Assalamu Alaikum Dear Friends,
Last year, I told you about how I have been living since 2008 in Kanata, a thriving, diverse suburb of Ottawa surrounded by most of the important services in very close proximity. But unfortunately, we are still lacking something very critical in the life of a Muslim - our own masjid.
I am happy to inform you that, alhamdulillah, we have now finally purchased and paid off 2 properties featuring:
- a total of 4 beautiful acres
- ideally located, surrounded by hundreds of Muslim families and employees
- a leased daycare in one of the buildings that is generating revenue
- enough space to host a temporary Mossalla for daily salah and limited activities.
Alhamdulillah, we have moved our Mossalla into the new property and have seen an immediate increase in attendance and engagement.
When I moved here, I was looking for a place to pray salah and that's when I learnt about the wonderful KMA organization. I got inspired by the efforts and dedication put in by the KMA team.
Now, we are trying to move forward in building a well-designed masjid and centre to continue our community's focus on Spirituality, Wellness and Outreach (watch above video to see what we do). This facility will give us space for salah, Quran/Islamic teaching and learning, da'wah, feeding and helping those in need, counselling, caring for seniors, children and youth education and much more. You can learn more about our community, our project and our need at www.kanatamuslims.ca.
For the past 15 years, our community has been offering Jumah in rented spaces like halls, community centres and even churches. These days, hundreds of our fellow brothers and sisters offer Jumah and Taraweeh at a city-run recreation complex. The numbers have grown to a degree that there are only a few options are suitable to accommodate “people” for Jumah prayers, let alone the parking!
This is the 7th Jumah location after the community outgrew 6 others. Other activities such as Qur'an, Islamic studies and Arabic/Urdu language classes, daily salah with jamat, halaqahs and community iftars are currently happening at 4 different rental locations.
We are getting closer alhamdulillah, but still need support. I'm trying to raise at least $3000 this Ramadan for this important cause. Can you please help by contributing to my campaign? Every amount counts.
Uthman ibn Affan (RA) reported: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said:
“Whoever builds a masjid for Allah, then Allah will build for them a house like it in Paradise.” (Reported by Bukhari & Muslim)
He ﷺ also said:
"Charity does not decrease wealth." (Reported by Muslim)
Your contribution will go towards building our much-needed Masjid, which will benefit our family, our community and the entire ummah for generations to come, Insha Allah.
All contributions are tax deductible for Canadian residents.
Jazzak-Allah Khair for your support.
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