Ramadan Mubarrak

Magrib: Monday, May 21 at 9:18 PM
Suhoor: Tuesday, May 22 at 3:30 AM
Please join us for Taraweeh prayer at the new Masjid located at 207 13 St N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 2V9  led by Hafiz Zubair Sidyot and Hafiz Zakaria Sidyot. Isha prayer will be at 11:15pm and Taraweeh prayer will begin right after that.
Please note, Taraweeh prayers and all prayers will be held at the new Masjid.
Please find the Ramadan timetable.

Masjid new location: Lethbridge Islamic Association, 207 13 St N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 2V9

True believer, is The Generous One
One of the door that Allah has opened to His slaves to gain big rewards in the month Ramadan is through sadaqa (giving charity/alms). Islam always advise it’s followers to give plenty of charities, especially during the month Ramadan.

1. Giving alms can erase one’s sins
The messenger of Allah -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- said:
والصدقة تطفىء الخطيئة كما تطفىء الماء النار
“Giving alms can erase sins just like water ceases fire.” (Narrated by Tirmidhi, classed sahih by Al Albani in Shahih At Tirmidzi, in hadith no. 614)

2. One who gives alms will be rewarded a shade in the Last Day
The messenger of Allah -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- told about the 7 groups of people who will get shade on the day where there are no shade but from Allah, that is the Last Day. One of the groups is:
رجل تصدق بصدقة فأخفاها، حتى لا تعلم شماله ما تنفق يمينه
“a man who gives charitable gifts so secretly that his left hand does not know what his right hand has given.” (Narrated by. Bukhari in hadith no. 1421)

3. Giving alms gives bless to one’s wealth The messenger of Allah -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- said:
ما نقصت صدقة من مال وما زاد الله عبدا بعفو إلا عزا
“Wealth will not be decreased by giving by giving charity. And a forgiving slave must be rewarded by Allah with authority.” (Narrated by Muslim, no. 2588)

4. Allah will double fold the reward of the alms giver
Allah the Exalted decreed,
إِنَّ الْمُصَّدِّقِينَ وَالْمُصَّدِّقَاتِ وَأَقْرَضُوا اللَّهَ قَرْضًا حَسَنًا يُضَاعَفُ لَهُمْ وَلَهُمْ أَجْرٌ كَرِيمٌ
“Verily those who give alms – be they men or women, -and give Allah a beautiful loan shall be repaid after increasing it many times; and theirs shall be a generous reward.” (Qs. Al Hadid/The Iron: 18)

5. There is a door of Paradise that’ll only be entered by the alms giver
من أنفق زوجين في سبيل الله، نودي في الجنة يا عبد الله، هذا خير: فمن كان من أهل الصلاة دُعي من باب الصلاة، ومن كان من أهل الجهاد دُعي من باب الجهاد، ومن كان من أهل الصدقة دُعي من باب الصدقة
“Whoever gives two kinds (of things or property) in charity for Allah’s Cause, will be called from the gates of Paradise and will be addressed, ‘O slaves of Allah! Here is prosperity.’ So, whoever was amongst the people who used to offer their Salat (prayers), will be called from the gate of the salat ; and whoever was amongst the people who used to participate in Jihad, will be called from the gate of Jihad ; and whoever was amongst those who used to observe fasts, will be called from the gate of Ar-Raiyan ; whoever was amongst those who used to give As-Sadaqa (charity), will be called from the gate of As-Sadaqa.” (Narrated by Bukhari in hadith no. 3666, Muslim no. 1027)

6. Giving alms is the proof of faith
The messenger of Allah -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- said:
والصدقة برهان
“Alms is a proof.” (Narrated by Muslim in hadith no. 223)
An Nawawee explained that: “It means the proof or evidence of the true faith the giver possesses. Hence alms (sadaqa) is termed likewise, because it is the proof of the truth of his faith (Shidqu Imanihi)”

Fund Raising and Donation for Mosque Building

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

Dear brothers and sisters, Alhamdulillah we have started fund raising for purchasing the building for the mosque located at
207 13 St N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 2R6 with your generous donations.

We appeal to you to donate generously to make this happen.

To all that have helped us in making this project, may Allah swt reward your deeds.

JazakAllah Khair


Ibn Maajah (738) narrated from Jaabir ibn 'Abdullah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: "Whoever builds a mosque for the sake of Allah, like a sparrow's nest or even smaller, Allaah will build for him a house in Paradise."

The mosque being a non-profit organization and is financed mainly from donations. Public donations are very important to ensure the well-being of the mosque in terms of meeting its operational costs and maintenance.


THE IMPORTANCE OF CHARITY

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "The believer's shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity." - Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 604
The Prophet also said: "Every act of goodness is charity." - Sahih Muslim, Hadith 496

EVERY MUSLIM MUST GIVE IN CHARITY

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:
"Every Muslim has to give in charity." The people then asked: "(But what) if someone has nothing to give, what should he do?" The Prophet replied: "He should work with his hands and benefit himself and also give in charity (from what he earns)." The people further asked: "If he cannot find even that?" He replied:
"He should help the needy who appeal for help." Then the people asked: "If he cannot do (even) that?" The Prophet said finally: "Then he should perform good deeds and keep away from evil deeds, and that will be regarded as charitable deeds."
  - Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 2, Hadith 524

Please donate and support the mosque!

(The following message was posted during last RAMADAN, 2013) 
During these last ten days, it is important to take time to try and improve ourselves. The night of power is amongst these final days, and we should follow the example of the Prophet (SAWS) in our acts of worship and remembrance of Allah (WST).
 
Aisha (RA) narrated that, “The Prophet (SAWS) used to strive hard (in worship) during the last ten days of
Ramadan in a way that he
(SAWS) did not strive at any other time.” [Muslim] This includes devoting extra effort on your prayers, supplications, patience, forgiveness, and charity.

As you know, giving is one of the noblest acts of worship and it is something synonymous with Ramadan. The Beloved Prophet (SAWS) was asked which the best type of charity was, he (SAWS) replied, “the charity of Ramadan.” [Tirmidhi]. With opportunity to receive such special benefits, please use this time to support the mosque, Lethbridge Muslim Association.





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Prayer Times:
Fajr 04:00 AM
Duhur 02:00 PM
Asr 07:15 PM
Magrib 10 min. after Sunset
Isha 11:15 PM
Juma 02:00 PM
Magrib: Monday, May 21 at 9:18 PM
Suhoor: Tuesday, May 22 at 3:30 AM





About Lethbridge Muslim Association

Lethbridge Muslim Association is a religious organization registered with the province of Alberta as well as with Revenue Canada as a religious charity. It aims to serve the Muslims in Lethbridge and the area.



The objectives of the Association are:
• To help and encourage Muslims to acquire knowledge of Islam, its history and culture, and to practice Islam as a complete way of life.
• To administer to the religious needs and to provide for the religious, intellectual and social welfare of the Muslim community.
• To strengthen bonds between Muslims and unite the community.
• To establish contacts and promote cooperation with Muslim societies in Canada and other parts of the world.
• To promote better understanding of Islam among non-Muslims through educational and cultural activities consistent with the teachings of Islam.

LMA is governed by a set of rules set out in its Constitution.





Prayer Times:
Fajr 04:00 AM
Duhur 02:00 PM
Asr 07:15 PM
Magrib 10 min. after Sunset
Isha 11:15 PM
Juma 02:00 PM



MEMBERSHIP

Membership year for the LMA is same as the calendar year (Jan - Dec).
If you have not renewed your membership, please do so.

Membership form will be available soon to download or submit online. You can also contact Secretary.

Membership fees for 2013 are:
• Family: $200.00
• Individual: $75.00

Please Make your cheque payable to LETHBRIDGE MUSLIM ASSOCIATION.
Please complete the membership form and submit with your payment.
The LMA annual maintenance and running expenses are increasing every year. Membership-fees help subsidize such expenses.





Prayer Times:
Fajr 04:00 AM
Duhur 02:00 PM
Asr 07:15 PM
Magrib 10 min. after Sunset
Isha 11:15 PM
Juma 02:00 PM



DONATION

“O Son of Adam! Spend, and surely Allah will spend on you.” (Hadith Qudsi)

The Importance Of Charity

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "The believer's shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity." - Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 604
 
The Prophet also said: "Every act of goodness is charity." - Sahih Muslim, Hadith 496

Every Muslim Must Give In Charity

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Every Muslim has to give in charity." The people then asked: "(But what) if someone has nothing to give, what should he do?" The Prophet replied: "He should work with his hands and benefit himself and also give in charity (from what he earns)." The people further asked: "If he cannot find even that?" He replied: "He should help the needy who appeal for help." Then the people asked: "If he cannot do (even) that?" The Prophet said finally: "Then he should perform good deeds and keep away from evil deeds, and that will be regarded as charitable deeds."  - Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 2, Hadith 524

Donations

The mosque being a non-profit organization and is financed mainly from donations. Public donations are very important to ensure the well-being of
the mosque in terms of meeting its operational costs and maintenance. 

Direct - We accept your generous donation via cash at the mosque direct.

Cheque - Please make it payable to “LETHBRIDGE MUSLIM ASSOCIATION" and mail it to:

LETHBRIDGE MUSLIM ASSOCIATION
501 13 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2W1
Attn: The Treasurer

Please send your details in order to receive a receipt for “Charitable donation tax credit”.

May Allah reward each and every one of our donors blessings.
Amin.





Prayer Times:
Fajr 04:00 AM
Duhur 02:00 PM
Asr 07:15 PM
Magrib 10 min. after Sunset
Isha 11:15 PM
Juma 02:00 PM



CONTACT US

Lethbridge Islamic Center

207 13 St N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 2V9

(403) 328-8499

Secretary

Executive Committee

President: Dr. AbdelBaset Aborawi
Vice President: Hyder Ali
Secretary: Saddam Khanzada
E-Mail: secretary@lethbridgemuslims.ca
Treasurer:  Shejil Kunhumon
Education counselor:  Riaz Mohammed

Board of Directors

Dr. Abdul Shukkoor
Dr. Naji Saleh
Jamil Akhtar
Mazhar Iqbal
Zafar Iqbal

Other Contacts:

For matters related to the Islamic School for children, you may send email to the education counselor.

You may send comments about this webpage to the webmaster.

If you wish to receive emails from Lethbridge Muslim Association, send an email to Secretary.

If you want your business to be listed on the Lethbridge Muslim Association website, send an email to Secretary.