There is no god but God. Muhammad is the messenger of God. The Shahada is the creed of Islam. The Arabic creed translates to: “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is his messenger.” The Shahada is divided into two parts: the first—“There is no god but Allah”—is a confession of tawhid, the oneness of God upon which all Islamic theology is based. The second—“Muhammad is [God’s] messenger ( peace be upon him)”—confesses the belief in the prophethood of Muhammad ( Peace be upon him), from which comes Islam’s complete ethical code. Muslims consider reciting the Shahada to be the first and most important of the Five Pillars of Islam, since understanding and accepting it means that one understands and accepts the essence of the entire faith. In fact, Muslims hold that belief in the content of the Shahada is the foremost distinguishing characteristic that defines a Muslim as a Muslim. A single earnest public recitation of the Shahada in its original Arabic is all that is required to convert to Islam.
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 by its own management but works 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 Westside. 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 the University of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Polytechnic College.
One may find employment, depending on education and experience but it is less competitive than other cities.
For more information about the City of Saskatoon, please visit
About Islamic Arabic Weekend School (IAWS)
As the academic year approaches, registration for the Islamic Arabic Weekend School is underway. This year we have online registration forms for children and adults. For children, click here. For adults, click here. However, if you would prefer to register in person, the office will be open on August 26th and September 2nd between 12:45 pm and 2:45 pm. All registration payments should be made on these days.
Please note that the timing is: Sundays from 10:15 am to 1:30 pm.
KG, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, Level 5, Level 6, Youth Group
Quranic Arabic Grammar for Adults:
Level 1 - Madinah Arabic Book 1
Level 2 - Madinah Arabic Book 2
This is the online registration form for the IAWS academic year 2016-2017. Please note that your registration will not be confirmed until we have received the fees. Fees: $180 for 1st and 2nd student, $90 for third student or more of the same family.
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 Qu'ran 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 goodwill 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
TARAWEEH & EID PRAYERS
Isha 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. Please 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)
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 insha'Allah.
We consider having both spiritual and physical activities a better and healthier way of living mentally and physically. We endeavor 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 Qu'ran – 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 to encourage all Saskatoon Huffaz to register with us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so that the Muslim community can benefit from their knowledge.
HAJJ - PACKAGES COMING SOON FROM IAS
About Hajj - Pilgrimage To Mecca (The Holy city for Muslims)
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
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