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Special Newsletter | March 21, 2023 | Sha'ban 29, 1444

Assalamu alaykum,

We have 6 updates to share with you in today's newsletter:

(1) Ramadan Mubarak: taraweeh begins tomorrow night (March 22), with the first day of fasting starting Thursday, March 23.

(2) Ramadan Announcement: read the official statement from the Council of Imams of Ottawa-Gatineau in French and English.

(3) Ramadan Timetable: we have a Ramadan timetable available for you to download that was prepared by the Imams Council of Ottawa-Gatineau.

(4) Ramadan Programs: learn about the programming we offer at AMA.

(5) Taraweeh & Iftar Guidelines: we have a blog post outlining what you need to know regarding Isha/Taraweeh prayers and Iftars at AMA.

(6) Beginner's Guide to Fasting: this free guide will cover all of the important subjects every Muslim needs to know when it comes to fasting.

Read below for more details. 

#1. Ramadan Mubarak

Ramadan Mubarak! May Allah accept from us our fasting and good deeds. We are excited and grateful to spend Ramadan at Masjid ar-Rahmah again, Alhamdulillah!  Here are some important announcements regarding Taraweeh prayer.

Important Announcements:

  • Iqamah for Isha prayer is at 9:30 PM inshaAllah.
  • Iftar meals will be offered every weekend on Saturday and Sunday. 
Listen to this special message from Sh. Ismail Albatnuni, Imam of Masjid Ar-Rahmah. Please click on the button below:
Watch the Video

#2. The Official Announcement from the Council of Imams of Ottawa-Gatineau

In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. All praise is for Allah Almighty.

Ramadan (1444 – 2023) Announcement 

All praise is for Allah Almighty. May the peace and blessing be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family, the faithful companions, and all those who follow them.

Based on the moon sighting confirmation consistent with the global moon sighting criterion, the Council of Imams of Ottawa-Gatineau hereby declares that the first of Ramadan will be on Thursday*, March 23, 2023. Accordingly, Taraweeh prayers will begin tomorrow, Wednesday*, March 22, 2023 In Sha’ā Allah.

To read the full announcement in English/French you can click here:

Click Here to Read the Full Announcement (English)
Cliquez ici pour lire l'annonce complète (Français)

#3. Ramadan Timetable

Download Ramadan Timetable as an Image (.png)
Download Ramadan Timetable as a File (.pdf)

#4. Ramadan Programming

AMA has a number of programs and events planned for the month of Ramadan to help you make the most of this blessed month.

To find out more about our Ramadan programs you can click on the button below.
Click Here to Learn More

#5. Ramadan Guidelines

Allah (SWT) has blessed us to witness another Ramadan and we are grateful for this opportunity.

In this blog post we are going to highlight what our congregation needs to know about Ramadan at Masjid ar-Rahmah regarding these topics:
  • Procedure for Isha/Taraweeh prayers
  • Free parking information
  • Parents or guardians aged 18+ must accompany and stay with their children to the Community Hall during prayer times
Click Here to Learn More

#6. Beginners Guide to Fasting Ramadan

This free guide will cover all of the important subjects every Muslim needs to know when it comes to fasting including the following:
  • The virtues of fasting
  • What is required for fasting
  • The importance of the month of Ramadan
  • ...and much more
Click Here to Access the Free Guide
Best regards,
The AMA Team
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