Ramadan Mubarak (Saturday July 21st 2012)

  • 21 Jul 2012
  • Masjid Al Salaam & Education Centre
The BC Muslim Association is announcing that the beginning of Ramadan will be on Saturday July 21st, 2012 and that the Taraweeh will be prayed starting Friday evening, with Siyam to begin on Saturday.
On behalf of the BC Muslim Association, Ramadan Mubarak to you all and may Allah (S.W.T) accepts our good deeds.
President’s Ramadan Message
Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatahu.
Alhamdulillah, Ramadan, the month of mercy is upon us with the blessings of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala.
We must all be thankful to Allah Almighty for giving us tawfeek and the ability to fast during the days and pray during the nights as well as to recite the Holy Quran whose revelation commenced in this holy month of Ramadan. The month that brings us mercy, forgiveness; and opportunity to earn great hasanat. This blessed month offers all of us the greatest opportunity to do virtuous acts and deeds that would lead us to eternal joy in paradise.
The goal is to purify our souls and to cultivate healthy habits which Insha Allah shall make us not only better Muslims but a good and noble citizen of this great country Canada. It provides us with the opportunity to advocate peace, unity and understanding of not only our fellow Muslims but our fellow Canadians as well Almighty Allah Subhanhu wa Ta’ala has given me and my fellow Executives the opportunity and responsibility to serve the Muslims of BC. I remind myself to devote all my efforts sincerely for the sake of Allah and be mindful of Him at all times and in everything I do. May Allah guide us to make the right decisions for the benefit of the Ummah so that the people in our community can build their lives based on the complete deen of Allah rabbul izzat.
We are working with other similar organizations to bring unity and harmony in our community. With our humble efforts so far we have been able to come up with a Verified Moon Sighting policy so that we can celebrate Ramadan and Eids together as one large family. 
Insha Allah, we will soon have a newly updated perpetual salat timetable which will be common for all the Muslims in BC. My dear brothers and sisters, this is the month to show compassion and generosity. We are asked to indulge in charitable deeds. I make this appeal to each and everyone one of you to donate generously to your local Masjid to cover for the various operating costs and in the building of new Masjid and Education centre in Victoria as well as to pay off the loan on Prince George Islamic Centre. It is our intention, Insha Allah, to be in a position to commence the long awaited school project for Surrey next year. 
We at BCMA also recognize that it is only through your kind generosity, we have been able to provide worldwide disaster relief and help to our local poor and needy brothers and sisters each year. Please pay your sadaqah and zakat at your local Masjid. Zakat al-Fitr for one person is $10. May Allah (swt) accept all of our charity during this month and bless you and your family with the ability to be compassionate forever.
Please join us in the iftaar at your local Masjid. You may also contribute to the iftaar program by contacting your local Masjid representative. Do not forget to reserve a spot at your local Masjid if you are planning to do Ittikaaf during the last 10 days of Ramadan. I also humbly urge the parents to inculcate in their children the desire to attend the Masjid and join in the taraweeh salah since they are all on school holidays.
On behalf of the Executive Council, Women’s Council, Branch and Chapter Directors, Committee members, Imams and all offi cials of BCMA, I would like to welcome and thank both the local and visiting huffaz who are at our Masajid to lead the Taraweeh prayers. May Allah swt reward and bestow his best of blessings upon all of you.
We wish each and every one of you and your families, Ramadan Mubarak.
Your Brother in Islam,
Musa Ismail,

B.C. Muslim Association

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