April 18, 2021
Assalamu alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu
In accordance with the new mandate by the Provincial Government announced last Friday limiting religious gatherings, we are sorry to inform you that Pickering Islamic Centre will be closed after midnight on Sunday, April 18, 2021, until further notice. As announced earlier, there will be no second taraweeh prayer on Sunday night.
This is a very painful decision and one that was not taken lightly. Our COVID response team reviewed all the options and responses from other masajid over the weekend and concluded this is the only viable option given logistical and safety constraints, and one that is necessary in order to curb the spread of COVID.
While our centre will be closed, inshaAllah we will continue to run our online programs as scheduled. Please visit www.masjid.ca/programs for more details.
At present, we will continue to offer Funeral and Nikah services by appointment only with a maximum capacity of 10 people.
This is an incredibly challenging time for our community, but we remain hopeful in the Mercy of Allah Subhanahu wa'tala.
Pickering Islamic Centre