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Brantford Mosque meets with Mayor to discuss Syrian Refugee resettlement plan

November 25, 2015 - Brantford, Ontario:  Executive committee members of the Muslim Association of Brantford (MAB) met with Brantford Mayor Chris Friel and Aaron Wallace, Manager of Strategic Planning and Community Development this evening to discuss resettlement of Syrian refugees in the Brantford area.  The Canadian government announced on Tuesday that 10,000 refugees will arrive in Canada by December 31 (mostly privately sponsored), and another 15,000 (mostly government sponsored) by the end of February and possibly through 2016.  MAB expressed its readiness to welcome the refugees to Brantford, as well as provide vital translation services to other agencies, resettlement and integration services in coordination with other agencies and church groups.  The former Greenwich Restaurant building, next to the Brantford mosque, was acquired by MAB several years ago and turned into a community centre where the incoming refugees will be able to receive english language instruction, counselling, and integration/settlement seminars. Please stay tuned for more updates.

December 16, 2016 - Syrian Refugee Sponsorship Update: Muslim Association of Brantford sponsored four Syrian families. Alhamdulillah, recently our second family has arrived safely and is settling down in Brantford. Thanks to all our donors & volunteers.

MAB Election Results - Saturday December 31st, 2016

Alhamdulilah, the results from election night of our newly elected members of MAB are listed below. We wish the new team members the best of luck with up coming affairs of the new year.

  • President: Br. Anwar Dost 
  • Vice President: Br. Naser Hamed 
  • General Secretary: Br. Mazher Latif 
  • Treasurer: Br. Ashraf El Ashy 
  • Director: Dr. Ismat Dost 
  • Director: Sr. Abeer Alawi 
  • Director: Br. Imad Yassin 
  • Director: Br. Khaled Khanfar 
  • Director: Br. Shaab Syed

Iqamaah

Fajr 6:45 AM
Dhuhr 1:30 PM
Asr 4:00 PM
Maghrib 5 mins after sunset
Isha 7:15 PM

 

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Jumu'ah

Azan 1:20 PM
Jamah 1:50 PM

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Announcements & Upcoming Events

  • Family Halaqa with Sh. Tarek & Sh. Arbaz
    Come out to the Mosque for an evening of discussion and knowledge with Sheikh Tarek & Sheikh Arbaz. This program is beneficial for all ages, so please bring your family. Bring ample food to share with others.
    Saturday Jan 21 after Isha / Topic: In the way to Muhsinoon
    Friday, Jan 27 after Isha (with Sheikh Arbaz)
  • MAB Evening & Weekend Schools
    We run following 4 programs during the schools year. Register your child(ren) now!
    1. Evening School (Mondays & Thursdays) 5:30 to 7:30. Contact Sh. Tarek
    2. Evening School ( Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays @6:30, Contact Imam Arbaz
    3. Weekend Arabic School: Sundays 10-12:30, Contact Br. Khaled Khanfar
    4. Weekend Urdu School: Sundays 10-12:30, Contact Br. Khaled Khanfar
  • Youth Homework Club & English Conversation Circle (Every Monday 4:30-6pm)
    In Sha Allah, the Homework Club and English Conversation Circle will be starting again on Monday September 26th from 4:30pm - 6:00pm at the Islamic Center.
    The Homework Club is for students in grades 3-12 who need extra help with their homework. Tutors from local University will be on hand to provide homework support at the Islamic Centre.
    Note: Parents are necessary to stay on premises for children under 12 years old.
    All adults looking to improve their English speaking skills, don't be shy! Join these sessions to meet new friends, learn about community services, and talk about your cultures and customs.
    For more information, please call: YMCA Immigrant Services at 519.752.4568
  • English Conversation Circle
    A new English Conversation Circle is starting this upcoming Monday evenings from 4:30- 6:00pm at the Islamic Centre. All those looking to improve their English speaking skills, don't be shy! Join this club to meet new friends, learn about community services, and to talk about cultures and customs.
  • Sponsor a Syrian Refugee Family- Support our Syrian Refugee Program
    If you are interested in sponsoring a Syrian Refugee family please contact us ASAP. With partnership with ICNA Relief Canada, we are planning to sponsor at least 2 families.
  • Program for New Muslims! Every Friday after Jumuah @2:30 pm
    This is a free program for New Muslims. All New Muslims are welcome! Please contact Sh. Tarek for details.

Imam's Message

Assalamu Alaikum Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Let's be a "Muhsin", beautify our actions with "Ihsan"

The word "I'hsan" in Arabic is a derivative of the verb "ahsana," which means doing things better with kindness and gentleness. Thus the literal linguistic meaning of I'hsan is doing your best with mercy. Our actions with Ihsan makes us Muhsin.

In 2017, let's us be a "Muhsin" as I'hsan is the highest of the three levels of faith and the closest to God. It is to worship Allah as if we are seeing Him, and If we do not see Him, knowing that All truly always sees us. A Mu'hsin is sure that Allah is seeing him/her in everything he/she says or does. Therefore, a Mu'hsin does his/her best to say and do only what pleases God and conforms to His commands. 

Spiritual excellence (ihsan) comes from a root linguistic sense of perfecting and beautifying something. The state of spiritual excellence (ihsan) is a gift from God, normally granted the one who sincerely and consistently strives to perfect and beautify their faith, submission, worship, conduct, character, and dealings, on the footsteps of the

Beloved Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him).

Spiritual excellence (ihsan) is the result of true sincerity (ikhlas), which is defined as seeking Allah Most High alone in all one’s actions, in the ways most beloved to Him.

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Actions are by their intentions,” defining for us that the reality of actions is not in their forms but, rather, in the sincerity of intent underlying them. “And each person shall have whatever they intended,” from which the foremost of his followers realized that the best of what is sought–in every matter–is Allah Himself. This is the essence of the Prophetic concern, and the sum of the Prophet’s way.

Allah Most High tells us, “Truly you have in the Messenger of Allah the most beautiful of examples, for whoever seeks Allah and the Last Day, and makes much remembrance of Allah.” [Qur’an, 33.21] This is spiritual excellence: seek Allah in all your affairs; take the Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) as your example in all your affairs; uphold that example in the best and most beautiful of ways; and make much remembrance of Allah.

 

With Salam,
Abu Noman Tarek

Some useful links for the community

Newcomerconnections.ca Newcomer Connections is a website that helps newcomers who make Brantford-Brant their home. It provides newcomers with information on local services and resources available in Brantford-Brant. Visit the immigration website at  www.newcomerconnections.ca and send your questions and suggestions to immigrationportal@brantford.ca.

Grand Erie Immigration Partnership The Grand Erie Immigration Partnership is involved in planning and implementing activities promoting the economic and social integration of newcomers/immigrants. To learn more please visit us at this link .

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The Masjid

The masjid is a sanctified area, in which the rewards of prayers in congregation increase 25 to 27 times and where the mercy of Allah descends. It is considered the best of places by the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him).

Ibn 'Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) relates:

"Masjids are the houses of Allah on the earth. They shine up to the inhabitants of the heavens just as the stars in the sky shine down to the inhabitants of the earth."

A true masjid, in the legal sense, is a place that has been permanently dedicated to Allah for the sake of prayer, recitation, and His remembrance. Any piece of land that has been dedicated permanently for the sake of congregational prayers will also become a proper masjid..