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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.

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2017 CRA Tax receipts

2017 CRA Tax receipts 

Dear SNMC Donors,

We are now working to issue 2017 CRA tax receipts by early February 2018.

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.

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SNMC Vision: Centre for Excellence

SNMC Vision: Centre for Excellence

SNMC vision is to make our mosque as a centre for excellence which will attract people from all over Ottawa and beyond.

Young or adult brothers and sisters will come to learn Quran, Hadith, Tajweed as well as to join educational, spiritual, social, sports, family, and youth counseling activities and events.

Please send your ideas and proposals to


SNMC Heritage: Muslim Scholars: Imam Bukhari

SNMC Heritage: Muslim Scholars: Imam Bukhari

Abū ‘Abd Allāh Muḥammad ibn Ismā‘īl ibn Ibrāhīm al-Bukhārī (19 July 810 – 1 September 870), or Bukhārī ,or Imam al-Bukhari or Imam Bukhari, was a Persian Islamic scholar who was born in Bukhara (the capital of the Bukhara of Uzbekistan). He authored the hadith collection known as Sahih al-Bukhari, regarded by Sunni Muslims as one of the most authentic (sahihhadith collections. He also wrote other books such as Al-Adab al-Mufrad.


SNMC Spiritual: Our Relationship with GOD–Quran Tafseer/Recitation Classes at SNMC

Our Relationship with GOD:

1-SNMC is happy to announce that there will be Quran Tafseer Classes with Dr. Ahmed Ghamni after Duhr prayers on Saturdays and with Dr. Atif Kabir after Zuhr prayers on Sundays.
2-Quran Recitation Beautification Program: Sunday After Fajr: Hafiz Dr. Ahmed Ghanmi, after Zuhr: Hafiz Hossam, and Hafiz Anas,  After Maghrib: Hafiz Ali Hossain

Everyone is more than welcome to join these classes regardless of age and gender.

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SNMC JUMA PRAYER : SNMC JUMA PRAYER January 5th, 2018 (Two Khutbahs): 12:00pm & 1:15pm

SNMC JUMA PRAYER January 5th, 2018  (Two Khutbahs):

1st Khutbah 12:00 pm: Khateeb –  Imam Dr. Zijad Delic

2nd Khutbah at 1:15 pm: Khateeb – Dr. Emdad Khan


SNMC Friday Night Lecture on January 5th — Personal Development – Introduction with Dr. Muzakir Majeed

SNMC Friday Night Lecture on January 5th —  Personal Development – Introduction with Dr. Muzakir Majeed

WHAT: Lecture/ Discussion: Personal Development- Introduction (Focus- bringing out the best in yourself as the new 2018 year resolution!)  

WHEN: Friday, January 5th after ‘Isha prayer (8:15 pm SHARP)


WHERE: SNMC Masjid/Mosque

Dr. Muzakir will deliver several sessions; once a month, Insha Allah. Every session will focus on one aspect of our lives: Spirituality, habits, behavior, parenting, etc. All are welcome!




As we start new 2018 year, we would like to wish you all the best in it and ask Allah to bless us, our families, our community and our great nation. We also ask of Him to bring harmony and peace into the world and thus better life for all human brothers and sisters. We also ask of Him to help us in better planning in our lives and setting goals for our own benefits and the benefits of others.

Studies have shown that the majority of people fail to set any type of goals in their life and hence drift through the oceans of life like a raft on an uncharted stormy sea. It seems that human beings take life as it comes…for granted and without serious planning.

However, some of us, at some stage of our life, have set mini goals for ourselves; we call them new resolutions. We set a goal to be better servants of God and humble before him, more patient with family members (never to yell and embarrass ourselves, we set a goal to lose weight or earn more money or stop smoking, or volunteer 2 hours for SNMC weekly, pay $30 a month in 2018…

However, we often find that soon after making these ‘promises‘ to ourselves, we either forget about these goals, or we find that we simply do not have the time to carry them out. Another year passes, and history repeats itself at the beginning of another year, and we once again set out to make a list of new/the same resolutions or goals that we would like to accomplish in the coming year. But how many of us really accomplish our goals? How many of us really take the time to plan our goals? How many of us really know which goals are important? How many of us follow up on the given promise?

When we plan a long awaited overseas (back home) journey for a holiday or even a weekend trip (or a wedding), we usually go through much planning regarding every stage of the trip (e.g. fix date, take vocation on time, tickets, itinerary, baggage, clothes, gifts, return back, etc).

However, even though we plan a holiday in such detail, it is ironic that we sometimes don’t take the time to plan our life…Let us check ourselves and we will notice that we know how to plan in some areas of our lives…not in all. Let us ask a few questions about a journey to the lands of origins – back-home from wherever it is:

Do you know where you are going?

Do you know when you are going?

Do you know when you will be returning?

Do you have the opportunity to say farewell to friends & family before you go?

Do you know what currency to take?

Do you know what provisions to take?

Have you planned adequately for the journey?

A life without a plan is a plan for failure.

People who do not set goals, drift aimlessly in life, from one day to the next, not really knowing where they are going and not knowing if they have arrived to their destination.

Setting goals is important since it gives direction, meaning and purpose to our life. Goals can be long term, medium term and short term. Ultimately, the short term and medium term goals must link up to the long-term goals so that there is harmony and direction in our daily activities.

We will never know what we are capable of achieving if we do not set high enough goals for ourselves. The Messenger Muhammad (S) said: “The one whose two days are equal in accomplishment is in loss.”


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: New year resolution: Be Healthy, Happy, Peaceful, Kind and Compassionate, Smiling, and Humour!

New year resolution: Be Healthy, Happy, Peaceful, Kind and Compassionate, Smiling, and Humour!