Community Update from Ottawa Public Health

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July 16 Stage 3 Reopening Ontario is moving the province into Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021. We are currently updating the Places of Worship guidance to reflect this move and you will see a note from our to the faith sector as well. Step 3 of the Roadmap focuses on the resumption of additional indoor services with larger numbers of people and restrictions in place. This includes, but is not limited … Read More

Annual Report to our Community

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Patience. Resilience. Strength of character. These words capture the hard work, emotional toil, and adversity we all experienced during this unprecedented time in our lives. This past year has shown us that no one can succeed on their own. We all need to rely on each other; through our families, neighbourhoods, and the greater community. When we band together, we … Read More

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