Amendment and Appendment ‘YES’ Results from October 3rd AGM Voting

Amendment and Appendment Voting Results
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CRIME MOTIVATED BY HATE AGAINST MUSLIMS

On June 07, 2021, a heinous act took the life of four members of a Muslim family while seriously injuring one in London, Ontario driven by hate and islamophobia. The Islamic Association of Saskatchewan, Moose jaw (IAOS-Moose Jaw) mourns with the family and condemns this terrorist attack. IAOS-Moose Jaw calls upon political leaders of all parties to take concrete steps towards addressing the root causes of such hate crime and make Canada a place where people because of their Islamic faith do not feel scared and terrorized.

إِنَّا لِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ
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Canadian political leaders vow to combat Islamophobia in vigil held for Muslim family killed

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COVID-19 Masjid Guidelines

MASJID COVID-19 GUIDELINES

  • TAKE WUDHU AT HOME BEFORE COMING TO THE MASJID
  • PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN PRAYER MAT
  • EVERYONE MUST WEAR A MASK IN THE MASJID ALL THE TIME
  • MASJID WASHROOMS WILL BE CLOSED DURING JUMAH PRAYERS
  • BRING A PLASTIC BAG TO KEEP THE SHOES AND EXIT EMERGENCY DOOR AFTER JUMAH PRAYER
  • SOCIAL DISTANCE MUST BE MAINTAINED (6 FEET APART)
  • CHILDREN UNDER 15 YRS OLD ARE NOT ALLOWED TO GO TO THE MASJID

Guidelines from Goverment of Saskatchewan

  • Delivering services virtually or through remote delivery such as drive-in service is recommended.
  • The total number of people participating in the services cannot exceed 30 per cent of seating capacity or 150 people, whichever is less.
  • To safely support larger groupings of individuals – and where seating area allows adequate physical distancing – multiple groups of 30 are permitted. These groups must be separated by two metres, unless they are part of the same family. Other groups of 30 must be arranged in the same way, and spaced from other groups by a minimum of five metres.
  • These guidelines apply to all worship services, including celebrations of life, weddings and outdoor ceremonies.
  • Where possible, registration of participants is encouraged to effectively manage the number of individuals attending. Registration should be facilitated to discourage attendees from common-use items such as pens and pencils.
  • Use visual cues to support physical distancing.
  • Implement one-way traffic flow to promote physical distancing (i.e. enter through one door and exit through another).
  • Attendees who are medically vulnerable are strongly encouraged to delay their return to services and continue to participate in services online, where possible.
  • Attendees, employees and volunteers are required to stay home if sick or symptomatic.
  • Places of worship will be required to identify measures by which entry and exit is managed to ensure physical distancing is maintained.
  • Promote physical distancing by marking the directional flow of people through buildings and areas. Mark seating areas and post visual reminders to observe physical distancing.
  • Individuals from the same household may be seated together and should remain in place once they are seated.
  • Seating (or designated worship space) must be arranged so that physical distancing can be observed at all times. Consideration must be given to how people enter and exit pews and other seating areas. A minimum of two metres must be maintained between household groups.
  • If multiple gatherings are held on a single day, the start and end times must allow those who attend one gathering to exit safely, avoiding contact with those arriving for the next gathering. Time is needed to clean and disinfect common surfaces between services.
  • Dismissal of gatherings should be done in a way that supports physical distancing.
  • All ancillary events, such as social events, should be postponed for the immediate future.
  • Where possible, consider managing parking lot assignments to ensure physical distancing is maintained.

NO PARKING IN THE PARKING LOT FOR DURING EID AND JUMMAH

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AGM Announcement

The AGM will be on Sunday, Oct. 3rd, 2021 at 7:00 pm after Maghrib prayer in the Masjid at Lancaster Rd.

The AGM will vote for the By-Law amendment and appendment

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Election Announcement for 2021-2022

IOAS-MJ Nomination Form 2021-22 Download

                                                                                                                                                 Dated: September 21st, 2021

The Election Committee is pleased to announce that the following posts will be open for nomination and election on September 28th, 2021:

  • President (2 Years Term)
  • Vice – President (2 Years Term)
  • Director (2 Years Term)

Members in Good Standing who are nominated must be.

  • Resident of Moose Jaw – Saskatchewan
  • Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada.
  • With no criminal history and no current or previous bankruptcy.
  • There is no other Islamic Association in Saskatchewan that I am a voting member of.

Those interested in running for these positions should fill out the nomination form and submit it to Mr. Abdella Abdella or Mr. Faisal Aziz either by scanned copy to (electioncommittee@iasmoosejaw.com) or in person to Mr. Abdella or Mr. Faisal Aziz on September 23rd to 26th, 2021, directly after Maghrib and Isha Prayer in the Mosque. The application deadline is September 26th, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

On September 27th, 2021, we will publish the names of those who have submitted nominations for board election.

Please note that no application will be considered after the deadline for submitting nominations has passed. A nomination form that is not completed will be rejected as well.

On September 28th, 2021, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., an election will be conducted at the Islamic Association of Saskatchewan (IAOS) in Moose Jaw, 73 Lancaster Road, Moose Jaw – Saskatchewan.

The results of the election will be announced during the IAOS Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Please call Mr. Abdella at 306-690-1588 or Mr. Faisal at 306-990-0444 if you have any questions or need assistance.

I am attaching nomination form in this email and also you will find on IOAS Moose Jaw Website (https://iasmoosejaw.com/masjid-info/)

Thanks

Election Committee

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Eid Al-Adha and Prayer Guidelines

Asalaam Alaykum,

The IAOS-Moose Jaw Board would like to inform all brothers and sisters that Eid Al-Adha will be on Tuesday, July 20th 2021. There are will be two groups of prayer times :

Group 1: 7:45 am – 8:00 am

Group 2: 8:15 am – 8:30 am

Eid and Jumaah Prayer Guidelines for the safety of the community against continuing Covid-19 Infection:

The IAOS-Moose Jaw’s Board decided to continue with the following guidelines to protect the Muslim community against Covid-19 virus variants infection.

  1. Wearing MASK will be mandatory for all Eid and Jummah Prayers
  2. The main prayers halls ( for both brothers and sisters) will be shoulder-to-shoulder prayer, with no social distance, but MASK is mandatory.
  3. The basement will be reserved for brothers who are taking extra precautions. Social distance and MASk wearing will be mandatory in the basement.
  4. Everyone will be checked for body temperature. If your body temperature is 6 oC or above you will be asked to go home as this is the fever temperature.
  5. Bringing Prayer mats is optional, but is highly recommended
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