March 18, 2020
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Assalāmu’alikum wa rehmatullahi wa barakatuhu
Following strong recommendations and directives from all levels of government and public health officials, the PIC management, has been left with no choice but to suspend ALL CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERS for the public at Masjid Usman until further notice. This includes the five daily prayers and Jumuah Salah. However, to fulfill the rights of the Masjid and to maintain its sanctity, the management has appointed an Imam and 3 musallis to perform the 5 daily prayers and jumuah salah.
We urge the community to conduct small congregations for daily salah and jumuah in their homes and workplaces while safe to do so.
This heartbreaking decision was made upon consultation with our resident religious scholars.
Furthermore, all on site educational and social activities (including all schools, weekly halaqas and classes) have also been suspended. Online alternatives will soon be offered bi-idhni’Llah.
Take note that PIC will continue to offer Funeral and Burial services, but with certain restrictions due to the present circumstances. Please call or email PIC for more information. (contact information available below)
We appreciate the understanding and support of the members of our community. We humbly request that you continue to pray for the alleviation of this calamity.
We ask Allah 'azza wa jall to forgive us for our shortcomings and for any decisions that may incur His displeasure. Ameen.
Our centre will be available for limited contact at the following:
Funeral Services: 289-980-1157
Jazak’Allah u Khair.
Pickering Islamic Centre
Updated March 19, 2020