المركز الاجتماعي الإسلامي القلم

ALQALAM

Islamic Community Center

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 will continue to be suspended until further notice. 

*All congregants must abide by the measures listed below:

  1. Please perform wudhū beforehand as the communal washroom and wudhū facilities will remain closed.
  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. 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 marked by tape.
    • Avoid hand-shaking and all other forms of physical contact with others.
  1. Each congregant should wear a face mask.
  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 15 minutes before the scheduled prayer time, and locked when prayers begin.
    • Latecomers will not be permitted to enter.
    • The maximum capacity for each prayer is 17 people.
    • If the door is locked, congregants are not allowed to open the door for others waiting outside.
    • Please refrain from loitering outside, crowding the area, or tapping on the window.
  1. All attendees are expected to leave immediately after the congregational prayers are concluded.
    • Supererogatory prayers (sunnah and nafl) should be performed at home.
  • If you have traveled 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 issues. Alqalam Islamic Community Center shall not be held liable for any health complications arising from visiting our facility. Any congregant who wishes to attend does so at their own risk. 

Furthermore, please note that this is a trial re-opening of the center. Accordingly, 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.

PRAYER TIMINGS:

Fajr                 5:30 am       

Dhuhr            1:45 pm

‘Asr                  6:30 pm   

Maghrib        After sunset

Isha                 10:00 pm   

    

 

Jumu’ah 1:    1:30 pm

Jumu’ah 2:    2:10 pm

* The center opens 15 minutes before each prayer time.

* The door automatically locks at each designated prayer time.

*Unfortunately, latecomers will not be permitted to enter. 

 

 

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

For the first prayer, the door will be open from 1:15 pm until 1:25 pm.

For the second prayer, the door will be open from 1:55 pm until 2:10 pm.

Accommodation is on a first-come, first-serve basis. We have a limited maximum capacity of (17) people per prayer. If you are late or if the center is full, come back for the second prayer, and do not disturb others by tapping on the window.

May Allah reward you for your understanding.

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]

EID-UL-ADHA

Insha-Allah, we will be celebrating Eid with TWO (2) congregational prayers on Friday, July 31.

First Prayer: 7:00 am

Second Prayer:  8:00 am

  • Takbīrāt will commence 15 minutes prior to each prayer insha-Allah.
  • Accomodation is on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Please remember to wear a proper face mask, bring your own prayer mat, and maintain social distancing at all times.
  • All are kindly requested to respectfully adhere to the directives of our volunteers.

Eid Mubarak!

THE TEN BLESSED DAYS

Similar to the last ten nights of Ramadan, the first ten days of the sacred month of Dhul-Hijjah is full of blessings and multiplied rewards. To make the best of the spiritual season, we should all strive to devote ourselves to worship and good deeds as much as possible, solely seeking the pleasure of Allah Most High.

Based on the lunar calendar, the beginning of this special time commences after sunset on Tuesday, July 21.

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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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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