المركز الاجتماعي الإسلامي القلم

ALQALAM

Islamic Community Center

رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً
وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

Our Lord! Grant us goodness in this world and goodness in the Hereafter, and save us from the chastisement of the Hellfire [2:201]

EVENING MAKTAB CLASSES

Parents within the community have been inquiring about our traditional evening maktab classes for their children.

We are currently planning to start classes on Monday, October 5th, insha-Allah

To register your child(ren), please see Shaikh Aamir in-person, or send a whatsApp message to [437-243-5262].

All are requested to make du’a, and to check our website for forthcoming information.

Coffee Break with the Shaikh

Between 6:00pm and 9:15pm on Saturday, September 12th, feel free to stop by the center for some light refreshments and engaging open discussions with our new Imam, Shaikh Aamir.

All are welcome.

MUHARRAM 1442

The sacred month of Muarram is the first month of the Islamic lunar year. The Prophet (ﷺ) generally encouraged fasting in this month, with special emphasis on the 10th.

The 10th of Muarram, also known as ‘Ashūrā, is on Saturday, August 29.

WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT

We are currently developing our new website to keep our community up-to-date. Please pray for its successful completion – the work is slowly but steadily in-progress!

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OUR NEW IMAM

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Shaykh Aamir as our new full-time Imam. Kindly join us in welcoming him to our community.

OUR FACILITIES

By the grace of Allah, our center comfortably accommodates both brothers and sisters respectively for all five daily prayers and other important spiritual services.

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ANNOUNCEMENT

ALL PERSONS ENTERING OR REMAINING
IN THE PREMISES MUST WEAR A
MASK OR FACE COVERING WHICH COVERS
THE NOSE, MOUTH AND CHIN AS REQUIRED
UNDER CITY OF TORONTO BY-LAW 541-2020.

ANNOUNCEMENT

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful:

Considering the gradual ease of government restrictions in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak, please note the following:

So long as the mandated precautionary measures can be properly upheld (see below), Alqalam Islamic Community Center will be OPEN for congregational prayers. All other programs, services, and activities are gradually being re-established as well, walhamdulillah

*All visitors to the center must carefully observe the following:

  1. Please perform wudhū beforehand as the communal washroom and wudhū facilities are ideally not to be used, although they are available for those who need to use them.
  1. Please bring your own prayer mat to avoid direct contact with the shared carpets – keep it with you, and do not leave it at the center.
  1. For the Friday prayer only, do not leave your shoes on the shoe racks near the entrance – keep them with you in a reusable or plastic bag.
  1. Attendees are required to maintain social distancing from others, including during the prayer.
    • Congregants may only pray in the designated prayer spaces.
    • Avoid hand-shaking and all other forms of unnecessary physical contact with others.
  1. Each congregant is legally required to wear a face mask whilst on the premises.
  1. Do not touch any of the books or bookshelves.
    • If you wish to read the Qur’an, please bring a personal pocket-sized copy or use your phone.
  1. The center will be locked except as follows:
    • The door will be opened 20-25 minutes before the scheduled prayer time, and locked 10-15 minutes after prayers begin.
  1. All attendees are expected to leave  after the congregational prayers are concluded.
    • Supererogatory prayers (sunnah and nafl) should be performed at home.
  • If you have traveled internationally within the last 14 days, have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19, are vulnerable due to underlying health issues, or are experiencing any symptoms of illness, please pray at home and seek medical assistance.

In addition to the above measures, please earnestly turn to Allah, increase in your supplications, seek forgiveness, recite the Qur’an, give charity, and busy yourself with other good deeds whilst avoiding sin.

We ask Allah to heal those who are sick, to protect those who are healthy, and to save us from all harm in these unprecedented times.

May Allah reward you for your continuous supportAmeen.

DISCLAIMER: Failure to comply with the above measures and additional directives by the authorities, our Imam, and volunteers may result in legal consequences and/or denied entry. While public safety is our highest priority, we can not guarantee anyone safety from COVID-19 or any other health-related issues. Alqalam Islamic Community Center shall not be held liable for any health complications arising from visiting our facility. Any congregant or visitor who wishes to attend does so at their own risk. 

Furthermore, that everyone is collectively responsible to amicably adhere to the rules in place for the greater benefit of the community. If not, the center will be forced to close indefinitely.

May Allah reward you for your patience and understanding. Ameen.

PRAYER TIMINGS:

Fajr                 6:00 am       

Dhuhr            1:45 pm

‘Asr                  5:30 pm   

Maghrib        After sunset

Isha                 9:00 pm     

    

 

Jumu’ah 1:    1:30 pm

Jumu’ah 2:    2:00 pm   

*Presently, the center is open from 1:15pm until Isha.

*Latecomers are strongly requested to be considerate – DO NOT tap on the window and disturb those who have already started praying.

 

NOTE: For those who wish to attend Jumu’ah prayers on Friday, please ensure to come early, and register upon arrival at the safety check station set up at the entrance.

Accommodation is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Due to social distancing regulations, we have a limited maximum capacity. If you are late or if the center is full, come back for the second prayer.

May Allah reward you for your understanding.

رَبَّنَا لا تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَهَبْ لَنَا مِنْ لَدُنْكَ رَحْمَةً إِنَّكَ اَنْتَ الْوَهَّابُ
Our Lord! Do not let our hearts deviate after You have guided us! Grant us Your special mercy, for You are indeed the Grantor of all bounties.
[3:8]
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