Masjid Vaughan was opened April 15, 2018 and is a community project of Risalah Foundation. The property is situated in the heart of Maple, a few hundred metres from Vaughan City Hall. The Masjid's heritage building carries with it a sacred history extending over 140 years. Its internal mid-century gothic architecture has been carefully restored to reflect a North American Islamic aesthetic that gracefully evokes a sense of serenity and majesty for its Sunni Muslim community. Praise belongs to God Most High for this blessing, and a collective declaration of gratitude is due to each and every supporter who had a hand in establishing this first masjid in our city of Vaughan.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHEN IS JUMU`A?
Jumu'a Times remain the same throughout the year: 1:30 PM Adhan, 1:35 Khutbah & 2:00 PM Salat.
WHERE CAN I PARK on fridays?
Ample parking is available at St. Andrew's Church: 9860 Keele St, Maple, ON L6A 3Y4 on Fridays between 1:00pm and 3:00. Additionally, the masjid is surrounded by plenty of street parking options. Kindly respect all parking by-laws and show common courtesy to our neighbours.
IS THIS A SUNNI MOSQUE?
Yes, the Imams and executive team that serve this masjid share tenets of faith that are based on the Quran and Sunna as documented by the four great schools of the Sunni Tradition: Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam Malik, Imam al-Shafi`i and Imam Ahmad, may God have mercy on them all.
WHAT KIND OF MUSLIMS ATTEND THE MASJID?
The congregants of Masjid Vaughan are of various ethnicities and backgrounds. Masjid Vaughan promotes an authentic and contextual message of Islam for Canadian Muslims and is governed by principles of transparency, inclusion, goodwill, tolerance, positive dialogue and civic engagement. Anyone who shares these values is welcome!
WHAT SERVICES are offered at THE MASJID?
Programs and Services that happen at Masjid Vaughan include:
WHO ADMINISTERS THE MASJID & HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER?
The Masjid is served by:
a) the board of directors of Risalah Foundation, a Canadian Registered Charity No. 809028954RR0001;
b) the Resident Scholar, Executive Team & Custodians;
c) Select Friday Imams and religious teachers;
d) the Masjid Vaughan Advisory Board (MVAB) and;
e) the local community of volunteers and donors.
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HOW Can I LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION?
Masjid Vaughan is a community project of Risalah Foundation (a Canadian Registered Charity No. 809028954RR0001). The Foundation's elected board of directors are guided by by-laws and internal policies that promote good governance and ensure accountability. Members, congregants or donors desiring to learn more about the board may contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is THE ADVISORY BOARD & HOW CAN I JOIN?
The Masjid is the House of God which has specific jurisprudential rulings proper to it, yet it is a public community space. The Masjid's executive management team have been tasked with the responsibility of governing this trust and endowment to serve God and His worshippers in the best way possible. This responsibility sometimes involves soliciting the counsel of community members who frequent the masjid and are qualified to contribute to its wellbeing.
The Masjid Vaughan Advisory Board (MVAB) is a rotating body of nominated men and women from the local Muslim community who provide oversight and strategic advice to the management of the Masjid. The mission of the MVAB is to:
CAN I VIEW THE FINANCIAL REPORTS?
I HEARD THE QIBLA AT MASJID VAUGHAN WAS NOT ACCURATE?
The exact Qibla from True North at Masjid Vaughan is 54.50441151562552 degrees East of North. However, the founders of the Mosque in consultation with its Senior Scholars' Counsel have established the Qibla at around 57 degrees East of North, as the building is situated in such a way that this slight divergence is architecturally more accommodating for larger congregations. The prayer is valid with this slight divergence because it is not obligatory to face the exact direction (‘ayn) of the Ka'ba for someone who is distant from Mecca. Prayers that are performed facing the general direction of the Ka'ba are valid in the sacred law, even if one is aware that it is not exact, so as long as one's side or back is not facing the Ka'ba. This is the position of the majority of scholars, namely, Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam Malik ibn Anas and Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, and their respective schools (may God have mercy on them all). It is also the position of Imam al-Shafi himself, while others of his school have differed with him.
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I made a donation, When will I get my tax receipt?
Thank you for your support, No worries, donations are documented and receipts are sent out every tax season (in February). If you haven't received it yet or you require it sooner. Please send your request to email@example.com.