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URGENT INFO ON CORONAVIRUS AND THE MOSQUE FUNCTIONS

URGENT INFO ON CORONAVIRUS AND THE MOSQUE FUNCTIONS
As Salaamu Alaikum,

The health, safety and wellness of the Community are of paramount importance to us. That is why the BIAGHB administration has activated stage 1 of our 3-stage plan to combat the threat of Coronavirus to our community. We aim to prevent widespread illness within our community and ask for your cooperation in these measures.

• Stage 1 – effective immediately
o ALL non-prayer activities by BIAGHB are cancelled
– Includes Maktab, Saturday school, Quran Classes, etc.
o Friday Sermon will be shortened to 15 minutes max (including the prayer, start time will remain at 1:30 PM)
o No studying, hanging out, general spending time in the masjid
o All those who have been to a country where Coronavirus has been confirmed or who have been in contact with travelers from said states/countries in the last 14 days are not allowed at BIAGHB until the 14-day time period is up
o All those coughing (even if you claim it is allergies), sneezing, fever, or any illness are not allowed at BIAGHB until ALL symptoms are gone
o The elderly or those with chronic conditions are encouraged to check with their health care provider before engaging in group activities/congregations
o No hugging, shaking hands, or kissing for greetings at the masjid
o Those not following guidelines above will be removed from the premises

• Stage 2 – activated when health department issues clear direction /instructions in this regard.

     o In addition to all the above, Friday Prayer will be cancelled (regular prayers will remain in congregation)

• Stage 3 – activated when a state of emergency is declared in ONTARIO
o In additional to all the above, all BIAGHB properties will be closed and locked for all services, classes, prayers (including Friday), etc.

As of THURSDAY , March 11, 2020, we have only activated stage 1 – all further announcements will be on our WEB page (http://www.biaghb.com/) and Facebook Page (http://www.biaghb.com/) – please be sure to follow so you have the most up to date information.

We are taking these aggressive precautions  to help the broader BIAGHB community avoid widespread illness in the hopes to make lives better for all and contain the virus before the beginning of Ramadan, and taraweeh on April 23. If we are able to implement these measures with your help, we will be well enough as a community to pray taraweeh in congregation in the masjid, insha’Allah.

Additional tips to say healthy:
• Wash your hands often with soap and warm water; the process of applying soap, scrubbing, and rinsing should take a minimum of 30 seconds
• Make wudu often!
• Avoid close contact with people, including hugging, shaking hands, etc.
• Avoid touching your face, eyes, mouth, nose, etc.
• Avoid large groups, congregations, dinner parties, etc.
• Use the inside bend of your elbow to cough or sneeze into, not your hands
• Make Dua’a!

Thank you for your cooperation!

BIAGHB Administration

EXHIBITION OPENING AND FILM SCREENING, MEMORIES OF STONE, Friday, Feb 10, 2017

INVITATION TO EXHIBITION OPENING AND FILM SCREENING

MEMORIES OF STONE
Landscapes of Prayer, Death and Commemoration in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Friday, February 10, 2017
Exhibition Opening: 6:30-8:00pm
Film Screening and Audience Q & A: 8:00-10:00pm
Ismaili Centre Toronto
49 Wynford Drive
 
Details:
“Memories of Stone: Places of Prayer, Death and Commemoration in Bosnia and Herzegovina” is conceived as an exhibition of images, texts and textile art that recollect the historic tombstones, cemeteries and mosques in Bosnia and Herzegovina. These places of prayer, death and commemoration, which reflect centuries of shared existence, also constitute the landscape upon which new narratives of life are written. The exhibition features the work of Dr. Amila Buturović (York University, Toronto), Mr. Velibor Božović (Concordia University, Montreal), and Dr. Azra Akšamija (MIT, Cambridge MA). Curated by Dr. Zulfikar Hirji (York University).
Dates: 10 February (opening) – 30 April 2017.
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Statement on Senseless Killings of Worshipers at the Islamic Center of Quebec

30. 01. 2017.
 
Bosnian Muslim Community in Canada

Statement on Senseless Killings of Worshipers at the Islamic Center of Quebec
 

The Bosnian Muslim Community in Canada is deeply grieved and shocked at last night’s senseless killings of worshippers at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec in Quebec City.

Innocent Canadians have been murdered in their place of worship and refuge by this terrible act of terror. As we pray for those who have lost their lives, the injured and their loved ones, we ask all fellow Canadians to stand together against Islamophobia and xenophobia in all their forms.

As Quebec government and law enforcement officials take action against those who have committed these hate crimes we call upon the Canadian Muslim community who may experience Islamophobia to report acts of hate and bring them to the attention of the government, the law enforcement and our fellow citizens.

As Canadians from Bosnian Muslim origin (Bosniaks) who have been embraced as refugees in this great country after having escaped aggressive war, persecution, ethnic cleansing and genocide in their homeland more than two decades ago (1992-‘95) we know how much tragedy can be brought because of blind hatred, extreme nationalism and religious fanaticism.

Let us not forget that we are all Canadians and we are all bound by this tragedy together. Let us reaffirm our commitment to the values of Canadian pluralism, living together in peace and prosperity and not allow anyone to divide us through hatred and violence.

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This candle was placed by one of our Canadian neighbors at the entrance of the Mosque next day after the Quebec tragedy. This simple gesture speaks volumes of the sympathy and support in our community. Our ❤and prayers go out to the victims and their families.

30.01. 2017.

Bošnjačka islamska zajednica u Kanadi

Saopćenje povodom besmislenih ubistava vjernika u Islamskom centru u Quebec-u

Bošnjačka islamska zajednica u Kanadi duboko je ožalošćena i šokirana nedavnim besmislenim ubistvima vjernika u Islamskom kulturnom centru u Quebec City-ju.

U ovome strašnome aktu terora ubijeni su nevini Kanađani u svome vjerskome objektu. I dok se molimo za sve one koji su izgubili svoje živote, povrijeđene i njihove najmilije, pozivamo sve Kanađane da zajedno ustanu protiv islamofobije i ksenofobije u svim njihovim oblicima.

Dok Vlada i snage za sprovođenje zakona Quebec-a poduzimaju mjere protiv onih koji su počinili ove zločine iz mržnje, mi pozivamo kanadsku muslimansku zajednicu koja bi se mogla naći pod udarom islamofobije da prijave sve akte mržnje vladinim institucijama za sprovođenje zakona te skrenu pažnju na njih svojim sugrađanima.


Kao Kanađani, Bošnjaci iz Bosne i Hercegovine, koje je ova velika zemlja prihvatila kao izbjeglice nakon što su izmakli agresiji, protjerivanju, etničkom čišćenju i genocidu u svojoj domovini prije više od dvije decenije (1992-’95.), mi znamo koliko tragedije može donijeti slijepa mržnja, ekstremni nacionalizam i vjerski fanatizam.

 

Nemojmo zaboraviti da smo svi mi Kanađani i da nas ova tragedija veže sve zajedno. Ponovo potvrdimo našu posvećenost vrijednostima kanadskoga pluralizma, živeći zajedno u miru i prosperitetu, i ne dozvolimo nikome da nas dijeli mržnjom i nasiljem.

P.S. Svijeća sa srcima sa slike ostavljena je na ulazu u našu džamiju u ponedjeljak, sljedeceg dana nakon tragedije, od strane nepoznatog kanadskog komšije. Ova jednostavna gesta ljudskog saosjećanja i podrške govori mnogo. Naša❤i naše dove su sa žrtvama i njihovim familijama.