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Sunday, July 31, 2011

#Ramadan 2011 - 1st of Ramadan is on August 1st, 2011 - Hilal Committee of Toronto & Area - Ramadan Mubarak

Hilal Committee of Metropolitan Toronto & Vicinity

Ramadan Mubarak - New Moon Was Sighted. 1st of Ramadan is on 1st of August 2011.


There have been confirmed sightings of the new crescent in the parameters of the Hilal Committee on the eve of Sunday July 31st, 2011 (29th Shabaan 1432), therefore the Hilal Committee of the GTA officialy declares Ramadan to start on Monday 1st of August, 2011.

New crescent was seen in Guyana and Trinidad.


First Taraweeh will be tonight on Sunday 31st July, 2011
First day of Fasting is on Monday 1st August, 2011 .

Friday, July 29, 2011

Hajj 2011 package departing from Toronto #Hajj

Quran and Sunnah Society of Canada
1865B Lawrence avenue East
Scarborough, ON, M1R 2Y3
Fax: 416-751-9926

2011 Hajj PDF Print E-mail

$6,500 (all inclusive)



21 or 22-Oct-2011

Departure from Toronto to Jeddah



Arrive to Jeddah then to Mecca. Stay in al-Safwa orchid hotel with half board open buffet style H.B.



Stay In al-Safwa Royal Orchid with half board H.B.



Stay In al-Safwa Royal Orchid with half board H.B.



Stay In al-Safwa Royal Orchid with half board H.B.



Stay In al-Safwa Royal Orchid with half board H.B.



Leave Mecca to Medina via Saudi air or bus to the hotel with half board open buffet style .H.B



In Saraya Al Madinah hotel with open buffet style.H.B



In Saraya Al Madinah hotel with open buffet style.H.B



In Saraya Al Madinah hotel with open buffet style.H.B



In Saraya Al Madinah hotel with open buffet style.H.B



Leave madina to our building in Azizia


02- nov-2011

Stay in Azizia building with 3 meals


03- nov-2011

Stay in Azizia building with 3 meals


04- nov-2011

In mina for tarwiyah day with 3 meals.


05- nov-2011

Arafat-hajj day with 1 meal and 1 meal in mozdalfa.


06- nov-2011

Al Jamarat and Eid al-Adha In mina . With 3 meals.


07- nov-2011

Al Jamarat in mina. With 3 meals.


08- nov-2011

Al Jamarat in mina. with 3 meals


09- nov-2011

Leave Mecca and stay 1 night in azizia building with meals.

Day 21

10- nov-2011

Leave Jeddah insha allah to Toronto

Price includes the following:

1- Stay in Mecca and Medina in hotels that are very close to haram with 2 open Buffet
2- Stay in mina in air condition tents.
3- All transportations in air condition coaches.(from Mecca to Medina by Saudi airline if available)
4- Zabiha(Qurbani) and Saudia draft are included
5- We will be visiting Historical places in Medina


4- $1,000 Deposit

Quran and Sunnah Society of Canada (Scarborough) #Ramadan 2011 - Iftar Sponsorship

Quran and Sunnah Society of Canada
1865B Lawrence avenue East
Scarborough, ON, M1R 2Y3
Fax: 416-751-9926

Iftar Sponsorship

If you wish to sponsor an Iftar on a weekday or a weekend,
(You can sponsor a whole Iftar or contribute in an existing one),

Br. Abu Abdullah at 647.818.9897
Or email us at

Iftar Sponsorship fee is:
Weekdays: $350
Weekends: $450

Weekends are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Hamilton Downtown Masjid - #Ramadan 2011 calendar / prayer timetable

Hamilton Downtown Masjid
96 Wilson St. E., Hamilton ON, L8R 1C9
Phone: (905) 527-7371

Ramadhan 2011 Imsakiyyah Prayer Time Table

Download imsakiyyah 2011

Meadowvale Islamic Centre (Mississauga) #Raamadan 2011 - Taraweeh Salat Information

Meadowvale Islamic Centre
6508 Winston Churchill Blvd.
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 3W4
Phone: (905) 824-2604

Islamic Institute of Toronto (IIT) #Ramadan 2011 Events and Programs update and calendar

Islamic Institute of Toronto (IIT)
1630 Neilson Road
Scarborough, ON
M1X 1S3
Phone: 416-335-9173
Fax: 416-335-9208

Events & programs

• Sunday July 31 - First taraweeh (10 pm)
Monday August 1 - First of Ramadhan
• Saturday August 6 - Lecture & iftar (7:30 pm): Sh. Abdullah Hakim Quick
• Saturday August 13 - Lecture & iftar (7:30 pm): Sh. Ahmad Kutty
• Saturday August 20 - Lecture & iftar (7 pm): Sh. Musleh Khan
• Saturday August 27 - Lecture & iftar (7 pm): Sh. Abdool Hamid
Tuesday August 30 - 'Eid ul-fitr prayer (9 am)
• Sunday September 4 - 'Eid carnival & food bazaar (11 am - 4 pm)

The lecture & iftar sessions will be streamed live here on

Masjid Darul Iman (Markham) #Ramadan 2011 calendar and taraweeh salat and programs info

Masjid Darul Iman, Markham
9833 Highway 48, Unit #9

Ramadan 2011 / 1432 Calendar and Taraweeh / Programs Info

The Masjid Darul Iman 2011 / 1432 Ramadan timetable / calendar is now available for download click here



Alhamdulilah, with the blessings of Allah (SWT) Darul Iman will be holding Taraweeh salat at the new unit - 9833 Highway 48 - Unit # 9.

Sisters' arrangements for Taraweeh salat will also be available.


Throughout the month of Ramadan, InshaAllah, after every Asr salat, a number of programs will be held to benefit the community including reading of the 40 Durood Shareef, daily fiqha misail, spiritual talks and a number of visiting scholars will also come to the Mussallah as well.


InshaAllah, the month of August will also be the holy month of Ramadan, we are inviting families to once again sponsor the Iftar - the cost of sponsoring one iftar is $300.

Please contact Br. Maqsood - 905-999-2000 or Br. Shafique 905-898-2632 to confirm your iftar sponsorship.


Khalid Bin Al-Waleed Centre (Etobicoke) How can we prepare for #Ramadan

Khalid Bin Al-Waleed Centre
16 Bethridge Rd
Etobicoke, ON, M9V 1N1
Fax: 416-745-9360

How Can We Prepare for Ramadaan? PDF Print E-mail
We should avoid everything that could undermine our commitment to the Shahaadatayn. This means keeping away from bid’ah (innovations) and things that have been introduced into the religion. We should follow the example of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and his companions and adhere to the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and the way of the Rightly-Guided Khulafa’ who came after him. We should love the Sunnah and love those who adhere to it and defend it, in whatever country they are and whatever colour or nationality they are.

After that we should take stock of ourselves and recognize our shortcomings in doing acts of worship such as praying in congregation, remembering Allaah (dhikr), paying attention to the rights of neighbours, relatives and the Muslims, spreading the greeting of salaam, enjoining what is good and forbidding what is evil, urging one another to follow the truth and be patient and steadfast in doing so, being patient in avoiding evil actions and in doing good deeds, and accepting the decree of Allaah with patience.

Then we should take stock of ourselves and our sins and our following whims and desires. We should stop ourselves from persisting in that, whether the sin is great or small, whether it is a sin of the eye, by looking at that which Allaah has forbidden; or by listening to music; or by walking to things of which Allaah does not approve; or by using one's hands to srike in a manner with which Allaah is not pleased; or by consuming things that Allaah has forbidden such as riba (usury) and bribes, or any other means of consuming people’s wealth unlawfully.

We should never forget that Allaah stretches forth His hand during the day to accept the repentance of those who sinned at night, and He stretches forth His hand at night to accept the repentance of those who sinned during the day. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And march forth in the way (which leads to) forgiveness from your Lord, and for Paradise as wide as the heavens and the earth, prepared for Al-Muttaqoon (the pious).

Those who spend (in Allaah’s Cause) in prosperity and in adversity, who repress anger, and who pardon men; verily, Allaah loves Al-Muhsinoon (the good?doers).

And those who, when they have committed Faahishah (illegal sexual intercourse) or wronged themselves with evil, remember Allaah and ask forgiveness for their sins; — and none can forgive sins but Allaah — and do not persist in what (wrong) they have done, while they know.

For such, the reward is forgiveness from their Lord, and Gardens with rivers flowing underneath (Paradise), wherein they shall abide forever. How excellent is this reward for the doers (who do righteous deeds according to Allaah’s Orders)” [Aal ‘Imraan 3:133-136]

“Say: “O ‘Ibaadi (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allaah, verily, Allaah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft?Forgiving, Most Merciful” [al-Zumar 39:53]

“And whoever does evil or wrongs himself but afterwards seeks Allaah’s forgiveness, he will find Allaah Oft?Forgiving, Most Merciful” [al-Nisa’ 4:110]

By taking stock, repenting and seeking forgiveness, this is how we should welcome Ramadaan.

“The smart person is the one who takes stock of himself/herself and strives to do that which will benefit him/her after death, and the helpless one is the one who follows his/her own whims and desires and engages in wishful thinking, (assuming that Allaah will forgive him/her regardless of what he/she does and that he/she does not need to strive to good deeds).”

The month of Ramadaan is the month of great gains and profits. The smart trader is the one who makes the most of special occasions to increase his/her profits. So make the most of this month by doing lots of acts of worship, praying a great deal, reading Qur’aan, forgiving people, being kind to others and giving charity to the poor.

In the month of Ramadaan the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of Hell are shut. The devils are put in chains and a caller cries out each night, O seeker of good, proceed, O seeker of evil, desist.

So, O slaves of Allaah, be among the people of good, following the path of your righteous forebears who were guided by the Sunnah of your Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), so that we may end Ramadaan with our sins forgiven and our righteous deeds accepted.

We should note that the month of Ramadaan is the best of months.

Ibn al-Qayyim said: Another of example of that – i.e., of the differentiation between the things that Allaah has created – is the fact that the month of Ramadaan is superior to all other months, and the last ten nights are superior to the other nights.” Zaad al-Ma’aad, 1/56

This month is superior to others in four things:

1 – In it there is the best night of the year, which is Laylat al-Qadr. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): "Verily, We have sent it (this Qur’aan) down in the Night of Al?Qadr (Decree).

And what will make you know what the Night of Al?Qadr (Decree) is? The Night of Al?Qadr (Decree) is better than a thousand months (i.e. worshipping Allaah in that night is better than worshipping Him a thousand months, i.e. 83 years and 4 months).

Therein descend the angels and the Rooh [Jibreel (Gabriel)] by Allaah’s Permission with all Decrees, (All that night), there is peace (and goodness from Allaah to His believing slaves) until the appearance of dawn” [al-Qadar 97:1-5]

So worship on this night is better than worshipping for a thousand months.

2 – In this month was revealed the best of Books to the best of the Prophets (peace be upon them). Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’aan, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong)” [al-Baqarah 2:185]

“We sent it (this Qur’aan) down on a blessed night [(i.e. the Night of Al?Qadr) in the month of Ramadan — the 9th month of the Islamic calendar]. Verily, We are ever warning [mankind that Our Torment will reach those who disbelieve in Our Oneness of Lordship and in Our Oneness of worship].

Therein (that night) is decreed every matter of ordainments.

As a Command (or this Qur’aan or the Decree of every matter) from Us. Verily, We are ever sending (the Messengers)” [al-Dukhaan 44:3-5]

It was narrated by Ahmad and by al-Tabaraani in al-Mu’jam al-Kabeer that Waathilah ibn al-Asqa’ (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The Scriptures of Ibraaheem were sent down on the first of the month of Ramadaan. The Tawraat was sent down on the sixth of Ramadaan. The Injeel was sent down on the thirteenth of Ramadaan. The Zaboor was sent down on the eighteenth of Ramadaan, and the Qur’aan was sent down on the twenty-fourth of Ramadaan. Classed as hasan by al-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah, 1575.

2 – In this month the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of Hell are shut, and the devils are chained up.

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “When Ramadan comes, the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of Hell are closed, and the devils are put in chains.” (Agreed upon).

Al-Nasaa’i narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “When Ramadaan comes, the gates of mercy are opened and the gates of Hell are shut, and the devils are put in chains.” Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 471.

Al-Tirmidhi, Ibn Maajah and Ibn Khuzaymah narrated in one report: “When the first night of the month of Ramadaan comes, the devils and rebellious jinn are chained up and the gates of Hell are closed, and not one gate of it is opened. The gates of Paradise are opened and not one gate of it is closed. And a caller cries out: ‘O seeker of good, proceed; O seeker of evil, desist. And Allaah has those whom He redeems from the Fire, and that happens every night.” Classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 759.

If it is asked, how come we see many evil actions and sins committed in Ramadaan, for if the devils are chained up that would not happen? The answer is that evil actions become less for those who observe the conditions and etiquette of fasting; or that the ones who are chained up are some of the devils – namely the rebellious ones – not all of them; or that what is meant is that evil is reduced in Ramadaan, which is a proven fact. If evil happens at this time, it is still less than at other times. Even if all of them (the devils) are chained up, that does not necessarily mean that no evil or sin will happen, because there are other causes of that besides the devils, such as evil souls, bad habits and the devils among mankind. Al-Fath, 4/145

4 – There are many kinds of worship in Ramadaan, some of which are not done at other times, such as fasting, praying qiyaam, feeding the poor, i’tikaaf, sadaqah, and reading Qur’aan.

I ask Allaah, the Exalted, the Almighty, to help us all to do that and to help us to fast and pray qiyaam, and to do acts of worship and to avoid doing evil. Praise be to Allaah, the Lord of the Worlds.

Makki Masjid (Islamic Society of Peel) - Brampton: Ramadan Calendar and Taraweeh schedule

Islamic Society of Peel, Brampton Makki Masjid

8450 Torbram Road, Brampton, Ontario, L6T 4M9
Phone: (905) 458-8778

Ramadan Updates

Ramadan Moon sighting Updates
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Ramadan Calendar
Please click here to View & Download the full calendar

Isha and Taraweeh times at Makki Masjid


Day & Date

Azan Iqama Taraweeh
01 To 12 Monday Aug 1 to Friday Aug 12 10:20 PM 10:30 PM 10:40 PM
13 To 30 Saturday Aug 13 to Tuesday Aug 30 10:00 PM 10:15 PM 10:25 PM

Masjid al-Farooq (Mississauga) Ramadan 2011 timetable and activities #Ramadan

Alhamdulillah, Masjid al-Farooq would like to extend you and your family a very blessed Ramadan Kareem !!

Ramadan will begin on Sunday July 31 or Monday Aug 1 2011, InshaAllah. We are waiting for moon sighting confirmation and will advise you as soon as possible inshaAllah. Salat ul Isha Iqama will be at 10:20pm and Taraweeh will begin immediately following Salah al-Isha.

Click here to get your copy of the Ramadan Timetable.

Iftars will be held on Saturdays, and Sundays InshaAllah. The 1st iftar will on Saturday Aug 6 InshaAllah.

May Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala accept our fasting and Ebaadah. May He forgive our sins, have Mercy upon us and enter us all into al-Jannah

ace="arial" class="contentpaneopen"> LECTURE & FUNDRAISING DINNER – Saturday Aug 6

Alhamdulillah, Dr. Munir El-Kassem will be joining us from London, Ontario to delivery another excellent lecture at Masjid al-Farooq on Saturday August 6, 2011. The lecture will begin immediately after Salah al-Asr (6:00pm) inshaAllah.

Dr. Munir will discuss speak onRamadan Reflections”.

Free dinner served for the entire family inshaAllah.

Click here for more information.

Ramadan 2011


Masjid al-Farooq has many activities lined up for Ramadan including Taraweeh, Ramadan Lecture Series, weekend international food iftars, qiyam al-Lail, and I'tikaf.

Click here for Ramadan Activities


Alhamdulillah, we have invited guest speakers and sheikhs from out of town to come to Masjid Al-Farooq inshaAllah. The sheikhs will be leaving their families and communities to come and share their knowledge with us during this blessed month of Ramadan. The programs will be for the entire family. Powerful lectures and reminders will be delivered every Saturdays in Ramadan. Iftar and dinner will be served after the program inshaAllah.

Click here for Ramadan Lecture Series flyer


Alhamdulillah, Masjid Al-Farooq did it again! A large tent will be installed outside for more space inshaAllah.

Click here to see the tent


As Muslims we are taught to be kind and to be aware of our neighbours needs. Please read this important handout for a reminder inshaAllah.

Click here for Respect Our Neighbours and the Masjid handout

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