Our mission at Ummah Mosque is to make our Mosque more than just a mosque for prayer. We aim to make it resemble the prophet Mohammed’s mosque where the true image of Islam and Muslims is presented to the broader community, and most importantly a place for everyone to learn more about the teachings of Islam and how to overcome the struggles of this world.
You can request a visit to our mosque along with an info session about Islam and Muslim cultures for your school, faith group, community, or your own family.
How to prepare for your visit to the Mosque?
What will I do during the visit?
You’re most welcome to take a tour around the Mosque, see the Mosque from the inside, and interact with community members if you want. You will have a chance to meet the Imam and have a conversation or get your questions answered. We give away lots of reading materials about Islam and Muslim history and culture in English, French and other languages. If you joined us during Friday prayer you may enjoy a delicious meal cooked in our own kitchen 🙂
What should I wear?
You’re welcome to wear any modest clothes that you feel comfortable in. Basically, any relaxed fits, with long sleeves and bottoms. In the Prayer Hall, women wear a head scarf or cover their hair out of respect.
Will I feel uncomfortable attending alone?
We hope not. Many people come to our Mosque by themselves. However, if you’d like someone to attend with you for the first time, feel free to bring someone with you or you can request when you register for your visit to have someone from our community meet you when you arrive and they’ll be your “tour buddy” for the day.
Will everyone know I’m a visitor?
Most probably they will not. It is mainly due to the diversity of our community. We receive many visitors on daily basis, so you’ll be met with hospitality and open arms.
Do I have to participate?
No. Visitors aren’t required to participate in any way. You can simply just enjoy the tour or sit back and watch the prayers (if you’re attending during prayer time).
How long do prayers last?
If you come during a prayer time (which you are more than welcome to attend and watch), it takes between 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the time of the day you’re attending. We have 5 daily prayers at the Mosque (you can check our prayer times on our home page for accurate times) and usually, the later prayers have more people due to workday hours.
Do you still need more information?
Ask us through the anonymous chat box on the website or message us through any of our contacts below.