Welcome packages for Muslim refugees

The Muslim community of Ottawa-Gatineau is preparing welcome packages with religious items for Muslim refugees arriving in the region, to supplement support being provided by private sponsors and the government. It is hoped that these packages will help ease their transition to life in Canada. The packages include a welcome letter from the community in Arabic, French and English (so that sponsors are also aware of what information is being given), along with a map of local mosques, listing of halal shops, an annual prayer timetable, a prayer mat, a Quran, some local community contacts and a gift box of cookies or chocolates.
 
To request a package, please click here.
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The Pulse: What makes meat halal?

Friday, January 20, 2012: What are the rulings concerning meat? Does meat have to come from animals upon which the name of Allah has been taken at the time of slaughter? How is it to buy “regular” meat from the supermarket and recite “bismillah” at the time of eating? What about kosher meat and meat of animals slaughtered by machines?

The Pulse: What makes meat halal?

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The Pulse: Alcohol in Foods & Consumer Products

The Pulse is a weekly program held Friday evenings at the Islamic Centre of Kingston (Ontario) that discusses topics the Imam has been asked about recently.

March 11, 2011: Alcohol in Food and Consumer Products

Many food and consumer products contain alcohol. What is the status of these products? Are food products containing tiny amounts of alcohol permissible? What about perfumes and mouthwash? What about sugar alcohol in gums?

The Pulse: Alcohol in Food and Consumer Products

The Pulse will be off for March break next week and will resume on Friday, March 25 (insha’Allah).

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