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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.

March Break Camp

Brantford Masjid is holding 4 days March Break Day Camp for children (Ages 5-12) 4 hours/day. Registration required. Youth volunteer needed.

4 Days : March 13 -Monday, March 14 -Tuesday, March 16 -Thursrday, March 17 -Friday
4 Hours/day :9:30am to 2:30pm
4 Areas: Quran, Islamic Studies, Arts & Crafts & Tour
Fee: $20/child

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Fajr 6:30 AM
Dhuhr 1:30 PM
Asr 6:15 PM
Maghrib 5 mins after sunset
Isha 9:00 PM

 

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Azan 1:20 PM
Jamah 1:50 PM

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Announcements & Upcoming Events

  • International Village Festival - 2017
    Being part of international villages, it is important to us as it is a big venue with a big crowd and provides opportunity for exposure for our Mosque, culture and also an opportunity for reaching out, so it is important to be part of such a huge event in Brantford. We are asking our community members for their input about what name to choose for our village, taking in consideration that Muslim village contain many cultures. Please email your suggestions to Suggestions@brantfordmosque.ca
  • 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 Mar 4 - (with Sheikh Tarek)
    Saturday Mar 18 - (with Sheikh Tarek)
    Friday Mar 10 - (with Sheikh Arbaz)
    Friday Mar 24 - (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,


As you know, Six Muslims were murdered on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 while praying in a mosque in Quebec City, Canada. 17 others are injured including, five who are in critical condition. Two were arrested after they attacked the masjid after Isha prayers. One has been released, as he was Muslim and innocent.

This is the 5th attack on a mosque in North America this month and the second that weekend.

Prime Minister Justice Trudue called it a terrorist attack. Several world and all local leaders have condemned it.

Please note the following points at this difficult time:

Let us always be polite but firm with patience.

Muslims are the number one victims of war-terrorism nexus. In their joint report— Body Count: Casualty Figures after 10 Years of the 'War on Terror—Physicians for Social Responsibility, Physicians for Global Survival, and the Nobel Prize-winning International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, concluded that at least 1.3 million lives were lost in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan alone since September 11, 2001. However, the report notes, this is a conservative estimate, and the total number killed in the three countries "could also be in excess of 2 million. The report does not include other countries targeted by U.S.-led war, including Yemen, Somalia, Libya, Syria, and beyond. This war-terror nexus is responsible for 65 million refugees in the world as life in at least seven countries is devastated. A struggle for freedom, democracy, and the rights of self-determination is also partly responsible for the high human cost. Every life is sacred. Let us everything possible to save every life.

Take every threat seriously and pursue it thoroughly. This Quebec mosque had received a pig head in the past. And the flyers against the mosque and Muslims were distributed in the mosque neighborhood.

Do not take law in hand. Let us always be law abiding people, but report every suspicious incident.

Let us be engaged in the community for social justice and social mercy.

Learn from African-American struggle. Black History Month in February provides a great opportunity to learn from the African-American struggle for freedom against the racist laws and the ongoing struggle for criminal justice reforms.

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..