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Announcement

February 15, 2021

Assalamu Alaikum, 

As per government directives, Durham region will be entering into red zone on Tuesday February 16, 2021. Accordingly, effective Tuesday morning Pickering Islamic Centre has made arrangements to re-open the masjid with limited capacity for 5 daily prayers including Jummah prayers. Please register through our website for Friday prayers.

All previous rules will apply, including social distancing, mask usage, and bringing your own prayer mats. As always, please do not come to the masjid if you are exhibiting symptoms, have traveled outside Canada in the last 14 days, or have come in contact with someone who tested positive.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the masjid!

PIC Management


December 26, 2020

Unfortunately, we are not providing regular or Jumma prayers for the community at this time. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this manner.

 

Please join us online for our Daily and Weekly programs:

Seerah Halaqah: Weekly Seeratun Nabi (The Life of Muhammad ﷺ)
Thursdays at 8:00pm

Friday Talk: Weekly Friday khutbas, sharing a message for the community.
Fridays at 12:25pm

Salat & Darud: Weekly reading of 40 Hadith on Salat & Salam (40 Durud)
Fridays at 4:15pm

Daily Dhikr/Du'as: Readings from Mulla Ali Qari's Al-Hizb al-A'dham, a monumental book on duas and dhikr
Every Morning at 11:00am

Community Support Program: Weekly program on Health and Spiritual reminders
Sundays at 11:00am

 

Streaming will be live at www.masjid.ca/live-stream

Jazak’Allah

Management


Friday Prayer Schedule

First Salah English Khutba (Bayan) Starts: 11:45AM (First Come First Served)

Second Salah English Khutba (Bayan) Starts: 12:45PM (First Come First Served)

Third Salah English Khutba (Bayan) Starts:  1:45PM (First Come First Served)

 


Reopening Guidelines 
Published June 10, 2020


As per City guidelines, the PIC will adapt a Multi-phased plan to re-open the masjid:

Starting from Friday prayers on June 12, 2020, PIC will open for all prayers, Insha’Allah.

We strongly suggest that you have a self-test by visiting the following:

Link: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/

The following safety measures will be in effect and strictly enforced:

  1. Visitors are required to line-up for facility entry adhering to the markings placed outside the mosque in 6 feet intervals.
  1. Attendees must maintain a minimum 6-foot distance at all times including congregational prayers (jamaat).
  1. PIC may screen all attendees for fever using a contactless thermometer.
  1. Senior Citizens (65+) are encouraged to stay home.
  1. Individuals with symptoms like fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, etc. must refrain from coming to the masjid as they may be denied entry.
    Individuals at high-risk: those with existing conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, cancer and immune compromised conditions are asked to stay home for their own safety.
  2. All attendees must bring and use their own masks in the facility. Individuals who do not have masks will not be permitted inside.
    All attendees must bring and use their own prayer-mat for prayers.
  3. All attendees must keep their shoes with them at all times (inside prayer hall) in a waterproof shoe bag. Plastic bags may be used for this purpose.
  4. All attendees must have Wudu to avoid using masjid facilities.
  1.  Washrooms are for emergencies only. After use, hands must be washed with soap for a minimum of 20 seconds.
    Kids up to 13 years of age and those who cannot abide by the relevant instructions, irrespective of age will NOT be allowed in the masjid.
  2. There is a MAXIMUM of 82 individuals allowed in the main floor and 56 in the event hall at any given moment to ensure social distancing.
     
  3. Entry to the Masjid will be on a first come first serve basis. Once the maximum occupancy is reached, the doors will be locked. Absolutely no exceptions.
  1.  There is a MAXIMUM of 2 people allowed in the elevator at any given moment.
  1. Masjid attendees are required to adhere to the floor markings throughout the facility and during prayers to ensure social distancing.
  1. Enter the Masjid at your own risk due to pandemic related challenges.
  1. Please refrain from any physical contact, such as shaking hands or hugging, to ensure social distancing.
  1. Please leave immediately after fard prayers as directed by volunteers.
  1. Please cooperate with the parking lot volunteers to maintain a safe strategy.

This document may be modified in compliance with the Govt directive updates. For questions, if any please call PIC Administrator or email him at: [email protected]


April 5, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Assalāmu’alikum!

 

We pray that all of you are safe.  As we continue to do our part in trying to flatten the COVID-19 curve, not having the opportunity to pray together and unite in the house of Allah has left a spiritual and social void; but do not despair! Social distancing does not have to mean social isolation. Thus, Pickering Islamic Centre is up and running online to help you connect with your community, and to help you meet your educational and spiritual needs.

 

Alhamdulillah, our education board, with support from the hardworking teaching staff and amazing parents, have initiated virtual online learning for all our schools, including:

  • Brock Elementary School (JK to Grade 8)
  • Hifz-ul-Quran School (Full-time and Part-time)
  • Evening Quran School
  • Friday Girls School
  • Saturday Boys School

 

In addition, the following adult education programs have also resumed online:

  • Adult Arabic Classes
  • Adult Quran Tafseer Classes

 

In lieu of weekly Jummah sermons, our Mufti Abdulmannan has been broadcasting Jummah live reminders online every Friday starting at 1:15 PM.  He has also resumed the weekly Seerah Halaqa online every Thursday evening.

 

Inshallah we hope to launch the following programs in the upcoming weeks:

  1. Sunday Family Lecture Series - starts April 5th (2:00 PM)
  2. Daily Ta’leem/Lesson
  3. Urdu Bayan/Lecture (for adults)
  4. Sisters Halaqa
  5. Fiqh Lesson (boys only) – starts April 6th (4:00 PM)
  6. Friday Youth Talks

Please visit www.masjid.ca/programs for program links and timings

We recognize that the current circumstances have an effect on each and every one of us, whether that’s through financial needs, emotional bearing, or physical health and we wish to appreciate your efforts in caring for each other. We have seen in the past few weeks how our community has come together to ensure the safety of our most vulnerable as well as help others in adjusting to this new change.

 

The choices that we make together as a community, including our individual behaviors, will define the impact of this crisis. For this reason, we are counting on our community to also keep the long-term well-being of their center in mind. The only way we are able to keep our masjids running and provide these programs and essential services is through your help! We are grateful for your generosity over the years and ask that you continue your financial support. 

 

www.masjid.ca/donate

"Those who in charity spend of their goods by night and by day, in secret and in public, have their reward with their Lord: on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve" (2:274).

 

Let’s get through this together healthier and more united than before, Inshallah!

 

Jazakumullah u Khiran

Pickering Islamic Centre