the Prophet, came Sahaba (or era of the Prophet’s Companions), followed by Tabi’in (era of the Companions of the Prophet’s Companions); together these periods are known as the Golden Age of Islam. But the effects of the Islamic ethical revolution lasted far beyond this time, continuing to leave their imprint on human society through succeeding centuries.

It is unfortunate that today’s leadership in Muslim majority countries do not consider these noble examples and too often act contrary to these examples.


Weekly Verse

Almighty God gives plenty of hope to the believers in the Qur’an. Let us make this verse the guiding light in our lives through 2018 and as long as we live:

 ۞ قُلْ يَا عِبَادِيَ الَّذِينَ أَسْرَفُوا عَلَىٰ أَنفُسِهِمْ لَا تَقْنَطُوا مِن رَّحْمَةِ اللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ جَمِيعًا ۚ إِنَّهُ هُوَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ

God Almighty said: “Say, “O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of God. Indeed, God forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.” (Az Zumar 39:53)

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Quote: Let us love for others what we love for ourselves

Let us love for others what we love for ourselves


SNMC Funeral service: Hot line 613-869-6259, Office 613-440-6300, email

Al-Hamdu Lillah SNMC has an outstanding top of line  Sickness, Funeral  and Dua/Azza Service for  the Ottawa-Gatineau Muslim community.

We will visit you in your home , hospital, bring the body from the hospital, home and do A-Z washing, shrouding, boxing and burial, send special email to 5,000 brothers & sisters, arrange Dua/Azza, food delivery.

Please be advised that we need brothers and sisters as volunteers. 

At the difficult  time, you will have peace of mind. Please call Hot line 613-869-6259, Office 613-440-6300 or send email to


Urgent Sad News Janaza & Burial Sunday, January 14 ,2018 at SNMC Masjid 3020 Woodroffe Ave after Zuhr at 12.30 pm

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un (Arabic: إِنَّا للهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ‎‎)

With great sadness we are  conveying the sad news that Salma Siddiqui’s father, Mr. Osman Siddiqui passed away today.   May his soul rest in peace and may the Almighty God forgive all his shortcomings and sins and grant him Paradise. Ameen.


“Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajioon.” Quraan 2:156.

“To God we belong and to Him is our return.”

Salma’s father passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday January 13/2018 and

The Janazah prayers will be held at the SNMC Centre and Masjid on 3020 Woodroffe Avenue after Zuhr prayers on Sunday January 14/2018 and

Burial will be at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery on Prince of Wales Drive/Woodroffe Avenue after the prayers.

We pray to the Merciful and Loving God to comfort Naseema, Azra, Salma and their mother, Sister Fatima, her grandson Anam and his wife Carolann Maher and all their family members and their close friends here and in Karachi, Pakistan to bear their great loss with courage, strength and patience.  Ameen

May Allah SWT accord him highest place in Jannat ul Firdaus and give Sabr Jameel to the family Ameen.

 We pray, may Allah SWT,forgive hisshort comings, make his grave fill with noor and  grant him  Jannah-tul Ferdaous.

 We pray, may Allah SWT,forgive her short comings, make his grave fill with noor and  grant him  Jannah-tul Ferdaous.


After a person passes, three things benefit him in grave, a) His good children by making Dua, b) his good actions like spreading knowledge, c) Sadaqa-e-jarai, like building masjid, hospital or school or donating to a waqaf foundation.


Holy Quran says, “Every soul will taste of death. And you will be paid on the Day of Resurrection only that which you have fairly earned. Who  is removed from the Fire and is made to enter paradise, he indeed is triumphant. The life of this world is but comfort of illusion.” (Al Qur’an 3:185).

Jakak Allah Khieran

May Allah SWT reward the the brother , for the good deeds, forgive him and accord the highest place in Jannat ul firdaus.

We also ask of Allah to give Sabr Jamil (beautiful patience) to the family and to us all guidance to the Right Path. Ameen!
Surah Fussilat: surah 41,Angels will declare,
We are your protecting friends in the life of the world and in the Hereafter. There you will have (all) that your souls desire, and there you will have (all) for which you pray. (41:31) A gift of welcome from One Forgiving, Merciful. (41:32)
Let us prepare ourselves (Surah 3, Al-E-Imran)
Every soul will taste of death. And you will be paid on the Day of Resurrection only that which you have fairly earned. Whoso is removed from the Fire and is made to enter paradise, he indeed is triumphant. The life of this world is but comfort of illusion. (3: 185)

We need to plan and prepare for the house where we will stay thousands and thousands of years compared to our transit house of less then 100 years.
Allah (SWT) knows best


Prayer Times – January 12th: Fajr 6:30 am, Zuhr 12:30 pm, Asr 3:00 pm, Maghrib 4:55 pm, Isha 8:00 pm

Prayer Times: January 12th, 2018

Fajr: 6:30 am

Zuhr: 12:30 pm

Asr: 3:00 pm

Maghrib: 4:55 pm

Isha: 8:00 pm

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Opportunity to donate for SNMC Maintenance

Dear SNMC patrons,

As-salamu Alaikum

Opportunity to donate for SNMC maintenance

All of us together gave our time and money to build this $8M masjid and centre complex.

We have the opportunity to donate for masjid maintenance and prepare for any failure of heating and cooling in extreme weather.

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.


Seniors Event on January 14th, Sunday from 4 pm to 7 pm

Assalam o Alaikum Dear Sisters and Brothers

I pray that you all are fine in this cold weather. Please stay warm.

I am happy to announce that we will be resuming two seniors programs per month starting in January, that will take place every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month as it was before. Please mark your calendars.

Our Upcoming Program is on January 14th, Sunday from 4 pm to 7 pm (and the next one will be on Sunday 28th)

The Program on the 14th is as follows:

4 – 4:30 pm – Chair Exercises

4:45 – 5 pm – Maghrib

5 – 6 pm – Presentation on “Physiotherapy for Seniors” by Physiotherapist Gunjan Sharma

6 – 7 pm – Dinner and Socializing 

Registration is required by Friday, January 12, Please call Zeba 6134006618 or email at zeba.ottawa@gmail. 
Inshallah, as your Seniors Coordinator, I am making 2018 as a Year of Volunteering. I will be sending out the list of places where you can volunteer and I would request every one of you to take an active part in doing what they can. Of course, this will not be in winter but from April onward.
I would like to thank those seniors who knitted scarfs, sweaters, again this year to donate to Syrian families and homeless people.
Please let me know if you have any concerns.
Kind Regards