Survey for Taraweeh Prayers

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Dear Community Members, As we go through the pandemic and the current lockdown, we are closely monitoring the situation and following public health guidelines. In accordance to the lockdown measures, Masjid ar-Rahmah can operate at 15% capacity for the safety of its congregants. As Ramadan is around the corner, we require your feedback to understand how to operate and best … Read More

Welcome Back to Masjid ar-Rahmah

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Assalamu alaykum, We look forward to having you come to Masjid ar-Rahmah. We will be reopening tomorrow on Tuesday, February 16 beginning at Fajr prayer, insha Allah. The rules for the reopening are the same as before. We will be operating at a 30% capacity and washrooms will remain closed. Furthermore, for your safety and the safety of others, each person will … Read More

Community Update from Ottawa Public Health

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Feb. 13 Update: To read the latest special announcement from OPH you can visit here.   The following message is from Ottawa Public Health: Essential Travel – To and From School  As schools have resumed back to in-person learning, families/caregivers may be making picking up children to and from schools, childcare facilities  or bus stops. It is important for families/caregivers to remember … Read More

What You Need To Know About Patience

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Think of the last time you’ve been through a difficult time. How did you react? Would you react in a similar way or would you have reacted differently? Every person has experienced some form of hardship whether it was pain, loss, fear, anxiety, sadness, or grief in their life. However, what makes a person different is how they responded during … Read More

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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justice for abdirahman verdict

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