Annoor Prayer Times
February 28, 2024

18 Sha'ban 1445

PrayerFajrSunriseZuhrAsrMaghribIsha
Azan5:287:2512:493:336:128:00
Iqamah6:001:004:006:178:30
Jumuah 12:48

Those who spend their wealth in charity day and night, secretly and openly—their reward is with their Lord, and there will be no fear for them, nor will they grieve.     Quran 2:274

Eid Ul-Fitr BBQ

Eid Ul-Fitr BBQ

Assalmu Alaikum And Eid Mubarak

Please come join us for our Community Ramadan celebration BBQ.  It will be held at Gold Bar Park Site #1 located at 10955 – 50St. NW here in Edmonton. Please come for the food, drinks, games and all the fun and get to know your community brothers and sisters.
Tickets may be purchased from any Shura member at a cost of $5.00 per person or $20.00 per family (parents and dependent children).
*** Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold on BBQ day.
Ramadan Basket 2022

Ramadan Basket 2022

Donate as many baskets as you like.

$60 per Basket

 

You have the option of donating in 4 different ways:

 

  1. Use the credit/debit terminals at Masjid Annoor or Annoor Islamic Centre and use your DEBIT CARD ONLY.  Credit cards are not accepted for this type of donation. Write Ramadan Basket on the back of the receipt along with your name, email, and phone number and place the receipt in the donation box in order to receive a tax receipt.
  2. Place cash in an envelope. Write Ramadan Basket on the envelope  along with your name, email, and phone number and place the envelope in the donation box or give the envelope to any Shura member in order to receive a tax receipt.
  3. Use your Interac e-transfer feature from your banking app and transfer the funds to treasurer@masjidannoor.ca. In the message section write your name and Ramadan Basket.  The tax receipt will be sent to the email used for the e-transfer.
  4. Donate directly to Ramadan Basket. Directions can be found on the poster.
AGM 2022

AGM 2022

Assalamu Aliakum Wa Rahmatu Allah Wa Barakatuh

 

Dear SMCC Members,

The Shoora of the Southwest Muslim Community Centre (SMCC) cordially invites you to attend our upcoming 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on February 26.

The details are as follows:

WHEN: 

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM, February 26, 2022 (Saturday)

WHERE: 

Annoor Islamic Centre, 332 Saddleback Road NW

*Current guidance of 1/3 fire code occupancy, 2 meters spacing and mask use will be maintained. Please bring your own mask and prayer mat. 

AGENDA: 

  • Opening Dua and Quran Recitation 
  • President’s Opening Remarks 
  • Approval of 2021 AGM Minutes – motion 
  • Approval of 2022 AGM Agenda – motion 
  • Financial Report 
  • Educational Committee Report 
  • Q&A
  • Election of Shoora Members
  • Closing Dua
*Agenda is being finalized and is subject to change
 
Nominations for Shoora Members Elections are due by February 19.  In order to nominate any current SMCC member for a Shoora position, please complete the nomination form in the members email, obtain the signature of the nominee and those nominating them and submit the completed form to any Shoora member or to this e-mail address by February 19. A person who has been nominated may withdraw his or her nomination by filing a written withdrawal to any Shoora member or to this email address by February 23
We are looking forward to seeing you at our 2022 Annual General Meeting. Your attendance is important. 

Salam,

On behalf of the Shoora of the Southwest Muslim Community Centre

Health Emergency 2021-09-16

Health Emergency 2021-09-16

Assalamu Alaikum

The Government of Alberta has declared a state of public health emergency. New temporary measures to reduce transmission of the Covid-19 virus and protect our health care system come into effect today – Thursday September 16, 2021. These public health actions are required due to rising cases and hospitalizations, largely in unvaccinated Albertans. The following will be required:

  • Masjid capacity is limited to 1/3 fire code occupancy.
    • Masjid Annoor (Restricted capacity 61)
    • Annoor Islamic Centre (Restricted capacity 134)
  • Masks are mandatory.
  • 2 metres physical distancing between households, or 2 close contacts for those living alone.

In addition to those government mandated rules, we strongly recommend that all bring their own prayer mats for all prayers inside the Masajid. 

This Friday, September 17th, we will have a single Jumu’ah prayer at both Masajid.  Participants will be allowed entry on a first come first served basis. We will attempt to increase the number of prayers in the coming weeks. We will announce any changes as they are to be implemented.

We thank you for your patience, understanding and support.

Edmonton Mask Bylaw Reactivation

Edmonton Mask Bylaw Reactivation

Edmonton Mask Bylaw Reactivation

 

“Medical experts have made it clear that we are in the fourth wave of COVID-19 and I applaud City Council for making this decision to help keep Edmontonians safe. I urge Edmontonians to be respectful of one another and remember that as of Friday (September 3,2021), it will be required to wear masks in all public indoor spaces.” – Mayor Don Iveson

Effective September 3:

  • The City of Edmonton has reactivated its Temporary Mandatory Face Covering Bylaw requiring masks in all indoor public spaces and on public vehicles, such as the LRT, buses, and vehicles for hire. This applies to the publicly accessible areas of businesses, retail shops and includes City recreation facilities and attractions, transit centres and LRT platforms.

Some City services are still operating at reduced or adjusted levels. Please refer back to this page for updates. 

  • This bylaw will be in place until December 31, or until active cases drop below 100 per 100,000 for 10 straight days.
  • Wearing masks or face coverings is a community effort for those who can. However, we understand not everyone is able to wear a mask or face covering and some exemptions apply. Learn more about what the exemptions are at edmonton.ca/masks.
  • Where possible, consider giving yourself and each other 2 metres of distance. Please use hand sanitizers provided and cover your coughs/sneezes.
  • Please stay at home if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and follow all Government of Alberta requirements for isolation if you are experiencing symptoms.

 

On behalf of SMCC we would like to advise all those entering  Masjid Annoor and Annoor Islamic Centre to please place their face mask or face covering on properly, covering the mouth and nose, prior to entering either Masjid.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Day of Ashura

Day of Ashura

‘Ashura – Muharram 10,1443 AH – August 19,2021

 

It was narrated from Humaid bin ‘Abdur-Rahman- that is Ibn ‘Awf, that Abu Hurairah said, “The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said,

أَفْضَلُ الصِّيَامِ بَعْدَ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ شَهْرُ اللَّهِ الْمُحَرَّمُ…

‘Ashura, the 10th day of Muharram, one of the four holy months, is an important day for all Muslims. Among many landmark events in the lives of some of the prophets (AS), it marks the day that the Prophet Moses (AS), by the mercy of Allah, was saved from the Pharaoh of Egypt by splitting and crossing the Red Sea with his (AS) people.

The practice of fasting on ‘Ashura by Quraish and the Jews was known even before the emergence of Islam. It was also reported that the Prophet (ﷺ) and the Muslims used to fast on ‘Ashura’ in Makkah before the migration to Medina. When the fasting of the month of Ramadan was made obligatory, obligation of fasting ‘Ashura’ was abrogated.

Narrated by `Aisha (RA): The people used to fast on ‘Ashura before the fasting of Ramadan was made obligatory. And on that day the Ka`ba used to be covered with a cover. When Allah made the fasting of the month of Ramadan compulsory, the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Whoever wishes to fast (on the day of ‘Ashura’) may do so; and whoever wishes to leave it can do so.” [Sahih Bukhari: 1592]

Ibn ‘Abbas (RA) reported the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) arrived in Medina and found the Jews observing fast on the day of ‘Ashura. The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said to them, “What is the (significance) of this day that you observe fast on it?”  They said: “It is the day of great (significance) when Allah delivered Moses and his people, and drowned the Pharaoh and his people, and Moses observed fast out of gratitude and we also observe it.” Upon this the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “We have more right, and we have a closer connection with Moses than you have.”  So, Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) observed fast (on the day of ‘Ashura), and gave orders that it should be observed. [Sahih Muslim 1130]

Ibn ‘Abbas (RA) reported that when the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) fasted on the day of ‘Ashura and commanded that it should he observed as a fast, they (his Companions (RA)) said to him, “Messenger of Allah, it is a day which the Jews and Christians hold in high esteem.” Thereupon the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “When the next year comes, Allah willing, we would observe fast on the 9th (in addition to the 10th). But the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) died before the advent of the next year. [Sahih Muslim: 1134 (a)]

When Ibn Abbas (RA) was asked about the observing of fast on the ‘Ashura, whereupon he said: “I do not know the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) singling out any day’s fast and considering it more excellent than another, except this day (the Day of ‘Ashura) and this month, meaning the month of Ramadan.” [Sahih Muslim: 1132 (a)]

So, fasting on the day of ’Ashura is a confirmed Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (ﷺ) and makes one entitled to a great reward from Allah.

One of the many blessings of Allah for those who observe fast on ‘Day of Ashura’ is that their sins of the past year will be forgiven as was narrated by Abu Qatada (R.A.) that the Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Fasting the day of ‘Ashura’, I hope, will expiate for the sins of the previous year.”  [Ibn Majah: 1738)

The Hadith clearly mentions the word of Prophet (ﷺ) as “I hope” which means that the person should observe the fast wholeheartedly for Allah only and seek reward from Allah only and, Inshallah, Allah almighty will reward that person with removal of his sins during the previous year.

By observing fast on the Day of ‘Ashura and doing good deeds, we will be reviving one of our Prophet’s (ﷺ) Sunnah and whoever revives Sunnah of the Prophet (ﷺ), they will be with our beloved Prophet (ﷺ) in paradise according to the following Hadith, narrated by Anas bin Malik (RA) that Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “…Whoever revives my Sunnah then he has loved me. And whoever loved me, he shall be with me in Paradise.‘”  [Tirmidhi: 2678]