Kanata’s Muslim community has spent the last decade renting facilities such as community centres, churches and schools for prayers, events and evening & weekend schools. A small rental mosalla is available for daily prayers and limited gatherings.
With Allah’s Grace, we’ve tried our best to organize Friday & Taraweeh prayers, run schools for children, organize youth programs, host social events, do outreach, engage with the media, offer family support & spiritual counsel and more – all without a permanent home.
We’re at our seventh Friday prayer rental location and currently have activities happening at four different rental locations.
Now, more than ever, our children & youth need a masjid and centre they can build attachment with and that leaves them with positive values and memories. Our seniors need an accessible masjid and centre where they can worship and socialize.
Alhamdulillah, with attendance growing rapidly at Friday prayers in rental facilities and with many Muslim families and workers moving into our area, the need for a permanent home is acute and widely-recognized.
We plan to establish a cozy, lively and inclusive centre for:
• Worship & Spirituality
• Sports & Fun
• Social Events
• Spiritual Counsel
• Family Support
• Media Engagement
• and more!
After a long search, we have acquired a beautiful and centrally-located 2-acre property, alhamdulillah! Before we can use the property though, we must apply to the city for a zoning change and prepare the property for masjid use, including water & sanitary connections to city lines, parking lot and landscaping. The estimated cost is $700,000.