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Ziad Elsahn's Campaign - Kanata Masjid & Centre

$11,448 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 171 people in 13 months
Created May 30, 2018
This is my personal effort to help establish the first and much-needed Masjid & Centre in our community. Please help Spread the Light in Kanata by giving now!


Assalamu 'Alaikum Dear Friends, 

Last year, I told you about how I moved in July 2017 Kanata, a thriving, diverse suburb of Ottawa surrounded by most of the important services in very close proximity. But unfortunately, we are lacking something very critical in the life of a Muslim - our own masjid. 

I am pleased 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.

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 Jumu'ah Salah in rented spaces like halls, community centres and even churches. These days, hundreds of our fellow brothers and sisters offer Jumu'ah and Taraweeh salah at a city-run recreation complex.

This is the 7th Jumu'ah location after the community outgrew 6 others. Other activities such as Qur'an, Islamic studies and Arabic language classes, daily salah with jama'ah, halaqahs and community iftars are currently happening at 4 different rental locations.

We are getting closer alhamdulillah, but still need support. Can you please help by contributing to my campaign? Every amount counts.

Uthman ibn Affan (RA) reported: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said:

مَنْ بَنَى مَسْجِدًا بَنَى اللَّهُ لَهُ مِثْلَهُ فِي الْجَنَّةِ

“Whoever builds a masjid for Allah, then Allah will build for them (a house) like it in Paradise.” (Reported by Bukhari and Muslim)

He ﷺ  also said:

مَا نَقَصَتْ صَدَقَةٌ مِنْ مَالٍ

"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.

Jazak Allah khair and thank you for your support.

Ziad Elsahn



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All Praise is for Allah.

This Eid al-Fitr, we have another reason to be deeply grateful to Allah Almighty. By the mercy of Allah and with your generous support, we have reached the goal for this Ramadan's campaign, alhamdulillah!

We sincerely pray that Allah Almighty rewards each supporter and donor greatly in this world and the Hereafter, and blesses them with health, wealth, peace and iman.

We also ask Allah to guide us to make the best decisions and to bring our project to completion easily and efficiently, in the very best manner possible.

These funds will be used to complete required work this summer, in shaa Allah.

May Allah bless you and thank you for your continued support. Please continue to remember us and our project in your du'aas. Jazakum Allah khair!
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Let's challenge ourselves and try to get to CAD 15,000. That's really so simple, give the minum you can (even CAD 1.00) then share with your friends and ask them to do the same thing...

https://www.gofundme.com/ziadelsahn

(مَّثَلُ ٱلَّذِینَ یُنفِقُونَ أَمۡوَ ٰ⁠لَهُمۡ فِی سَبِیلِ ٱللَّهِ كَمَثَلِ حَبَّةٍ أَنۢبَتَتۡ سَبۡعَ سَنَابِلَ فِی كُلِّ سُنۢبُلَةࣲ مِّا۟ئَةُ حَبَّةࣲۗ وَٱللَّهُ یُضَـٰعِفُ لِمَن یَشَاۤءُۚ وَٱللَّهُ وَ ٰ⁠سِعٌ عَلِیمٌ)
[Surat Al-Baqarah 261]
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One more chance to donate for the sake of Allah:

https://www.gofundme.com/ziadelsahn

(وَأَنفِقُوا۟ مِن مَّا رَزَقۡنَـٰكُم مِّن قَبۡلِ أَن یَأۡتِیَ أَحَدَكُمُ ٱلۡمَوۡتُ فَیَقُولَ رَبِّ لَوۡلَاۤ أَخَّرۡتَنِیۤ إِلَىٰۤ أَجَلࣲ قَرِیبࣲ فَأَصَّدَّقَ وَأَكُن مِّنَ ٱلصَّـٰلِحِینَ)
[Surat Al-Munafiqun 10]

ٱلَّذِینَ یُقِیمُونَ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ وَمِمَّا رَزَقۡنَـٰهُمۡ یُنفِقُونَ)
[Surat Al-Anfal 3]
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Alhamdulillah, we are now just 2% away from reaching our Ramadan goal (CAD 750,000.00) that'll enable us to begin construction, Insha Allah! In this probably last day of Ramadan, can you help by donating securely at: https://www.gofundme.com/ziadelsahn. Thank you for your support! May Allah shower His infinite mercy and bounties upon you in this world and the next.
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