“Community Advisory on Mosque Shooting in New Zealand”
Dear Members of the Muslim Community,
Islamic Centre of Cambridge (ICC) strongly condemns the mass shooting & terrorist act at two mosques in New Zealand today which took the lives of 49 innocent people and injured many more (Inna’ Lil’lahi Wa’inna Il’layhi Raji’oon).
We are all saddened, shocked and grieved by this senseless act of violence. Our most heartfelt condolences go out to the families & friends of the victims and to the Muslim community of New Zealand, so this incident shows that terrorism has no nationality.
In a statement, Mr. Akhtar Malik | Chairman of the Islamic Centre of Cambridge said:
“We stand with the victims of this senseless act of terror and violence. We mourn with the families of the victims and may Almighty Allah grant them the strength and patience to go through this trying time!
We see an attack on a mosque, an attack on synagogue, an attack on a church, an attack on a temple, as an attack on all of us.
We believe that our political and community leaders need to do more to counter Islamophobia, acts of hatred and terrorism against any group. This includes in relation to provocative and divisive speech, which can also contribute to an increase in Islamophobia
We stand together today in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in New Zealand”.
We understand that many members of our community may be feeling anxious and concerned. We are a strong and resilient community and we must remain calm and patient through these difficult times.
- Make a lot of dua for the victims and their families
- Talk to your children about this incident in a supportive manner
- If you have any concerns or comments, call ICC at 519-740-6855
We ask Allah (swt) to protect us all and grant us safety from all types of harm.
“Those [believers] who say, when afflicted with a calamity, ‘We belong to God and to Him we shall return.’ These will be given blessings and mercy from their Lord, and it is they who are rightly guided” (Qur’an 2:156-157)
“Community Gathering Took Place on Friday 22-March, 2019 at ICC for the Victims of Christchurch Mosque Shooting”
WELCOME TO ISLAMIC CENTRE OF CAMBRIDGE
The mission of ICC is to provide a place for Muslims to get together for religious and social events and to provide religious education for children. In addition by efforts and action programs we hope to promote building of communities of Muslims in the region of Waterloo and surrounding regions.
to promote and advance the spiritual teachings of Islam in Canada and to give a good understanding of Islam to everyone and to clear misconceptions about Islam and Muslims.
to establish good relations with the Community at large by reaching out and helping out in common activities that intend to relieve the suffering of others or help to create harmony, mutual respect and tolerant environment.
Tax Receipts Available in the OfficePlease note that the donation and school fees receipts for tax year 2018 are ready for pickup in the ICC office.
Free Parenting WorkshopsICC is hosting a series of "Free Parenting Workshops" lead by Brother Omar Zia and each workshop will be followed by Q&A session.
These workshops will be held every Last Sunday of Each Month from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM in "Hall B" at ICC and these series of workshops are absolutely FREE, so mark your calendars for the following dates:
✔The Mental Health & Well-being of Young People
✔Blueprint for Good Mental Health
✔Meaningful Engagement in Your Child’s Life
Right Turn Only at DunbarPlease be informed that in order to ensure smooth flow of traffic after the 1st Session of Jum'ma Prayer, it is no longer permissible to make a left turn on Dunbar and International Village Dr. intersection.
This right turn only rule will be implemented for the first 20 minutes after the prayer from 1:35 PM – 1:55 PM.
Parking in Armenian Centre’s Parking LotPlease do not park in Armenian Centre and Armenian Youth Centre’s parking lot because we don’t have any permission to use their parking lot on a regular basis.
They may decide to tow away your vehicle.