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Last Updated: Jan 6, 2022
Any individuals exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms (fever, shortness of breath, sore throat, etc.) are asked to stay safe and isolate at home.
Friday Prayers Vaccination Proof
Effective Fri, Dec 31, 2021, as per updated public health measures, we will be returning to 6ft/2m social distancing in all spaces. We will continue to organize according to vaccination status as follows:
1. Masjid: Vaccination required.
6ft/2m social distancing again in effect. To enter, you must show:
- Proof of vaccination: Paper and digital vaccine certificates will both be accepted.
- Govt ID showing name and date of birth
You can download your vaccine certificate, and learn more about proof of vaccination and ID requirements at the Ontario COVID-19 website
2. Islamic Centre: Vaccination not required.
6ft/2m social distancing. Entry is first come, first serve.
Daily prayers will be conducted with all health measures including 6ft/2m social distancing. Proof of vaccination not required.
Only newcomers to the Brantford mosque who have never completed a prior registration are asked to register for contact tracing purposes. A new registration is NOT required for each Friday and daily prayer.
Basic Health Measures
At all times, for daily & Fri prayers, and in vaccinated & non-vaccinated areas, the following rules still apply:
Wear a mask
Bring your own mat
Cleaning Qalb from Rust
The Prophet (peace be upon him) has said that hearts get rusted in the same way that iron rusts when it is wet. He further stated that when man sins a dark spot appears on the qalb. And when he does not repent or relent and continues to sin, another dark spot covers the qalb until finally the entire qalb is rusted and turns black. When the people asked the Prophet about the cure and the method to clean the qalb, he said, "Frequent remembrance of death and recitation of the Quran.".[Bayhaqi]
Accordingly, one must often remember death and the eventual meeting with Allah on the Day of Judgment; and a person must regularly recite the Quran. It is these things which cure a defective qalb, remove its rust, and cleanse its blackness. That is when it starts to glow. The nur (light) of iman (faith) is reborn within it and the whole life is rejuvenated. When the link between the qalb and Allah is established and the qalb starts to resonate with the remembrance of Allah, then the qalb will be set on the right path.