Ramadaan (1439 – 2018) Announcement
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. All praise is for Allah Almighty. May the peace and blessing be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family, the faithful companions, and those who follow them.
Based on the moon sighting confirmation consistent with the global moon sighting criterion, the Council hereby declares that the first of Ramadhan will be on Thursday May 17, 2018.
Accordingly, Taraweeh prayers will begin on the night of Wednesday May 16, 2018, insha-Allah.
The Council of Imams of Ottawa-Gatineau extends its congratulations and best wishes to all Canadians and Muslim communities across Canada upon the arrival of this blessed month. We hope that our fasting and good deeds will be accepted and well-received by Allah Almighty. We call upon all Canadians and Muslims to help one another in the act of piety and righteousness, unite on the truth, and forsake all that could lead to conflicts and divisions.
Let us seize this opportunity and earn the pleasure of our Creator, Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’aala.
The Council of Imams of Ottawa-Gatineau (CIOG)
Signed by the Council members (in alphabetical order):
Imam Ahmad Limame – Outaouis Islamic Centre
Imam Anver Malam – Jami Omar
Imam Ismail Albatnuni – AMA (Masjid ar-Rahmah)
Imam Mohammed Badat – Masjid Bilal
Imam Owais Tilly – Jami Omar
Imam Reda Bedeir – Ottawa Muslim Association
Imam Samy Metwally – Gloucester Islamic Society
Imam Sikandar Hashmi – Kanata Muslim Association
Imam Zijad Delic – SNMC