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 Masjid & Centre for:
• Worship & Spirituality
• Physical & Social Wellness
• Spiritual Counsel
• Family Support
• Media Engagement
• and more!
After a long search, we have acquired a beautiful and centrally-located 2-acre property, alhamdulillah! We filed an application to the city for a zoning change and site plan approval in September 2017. Before work can begin, we must make a large payment to the city. We require approximately $350,000 for this payment.