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Upcoming Eid Prayer Guidelines and Recommendations (1441 - 2020)

In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. All praise is for Allah Almighty.

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.

 

In light of the present lockdown, the restriction to assemble due to public safety and with the intention to raise the morale of our community The Council of Imams of Ottawa-Gatineau has decided to provide the community with some guidelines and recommendations regarding the upcoming Eidul Fitr Prayer (Salah).

 

Offer Eid Salah at Home

The Council of Imams recommends offering Eid salah together with only members of your own household. This is further emphasized when at least four male adult members live in one home. It is also permissible to make the prayer individually. Since the sermon is not a condition for the validity of the prayer, it is not obligatory to deliver the sermon, khutbah, which is normally done after the Eid Salah.

 

Please continue to adhere to public Health guidelines to limit activities (including Eid Salah and celebration) to members of your own household, as this remains important to limit the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. Physical distancing of at least two meters from non-household members should be maintained. Please use technology means to convey Eid greetings and to connect with others.

 

Note: the above ruling is specific to the current situation. If the current lockdown rules change nearer to the day of Eid, these guidelines will be revised. Furthermore, under normal circumstances, the Eid prayer should not be performed at home, rather it should be performed in a large congregation at the Masjid or other large Eid venues. Performance of the Eid Salah virtually under all circumstances is considered invalid.

 

Method of Performing Eid Salah

 

The Eid Salah is two normal rakaats (units of prayer) with extra takbirs (saying Allahu Akbar). Perhaps the two most common number of extra takbirs practiced are six (three in the first rakaat and three in the second) or twelve (seven in the first rakaat and five in the second). Both of these positions are correct and sound. One should adhere to that which they have learnt and are accustomed to. 

 

First method: The Imam would begin the salah with the normal takbir. Thereafter he will make three extra takbirs (in the first rakat) which will be followed by surah al-Fatiha and a surah. The remaining of the Rakaat will be normal. When the Imam stands up for the second Rakaat, he will recite surah al-Fatiha and a surah first and make three additional takbeers thereafter, just before going into Ruku’. The remaining salah would be completed as normal. 

Second method: The Imam would begin the salah with the normal takbir. Thereafter he will make seven extra takbirs (in the first rakat) which will be followed by surah al-Fatiha and a surah. The remaining of the Rakaat will be normal. When the Imam stands up for the second Rakaat, he will make five additional takbeers and thereafter recite surah al-Fatiha and a surah. The remaining salah would be completed as normal. 

 

Additional Rulings Pertaining to Eid prayer

 

  • The beginning time for the Eid prayer is 20 minutes after sunrise and expires at Thuhar.

  • There is no Athan or Iqaamah for the Eid Prayer

  • There should be a short gap between the extra takbeers for the duration it would take to say subhan Allah three times.

  • If any of the extra takbeers are forgetfully omitted or more than the prescribed number of takbeers are made by mistake then this will be overlooked and one will complete the Salah like normal without having to make the prostration of forgetfulness (sajdah al-sahw)

  • Khutbah is not a prerequisite for the validity of Eid Salah.

 

Sunnahs and etiquettes of the Day of Eid

  • Making the Takbeer (saying Allahu Akbar) in abundance from the night of Eid until the Eid Prayer.

  • Du’a on the night of Eid.

  • Paying the Sadaqat al-Fitr ($10.00 per person). It is also encouraged to give it in advance so that arrangements are made for it to reach the poor by Eid day.

  • Taking a bath and using the miswak (tooth stick).

  • It is Sunnah to eat dates prior to Eid prayer on Eidul Fitr.

  • Wearing one’s best clothes and apply scent.

  • Expressing Gratitude to Allah and marking the day with happiness and joy.

  • Donate charity and keep the poor and vulnerable in mind.

  • The Sahabah (may Allah be pleased with them) would greet each other by saying, “Taqabbala Allahu Minnah wa Minkum” (May Allah accept from us and you) on the day of Eid. One may also say, “Eid Mubarak”.

 

We ask Allah, Most Exalted, for acceptance and Make this upcoming Eid an immense source of blessings and relief for our entire community and globally.

 

Allah Almighty knows best.

The Council of Imams of Ottawa-Gatineau (CIOG)

 

Signed by the Council members (in alphabetical order):

 

Imam Ahmed Limame – OIC Gatineau

Imam Anver Malam – Jami Omar

Imam Ismail Al-Batnuni – AMA (Masjid Al-Rahmah)

Imam Mohammad Badat – Masjid Bilal

Imam Muhammad Suliman - OMA

Imam Mohsen El-Nadi - SNMC

Imam Owais Tilly – Jami Omar

Imam Samy Metwally - ISG

Imam Sikander Hashmi - KMA

Imam Zijad Delic – SNMC

Drop off Donations for Sadaqa Food Bank

Jami Omar accepting food donations for Sadaqa Food Bank 

Where: Box outside basement entrance door at 3990 Old Richmond Rd

When:  Daily from 12pm - 1pm (*Except for rainy days)

What: Please drop off your non-perishable donations only

Note: Masjid is not open, please follow necessary safety precautions including physical distancing amid COVID-19 

Statement by the Prime Minister on Ramadan

April 23, 2020

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Ramadan:

 

“Tonight at sunset, Muslims in Canada and around the world will mark the beginning of Ramadan, a month-long spiritual journey of fasting and prayer.

 

“Traditionally, Ramadan is a time of collective gathering. Families and friends observe Ramadan by getting together, fasting during the day, and ending their day with iftar. This year, Ramadan will look different as we continue to fight the global COVID-19 pandemic, and work to protect our communities by staying home and following the advice of public health experts. From mosques hosting Friday prayers online to families having iftar virtually, Muslim Canadians will be doing their part this year.

 

“During this crisis, the values at the heart of Islam – compassion, gratitude, and generosity – resonate more than ever, as we see Muslim Canadians helping their neighbours. A time of charity and spiritual contemplation, Ramadan reminds us to put the needs of others before our own and to practice those values in our daily lives.

 

“Let us take the time to recognize, and show gratitude for, the invaluable contributions Muslim Canadians make each day to our country.

 

“On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish everyone celebrating a blessed and peaceful Ramadan.

 

“Ramadan Mubarak.”

Ramadan Announcement

April 23, 2020

In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent and the Most Merciful

Ramadan (1441 - 2020) Announcement

 
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.
 
Based on the moon sighting confirmation consistent with the global moon sighting criterion, the Council of Imams of Ottawa-Gatineau hereby declares that the first of Ramadan will be on Friday, April 24, 2020. Accordingly, Taraweeh prayers will begin tonight, Thursday, April 23, 2020 insha-Allah.
 
Since the emergency measures are still in effect, the community is asked to follow the Council’s recently published Ramadan guidelines and recommendations. Pursuant to this bulletin, individual families are asked to form jamaa’ah in their own homes for all the prayers including Taraweeh prayer at night.
 
While we remain deeply concerned over the Covid-19 outbreak and resultant hardships as well as huge loss of lives globally and across Canada, we turn to Allah (SWT) for His assistance and put trust solely in His Mercy. As we embark upon this blessed month of Ramadan, the Council of Imams of Ottawa-Gatineau extends its best wishes to all Canadians and nationwide Muslim communities. We hope that our fasting and good deeds will be accepted and well-received by Allah Almighty. We call upon all Canadians and Muslims to stay united together by lending each other emotional support through solace and emergency help wherever needed. Let us encourage one another in earning the pleasure of Allah (SWT) through the acts of piety, righteousness, and service to humanity.
 
The Council of Imams of Ottawa-Gatineau (CIOG)
 
Signed by the Council members (in alphabetical order):

Imam Ahmed Limame – OIC Gatineau
Imam Anver Malam – Jami Omar
Imam Ismail Al-Batnuni – AMA (Masjid Al-Rahmah)
Imam Mohammad Badat – Masjid Bilal
Imam Muhammad Suliman - OMA
Imam Mohsen El-Nadi - SNMC
Imam Owais Tilly – Jami Omar
Imam Samy Metwally - ISG
Imam Sikander Hashmi - KMA
Imam Zijad Delic – SNMC
 
This statement is also endorsed by the following members of UMO-OG (United Muslim Organizations of Ottawa-Gatineau):
 
Islamic Society of Sandy Hill
The Mosque of Aylmer

Ramadan Guidance from Council of Imams of Ottawa Gatineau

April 15, 2020

Please see below for official statement from Council of Imams of Ottawa-Gatineau.

Ramadan Reminder & Reflection Series - Imam Owais (Daily at 7:00PM)

A new YouTube lecture will be released daily at 6:45pm on the Jami Omar YouTube channel on a dedicated playlist

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COVID-19 Relief

March 19, 2020

Given the recent information coming in daily for COVID-19, combining the resources of UMO-OG (united Muslim of Ottawa Gatineau), Jami Omar will be providing help to anyone who needs it with safety measures in place.

Working with UMO-OG, Jami Omar will be coordinating a list of what people need and sending volunteers 

out in different areas.

 

During this difficult time of COVID-19 outbreak, if you are ill, self-quarantined and/or senior citizens, and 

unable to go out to purchase household essentials, cooked food, etc, please fill out this form:

http://bit.ly/OttCOVID-19relief

*Relief we are providing*:
1. Food items and non-perishables for anyone in need

2. If you need errands run/ grocery pick up, medication and prescriptions pick up or other essential supplies. 

(We will go buy and deliver to your front door. You can etransfer the amount)

We will put items at door, stay in our car, call you then once you pick up we will leave. We will ask all 

volunteers to wear gloves and not interact with people.

3. If you need a cooked meal.

4. If you need to just talk. We also have registered counselors who will be able providing phonically to anyone 

who is having a hard time with their mental health

This is a collaborative initiative, and each group including Jami Omar is working individually for the pleasure 

of Allah and to help our healthcare system fight this pandemic

COVID-19/CORONA VIRUS NOTICE

Assalamu Alaikum, Please be advised that As a precautionary measure, in order to maintain the safety and well-being of mussali’s (worshipers) and the community at large, masaajid access for the daily 5 prayers to general public in the Ottawa-Gatineau region will be unavailable as of Monday March 16, 2020 until further notice. This restriction applies to Juma’ prayers as well. We appreciate everyone's cooperation in this situation. Please find below a message from the Council of Imams of Ottawa-Gatineau. 

Please also note that all classes, events, and programs at Jami Omar are also cancelled until further notice.

March 16, 2020

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent and the Merciful

 

All praise belongs to our Creator Allah (SWT) and peace and blessing be upon Muhammad (SAW).

 

Dear Muslim community members of Ottawa-Gatineau,

 

As-salaamu Alaikum WW.

 

During the last few weeks, the global humanity is witnessing an amazing qudrah and power of Allah (SWT), confirming our belief that things can change overnight for anyone and anywhere at the discretion of Allah (SWT). The COVID-19 pandemic is a unique as well as very serious situation that the entire humanity is witnessing and undergoing.

 

It appears that the COVID-19 situation is worsening in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. While the Quebec government has put in place restrictions on public gathering, Ottawa Public Health is strongly recommending that everyone adhere to the requirement of social distancing. As a precautionary measure to maintain the safety and well-being of mussali’s/worshippers and the community at large, masaajid access for the daily 5 prayers to general public in the Ottawa-Gatineau region will be unavailable as of Monday March 16, 2020 until further notice. This restriction applies to Juma’ prayers as well. We appreciate everyone's cooperation in this situation.

 

It is our faith and conviction that nothing happens without the will of Allah (SWT). Therefore we must remain calm, have trust in Allah (SWT) and increase our attention to Him (SWT). We ask everyone to pray for the well-being of the entire global humanity while staying engaged in Istighfar.

 

The Council would like to further reassure the community that each masjid administration and its respective Imam(s) will make all endeavors and efforts to ensure that the rights of the masaajid are fulfilled and not violated Insha'Allah.

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