July 30, 2021
We are currently in step 3 of the reopening plan. Visit the ontario website for more details of this phase
June 30, 2021
Starting June 30, the Ontario government will be entering Step 2 of its reopening plan. Therefore, places of worship will now be able to accommodate up to 25%.
June 09, 2021
Assalam u 'alikum wa rehmatullah
Earlier this week, the Ontario government announced that it will move the province into Step 1 of its Roadmap to reopen plan at 12:01am on Friday, June 11th, 2021.
In Step one, gathering limits for places of worship will change from 10 people in the building to 15% of room capacity.
Based on this announcement, the following prayer changes at PIC will take effect starting Fajr salah this coming Friday:
1. Daily salah: One congregation for each prayer at the posted times. First-come-first-serve up to 15% capacity.
2. Jummah: Inshallah there will be 4 congregations, as follows:
1st: 1:45pm - First come first serve
2nd: 2:30pm - Registration required
3rd: 3:15pm - Registration required
4th: 4:00pm - Registration required.
For additional details and registration, click here
February 15, 2021
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!
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
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)
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:
The following safety measures will be in effect and strictly enforced:
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,
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:
In addition, the following adult education programs have also resumed online:
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:
Please visit www.masjid.ca 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.
"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