Muslim Community Statement on the London Car Attack

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(French message will follow) The United Muslim Organizations of Ottawa Gatineau (UMO-OG) and the Ottawa-Gatineau Muslim community are heartbroken and outraged after the horrific attack on a Muslim family in London, Ontario. We call for justice following this tragic and senseless act. On Sunday, June 6, a Muslim family went out for a walk. Their lives were tragically cut short … Read More

Guidance to the Community on Masjid Al Aqsa and Palestine

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[La version française suit]   The desecration of Masjid al-Aqsa and violence in its surrounding regions is deeply disturbing and unacceptable. We strongly condemn such violence, especially against worshippers at Masjid al-Aqsa, the third holiest site for Muslims. Places of worship are considered places of peace and tranquility by all faiths. The sanctuary of Masjid al-Aqsa was viciously dishonoured and … Read More

Volunteer Appreciation & Recognition

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thanks to amazing volunteers

Assalam Alaykum, Ramadan is at an end, but we wanted to express our sincerest gratitude and request dua’s from our community members for our precious volunteers, who consistently donate their time and efforts to the community whenever the need arises. At the start of Ramadan, despite our long fasts, it’s our volunteers who eagerly signed up to serve the community … Read More

Eid ul-Fitr Announcement (1442 – 2021)

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All praise is for Allah Almighty. May the peace and blessing be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family, the faithful companions, and all those who follow them. (French Follows) Based on the moon sighting information consistent with the global moon sighting criterion, the Council of Imams of Ottawa-Gatineau hereby confirms that there were no credible moon sighting reports on … Read More

Ramadan Messages from our Prime Minister, Imam, Dr. Vera Etches & OPS Police Chief

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ramadan messages from Imam PM OPS Chief and Dr Etches

We have 4 Ramadan welcome messages for our community: (1) Ramadan Message from the Prime Minister (2) Ramadan Message from the Imam of Masjid ar-Rahmah – Shaykh Ismail Albatnuni (3) Ramadan Message from the Medical Officer of Health for Ottawa Public Health – Dr. Vera Etches (4) Ramadan Message from the Police Chief of Ottawa Police Services – Peter Sloly