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Newsletter | February 2, 2023 | Rajab 11, 1444

Assalamu alaykum,

We have 10 updates to share with you in today's newsletter:

(1) Stories of the Four Caliphs: join Sh. Abu Umar Abdulazeez as he delves into the lives of the four rightly-guided caliphs.

(2) Mental Health Workshopsjoin us this Friday February 3 for Managing Your Anxiety with Br. Ahmed El Khaznder.

(3) Arabic Halaqa: join Sh. Ismail Albatnuni every Saturday after Isha for a halaqa in Arabic.

(3) Teen Girls Talk: the AMA Big Sisters Club invites girls ages 13 - 18 to discuss and reflect relevant topics on conviction and faith this Friday, February 3.

(4) Managing Diabetes in Ramadanlearn to manage diabetes while fasting, fast safety this Ramadan. Sessions available in both Arabic and English.

(5) Classical Arabic Program: develop a foundation for understanding Classical Arabic with Sh. Munir Shalghum.

(6) Kids Arabic Halaqa: we are proud to present an Arabic halaqa for children aged 4 - 8 starting January 30. 

(7) Toddlers Halaqa: our next program for children aged 3 - 8 will take place on February 5.

(8) Youth Events: register for a new month of Friday soccer starting February 3.

(9) AMA Counselling Clinic: we are proud to provide a Counselling Clinic at AMA that is supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

(10) Neighbourhood Health & Wellness Hub: benefit from the COVID-19 clinic, parenting drop-ins and dental clinic offered by OPH at AMA.

Read below for more details. 

Over the weekend, leaders from the Muslim community as well as students from the MSA met with members of the Federal government to commemorate the Quebec City Mosque Shooting, and to reaffirm our commitment to eradicate Islamophobia from Canadian society
The appointment of Sr. Amira Elghawaby as the Special Representation on Islamophobia is a major milestone and the culmination of many years of hard work from many different advocates and organisations, Canada is the first country to have such a position and we stand by Sr. Amira as she leads Canada's charge in the fight against Islamophobia.

#1. Stories of the Four Caliphs

Join Sh. Abu Umar Abdulazeez as he delves into the lives of the four rightly-guided caliphs. This lecture series will span the space of four weekends this February and everyone is invited to reap the benefits of such a renowned speaker.

Here are the details:

Instructor: Sh. Abu Umar Abdulazeez

Date: Weekends starting February 4 to February 26

Time: 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM (see poster for detailed schedule)

Location: University of Ottawa/ AMA Community Centre

Cost: Free

Register by clicking the button below:
Click Here to Register Today

#2. Managing your Anxiety

The workshop is aimed to teach you how to identify the physical symptoms of anxiety in adults and children, and methods on how to cope with it. You will learn tips, skills and tools to better manage your anxiety and stress in your everyday life.

Join us to learn about this important topic which will be followed by a Q&A session.

Here are the details:

Topic: Managing your Anxiety

Speaker: Ahmed El Khazndar (Registered Psychotherapist - Qualifying)

Date: Friday, February 3

Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: AMA Community Centre (1216 Hunt Club Rd)

To register for the event, please click on the button below:
Click Here to Register Today

#3. Arabic Halaqa

Join Sh. Ismail Albatnuni for his weekly Arabic halaqa, every Saturday after Isha. The topic is discussion is Major Fitnahs.

Here are the details:

Date: Every Saturday

Time: After Isha (8:00 PM)

Location: Masjid ar-Rahmah (1216 Hunt Club Rd.)

Cost: Free

#4. Teen Girls Talk

AMA Big Sisters Club presents, "Teens Girl Talk," a safe space for young Muslimahs ages 13 - 18. Join us for a halaqa this Friday. We will promptly start at 5:30 PM, so please join us on time!

Topic: Conviction and Faith

Date: Friday, February 3

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: AMA Community Centre (1216 Hunt Club Rd.)

Cost: Free

Ages: Girls 13 to 18

To register for the event, please click on the button below:
Click Here to Register Today

#5. Managing Diabetes in Ramadan

This year, we are collaborating with our community partners at SEOCH, Canadian Arab Health Coalition and Ottawa Public Health to offer an online program for the Ottawa Muslim community.

Learn to manage diabetes safety during Ramadan with Sh. Ismail Albatnuni, Dr. Ahmad R. Tarakji and Lydia Nyarko.

Here are the details:

Location: Online via Zoom

Date: February 14 (Arabic), February 15 (English)

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cost: Free

To register for the event, click the corresponding button below:
Click Here to Register for the Arabic Session
Click Here to Register for the English Session

#6. Classical Arabic Program

We are proud to announce that the Arabic Program is continuing in January 2023!

This course will give you a basic foundation for understanding classical Arabic and is divided into multiple parts, beginning with Level 1 for Beginners.

This course will be taught by none other than Shaykh Munir Shalghum.
  • To benefit from this course you will need to:
  • Know the Arabic alphabet
  • Be committed to attending the class each and every week
  • Have a goal for wanting to understand the Qur'an without needing an English translation
You do not need to know how to speak Arabic to enroll in this course. Our teaching method will benefit you even if you cannot speak Arabic. This course is beginner-friendly.

Here are the details for the upcoming Winter 2023 semester:

Instructor: Sh. Munir Shalghum

Date: Class begins on January 30, 2023

Time for Level 1: 8:15 - 9:15 PM each Tuesday and Thursday

Time for Level 2: 6:00 - 7:00 PM each Monday and Friday

Time for Level 3:  8:15 - 9:15 PM each Monday and Wednesday

Time for Level 5: 6:00 - 7:00 PM each Wednesday, and 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM each Saturday

Time for Level 8: 7:00 - 8:00 PM each Monday and Wednesday

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Cost: $350 for the term 

Register by clicking the button below:
Click Here to Register Today

#7. Kids Arabic Halaqa

You asked and we listened! AMA is pleased to offer our community a Halaqa specifically for young children in Arabic, ages 4 - 8, that will cover the topics of Aqeedah, Ibadah, stories of the Prophets (aws), Lessons from the Quran, Hadith and Seerah of Prophet Muhammad (SAWS)

Registration is limited and only those who have been enrolled will be allowed to remain on the premises.
The Monday Kids Halaqa in Arabic will not take place on long weekends (following OCDSB holidays), nor Ramadan, nor the summertime.

The Halaqa schedule will be sent out by email after registration is complete.

Parents requested to drop off their child(ren) 5 minutes before the Halaqa starts and pick up their child(ren) within 10 minutes after the Halaqa is finished.

Here are the details:
Date: Mondays, starting January 30, 2023

Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Ages: 4 years old - 8 years old

Gender: Both boys and girls

Location: AMA Community Centre (1216 Hunt Club) 

Cost: $5 for each session (between 8 and 10 weeks)

Language: Arabic

Registration mandatory

To register for the event, please click on the button below:
Click Here to Register Today
الموضوع: حلقة للأطفال
2023 (التاريخ: كل  اثنين  مساء ابتداء من الاثنين 30 يناير(جانفي
الوقت: 6 مساء - 7 مساء
الأعمار: 4 سنوات - 8 سنوات
الجنس: كل من الأولاد والبنات
 العنوان : مركز  مسجد الرحمة 1216 هانت كلوب
التكلفة: 5$ لكل فترة بين 8 و 10 أسابيع
اللغة: العربية 
التسجيل إلزامي

سألتم واستمعنا !

يسرنا أن نقدم لمجتمعنا حلقة مخصصة للأطفال الصغار باللغة العربية ، الذين تتراوح أعمارهم بين 4 و8 سنوات ، والتي ستغطي موضوعات العقيدة ، العبادة ، قصص الأنبياء 
، دروس من القرآن ، الحديث والسيرة النبوية محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم
التسجيل محدود ولن يسمح إلا لأولئك الذين تم تسجيلهم بالبقاء في المبنى

لن تتم حلقة الاثنين للأطفال باللغة العربية في عطلات نهاية الأسبوع الطويلة (تتبعا لكل عطل  OCDSB), لا رمضان ولا الصيف.

سيتم إرسال جدول الحلقة عبر البريد الإلكتروني بعد اكتمال التسجيل
يجب على الآباء توصيل أطفالهم قبل 5 دقائق من بدء الحلقة واصطحابهم إلى منازلهم في غضون 10 دقائق بعد انتهاء حلقة

للتسجيل اضغط هنا اعلاه

جزاكم الله خيرا

#8. Toddlers Halaqa

Our next Toddlers Halaqa for boys and girls aged 3 - 8 will be on Sunday, February 5th! Toddlers halaqas include Islamic stories, crafts and skits.

Here are the details:

Date: Sunday, February 5th

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages: Boys and girls aged 3 - 8

Location: Mezzanine level at Masjid ar-Rahmah (1216 Hunt Club Road)

Please Note: Parents are required to stay on the premises along with their children

To register for the event, please click on the button below:
Click Here to Register Today

#9. Youth Friday Soccer

AMA Youth is back Fridays at 8 to 10 with soccer for youth.

Here are the details:

Date: Every Friday from February 3 to March 10

Ages: Boys aged 9 - 13 and 14-18

Location: Canterbury High School

Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Cost: $10/month

To register for the event, please click here:
Click Here to Register Today

#10. AMA Counselling Clinic

To help our community to rebuild and recover from impacts of COVID-19, AMA Centre has launched a Counselling Clinic as part of the Resilient Communities Fund from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). We work with trained Psychotherapists who integrate evidence based interventions (CBT, DBT, EFT, etc) in their client centred therapeutic approach, thus providing top-level care and service to clients. 

We currently offer appointments at select hours on Mondays and Thursdays. To book an appointment, please email

We would like to thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their support to help us create programs and systems to help our congregants and community to regain autonomy and self-sufficiency.
Click Here to Book an Appointment

#11. Neighbourhood Health & Wellness Hub

(1) Immunization – COVID-19

Tuesdays to Thursdays from 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Closed 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)

(2) Parenting in Ottawa drop-ins

Wednesdays from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Best regards,
The AMA Team
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