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Friday Announcements

May 15, 2020

As salaamu alaikum
Announcements from ICC Vice-Chairman Mohammad Darr
Duahs Requested

We are sad to announce the passing of a community member, Sr. Suna Ayder. May Allah grant her a high place in Jannatul Firdous, and may He grant ease to the family in this difficult time. Ameen. Please remember her in your duahs. 
Ramadan Fundraising Telethon

Please join the ICC Board of Directors, Imam Abdul Raouf Kabbar, ISOC Principal Dr. Safdar Muhammad, and Executive Director Khalid Khokhar on Tuesday May 19th at 5:00PM for an exciting online telethon to raise funds for the Islamic Centre of Cambridge. 

Special guests include Dr. Munir El Kassem, Sh. Alaa El Sayed, Kurshid Anwar Dost, and world renowned nasheed artist Dawud Wharnsby. Don't miss it!!

Join in live @ https://www.facebook.com/Radio770AMeawaz

Call 416-620-1778 or 519-740-6855 during the program to pledge a donation. 
 
 
Ramadan Fundraising Campaign
 
ICC has officially started the 2020 Ramadan Fundraising campaign. Volunteers and Board members will be calling community members to request donations for the masjid and school. We are relying on your support. Please donate generously!
NOTE: When you donate through Givepoint, fees are deducted. Please consider using e-transfer for all your donations. 
 


ISOC Registration for 2020-21
 
International School of Cambridge registration for the 2020-21 academic year has begun. Registration forms will be available at the office and on the ISOC website. Register early, spots are limited!

A full time High School is also opening in September 2020, offering Grade 9 this year!

Please view and share the following videos:

Ramadan Contests
 
There are lots of exciting contests for kids and teens to take part in this Ramadan! Get creative and get invloved! Please visit the Ramadan Contests page for full details.

The last day for contest submissions in May 20th! Submit your entries asap!


Programs and Activities in Ramadan
 
ICC has planned a number of activities during the month of Ramadan. There will be a daily program by Imam Kabbar, beginning 25 mins prior to iftar time, streaming live through Facebook from the masjid. You can read more about these programs here.


Maghrib Adhan outdoors 

The adhan will be called outdoors over external loudspeakers for Salaat al-Maghrib every day until Eid ul Fitr (May 24, 2020).
We are continuing our live program every day 25 minutes before sunset with Imam Abdul Raouf Kabbar on Facebook.
Please note that the mosque is still closed to the public. We strongly encourage you to continue practicing and enforcing physical distancing measures.

Please see this interview with Imam Kabbar in the Cambridge Times about the calling of the adhan outdoors. 


Ramadan Calendar
 
The 2020/1441 Ramadan calendar can be found on our website, and print copies can also be picked up at Shaan Foods at 1001 Langs Drive, or inside the main entrance doors of ICC from 10 am - 8 pm Monday to Friday.
 
RAMADAN CALENDAR
RAMADAN INFORMATION PAGE

 
ICC WhatsApp Group
 
Join the ICC WhatsApp group to receive messages, updates, notices and reminders that are important to our community. 
 
 
Live Khutba Every Friday 

Tune in every Friday at 1:30pm for a live Khutba from Imam Kabbar! 

If you can not attend the live khutba, a recording will be available each Friday after 2:15pm on the ICC facebook page

 
 

ICC Funeral Financial Support Services
 
ICC is now offering a full funeral financial support program. This program will help members of our community to cover the high cost of funerals. Please see the information booklet for full details on how the program works. Application forms are available at the ICC office.    
 

Prayers Suspended Until Further Notice

Islamic Centre of Cambridge has suspended daily congregational prayers at the Jami Mosque and will not hold the weekly Friday prayer until further notice. 

We apologize for the inconvenience this causes our congregants; however, this was a necessary measure to ensure the safety and well-being of our congregation.  We urge the community to continue to check public health’s website for information as it is updated regularly:  https://www.publichealthontario.ca
 

Canada Emergency Response Benefit
 
Many people have lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canadian Government has introduced an emergency assistance program for those who qualify. For more information, including how to apply for this benefit, please visit  this link or call 1-800-959-2019.
 

COVID-19 Information 

If you or anyone you know would like information concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please call the Ontario Health line at 1-866-797-0000. 

If anyone suspects that they have the Coronavirus, they should call 811 (do not call 911) instead of going to the hospital or family doctors, to avoid spreading the virus. Once connected to 811, medical specialists will be arranged to do a home visit and inspection. 
 


Clothing Donation Box

A clothing donation box has been placed to the right side of the parking lot. The box is available 24 hours a day, if anyone would like to donate clothing or household items, please do so.

 

ICC Office Hours

For the time being, the ICC office will be open Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm.
  


 
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