|Juma @ DalTech||2:15|
|Juma @ Church Hall||1:30|
Please do NOT enter the Church Hall until you are given permission to do so by the staff.
The Islamic Association of Nova Scotia (IANS), Canada, is a non-profit, volunteer organization that provides support and services to the Muslim community of Nova Scotia for its religious and social needs. The Association administers the mosques in Dartmouth and Truro, Nova Scotia and maintains the Muslim cemetery in Truro.
Vendor Tables At Eid Fitr PrayersJune 13, 2013
The Islamic Association of Nova Scotia welcomes Muslim businesses to promote their goods and services. For this purpose, vendor tables will be made available at the Eid Prayers on a first come, first claim basis.
The cost is $20 per table and all tables are of the same standard size. To register your tables, please contact Br. Emad Aziz, 902-412-9600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekly Quran Tafsir Time ChangeMay 10, 2013
Please note the weekly Quran tafsir will now be held on Friday evenings after Asr prayers.
500 Most Influential Muslims of 2012March 11th 2013
A list of 500 Muslims who have influenced the world in 2012. This is a very big PDF file, so we recommend you download to your computer and then open it. Click here to read (file size appx 24MB). Provided with written permission.
Universal Statement Regarding Insults to Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)September 15th, 2012
The Islamic Association of Nova Scotia regrets that an ignorant depiction of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) has garnered worldwide attention.
We must remember that all Prophets of God were insulted, ridiculed, threatened and rejected during their life time; from Noah to Abraham, to Moses, Jesus and Muhammad (Peace Upon Them All). It should not be surprising that such ignorant acts exist today and will probably exist in the future, but what’s important is we remember how the Prophets' excellent character dealt with such situations and that should be the example for humanity to follow.
The Quran describes Muhammad (PBUH) as a “mercy to mankind” (21:107); Muslims are encouraged to respond in a manner that is befitting Muhammad’s character (PBUH).
We see many examples of patience, tolerance, mercy and kindness displayed by Muhammad (PBUH) throughout his life time. In the early days of Islam, he aided a woman who unknowingly shared rumours that defamed him. After he had aided her, he revealed his true identity; the woman was amazed by the kindness he displayed despite the fact she was criticizing him and she accepted Islam.
Muhammad’s (PBUH) Kindness and History of India
Muslims are familiar with the story of Taif, but few are aware of the importance this story holds for Muslims of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
The Arabian city of Taif not only rejected Muhammad PBUH, but they chased and physically assaulted him to the point he was bruised and bloodied. Outside the city as he was recovering from his wounds, Gabriel appeared and asked for permission to destroy Taif for the evil they had done. Instead, the bruised and wounded Muhammad (PBUH) forgave the people of Taif and prayed for them, telling Gabriel if they did not accept Islam today, perhaps the future generations of Taif might accept Islam. Sure enough, Taif still exists today as a Muslim city in modern day Saudi Arabia, but that’s not all...
...in the year 695, a boy was born in the city of Taif, who at the young age of 17 led a military expedition to India to rescue Muslim traders from local despots. His name was Muhammad Bin Qasim and he ended up establishing the first Muslim empire in India. Historians recognize this young teenager as the first chapter of Muslim history in Southeast Asia...made possible hundreds of years earlier, by an act of the kindness and mercy by a wounded Muhammad PBUH to the city of Taif.
Mutual Respect Through Dialogue and Understanding
A wise man said “if you argue with ignorance, you have already lost”.
The only way to defeat ignorance is through dialogue and understanding and NOT through arguments or violence. Let this unfortunate film be an opportunity to create mutual respect through dialogue and understanding.
We encourage Canadian Muslims to connect with their fellow Canadians so we can learn to understand and mutually respect each other’s beliefs and values.
Monthly Potlucks & Kids PartyFirst Saturday of every month
Islamic Association of Nova Scotia arranges a pot luck dinner at the Dartmouth Mosque every first Saturday of the month. However, during the month of Ramadan an open Iftar is arranged for all Muslims every Saturday.
All the Muslim are requested to attend the monthly pot lucks with their families.
*NEW* IANS is running a Kids Party pilot during the potlucks to keep children entertained so adults can worship and socialize without interruption. Please support this pilot by bringing your children, financial contributions are also welcome. For more information, please contact Imam Hamzah, Br. Emad Aziz or Sr. Paige Aziz.