Appeal for Donation to Sponsor Syrian Refugees

9 Dec

"Those who spend their wealth by night and day, in secret and in public, they shall have their reward from their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve" (2:274)

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Assalamo Alaikum

As our beloved Prophet (sav) described, the example of the believers in their affection, mercy and compassion for each other must be that of a body: When any limb aches, the whole body must react with sleeplessness and fever. Moreover, the response of true believers need to go beyond feeling the suffering of others. It must also extend to providing refuge and comfort without expecting any gratitude in return.

The Syrian refugee crisis is a real test for all of us. Indeed, it is not only the refugees who are tested in this process. Those of us who live in peace and prosperity here in Canada are also being tested as to whether and how much we care about our suffering brothers and sisters.

With the intention and the hope to Insha'Allah succeed in this test, MANAL would like to mobilize your support to help the settlement and integration of a number of Syrian refugees in this province. For this initiative, we target to raise $100,000 and bring 3 refugee families with an average size of 4 people each. The exact number and size of the families may be less or more depending on the amount of your support.

After considering various options, MANAL decided to partner with the Association for New Canadians (ANC) for co-sponsoring refugee families to be referred by the Canadian Visa Offices abroad. This option provides shorter processing time and brings the expertise of a respected Sponsorship Agreement Holder such as the ANC into the process.

Please note that you can make your donations to our Syrian Refugee Fund by writing a cheque to MANAL or by using our online PayPal option at MANAL website.

We would like to receive your donation by December 31, 2015 so that we can initiate the sponsorship process as soon as possible in the new year. Please note that MANAL will issue donation receipt for income tax purposes.

If you have any questions regarding this initiative, you may contact Br. Moein Shahwan, Br. Haseen Khan and Br. Jameel Khalifa.

Jazakum Allahu Khairun

MANAL Executives

Eid-al-Adha Prayer

14 Sep

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Assalamu Alaikum,

As we are approaching Dhul-Hijjah, we would like to inform you about the arrangements we are undertaking to help our community to have a peaceful and pleasant Eid-al-Adha.

- The first day of Eid will Insha'Allah be Thursday, September 24th.

- We will have the Eid prayer at the indoor field turf facility of Techniplex, located at 39 Churchill Ave, Pleasantville, St. John’s. Since this facility is big enough to accommodate our Muslim community, we will have ONLY ONE Eid prayer and this will be at 8 AM on Thursday. (Please note that there will be NO Eid prayer at the mosque).

- A map of the Techniplex is included at the link below:

https://goo.gl/maps/blpkQ

- We anticipate the parking space outside Techniplex to be enough to accommodate the cars of our community members. Yet, we kindly request you to follow the instructions of MANAL volunteers on site if and when parking space is not immediately available.

- Please note that food is not allowed in that facility. Therefore, we will NOT serve any breakfast or refreshments after the prayer.

- We kindly request you to supervise your children and to not leave any litter or personal belongings at the facility. Also, due to other scheduled activities, we are required to leave the building shortly after the prayer.

Taking this opportunity, we would like to wish our community and all the Muslims around the world a peaceful and blessed Eid al Adha.

Jazakum Allahu Khairun,
MANAL Executive Committee

CBC Eid Coverage

18 Jul

The CBC visited the mosque for Eid prayer on Friday. Please see this link for more information.

Eid-al-Fitr

13 Jul

Eid al Fitr will be on Friday, July 17. There will be two Eid prayers held at the mosque - the first at 7 am and the second at 8 am.

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MANAL Mission Statement

The Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador endeavours to establish a Muslim community adhering to Islamic values and is committed to the general welfare of its members so that they may contribute to the well being of the community at large.