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Muslims in Markham, Ontario, Canada have acquired a two acre lot of land to build a Mosque. The land was already zoned for a place of worship and recently the Mosque project received approval from the City of Markham towards the site plan - this is the first step towards starting construction of the Mosque.
A group of residents from the adjoining neighborhood surrounding the Mosque have expressed discontent and near-hatred towards the idea of a Mosque being built and have started an organized campaign and a petition to reverse the decision of the City of Markham by citing that the Mosque is "against the cultural heritage" of the area, plus traffic and parking issues. This groups goal is to have the Mosque re-located or stopped all together!
This group have started a petition which they will present to the Mayor and the Councilors in an effort to reverse their decision on the Council's unanimous approval towards the site plan for the Mosque and there is a serious threat that they may be able to derail the project or delay it.
A counter-petition has been started to show OUR support as Muslims and Canadians who believe in tolerance and acceptance and believe in our fundamental right as protected by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms within the Constitution in our right to express our religion as Muslims.
Please sign the counter-petition and forward to all your friends and families, and also please post within any other social media websites that you can to spread the word that we as Canadian Muslims support the right of the community to build a MOSQUE.
The group opposing the Mosque project have started a petition and have already gotten over 3500 signatures and are presenting this to the City every week. They are spending their time, money and effort to oppose this project.
Let us SHOW our support by signing the petition. If you are a MUSLIM - please support this MOSQUE, if you a non-Muslim, please support this MOSQUE to show your support in the ideals of ACCEPTANCE & TOLERANCE.
It is up to US to be counted among those that have done all that it takes to support this Mosque project during this critical time. Please sign and forward this to others.
Eid 1432/ 2011 Moon Sighting Information
New Crescent was Not Sighted. Eid ul Fitr 1432 will be on Wednesday 31st August, 2011
Ramadan Mubarak - New Moon Was Sighted. 1st of Ramadan is on 1st of August 2011.
There have been confirmed sightings of the new crescent in the parameters of the Hilal Committee on the eve of Sunday July 31st, 2011 (29th Shabaan 1432), therefore the Hilal Committee of the GTA officialy declares Ramadan to start on Monday 1st of August, 2011.
New crescent was seen in Guyana and Trinidad.
RAMADAN KAREEM TO ONE AND ALL.
First Taraweeh will be tonight on Sunday 31st July, 2011
First day of Fasting is on Monday 1st August, 2011 .
$6,500 (all inclusive)
Price includes the following:
1- Stay in Mecca and Medina in hotels that are very close to haram with 2 open Buffet
2- Stay in mina in air condition tents.
3- All transportations in air condition coaches.(from Mecca to Medina by Saudi airline if available)
4- Zabiha(Qurbani) and Saudia draft are included
5- We will be visiting Historical places in Medina
1- SIX (6) PASSPORT SIZE COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS
2- PASSPORT VALID FOR SEVEN (7) MONTHS FOR VISA PROCEDURE
3- VACINATION MENINGITIS ACYW-135
4- $1,000 Deposit
If you wish to sponsor an Iftar on a weekday or a weekend,
(You can sponsor a whole Iftar or contribute in an existing one),
The Masjid Darul Iman 2011 / 1432 Ramadan timetable / calendar is now available for download click here
TARAWEEH SALAT AT 9833 HIGHWAY 48 - UNIT #9
Alhamdulilah, with the blessings of Allah (SWT) Darul Iman will be holding Taraweeh salat at the new unit - 9833 Highway 48 - Unit # 9.
Sisters' arrangements for Taraweeh salat will also be available.
RAMADAN PROGRAMS AT DARUL IMAN
Throughout the month of Ramadan, InshaAllah, after every Asr salat, a number of programs will be held to benefit the community including reading of the 40 Durood Shareef, daily fiqha misail, spiritual talks and a number of visiting scholars will also come to the Mussallah as well.
InshaAllah, the month of August will also be the holy month of Ramadan, we are inviting families to once again sponsor the Iftar - the cost of sponsoring one iftar is $300.
Please contact Br. Maqsood - 905-999-2000 or Br. Shafique 905-898-2632 to confirm your iftar sponsorship.
|How Can We Prepare for Ramadaan?|
| We should avoid everything that could undermine our commitment to the Shahaadatayn. This means keeping away from bid’ah (innovations) and things that have been introduced into the religion. We should follow the example of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and his companions and adhere to the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and the way of the Rightly-Guided Khulafa’ who came after him. We should love the Sunnah and love those who adhere to it and defend it, in whatever country they are and whatever colour or nationality they are.|
After that we should take stock of ourselves and recognize our shortcomings in doing acts of worship such as praying in congregation, remembering Allaah (dhikr), paying attention to the rights of neighbours, relatives and the Muslims, spreading the greeting of salaam, enjoining what is good and forbidding what is evil, urging one another to follow the truth and be patient and steadfast in doing so, being patient in avoiding evil actions and in doing good deeds, and accepting the decree of Allaah with patience.
Then we should take stock of ourselves and our sins and our following whims and desires. We should stop ourselves from persisting in that, whether the sin is great or small, whether it is a sin of the eye, by looking at that which Allaah has forbidden; or by listening to music; or by walking to things of which Allaah does not approve; or by using one's hands to srike in a manner with which Allaah is not pleased; or by consuming things that Allaah has forbidden such as riba (usury) and bribes, or any other means of consuming people’s wealth unlawfully.
We should never forget that Allaah stretches forth His hand during the day to accept the repentance of those who sinned at night, and He stretches forth His hand at night to accept the repentance of those who sinned during the day. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And march forth in the way (which leads to) forgiveness from your Lord, and for Paradise as wide as the heavens and the earth, prepared for Al-Muttaqoon (the pious).
Those who spend (in Allaah’s Cause) in prosperity and in adversity, who repress anger, and who pardon men; verily, Allaah loves Al-Muhsinoon (the good?doers).
And those who, when they have committed Faahishah (illegal sexual intercourse) or wronged themselves with evil, remember Allaah and ask forgiveness for their sins; — and none can forgive sins but Allaah — and do not persist in what (wrong) they have done, while they know.
For such, the reward is forgiveness from their Lord, and Gardens with rivers flowing underneath (Paradise), wherein they shall abide forever. How excellent is this reward for the doers (who do righteous deeds according to Allaah’s Orders)” [Aal ‘Imraan 3:133-136]
“Say: “O ‘Ibaadi (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allaah, verily, Allaah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft?Forgiving, Most Merciful” [al-Zumar 39:53]
“And whoever does evil or wrongs himself but afterwards seeks Allaah’s forgiveness, he will find Allaah Oft?Forgiving, Most Merciful” [al-Nisa’ 4:110]
By taking stock, repenting and seeking forgiveness, this is how we should welcome Ramadaan.
“The smart person is the one who takes stock of himself/herself and strives to do that which will benefit him/her after death, and the helpless one is the one who follows his/her own whims and desires and engages in wishful thinking, (assuming that Allaah will forgive him/her regardless of what he/she does and that he/she does not need to strive to good deeds).”
Day & Date
|01 To 12||Monday Aug 1 to Friday Aug 12||10:20 PM||10:30 PM||10:40 PM|
|13 To 30||Saturday Aug 13 to Tuesday Aug 30||10:00 PM||10:15 PM||10:25 PM|
Alhamdulillah, Masjid al-Farooq would like to extend you and your family a very blessed Ramadan Kareem !!
Click here to get your copy of the Ramadan Timetable.
Iftars will be held on Saturdays, and Sundays InshaAllah. The 1st iftar will on Saturday Aug 6 InshaAllah.
May Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala accept our fasting and Ebaadah. May He forgive our sins, have Mercy upon us and enter us all into al-Jannah
Alhamdulillah, Dr. Munir El-Kassem will be joining us from London, Ontario to delivery another excellent lecture at Masjid al-Farooq on Saturday August 6, 2011. The lecture will begin immediately after Salah al-Asr (6:00pm) inshaAllah.
Masjid al-Farooq has many activities lined up for Ramadan including Taraweeh, Ramadan Lecture Series, weekend international food iftars, qiyam al-Lail, and I'tikaf.
Click here for Ramadan Activities
RAMADAN LECTURE SERIES
Alhamdulillah, we have invited guest speakers and sheikhs from out of town to come to Masjid Al-Farooq inshaAllah. The sheikhs will be leaving their families and communities to come and share their knowledge with us during this blessed month of Ramadan. The programs will be for the entire family. Powerful lectures and reminders will be delivered every Saturdays in Ramadan. Iftar and dinner will be served after the program inshaAllah.
Alhamdulillah, Masjid Al-Farooq did it again! A large tent will be installed outside for more space inshaAllah.
Click here to see the tent
RESPECT FOR OUR NEIGHBOURS AND THE MASJID
As Muslims we are taught to be kind and to be aware of our neighbours needs. Please read this important handout for a reminder inshaAllah.
Click here for Respect Our Neighbours and the Masjid handout
8:00 am to 9:00 am
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Tarbiyah Quest Session (Registration Required)
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
Sisters’ Session (Sisters Only Exclusive Session) – Solace In Sisterhood & Female Participation & Empowerment
1:15pm to 1:45 pm
1:45 pm to 2:00 pm
Dhuhr Adhaan and Salaah
2:00 pm to 2:10 pm
Introduction and Qir’atul Qur’an
2:10 pm to 3:00 pm
Discourse 9: After A Storm Comes A Calm: Procuring Solace After Tribulations
3:00 pm to 3:10 pm
3:10 pm to 3:50 pm
Discourse 10: Benefits of Tribulations and Overcoming Them
3:50 pm to 4:30 pm
Questions / Answers
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Discourse 11: Misconceptions of Islam Amongst the Unrest
5:30 pm to 6:15 pm
Discourse 13: Death Journey of the Sinful Soul
6:15 pm to 6:50 pm
6:50 pm to 7:10 pm
‘Asr Adhaan and Salaah
7:10 pm to 7:30 pm
7:30 pm to 7:45 pm
Concluding Remarks & Vote of Thanks
7:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Discourse 14: Solace in Courage To Tame the Lustful Soul
9:00 pm to 9:20 pm
Maghrib Adhaan and Salaah
End of Youth Tarbiyah Conference 2011