Moving To Saskatoon
Moving To Saskatoon
Saskatoon is a Small and Diverse City with the largest population in the Province of Saskatchewan situated in Central Canada also known as The Prairies. We have approximately 8000 - 10000 Muslims staying in the City of the Saskatoon. We have 3 Masjids and 2 Musallahs and in the process of building a 4th New Masjid. We also have an Islamic School known as Saskatoon Misbah School in Saskatoon, which currently runs its school at The Islamic Association of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon). It is operated under its own management but work collaboratively. We have Sunday Islamic Arabic Weekend School as well as Maktab Quran Classes.
South Saskatchewan River splits the City of Saskatoon into the East and West side. For housing, our recommendation is to stay on the East Side of Saskatoon or North West of the City. Visit www.kijiji.ca to find accommodation.
With a growing Muslim population, one can now find multiple Halal Take Out and Dine In Restaurants (Spicy Bite, Spicy Time, Swadesh Restaurant, H67 Donair & Pizza, Aalif Restaurant, Lebanese Kitchen, Kebab King, Olympia Restaurant) and Supermarket/Butcheries (Brothers Halal Meat, Swadesh, Deshi Supermarket, Green Supermarket, Petra Market and Jerusalem Butcher Shop) across the City.
The weather in Saskatoon is colder than other major cities in Canada, ranging from -6 to -25 degrees. We do get really cold spells where the temperature can go below -30 degrees and some warm spells where it can go above 0 degrees. Everyone looks forward to the summer where temperature ranges from 18 degrees to 30 degrees. We have plenty of small lakes and parks outside of the city to enjoy the outdoors along with the South Saskatchewan River running through the city.
We are home to University of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Polytechnic College.
One may find employment, depending on education and experience but it is less competitive than other cities.
About Islamic Arabic Weekend School (IAWS)
The Islamic Arabic Weekend School (IAWS) is committed to teaching Islam to the younger members (5 to 15 years) of our community. We run every Sunday from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm. Students are taught Quran, Arabic, and Islamic Studies during their time with us. Our goal is for our students fall in love with Islam and rather than keeping their faith on one side and their life on another, they intertwine the two together.
The following classes are offered by IAWS:
KG, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, Level 5, Level 6, Youth Group
For Adults:Ladies Introduction to Tajweed
Madinah Arabic Book 2 [Online class]
Registration will open on August 10, 2017 and classes start on September 17, 2017. Please note that your registration will not be confirmed until we have received the fees.
About Sisters Youth Tajweed ClassesFOR GIRLS AGES 13+
STARTING FROM SUNDAY MARCH 05, 2017
EVERY SUNDAYS 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Call / Text : 306-850-7021
$25.00 for 3 MONTHS
About Saskatoon Misbah School
Saskatoon Misbah School Inc. was established in the year 2000. It was seen as beneficial by the Muslim community of Saskatoon to establish a school that follows the provincial curriculum within an environment that would foster Islamic values. Several community members initiated the concepts and then, the planning, which resulted in the opening of the Saskatoon Misbah School (SMS) for the 2000/2001 school year.
Saskatoon Misbah School shall be guided by the Quran and Sunnah according to the methodology of the people of the Sunnah and Jama'ah. The School shall, through the teaching of Islamic and secular courses, prepare students to:
• succeed in this life and the hereafter
• exceed the goals and requirements of the Saskatchewan Education Standard Program of Study and the Provincial Educational Goals
• provide an Islamic learning environment, which will develop an Islamic personality and foster good will among students
• strive to achieve excellence in education while maintaining its status as a recognized independent/associate school as outlined within the independent/associate school bylaws and regulations
For more information please visit Our Website
TARAWEEH & EID PRAYERS
Esha Salaah and Taraweeh will be taking place at Saskatoon Field House, 2020 College Drive. (Main intersection, College Drive and Preston Avenue)
Ramadaan (First day of Fasting) will start on Saturday May 27, and Esha and Taraweeh will start tonight (Friday May 26) at 10:45pm.
Ramadaan Timetable is now available in the Masjid and also available on our website to download.
Please observe the following rules while at the Saskatoon Field House:
1.Absolutely NO food or drinks are allowed onto the track, this also includes dates. Only water is allowed. Please bring your own water bottles
and take it home with you.
2.Please do NOT litter on the track. Pick up and dispose your garbage before leaving.
3.Please do not drop off and leave your children, 15 and under, alone at Saskatoon Field House and unsupervised children are not allowed at Saskatoon Field House.
4.Please make use of babysitting which will be available for free.
5.Ensure children are with you at all times. If you choose not to use babysitting services, please ensure your children observe complete silence while Taraweeh is taking place.
6.Do NOT touch or play with any of the sports and track and field equipment.
7.No running and screaming on the track while Taraweeh is taking place.
8.Do not allow your children to play in the Sand Pit and climb onto anything including high jump mats.
9.Respect all the rules of Saskatoon Field House.
We kindly request for volunteers to help us with setup and cleanup before and after Taraweeh.
Other Taraweeh Locations:
Evergreen Musalla - 607 Manek Road
Prairie Muslim Association - 3350 Fairlight Drive
Jamia Riyadul Jannah - 2233 Hanselman Ave
Scheer's Martial Arts Center - Box 17, Site 510, RR5 (Corner of Boychuk Drive and Highway 16)
Eid-ul-Fitr/Eid-al-Adha at Prairieland Park
503 Ruth St W,
S7J 0S6 Canada
Taraweeh Prayers at Saskatoon Field House
Field House Rd,
S7N 2W4 , Canada.
Here at The Islamic Association of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon) Inc., we believe that our youth will be the future and the leaders of tomorrow in’shaa’Allah.
We consider having both spiritual and physical activities a better and healthier way of living mentally and physically. We endeavour to teach our youth about teamwork, leadership, loyalty and discipline.
It is our responsibility to guide and lead our youth towards success.
BOYS SPORTS every Friday from 7:30pm until 9:00pm
GIRLS SPORTS every Saturday from 1:30pm until 3:00pm
BOYS SPORTS every Sunday from 1:30pm until 3:30pm
A Musilm’s status is raised by the Quran – the more he recites, follows its commandments and makes Quran part of his or her life, the more Allah will elevate his or her status in this life and hereafter. Quran Huffaz are highly respected within the Islamic community. The IAS would like encourage all Saskatoon Huffaz to register with us by sending an email to email@example.com so that the Muslim community can benefit from their knowledge.
Along with offering a place of worship for the community we are actively involved in the community and supporting our Muslim Brothers and Sisters. We encourage our brothers and sisters to reach out to the Masjid for guidance and support for all aspect of their lives.
"Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him- S.W.S) reported to have said: “When a servant of God marries, he completes half his faith"
Marriage is one of the most important decisions in our lives. Couple who take on this journey often face challenges from within their community and family. We can provide guidance and support from an Islamic perspective to make this process easier.
“And if you fear a breach between the two, appoint an arbiter from his relatives and an arbiter from her relatives.
If they both desire reconciliation Allah will affect harmony between them. Verily Allah has full knowledge, and is aware of everything.”
Marriage in Islam is considered “Half of Deen” Sadly, sometimes marriages fall apart leading to very nasty divorces. When problem arises it’s
important to try and seek conflict resolution to avoid leading down the path of breaking up the family.
(Surah An-Nisa 4:35)
“Verily, with hardship there is relief”
Allah and his beloved Messenger (PBUH) have left us with solutions with all of life’s problems. Sometimes you need to just talk to a religious authority
who can put you back on the right path. Guidance from the Sunnath and Quran can transforms a persons life
(Nobel Qur’an 94:6)
Youth SupportLiving in this country and society our youth often face extreme peer pressure. IAS strives to provide our youth with support and guidance in these confusing and difficult times. We have built a strong youth network who are constantly involved in programs and events at the Masjid. This creates a halal environment where young people can thrive and practice their deen with ease.
Family IssuesOne of the most striking features of Muslim society is the importance attached to the family. The family unit is regarded as the cornerstone of a healthy and balanced society. Today we see family conflicts over trivial things. It’s important that we try and solve these problems for the good of our Islamic society. If families break down, it will have a profound negative effect on our Islamic society. Seeking counselling and arbritation from a scholar can often times resolve disputes from the light of Quran and Sunnat.
HAJJ - PACKAGES COMING SOON FROM IAS
About Hajj - Pilgrimage To Mecca
The fifth pillar of Islam is to make a pilgrimage (Hajj) to Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, at least once in one's lifetime. This pillar is obligatory for every Muslim, male or female, provided that he/she is physically and financially able to do so.
Prerequisites for performing the Hajj are to be a Muslim, to be free, to be an adult or mature enough, to be of sound mind, and to have the ability to afford the journey and maintain one's dependents back home for the duration. The reward for the Hajj is nothing less than Paradise.
The Hajj is the ultimate form of worship, as it involves the spirit of all the other rituals and demands of the believer great sacrifice. On this unique occasion, nearly two million Muslims from all over the globe meet one another in a given year. Regardless of the season, pilgrims wear special clothes (Ihram) - two, very simple, unsown white garments - which strips away all distinctions of wealth, status, class and culture; all stand together and equal before Allah (God).
The rites of Hajj, which go back to the time of Prophet Abraham (Peace be upon Him)who built the Ka'bah, are observed over five or six days, beginning on the eighth day of the last month of the year, named Dhul-Hijjah (pilgrimage). These rites include circumambulating the Ka'bah (Tawaf), and going between the mountains of Safa and Marwah, as Hajar(Abraham's wife) did during her search for water for her son Isma'il (Peace be upon Him). Then the pilgrims stand together on the wide plain of Arafah and join in prayers for God's forgiveness, in what is often thought of as a preview of the Last Judgment. The pilgrims also cast stones at a stone pillar which represents Satan. The pilgrimage ends with a festival, called Eid Al-Adha, which is celebrated with prayers, the sacrifice of an animal, and the exchange of greetings and gifts in Muslim communities everywhere.
For More information please visit the link to Ministry of Hajj- Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Car pool Form
IAS is looking to hire two adult babysitters to help us while Taraweeh is taking place at the Fieldhouse.Require 2 Adult Babysitters (18 years and above)
Time: 10:45pm to 12:45pm
Dates: May 28 to June 20th (*Depending when Ramadan Starts and Ends)
Place: Saskatoon Field House
• Ability to handle kids; being patient with them.
• Ability to efficiently control the activities of children.
• Ability to act calmly in situations of medical emergencies.
• Skilled in entertaining kids and keeping them company by playing with them.
• Keeping children from running around, especially on the track where Taraweeh Salaah is taking place
• Respecting the rules of Saskatoon Fieldhouse and keeping the place clean and tidy
Volunteers are also needed to help with babysitting. Official Volunteer reference letter will be provided from IAS.
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Muslim Health Network
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Guidelines for Health Care Providers Interacting with Muslim Patients and their Families
Background & Introduction
Health care providers need to have an understanding of and appreciation for the beliefs and religious preferences of their Muslim patients in order to provide optimal care for them. As the population of Canadian Muslims increases, physicians, nurses and chaplains associated with hospitals and hospices will more frequently encounter Muslim patients who require contact with the health care system including those with terminal conditions, either acute or chronic. The information in this document is applicable to all communities of Muslims.
The fundamental belief of Muslims is the oneness of God and belief in Muhammad as the last Prophet of God. "Islam" means submission and obedience to the will of God, and aims at achieving peace with self and the surroundings. The Five Pillars of Islam are Declaration of Faith, five daily Prayers, Fasting (for the entire month of Ramadan from dawn to dusk), Charity and Pilgrimage to Makkah.
Beliefs Related to Health Care
During illness, Muslims are expected to seek God's help with patience and prayer, increase the remembrance of God to obtain peace, ask for forgiveness, give more in charity, and read or listen to more of the Qur'an (the Muslim spiritual text). Muslim patients do not consider illness to be a punishment from God. They also believe that dying is a part of living and an entrance to the next life; a transformation from one life to another, a part of a journey, and a contract and part of their faith in God. The Qur'an says, "They (true believers) say: To God we belong and to Him is our return."
General Beliefs and Practices (Individual Practices May Vary)
• The sanctity of life is an injunction.
• Abortion is not advised except to save the mother's life or in very limited circumstances in early pregnancy due to medical or fetal indications. Individual decisions may vary.
• It is a religious custom that an elder says the Islamic prayer call in an infant's right ear shortly after birth.
• Circumcision of male infants is recommended and is universally practiced.
• Blood transfusions are allowed.
• Artificial reproductive technology is permitted only during the span of intact marriage between husband and wife.
• Organ transplantation, both donating and receiving, is allowed with some restrictions (donor material of porcine origin).
• Genetic engineering to cure a disease is acceptable. To date, Muslim jurists have called for a ban on human cloning.
• Islam does not prohibit Muslim physicians from caring for AIDS patients or those with other sexually transmitted diseases.
• Assisted suicide and euthanasia are not permitted.
• Maintaining a terminal patient on artificial life support for a prolonged period in a vegetative state is not encouraged.
• Autopsy is not encouraged. However, it is permitted if required by law.
Thank you for your interest in visiting the The Islamic Association of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon) Inc. We offer tours by appointment( between the hours of 10am-6pm).
The objective of a tour is provide visitors a general overview of Islam & Muslims and allow time for a Q&A session. Tours can also be customized based on the needs of individual groups. Our tours normally begin outside the facility to discuss the architectural features and setting. Next, it proceeds inside to discuss the multiple activities that typically take place in the building.
Our wonderful tour guides are knowledgeable IAS community members who are dedicated to educating people on the basics of Islam and the center
“Thank you for showing me the true, faithfulness and peaceful aspect of Islam. I realized there are so many more positive influences that outshine the common misconceptions.”
(- High School Student)
To schedule a tour, please complete the tour request form below. We will contact you soon after receiving your completed form to confirm your visit. We will try our best to accommodate your schedule, though we ask that you submit your request at least two weeks in advance. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.