Important Updates Regarding the Jumuah Prayers

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There will be changes to the schedule of the two Jumuah prayers due to daylight savings. Please pay close attention to the new start times for each khutbah: First Jumuah The doors will open at 11:30 AM and the khutbah will begin at 12:00 PM. Second Jumuah The doors will open at 12:45 PM and the khutbah will begin at 1:15 PM. We strongly encourage all of … Read More

A Sad Day in Ottawa

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Written by Jalil Marhnouj (President of AMA) It is a sad day in Ottawa, a sad day in Canada and a sad day for our justice system. It has been a long four years. Abdirahman Abdi’s family, the Justice For Abdirahman Coalition, lawyers, activists and countless community members have worked tirelessly and have been waiting for answers. Today, the justice … Read More

4 Benefits of Prayer in Congregation

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4 Benefits of Prayer in Congregation

What are the secrets behind prayer in jama’ah (congregation)? Why has the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) emphasized the importance of it? To begin it is important to disclose that we understand the current circumstances of COVID 19 preventing certain individuals from seeking the benefits of congregational prayer and to remind you that Allah is the Most Merciful. The … Read More

Important Health Announcement for our Community

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Dear community members, Our team was contacted by Ottawa Public Health (OPH) about a confirmed case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) who came for worship at Masjid ar-Rahmah on Friday, Sep 11th between 12:30 and 1:30 PM.    We recognize that this information may cause anxiety. We want to assure you that OPH is actively working to identify and inform all individuals who were at highest … Read More

Statement from the Imams Council – Dhul Hijjah, Arafah, and Eid ul-Adha

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In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. Eid al-Adha (1441 – 2020) Announcement Dhul Qa’dah 29, 1441 / July 20, 2020 All praise is for Allah. May His peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family, the faithful companions, and all those who follow them. In consistent with the Council’s endeavours to focus … Read More

Canada Day Message from our President

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On this Canada Day, our President shares a special message to highlight the special blend of Islamic and Canadian values which helped us deal with the exceptional times we are going through. The government, faith organizations and social service agencies joined hands to serve the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The United Muslim Organizations of Ottawa-Gatineau appreciates so many of … Read More

The Reopening of the Masjid

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We know you have been eagerly awaiting this moment for a long time. The management team of AMA is pleased to announce that Masjid ar-Rahmah has reopened in a limited capacity. We would like to ensure the safety of our community. Furthermore, even though we will be partially opening we still encourage you to pray at home according to darura … Read More

A Message from Our Team

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It is with sadness that we write to you today. The world today is overflowing with pain and moral outrage over the rise of racially charged violence across the U.S. and here in Canada. As a community we are not blind to these indiscretions, whether they happen on our doorsteps or hundreds of kilometres away. We stand in solidarity with … Read More