Assalamu Alaikum Halifax Muslim Community of Khair,
This year is the year of Al-Jama'a (unified community) and with a unified community comes the Rahmah (Mercy) of Allah Subhanah wa Ta'ala. The Prophet salla Allah alaihi wa sallam said: Al-Jama'a is Rahmah. In this blessed month of Ramadan 1436, Allah Ar-Raheem Ar-Raheem bestowed upon the Muslim community in Halifax blessing after another:
Nova Scotia Imams Council was formed and its first resolution was to unite the province in its fasting and Eid days. Its second resolution was to unite the Halifax/HRM Muslim community on their Eid prayer. We will all have a single and unified Eid prayer under one roof inshAllah.
June 21 Kearney Lake Fundraiser a Success - Al-HamduliLLAH! Imams and community leaders were there. The speaker, Shaikh Alaa ElSayed from Toronto's largest Masjid mentioned it was a unique scene to see Imams and leaders of other Masajid attend the fundraiser of another Masjid and support it. He said Halifax is set to provide a role model for Canadian Muslim communities
June 27 Empower Gaza Fundraiser - SOLD OUT!!! ALLAHU AKBAR. If you can't come, We still welcome your donations! Let's see how much we will raise inshAllah. Let's make a tangible contribution to this noble project that will bear the signature of Halifax Muslims
June 28 New Fairview Masjid Fundraiser: They are half way through , so let's make it happen to welcome a new Masjid in town and pray Taraweeh there next year inshAllah.
July 11 Ummah Masjid Parking lot paving Fundraiser: Those potholes are not only an eyesore, they are a source of injury and vehicle damage. Please come to the fundraiser to help removing the harm from the way of people, that is an act of Iman, that is what the Beloved Prophet salla Allah alaih wa sallam said.
July 12 First-Ever Halifax Spirit of Ramadan Food Drive
وَيُطْعِمُونَ الطَّعَامَ عَلَى حُبِّهِ مِسْكِناً وَ أَسِيراً إنَّما نُطْعِمُكُمْ لِوَجْهِ اللهِ لا نُرِيدُ مِنْكُمْ جَزاءً وَلاَ شُكُوراً) سورة الإنسان ، الآية 8(
And they give food in spite of love for it to the needy, the orphan, and the captive, [Saying], "We feed you only for the countenance of Allah . We wish not from you reward or gratitude. [Surah Insan:8]
InshAllah this Ramadan, our Muslim community will lead the initiative of the first HRM-wide Spirit of Ramadan Food Drive to alleviate hunger from the needy in our community. We are teaming up with Feed Nova Scotia, Bryony House, Metro Turning Point, Adsum House, Phoenix Youth Programs and Bayers Westwood Family Resource Centre to collect nonperishable food.
The recipients will be our fellow needy citizens irrespective of religion, race or gender. On July 12, we call upon you to all converge to MicMac Mall between 12pm and 5 pm to take your donated food in front of the Bay. You can also donate $20 for each food package. Donations of food and money can be done at any of Halifax Masajid but your presence on July 12 to make the donation at the mall is the best course of action. There will be treats and face painting for kids.
InshAllah, it will be a festive atmosphere of goodness and benevolence. In appreciation of MicMac mall hosting this event, we encourage members of the community to do their Eid and other shopping at the Mall and thank the mall administration and vendors for their noble initiative.
With your sincere and engaged involvement in this event we will show the true spirit of Ramadan and the true kindness and compassion of Canadian Muslims that is the complete opposite of the intolerance, extremism and ruthlessness of ISIS fanatics.
We have some logistical and printing expenses for this event and we welcome any donation.
Also coming inshAllah are two exciting events that will also require your participation in making them a success. They will be announced in a few days inshAllah. So stay tuned and rejoice with the Mercy and Bounty of Allah for Allah says:
قُلْ بِفَضْلِ اللَّهِ وَبِرَحْمَتِهِ فَبِذَٰلِكَ فَلْيَفْرَحُوا هُوَ خَيْرٌ مِّمَّا يَجْمَعُونَ ) سورة يونس الآية 85(
Say, "In the bounty of Allah and in His mercy - in that let them rejoice; it is better than what they accumulate." [Yunus 10:58]
Let us thank Allah more by doing involving ourselves in more goodness and He will give us more as He promised. He is the Most Generous.
وَإِذْ تَأَذَّنَ رَبُّكُمْ لَئِن شَكَرْتُمْ لأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ ] سورة إبراهيم الآية:7[
And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, 'If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor] - [Surah 'Ibrahim :14:7]