Community Announcements During COVID-19

UPDATE: November 22nd, 2020

Congregational prayers suspended

Due to the lockdown orders issued by the Province of Ontario, the management of the Bosnian Islamic Centre has decided to suspend all congregational prayers (salah) from Monday November 23rd, 2020 until further notice.

All programs and services will also be suspended. Please check back in 28 days for further information.

May Allah bless you and your family with health and patience during this time.

Management, BIC

UPDATE: November 03, 2020

Please see notice posted above on November 22nd, 2020.

Dear respected congregants,

The masjid administration kindly requests you keep in mind the following when visiting the masjid for prayer during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • The masjid is open 15 minutes before each prayer and locked at Iqama time.
  • The masjid will be closed at all other times in-between the prayers.
  • You may pray under the roofed parking, in-between prayers if you should need to do so, respecting social distancing measures.
  • Please try to adhere to social distancing when standing outside the masjid, adhering to Toronto City Covid-19 Rules.
  • When coming to the masjid please make sure that you exhibit no symptoms of COVID-19, wear a face-mask and bring your own prayer mat. (*see checklist below)

The masjid is open for all five prayers daily. Per the request from the CMCTF and the government we will return to one (1) Jumu’ah (Friday prayer) in order to help flatten the second wave of Covid-19.

The Jumu’ah prayer is at 12:30 PM. [Masjid opens at 12:00 PM to allow enough time for congregants to enter.]

Monday March 17, 2020

  • Update Monday March 23, 2020: Lecture by Shaykh Yasir Qadhi, including dua for protection.

Assalamu Aleykum wa Rahmatu Allah,

Narrated Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri and Abu Huraira:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “No fatigue, nor disease, nor sorrow, nor sadness, nor hurt, nor distress befalls a Muslim, even if it were the prick he receives from a thorn, but that Allah expiates some of his sins for that.

The Bosnian Islamic Centre is faced with making an extremely critical decision in these dire times.  The safety of our community is of utmost importance and we are making decisions guided by the best advice of our Islamic scholars as well as the medical experts in the field of infectious diseases.

Based on the most recent information available to us we are making the difficult decision to suspend all congregational prayers for the public at our masjid, commencing this afternoon, until further notice.

We encourage all community members to follow the guidelines of public health officials and the scholarly opinions to remain at home in order to limit the spread of the highly contagious Covid-19 virus.

May Allah SWT protect our community and all of humanity from any harm and bless us with health and strength in our emaan.

BOSNIAN ISLAMIC CENTRE MANAGEMENT


A message from a Muslim Infectious Disease expert at the University Health Network in Toronto

THE HISTORY & REALITY OF PLAGUES by Shaykh Yasir Qadhi