Islamic Society of Cumberland - Masjid Bilal

Masjid Bilal

In 1993, the Islamic Society of Cumberland, a federally registered non-profit charitable organization located in the East of Ottawa (Canada) purchased a house to be used as a Masjid. This house was established as Masjid Bilal. Masjid Bilal now accommodates 700 people, has accommodations for Islamic classes for approx 150 children, funeral facilities, a reference library and many other features.
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Masjid Bilal

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--4 November 2014--

We're nearly there

Masjid Bilal is in its final push to raise the remaining $80,000 to be debt free. This amount is definitely within arm’s reach. Please accept our heartfelt thanks for showing your immense support to Masjid Bilal. May Allah (SWT) reward you greatly.

Our aim is to collect the remaining Qard-e-Hasna (interest free loan) by December 31, InshaAllah.

Please note that we are organizing a Fundraising Drive on Saturday November 29 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Masjid Bilal. We have invited the Ottawa/Gatineau Imams as our special guests for this program. You are kindly requested to please attend this program along with your family and friends. We are optimistic that you will enjoy the evening and we look forward to hosting you.

If you are not able to attend, please consider donating online. You contributions will make a difference, InshaAllah.

Once again, on behalf of the Islamic Society of Cumberland (Masjid Bilal) we are graciously thankful to you for your continued support both spiritually and financially.

Your Donation is Tax Deductible

--4 July 2014--

Paying off the remaining Qard-e-Hasna (interest free loan)

Check out this piece of the property we purchased in the picture above and see how close it is to Masjid Bilal! In order to secure this property back in October 2013, we had to take out a $357,000 interest-free loan. Alhamdulillah, we're down to $185,000.

In order to accommodate more parking we have removed the house structure on the adjacent property (4499 Innes Rd) and both lots have been merged into a bigger, well needed parking area. This is definitely progress in the right direction. We have also applied to the City of Ottawa to change its zoning from residential to formal parking and any other future use.

Please donate today to free Masjid Bilal from its debt.

A friendly reminder:

On the authority of Muadh bin Jabal (may Allah be pleased with him) who said:
I said, “O Messenger of Allah, tell me of an act which will take me into Paradise and will keep me away from the Hellfire.” He (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “You have asked me about a great matter, yet it is easy for him for whom Allah makes it easy: worship Allah, without associating any partners with Him; establish the prayer; pay the zakat; fast in Ramadhan; and make the pilgrimage to the House.” Then he (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Shall I not guide you towards the means of goodness? Fasting is a shield; charity wipes away sin as water extinguishes fire ...

--21 October 2013--

Closed the deal!

We are happy to announce that Alhamdulillah by means of Qard-e-Hasna (interest free loan) and donations we have collected the required funds to close the deal on purchasing the property next door at 4499 Innes Rd for $500,000! This is the same property that the Masjid has been trying to purchase since 1997 in order to maximize the space for formal parking and any other future use. It is all by the grace of Allah SWT and with your duas that this dream has finally become a reality. The final tally on the amount that we collected is as follows:

Qard-e-Hasna: $357,000

Donations: $150,000.

Our next steps would be to keep the fundraising activities and efforts ongoing so as to repay the Qard-e-Hasna (interest free loan) of $357,000.

--1 October 2013--

We are humbly requesting that you donate generously so that we can pay the required amount to complete the financial transaction on the closing date of 8 November 2013. Rest assured that your donation will benefit you in this dunya before the hereafter.

Did you know that Sadaqa:

"stands in the way of calamity" (Tirmidhi #1887)

and

"appeases the Lord’s anger and averts an evil death.” (Tirmidhi #1909)

 

Brothers and sisters, this building can indeed be thought of as a Gift from Allah SWT – no better timing than this! We as a community have a great opportunity to continue to earn tremendous Sadaqa Jaariah in donating and helping Masjid Bilal. We are appealing for your continued generous support.

Your Donation is Tax Deductible