IN THE NAME OF ALLAH THE BENEFICIENT THE MERCIFUL IN THE NAME OF ALLAH THE BENEFICIENT THE MERCIFUL

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					                                  IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE BENEFICIENT, THE MERCIFUL
                                        IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE BENEFICIENT, THE MERCIFUL



                            NEWSLETTER
                             Ne ws l e t t e r
  Published by Fund Raising Committee (FRC)
                    Volume 1
  Islamic Society of Cumberland            No. 1         Rabi ul Awwal, 1429
                                                                                             Volume 1 No.1
                                                                                                           March 30, 2008
                                                                                                                          Rabi ul Awwal                   April, 2008


                                                            News
                                              from the FundNews Committee (FRC)
                                                           Raising
                                                    Fund Raising Committee (FRC)
                                           from the Masjid Construction Project

  W                 Masjid Construction Project
          ith the blessings of Allah (SWT) and the strong financial
          support of the community, the Society is endeavoring to
   construct a practical yet suitably attractive building for Masjid
          With the blessings of Allah (SWT) and the strong
                                                                                 Our sisters are ahead of us all and are holding a fundraising
                                                                                 event on May 24, 2008 at MIFO Community Center in Orleans.
                                                                                  sisters are the details all and are holding a fundraising
                                                                             OurInsha Allah ahead of usfor this event are being mailed with this
   Bilal to meet the the community, the Muslim community in
financial support ofgrowing needs of the Society is endeavoring the          event on May 24, 2008 at MIFO Community Center in
                                                                                 Newsletter.
to east end of Ottawa.
    construct a practical yet suitably attractive building for               Orleans. Insha Allah the details for this event will be
Masjid Bilal to meet the growing needs of the Muslim                             There in timely manner.
                                                                             announcedare aplans to hold a fundraising dinner in Winnipeg,
   In this regard, the contractor has proposed certain cost effective
community in the east end of Ottawa.                                             Manitoba, insha Allah, with the help of Ibrahim Khan (s/o our
   and environmentally friendly changes which are being included
          In this regard, the contractor has proposed certain                    late Br. Iftikhar hold a fundraising dinner in planned a
                                                                             There are plans to Khan). In Ottawa, the FRC hasWinnipeg, dinner
cost effective and for the construction permit from the City. are
   in the drawings environmentally friendly changes which                        on August 24, 2008 with the help of Ibrahim details of
                                                                             Manitoba, insha Allah, at the Centurion Centre, theKhan (s/o which
being included in the drawings for the construction permit                       late Br. Iftikhar Khan). In
                                                                             our will be announced shortly. Ottawa, the FRC has planned
fromis estimated that the building costs will be approximately $2.5
   It the City.                                                              a dinner on August 24, 2008 at the Centurion Centre, the
   million and estimated that the this springcosts will be inweather
          It is we start the work building as soon as the the                    In of which will as announced shortly.
                                                                             details conclusion, I, be chairman of the FRC and on behalf of the
   permits.
neighbourhood of $2 million and we have the funds to launch                      Society, appeal to you all to join us in raising the necessary
the construction work this spring as soon as the weather                         funds to complete this noble project. and Allah S.W.T.
                                                                             In conclusion, I, as chairman of the FRC May on behalf of bless
   The work will will be in in seven phases; the first phase
permits. The work be donedoneseven phases; the first phase will                   Society, appeal to you all to join us in raising the
                                                                             the our efforts.
   include excavation, construction of the foundation etc.
will include excavation, construction of the foundation etc.                 necessary funds to complete this noble project. May Allah
                                                                                 Aameen.
                                                                             S.W.T. bless our efforts.
  The second phase will include the completion of the basement as            Aameen.
The second phase will include the completion of the basement                                                           Mohammed Chaouni
  well as the envelope (building structure). Alhamdolillah, we have                                                                    Chairman
as well as the envelope (building structure). Alhamdolillah, we
  the funds for the first two phases and the FRC is busy planning to                                                                Mohammed Chaouni
                                                                                                                                     Fund Raising Committee
have the funds for the first two phases and the FRC is busy
  raise the raise the needed
planning toneeded funds. funds.
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Message from the FRC

T    he new Fund Raising Committee (FRC) was
     formally established in January 2008 by the Shura
of the Islamic Society of Cumberland. The mandate
                                                                  One of the ideas is to have colourful T-shirts made
                                                                  with a nice coloured picture of the new Mosque
                                                                  printed on them to promote and support the Masjid
of the FRC is to collect funds for the Masjid Bilal               Bilal construction project and to raise funds from
construction project but also to explore new ideas                their sale. The T-shirts are available to all with a
on how to improve fund raising approaches. Br.                    contribution of $ 10, $ 20 or more; 100 % of the
Mohammed Chaouni, an Orleans resident since 1988                  proceeds will go to the mosque construction project.
and an active member of the Muslim community                      Please donate generously!
in Orleans, was named as Chairman of the FRC and
has been gathering new members to this committee                  Wonderful ideas for raising funds for our Mosque are
since last January. Alhamdoulillah, the FRC now has               pouring in and need to be put into action. We invite
16 active members that have mustered wonderful                    you to come forward with your ideas, or to help us
fundraising ideas and have assumed responsibilities in            to put others into action. We are also in the process
putting these ideas into action. The FRC members are              of preparing a new campaign all over North America
listed in the next column.                                        called “Campaign 1000” whereby 1000 families will
                                                                  donate $ 1000 each. The FRC needs more volunteers
On Sunday, March 16, the committee members had a                  to put lists of family addresses together.
luncheon meeting at the Pearl of India restaurant on
St. Joseph Boulevard in Orleans, and Mashaa Allah,                Please remember that your donated time is charity for
the restaurant owner donated 100 % of the money he                Allah. May Allah SWT reward us all.
collected from the committee’s lunch to the mosque
(jazahou Allah Khair.)
                                                                    BOARD OF TRUSTEES (SHURA)
                                                                    Chairman Saeed Bokhari            613 837 9401
                                                                    Secretary Tahawar Rana            613 240 4027
                                                                    Treasurer Shakil Ahmed            613 837 7259
                                                                    Noureddine Benichou               613 590 9635
                                                                    Yucel Tosun                       613 841 7774
                                                                    Arshad Kamal                      613 834 2219
                                                                    IMAM OF MASJID
                                                                    Imam Sheikh Mohammed Badat 613 852 7999
                                                                    Fund Raising Committee
                                                                    Mohammed Chaouni             Chairman    613 292-9735
                                                                    Lahouari Ghaicha             Secretary   613 834-7291
                                                                    Saeed Bokhari                Member      613 837-9541
                                                                    Ahmed Shakil                 Member      613 837-7259
                                                                    Arshad Kamal                 Member      613 834-2219
                                                                    Sheikh Mohammed Badat        Member      613 852-7999
                                                                    Hachem Ben Essalah           Member      613 614-3828
                                                                    El Bachir Boukherouaa        Member      613 830-7266
                                                                    Abderrahim Chbihi            Member      613 830-7063
                                                                    Mohcine Chaouni              Member      613 824-5250
                                                                    Abdelmonaam Kallali          Member      613 799-1811
  On Friday, March 21, 2008, our Imam Sheikh
                                                                    Imran Muhammed               Member      613 837-6330
Mohammed Badat and a few members from the Shura                     Imam Dr. Zijad Delic         Member      613 698-8469
of the ISC and of the FRC went to two different mosques             Samir Kaddoura               Member      613 222-5906
for the Jumaa prayer in Toronto to collect funds, while             Hamid Challal                Member      613 862-9001
the other members collected funds from worshippers at               Tayyub Mohammad              Member      613 277-4423
Masjid Bilal in Orleans.
                                              Islamic Society of Cumberland
                       4509 Innes Road, Orleans, ON K4A 3J7 T. (613) 841-0786   www.masjidbilal.org

				
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