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Monthly Newsletter- Special Coverage about MAC Eid Festivals
MAC NATIONAL NEWSLETTER
EID AL FITR 2019
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IN THIS ISSUE

  • FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
  • DID YOU KNOW ABOUT MAC
  • CELEBRATING EID | 40 YEARS OF TRADITION
  • NATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
  • HELP US GROW
  • MAC SPOTLIGHT
 
FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Assalamu Alykum wa rahmtu Allah (Peace be with you)

Dear community members,

On behalf of the Muslim Association of Canada, I would like to extend warm greetings and heartfelt prayers on the joyous occasion of Eid-ul-fitr, may the Almighty shower our communities and country with blessings and happiness. May Allah SWT accept all our good deeds and worship. I also want to express our appreciation and gratitude to all of you for making this Ramadan a blessed and memorable month for our community. From joining us in supplication, coming together at Friday prayers, and entering Qiyam (night prayers) in congregation - each of these moments was a priceless honour Allah SWT granted us, so Alhamdulillah for the healthy and vibrant communities we have.

It was our pure delight to have served you and your family, and we hope our programs and centers met your needs and expectations. We also want to take this opportunity to appreciate your donations, and for trusting us with your zakat Al-Maal and al-Fitr; may Allah SWT continue to establish us as a trusted organization to serve those most in need.  In this past month, the Muslim community around the world came together to share what we have with those who have haq (entitlement) on our zakath ( charity as a means to purify one's wealth). We opened our fasts at local masajids, shared our tables and gave freely to our neighbours, poured our hearts and donations to our brothers and sisters who need our financial support the most.

Indeed, the month of Ramadan is a month of solidarity with those in need and it is also a month of giving and ‘mujahada’ (struggle with one’s self). I would like to take this opportunity in this blessed month to highlight our solidarity with the indigenous communities who suffered extreme forms of injustice for hundreds of years on this very land that we share together.

Through the spirit of giving and struggle that Ramadan boosts, I encourage our community to take a step beyond solidarity and find ways to genuinely support our Indigenous brothers and sisters of this land as they strive to seek justice and healing.  Over the next few weeks and months, we are going to engage in education and awareness programs across our organization to prepare our communities to support and further understand support the Indigenous peoples of Canada.

During Eid al-Fitr, we celebrated the conclusion of our fasts and the blessings of revived faith that comes with the ending of Ramadan. May Allah grant us the great blessing to experience the next Ramadan.

From our family to yours, Eid Mubarak!

Sharaf Sharafeldin
Executive Director
Muslim Association of Canada
DID YOU KNOW? ABOUT MAC
MAC'S Mission and Vision


   Our mission is to establish an Islamic presence in Canada that is balanced, constructive,
   and integrated, though distinct, in the social fabric and culture of Canada.

   Our Vision is to contribute to:
  • Making the prevalent understanding of Islam, one of balance, constructive engagement, and relevance to life.
  • Integrating the understanding of Islam and Islamic values in Canadian society so that Islam and Muslims are not perceived as alien;
  • Helping Muslims become well represented in various aspects of Canadian society including the social, legal, and political circles, as well as the media; and
  • Positioning MAC at the forefront in articulating this vision, developing leadership, mobilizing grassroots, and offering institutional services in the community.
CELEBRATING EID
 
Eid Al-Fitr
A Day of Thanksgiving
Joy & Generosity

Eid Al-Fitr marks the successful completion of the holy month of Ramadan. It is a festival that signifies the achievement of an act of duty and devotion. On the early morning of Eid day, Muslims come together to pray, reflect, and thank God for His blessings.

Eid, moreover, is a social and joyful occasion. Muslims exchange Eid greetings and share happy moments with families, friends, and neighbours. Eid is also a time of caring and giving back to our societies as God and Prophet Muhammad (peace be on him) have instructed us to support and help those who are in need so that everyone would feel the joy and happiness of Eid.

Eid, therefore, is a day of prayers, generosity, social solidarity, and joy.

From our Family to Yours, Eid Mubarak!

Over 40 Years of Tradition

The Muslim Association of Canada’s Eid prayers is among the longest established Muslim Community events nationwide. The first festival was held in Toronto in 1975 at the Queen Elizabeth Building at the CNE grounds.  Each year, more than 90,000 attendees celebrate at MAC Eid Festivals across the nation and we're proud to be a part of your family's Eid tradition.
We invite everyone, Muslim or otherwise, to join us with your loved ones to a day of celebration and fond memories, inshAllah.

MAC EID FESTIVALS 2019  |  SPECIAL COVERAGE

MAC BC
EID FEST

More than 8,000 Muslims gathered Tuesday morning to pray at BC Place continue reading...



MAC WATERLOO
EID FEST

This event has grown locally over the past 20 years ...its about giving back continue to not just the Muslim community but all of society continue reading...
MAC TORONTO
EID FEST

Hundreds of people gathered in Toronto’s Woodbine Park to celebrate Eid on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 continue reading...

CBC VANCOUVER
EID FEST

CBC Vancouver News MAC Vancouver Eid Fest 2019 at BC Place coverage starts at 35:46 watch here...
MAC OTTAWA
EID FEST

A tug-of-war was one of the games people enjoyed at the Abraar School in Ottawa to celebrate Eid al-Fitr continue reading...
MAC EID FESTIVALS

This festival is also a chance to honour the values at the heart of Islam – from service and generosity to peace and compassion. Whether it’s volunteering continue reading...
NATIONAL HIGHLIGHT
MAC National held a Remembrance and Recognition ceremony marking two months since the Mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Honourable Daniel Mellsop, New Zealand's High Commissioner delivered the key address where he went over new reforms for online hate speech Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spearheaded in Paris.

In a world where there is rising intolerance thank you Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the government and people of New Zealand for standing with victims and addressing Islamophobia directly. We wish to give a heartfelt thank you to Shaykh Hamid Slimi who delivered a beautiful prayer remembering all the victims taken while praying in their houses of worship, and for the grieving families to find peace and solace in their loss. We also acknowledge our community partners who came out for this event including ISNA, ICNA, NCCM, MCP, MAX, Conservative Candidate for Beaches—East York Nadirah Nazeer, our unforgettable Emcee Faisal Kutty who prepared a sincere and at times moving address and finally last but not least, our gratitude to Chairman Nabil Sultan who shared captivating words full of wisdom and soul.

Towards the end, the Executive Director delivered Certificates of Appreciation to the High Commissioner, Mississauga Chief of Police Chris McCord and Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Thomas Carrique. We thank them and all service men and women for their tireless
around the clock sacrifice keeping us safe so we return home to our loved ones. May God Almighty return them safely to their homes and safeguard them against harm in the of service ameen.
Group Photo showing MAC Head Office Staff, Board Members, Olive Grove Staff and Parent Council Members, Executive Comittee along with Rob Shearer, the Chief’s Executive Officer, Honorable High Commissioner of New Zealand, Mr. Daniel Mellsop, and Inspector Steve Grosjean, Port Credit Detachment Commander
      Mr. Daniel Mellsop visiting a class at
      Olive Grove Middle School
Rob Shearer, receiving a recognition award on behalf of Mississauga Chief of Police of Chris McCord
HELP US GROW | DONATE TODAY
MAC- Al-Otrojah for Quran Studies

MAC- Al-Otrojah is a non-for-profit organization that aims at spreading the Quran among all the Muslim Communities. This is not possible without the help of our generous community members who understand the value of Quran lessons for the spiritual development of young Muslims. You can support Al-Otrojah in three ways:

By funding Qu'an classes you will be rewarded every time a student recites the Quran, inshAllah.

A heartfelt thank you to our generous Donors!
MAC SPOTLIGHT
    Dr. Jamal Badawi
Dr. Jamal Badawi is a Muslim Canadian professor in the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is an author, intellectual lecturer and speaker on the Islamic faith.

Dr. Badawi is a scholar, adviser, member of MAC. His community speaking tours include visiting local Chapters, mosques and youth groups to discuss classical and contemporary theological and spiritual topics of discussion. His lectures are sought out and highly anticipated by congregants.

He has lectured extensively in North America, abroad, and speaks on a variety of topics including Islam and Christianity and is a guest scholar at The American Learning Institute for Muslims.

To watch Dr. Badawi's lectures click here.

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