21st August 2020
Dear FMIS Parents,
I regret to inform you that Markaz-ul-Islam will not be running bus operation for the year 2020-2021 and we ask parents to make arrangements for their child's’ pick-up/drop-off on their own. Markaz-ul-Islam worked tirelessly, going back and forth between directions from the government to safely reopen schools and busing company to arrange affordable busing for FMIS students. However, this year Sparksman had required the following conditions to be met in order to operate:
  • 2-meter distance between kids (only occupy 23 seats out of 47 on each bus)
  • Extra cleaning procedures requiring purchase of disinfecting spray machine
Since FMIS bus is a completely parent-funded service, extra cleaning and reduction of occupancy to half is doubling the per head cost. Quite a few parents have backed out from the busing service and are interested in looking at alternate options which reduce the number of people currently interested in busing, driving the per-head bus cost even further for the remaining parents. As a lot of parents are considering E-cademy and home-schooling this year, our busing service did not receive any over-whelming response by parents to begin with which implies that we would only have one bus for the entire town with route time over two hours for a few families on each side. This urges a few more parents to opt-out of busing, increasing the per-head cost beyond affordability. Therefore, the Board has decided to not run busing operation this year based on parents’ feedback on the general affordability and efficiency of the operation due to the above-mentioned reasons.
Mohammed Assaf
  • Magrib and Eshaa will be performed together at Fort McMurray Islamic Centre (109 Abraham Place) until the end of August.
  • Dr. Amjad Qourshah, a great guest speaker who is specialized in tackling atheism is coming to Fort McMurray in a few weeks.  We will share details as we finalize the event. 
  • If you require a copy of the Quran please send us a text at  587-841-5756 to pick up from our new location.

Markaz-Ul-Islam, Muslim Congregation of Fort McMurray is looking for an Administrative Assistant who can manage administrative tasks, coordinate, and plan activities effectively and efficiently. Most of the work is expected to be in our Thickwood and Downtown location. This position is part-time and can be made regular full time if a need arises. Selected Candidate will work under VP Business Services and will work closely with his team & support other board VPS on a needed basis. 

For more details about the job, download the posting here.

To apply for this position, please send your resume to

Application deadline: August 24, 2020

Markaz-ul-Islam is looking for Building Operators to join the team. Reporting to the VP Infrastructure, the Building Operators are responsible for operational, technical support and maintenance functions within the designated facilities. For more details about the job, download the posting here. To apply for this position, please send your resume to
Application deadline: August 31, 2020
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  • Anyone between 7 – 69 yrs old is allowed to attend (by registration only). We highly recommend taking the health assessment at before attending the prayer. If you develop any symptoms during this week, you are advised to stay home to ensure the health and safety of others. 
  • Please maintain a 2-meters distance at all times unless you live in the same household. Families are allowed to pray next to each other in the designated areas ONLY, please look for signs upon arriving. 
  • Please do not leave your shoes in the passage as it is a safety hazard and can cause trouble for others in case there is an emergency situation. Alternatively, you can bring a small bag to keep your shoes with yourself while you pray.
  • Parents must brief their kids on the importance of social distancing and should not allow them to wander around before or after the payer.
  • We ask each one of you to strictly adhere to the AHS guidelines to attend mass gatherings as a social responsibility.
  • Avoid hugging, embracing, shaking hands or socializing before or after the prayer. 
  • We ask all brothers and sisters to pay special attention to Sheikhs instructions on the exit strategy to follow when the prayer finishes.
  • Brothers on the north section of the gym will exit from the brothers' main door and those on the south of the gym will exit from the southwest Exit. Please follow imam direction exiting one row at a time while maintaining 2 m distance at all times including in parking lot. 
  • If gym if full, only those have mats may pray on the new carpet (brothers & sisters sections please).
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Year 2020-2021

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