Friday Khutbah, November 13, 2015 at Kanata Muslim Association
Many Syrian refugees spent many difficult and long days away from home in camps and overflowing cities. While the stories were heartbreaking, there was little we could do to help. Now, with refugees arriving in Canada, this is our chance to follow in the footsteps of the Ansar.
In the Footsteps of the Ansar (Runs 30:20 ~ 7.3 MB)
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.