Mission Statement

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.


Latest News

COVID-19 Update

July 1, 2020

As the regulations regarding the number of individuals able to attend religious gatherings have changed, it is now feasible for Sisters to attend the Friday (juma) prayers at the Dartmouth masjid. This will be done in accordance with the public health recommendations including appropriate physical distancing.

As a large number of Brothers are coming for Friday prayers and have to be separated by 2 meters (6 feet), the ladies’ payer hall is currently being used as overflow space. Therefore, for now, Sisters will use the ladies’ dining hall downstairs for Friday prayers. They will enter the hall from the side door next to the car parking area. A total of 50 sisters can attend.

Brothers and Sisters coming for Friday prayers should follow the instructions given by the volunteer at the masjid and observe the following:

Jazak Allah Khair for your understanding and cooperation.

Sincerely,
 
Islamic Association of Nova Scotia
www.islamnovascotia.ca


Appeal for Donations

April 12, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Assalam-u-Alaikum, Given the current unprecedented situation with COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with the orders of provincial government regarding avoiding congregations, the three Masajid (mosques) in Dartmouth, Truro and Pictou County administered by Islamic Association of Nova Scotia remain closed.

The only source of income for the Islamic Association is donations by the Muslim community members. The closure of the Masajid has lead to a significant decrease in revenue, especially given that no donations can be collected at Jumuah prayers. The expenses of maintaining the Masajid and running the operations of the organization continue.

We strongly encourage everyone to make donations to the Islamic Association to help cover these ongoing costs. Donations can be made by Interac email transfer to: donate@islamnovascotia.ca

Credit card payments can be made on-line at: www.islamnovascotia.ca

Cheques can also be mailed to the Islamic Association of Nova Scotia.

Tax deductible receipts will be issued for donations. Download the form here.

Jazak Allah Khair for your support,
Islamic Association of Nova Scotia


Ramadan Mubarak!

April 23, 2020

We wish everyone a blessed Ramadan! The first day of fasting will be tomorrow, Friday, April 24.

In accordance with public health guidelines, there will be no iftar potlucks or nightly tarawih prayers at the mosque. Muslims are encouraged to pray at home.


Appeal for Donations

April 12, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Assalam-u-Alaikum, Given the current unprecedented situation with COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with the orders of provincial government regarding avoiding congregations, the three Masajid (mosques) in Dartmouth, Truro and Pictou County administered by Islamic Association of Nova Scotia remain closed.

The only source of income for the Islamic Association is donations by the Muslim community members. The closure of the Masajid has lead to a significant decrease in revenue, especially given that no donations can be collected at Jumuah prayers. The expenses of maintaining the Masajid and running the operations of the organization continue.

We strongly encourage everyone to make donations to the Islamic Association to help cover these ongoing costs. Donations can be made by Interac email transfer to: donate@islamnovascotia.ca

Credit card payments can be made on-line at: www.islamnovascotia.ca

Cheques can also be mailed to the Islamic Association of Nova Scotia.

Tax deductible receipts will be issued for donations. Download the form here.

Jazak Allah Khair for your support,
Islamic Association of Nova Scotia


COVID-19 Update

March 22, 2020

May the Peace, Blessings and Mercy of Allah be with you السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته            
                        
Given the current unprecedented situation with COVID-19 infection and in accordance with the recommendations of Department of Public Health regarding avoiding congregations, the Islamic Association of Nova Scotia has decided to close the three masajid (mosques) it administers in Dartmouth, Truro and Pictou County for a period of TWO weeks.

Effective immediately, there will be no activities in these masajid including five regular prayers and Juma (Friday salat). The situation will be reassessed on Saturday 03, April 2020 and further announcement made. All Brothers and Sisters are requested to kindly understand and respect this difficult decision which is important for the safety of everyone.

FUNERAL PRAYERS

Funeral prayers are an exception to the above notice, with the following conditions.

  1. Funeral prayers should only be attended by immediate family members and limited to 5 individuals including the Imam.
  2. People attending the funeral prayers are expected to observe public health guidelines.
  3. People attending funeral prayers should perform wudu at home.
  4. Please maintain a space of 6 feet during prayers.
  5. Please follow any additional guidance from the Imam.

Additional public health guidance can be found at the following links:
Public Health Agency of Canada:

Nova Scotia Department of Health & Wellness. www.novascotia.ca/coronavirus


Become an IANS Member!

Wednesday January 22, 2020

Membership in the Islamic Association of Nova Scotia is open to any Muslim residing in Nova Scotia. The Islamic Association relies on the annual membership fee and donations to help provide services. These include operations and maintenance of the masajid in Dartmouth (including imam’s salary), Truro and Pictou County. It also arranges Eid prayers, provides kitchen/dining hall facility for functions, arranges funeral services and maintains the cemetery in Truro.

To join the Islamic Association of Nova Scotia, please download the application form. Kindly complete the form and send it to the Islamic Association with the fee and any donations. Thank you.


Monthly Potlucks

First Saturday of every month.

Please join us for the monthly potluck, held at the Dartmouth Mosque - 42 Leaman Drive.

The potluck begins after Maghrib prayers.


Fajr
iqama 5:00
 
Zuhr
iqama 1:30
 
Asr
iqama 7:30
 
Maghrib
iqama Sunset
 
Isha
iqama 10:30
 
Juma 1:30pm

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