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- Fairview Masjid: Fundraising Iftar Community Update (April 12, 2023)
April 12, 2023 As-salamu alaikum wa rahmatullah We are pleased to announce that, Alhamdulillah, our iftar fundraiser on April 8, 2023, helped raise over a million dollars towards purchasing a church to convert into the Fairview Southeast Masjid. We are incredibly thankful for the overwhelming support and generosity of everyone involved in this project. We are currently tallying and reconciling your pledges and donations, but we are confident that we are close to achieving the goal. We will continue to accept donations until we have the necessary total payment of $2.625 million. We can make it a reality together. We commit that 100% of the funds raised will remain in the trust account (waq'f) and only be used for sadqa-jariya. We want to highlight that each donation, no matter how small, will make a difference to our shared goal of opening the Fairview Southeast Masjid on May 25, 2023, In-sha'Allah. We will keep you updated on the progress and any new developments. Together, we can make a lasting impact and create a legacy for future generations. With sincere gratitude, Islamic Information Society of Calgary iisc.ca/fairview
- Fairview Southeast Masjid: A Lasting Legacy Built Together (April 9, 2023) 🕌
April 9, 2023 As salam ‘alaikum dear community members, At the IISC, we sincerely thank you for your overwhelming generosity and support during our fundraising iftar dinner on Saturday - April 8, 2023. Thank you all for your exceptional and gracious support, Tabarak Allah. Indeed, a memorable blessed evening of unwavering generosity from our community, Jazakum Allahu khairan. That leads us to our goal of inaugurating the Fairview Southeast Masjid on May 25, 2023. Alhamdulillah! Your contributions have not only made a significant impact on our fundraising efforts, but have also demonstrated the unity and support within our community toward this important project. In addition, your generosity will significantly assist us in providing space for worship, community and learning for future generations. Once again, we thank each of you for your unwavering support and generosity toward our cause. Indeed, your reward is with Allah SWT; however, we like to recognize the efforts of all volunteers and community members who helped us with yesterday’s iftar - May Allah accept, Ameen. Baraka’Allah feekum wa jazakum Allah Khair Islamic Information Society of Calgary (IISC) iisc.ca/fairview
- Way to go! 50% more impact on each dollar donated
April 6, 2023 Way to go! 50% more impact on each dollar donated As-salamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, We appreciate you continuing to invest in this unique opportunity to complete the conversion of the Fairview Church to a Masjid in southeast Calgary. We are grateful to announce a partnering fundraising campaign through Islamic Relief Canada that will match 50% of all donations. This means your donation will have a much more significant impact. The partnership also brings the advantage of allowing all communities across Canada to participate in building a lasting legacy. Please follow the link below for further information and support: https://fundraise.islamicreliefcanada.org/campaign/islamic-information-society-of-calgary-948#attr=2213 Together, we can inaugurate the Fairview Southeast Masjid on Thursday, May 25, 2023. In-sha'Allah. Jazakum Allahu Khairan Islamic Information Society of Calgary (IISC) iisc.ca/fairview
- Message from Sh. Hamza Ayedi to learn about the prime location of the Fairview SE Masjid
As the SE quadrant of the city continues to grow, its Muslim communities are largely underserved. The IISC has set out to establish the first masjid in the Fairview area by purchasing a church to help fill the growing needs. We need your help through your generous contributions and sharing this campaign to help make this masjid a reality. We believe that we can make this masjid a reality together. Your duaa and financial support will make all the difference. We aim to raise $2.62 Million to meet the closing date of Thursday, May 25, 2023 inshaAllah. Donating is not just an act of generosity. It's an investment in our dunia and akhirah. The Messenger of Allah (saw) said, "Whoever builds a masjid for Allah, Allah will build for him a house like it in Paradise'. [Bukhari] Please visit www.iisc.ca/fairview for more details and to support.
- Thank you, you are continuing to make a real difference!
April 1, 2023 Thank you, you are continuing to make a real difference! As salam ‘alaikum dear community members, Alhamdulillah, you have already donated $1,208,328.43, including pledges. We still need $1,416,672 to meet the required closing amount. Every little bit helps! Your donation, no matter how big or small, will help make this goal a reality. Thank you for helping us create a new space for our community to come together and worship. We are excited about the possibilities and look forward to opening the Fairview Southeast masjid on May 25, 2023, Insha'Allah. Jazakum Allahu Khairan Islamic Information Society of Calgary https://iisc.ca/fairview Donating is easy! Visit our website and click on the "Donate" button. You can make a one-time donation or set up a recurring donation: Online PayPal (once, weekly or monthly) using the iisc.ca website ("Donate Now") By writing a personal cheque(s), bank draft or money order By Interac e-transfer (Canadian banks) to email@example.com By pre-authorized withdrawals (one-time or monthly) Cash can be dropped off at any of the safes inside your nearest IISC location Please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions or inquiries
- Early Bird: One Ummah Conference - Conquer Yourself
The greatest impediment that stands between you and your goal is none other than yourself. When we conquer ourselves, we gain mastery over our thoughts, emotions, and behaviour which enables us to live a more intentional and fulfilling life. Here are a few reasons why it's essential to conquer yourself: Personal growth: Conquering yourself requires self-awareness and self-reflection, which are essential components of personal growth Improved relationships: When we conquer ourselves, we become more aware of how our actions and behaviours impact others. This can help us become more empathetic, compassionate, and understanding, leading to better relationships with friends, family, and colleagues. Greater success: Conquering oneself often involves setting and working towards goals with discipline and perseverance. This can lead to more tremendous success in all areas of life, whether it's in our careers, personal relationships, or hobbies. Mental and emotional health: When we conquer ourselves, we gain a sense of control over our thoughts and emotions. This can lead to greater mental and emotional well-being as we become less reactive to external stressors and more capable of managing our internal state. Fulfillment and meaning: Conquering oneself can also help us live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. By aligning our actions with our values and goals, we can create a sense of purpose and direction that can give our lives more significant meaning. This is why the theme of this year's One Ummah Conference is: "Conquer Yourself: Maximize Your Inner Potential". Take advantage of the Early Bird sale until March 31, 2023. Visit https://oneummah.ca for ticket purchases and all things One Ummah.
- ** sold out ** Fundraising Fairview SE Masjid - Sat, 8 April 2023, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Come be a part and witness as we all contribute to building a Masjid! We require support from everyone in our communities. Register now! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fundraising-fairview-se-masjid-tickets-584288471547
- Announcing the Arrival of Ramadan 1444H / 2023 🌙
Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 22, 2023, will be the 30th of Sha’ban, and the day after tomorrow, Thursday, March 23, 2023, is the first day of the blessed month of Ramadan. We ask Allah to make it come, by Allah’s leave, with goodness and success for us all and the entire ummah.
- IISC Hosts Brenda Strafford – Heart Home Network (2nd stage shelter)
On March 7th, 2023 the IISC was delighted to host members from the Brenda Strafford Foundation in Calgary. The inspiring Brenda Strafford Foundation mission is to create a safe environment for women and children impacted by domestic violence. Sh. Navaid delivered a presentation that focused on what the perceptions about Muslims are, common misconceptions and an overview of Islamic believes and practices. This event was an engaging two-hour session where guests enjoyed participating, learning and communicating their inquiries about Islam. Reach out to email@example.com if you are interested to have a enlightening session presented at a school or organization. Feedback from the Session: “I thought the visit to the Mosque visit was great. I appreciated the emphasis on religious perspectives/influences versus culturally specific perspectives/influences. Having a better understanding of that has already impacted my work and has given insight into a brand-new Muslim family moving into our building. This individual identified that she cannot divorce her husband because she is Muslim, and it is wrong in her religion. This is a limiting factor for her and could be very complicated moving forward. But now I understand that this is a cultural belief and not strictly a religious one. Knowing that and having a contact we can refer her to for a deeper spiritual conversation about it is invaluable. Thank you so much for hosting us!” Nicole Heslin “I enjoyed every aspect of the presentation and learned so much about Islam and Muslim culture and practices. The space was very welcoming and the energy in the room was very positive. Navaid Aziz is a wonderful presenter and made everyone feel so comfortable to comment or ask questions. He used a lot of humor and shared personal stories about his experiences. All agencies working with Muslin families should attend this presentation as there are so many misconceptions. Navaid covered all of those misconceptions and I know that our team really appreciated the honesty. Thanks so much for making time for us!” Rita Spark- Manager, Counselling Services
- Community Update: Building a Future in Fairview SE
March 19, 2023* Building a Future in Fairview SE (Update: Sunday - March 19, 2023) As-salaam alaikum dear brothers and sisters, With Allah’s help and then your kind assistance, we have now reached a total donation collection* of $880,368.39, including pledges and the initial down payment. We need another $1.744 million to fully pay $2.265 million before the Fairview SE masjid opens on May 25, 2023. Please help to share our regular updates with others in the community. Teamwork brings a dream to life! Thank you for your continued generosity and participation in making this purchase a reality! BarakAllahu Feekum. Islamic Information Society of Calgary (IISC) https://iisc.ca/fairview Our commitment is that all your donations will be directed toward purchasing the Fairview Southeast Masjid. You can financially support the purchase of the Fairview Masjid by any of the following methods: Using a credit card/PayPal online (once or monthly) using iisc.ca website ("Donate Now") By writing a personal cheque(s) By sending a bank draft or money order By pre-authorized withdrawals (one-time or monthly) By a wire transfer (contact us for the wire transfer details) By Interac e-transfer (Canadian banks) to firstname.lastname@example.org Cash can be dropped off at any of the safes inside your nearest IISC location Please don't hesitate to contact us at email@example.com if you have further questions or inquiries. Click here to view the picture library https://photos.app.goo.gl/zwx8Pv6Qj8bF6YDS9
- One Ummah - Super Hijabi is a revolutionary new approach to entertainment for Muslim children
On May 28, 2023, One Ummah continues the next day at the Cineplex Odeon Big Screen! When was the last time you watched a movie where the lead character was a young Muslim girl, let alone enjoy it on the BIG SCREEN with the ultimate moviegoing experience? May 28th is your chance to enjoy some halal entertainment on the big screen with surround sound, luxurious recliner seats, and theatre-style popcorn! https://www.oneummah.ca/super-hijabi-movie Super Hijabi is a revolutionary new approach to entertainment for Muslim children. This movie is a feature film that is designed to enthrall your children and leave a lasting impression in their minds. It’s fun, it's engaging and it’s happening right here in Calgary, AB! Dubbed the Muslim version of Home Alone, Super Hijabi will take you on an exciting journey through the life of a 10-year old tech genius who puts her skills to the test to save her parents from divorce. Super Hijabi is a MUST SEE and is definitely one for the whole family to enjoy, so bring your aunties, uncles, and grandparents too! Tickets are available at: www.oneummah.ca. *Limited seats available.* When: May 28, 2023 Showtimes: 11:00am-12:20pm or 1:00pm-2:20pm Where: Cineplex Odeon Sunridge Spectrum
- IISC Ramadan calendar 2023/1444H is available online
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