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Head Office
Richmond Branch

The B.C. Muslim Association (BCMA) is a non-profit organization incorporated under the Societies Act on November 17, 1966 corresponding to 4 Sha-ban 1386. The BCMA is currently the largest Muslim organization in the province representing Sunni Muslims.  The BCMA own and operate several Islamic centres all across British Columbia, The BCMA operates the B.C. Muslim School (BCMS) Rich

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Address: 12300 Blundell Rd Richmond
BC V6W 1B3 Canada
Contact: Saiyad Ali
Phone: (604)270-2522
Fax: (604)244-9750
Email: bcma@shawcable.com
Website: http://www.thebcma.com

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Richmond Branch
Richmond Branch

Richmond Jamea Mosque is the first and the biggest mosque in British Columbia. The land was purchased in 1973 for $122,000 and was paid in full the next year. After seven years of struggling to secure land, the BCMA had its first property with a verbal commitment from the municipality of Richmond.
On February 26, 1978, a month after obtaining the special land use permit, the BCMA est

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Address: 12300 Blundell Rd Richmond
BC V6W 1B3 Canada
Contact: Hassan Yasin
Phone: 604 233 7006
Fax: 604 244 9750
Email: richmond@thebcma.com
Website: http://richmond.thebcma.com

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Burnaby Branch
Masjid Al-Salaam - Burnaby Branch

Our Primary Objective

As enjoined by the Qur'an, is to "Establish pra

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Address: 5060 Canada Way Burnaby
BC V5E 3N2 Canada
Contact: Azeem Mohammed
Phone: (604) 524-4499
Fax: (604) 244-9750
Email: burnaby@thebcma.com
Website: http://burnaby.thebcma.com

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Surrey Delta Branch
Surrey Jamia Masjid -Surrey Branch

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Address: 12407 72nd Avenue Surrey
BC V3W 2M5 Canada
Contact: Basharat Ali Sidhu
Phone: (604) 596-7834
Fax: (604) 596 7553
Email: surreydelta@thebcma.com
Website: http://surrey.thebcma.com
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Surrey Delta Women Branch
Surrey Jamia Masjid -Surrey Branch

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Address: 12407 72nd Avenue Surrey
BC V3W 2M5 Canada
Contact: Zabida Ali
Phone: 604 596-7834
Fax: (604) 596 7553
Email: surreysisters.chairperson@thebcma.com
Website: http://surrey.thebcma.com
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Surrey East Branch
Masjid Ur Rahmah - Surrey East Branch

Surrey East Branch

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Address: 13585 62nd Avenue Surrey
BC V6X 2J3 Canada
Contact: Iltaf Sahib
Phone: (604) 597-7863
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Email: surreyeast@thebcma.com
Website: http://surreyeast.thebcma.com
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Kelowna Branch
Kelowna Islamic Center

The BCMA, Kelowna Branch is a non-profit organization of Muslims dedicated to worship, educate and service the community in Kelowna area. We provide several prayer halls for worship; educational programs both in and outside our facility; and we provide numerous services to the community Five daily prayers, Jumua (Friday) prayers, Taraweeh prayers, Eid prayers, and Janaza (Funeral) prayers Tw

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Address: 1120 Highway 33N Kelowna
BC V1X 1Z2 Canada
Contact: Khalid Arriani
Phone: (250) 979-1370
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Email: kelowna@thebcma.com
Website: http://kelowna.thebcma.com
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Vancouver Branch
Vancouver Branch

Masjid-ul Haqq was purchased in 1998. In 1998, the branch acquired the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, a church located at 4162 Welwyn Street, half a block north of Kingsway between Victoria drive and Knight street. The property consisted of two buildings: the first, containing a very spacious main prayer area. The basement consisted of two separate rooms along with an office, two

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Address: 4162 Welwyn Street Vancouver
BC V5N 322 Canada
Contact: Hakim Mohammed
Phone: (604) 873-1787
Fax: (604) 873-1787
Email: vancouver@thebcma.com
Website: http://vancouver.thebcma.com
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Victoria Branch
Victoria Branch

Masjid Al-Iman, Victoria, British Columbia Canada.

 

Victoria is a beautiful city located in British Columbia, Canada. The Muslim community in this city began with a small number of Muslim families and grew until it reached more than 1500 Muslims. Initially, Friday Jummah prayers and Eid prayers were arranged by Muslim brothers and sisters at different community ha

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Address: 2218 Quadra Street Victoria
BC V8T 4C6 Canada
Contact: Belkacem Chergui
Phone: 250.995.1422
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Email: victoria@thebcma.com
Website: http://victoria.thebcma.com
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Abbotsford Branch
Islamic Center Abbotsford

A Brief History of the Abbotsford Musallah  Abbotsford is a beautiful city located in the Fraser Valley region and this region’s Muslim community began with a small Muslim population of four to five families. Initially, only Friday Jummah prayers and Eid prayers were arranged by Muslim brothers and sisters at the local community halls and in each others’ homes. Over time, th

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Address: 1980 Salton Road Abbotsford
BC V2S 3W7 Canada
Contact: Amer Zoheb
Phone: 6042702522
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Email: abbotsford@thebcma.com
Website: http://abbotsford.thebcma.com
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Nanaimo Chapter
The Islamic Centre of Nanaimo

History of the Islamic Centre of Nanaimo: Based on available information, Muslims have been living in Nanaimo at least since 1970. The first Muslim community in Nanaimo was organised by two persons in 1989. The community at that time consisted of only a few families. They started with celebrating important Islamic days. Friday prayers soon followed, held at families’ houses on a rotati

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Address: 905 Hecate St Nanaimo
BC V9R 4K7 Canada
Contact: Mohammed Hawmdeh
Phone: (250) 754-3471
Fax:
Email: Nanaimo@thebcma.com
Website: http://nanaimo.thebcma.com
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Prince George Chapter
Columbus Community Centre

The city of Prince George is located approximately 750 km north of Vancouver and 700 km south of the Yukon/Alaska Border. The population in Prince George is currently estimated at 80,000. The Muslim population in Prince George is growing steadily due to the diversification of the local economy and an effective support network provided by the local Muslim community for the practice of Islam.

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Address: 4668 5 Ave Prince George
BC V2M 7E8 Canada
Contact: Mustafa Mohammed
Phone: (250)564-5412
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Email: princegeorge@thebcma.com
Website: http://pg.thebcma.com
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North Shore Chapter
North shore (North Vancouver)

The North Shore (city and districts of North & West Vancouver), a vibrant posh area of Metro Vancouver is a home of few hundred Muslim families and growing. Centrally situated with conveniently located to serve not only the needs of the local community, but also those of Muslims residing in Horseshoe Bay & Squeamish area.

Few years ago a group of faithful dedicated and dev

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Address: 2300 Kirkstone Road, Lynn Valley North Vancouver
BC Canada
Contact: Mohammad Rahamatulla
Phone: (604) 980-4613
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Email: northshore@thebcma.com
Website: http://northshore.thebcma.com/
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Women's Affairs
Women's Affairs

The History of Women in the British Columbia Muslim Association

The journey of Muslim women in British Columbia and, in particular, as members of the BC Muslim Association is filled with stories of hard work, perseverance, cooperation, and dedication. Today, alhamdulillah, as Islamic awareness is steadily increasing, Muslim women are becoming more visible in numerous aspect

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Address: 12300 Blundell Road Richmond
BC V6W 1B3 Canada
Contact: Farida Bano Ali
Phone: (604)270-2522
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Email: chairwomencouncil@thebcma.com
Website: http://www.thebcma.com

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BCMA Extra
BCMA Extra BCMA Summer Day Camp is new innovative, educational and fun-filled initiative program by BCMA Board of Education (BoE) invites kids age 6 to 13 to join in Summer Adventure!

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Address: 12300 Blundell Rd Richmond
BC V6W 1B3 Canada
Contact: Faisal Aziz
Phone: (604)270-2522
Fax: (604)244-9750
Email: programs@thebcma.com
Website: http://extra.thebcma.com
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Chilliwack Chapter
Chilliwack Islamic Center

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Address: 45845 Yale Road WEST Unit B Chilliwack
BC V2P 2N6 Canada
Contact: Usma Obesh
Phone: (604)392-1155
Fax: (604)392-1155
Email: chilliwack@thebcma.com
Website: http://chilliwack.thebcma.com
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Penticton
Penticton

We are a small growing community in South Okanagan of approximately two hundred plus muslims. We are chapter of BCMA (British Columbia Muslim Association. We are currently rent a place Eid & Jumah prayers but actively working to built our own mosque. We need the help &

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Address: 749 Main Street Penticton
BC VA2 8M3 Canada
Contact: Aslam Sattar
Phone: 250-488-2068
Fax:
Email: penticton@thebcma.com
Website: http://penticton.thebcma.com
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BC Muslim School Richmond
BC Muslim School Richmond

The BC Muslim School is an Independent School enrolling students from Kindergarten to Grade 7. The purpose of BC Muslim School is to provide a superior standard of education to foster academic achievements and to cultivate an Islamic Spirit in each student. Our School motto is “Perseverance, Excellence, Commitment and Knowledge”

The BC Muslim School was awarded for the

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Address: 12300 Blundell Rd Richmond
BC V6W 1B3 Canada
Contact: Faisal Aziz
Phone: (604)270-2522
Fax: (604)244-9750
Email: admin@bcmuslimschool.ca
Website: http://www.bcmuslimschool.ca
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Surrey Muslim School
BC Muslim School Richmond

The Surrey Muslim School first opened in 1997 at Masjid Rahmah in Surrey with eleven kindergarten students. As the school population grew, the school expanded and opened a new Main Branch beside the Surrey Jamia Masjid in 2005. Currently, the school operates Kindergarten at Masjid Rahmah and Grades One to Six at the Surrey Muslim School main branch, adjoined to the Surrey Mosque.

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Address: 12407 72nd Avenue Surrey
BC V3W 2M5 Canada
Contact: Mohammed Shamsher
Phone: (604) 599-6608
Fax: (604) 599-6790
Email: administration@surreymuslimschool.ca
Website: http://www.surreymuslimschool.ca
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Importance Of Mosque

The Mosque is a place of worship, spontaneous and ceaseless praise, and a place where people gather to remember the Divine. Its significance not only limited to remembrance, but in the fact that the remembrace is done in a gathering. It also enable welfare of the community, gives an opportunity to care for others and to love one another. Mosque becomes a powerful and practical implementation of "love thy neighbors" commandment. In the time of the Prophet, mosque was the central place of social welfare, activism and care giving to those who were in need.

A mosque facilitates and promotes worship of One God and therefore fosters a personal bond of love and devotion between man and his God. A mosque is essentially a first step towards fostering unity and brotherhood amongst people and consequently, a powerful force in our endeavors to unite mankind.

The original arabic word, Masjid meaning any place where you do 'sajda' (prostration) before God Almighty. In Sajda or prostration the forehead touching the ground as practiced in Salat or prayer.

Prophet Muhammad said: When a person leave his earthly body, all his or her actions terminate but three:
1. Knowledge through which people benefit,
2. Sadaqa Jaariyya (recurring charity), and
3. Pious child who makes dua or supplication for the parents.

And building of Mosque falls into the Sadaqa Jaariyya or recurring / continuous charity because as long as people come for Divine Remembrance and worship, the merits and blessings are sent to the ones who were behind building the mosque. 

Sadaqa and Charity in the Qur'an 

The importance of charity is mentioned many times in the Qur'an. One such verse is: "Give to the near of kin his due, and also to the needy and the wayfarers. Do not squander your wealth wastefully; for those who squander wastefully are Satan's brothers, and Satan is ever ungrateful to his Lord." (17:26-27) 

Rewards for Giving Charity 

Giving sadaqa will not diminish a Muslim's wealth. It serves as expiation for sins and yields rewards in the next life.

Allah says: "For those who give in charity, men and women, and loan to Allah a Beautiful Loan, it shall be increased manifold (to their credit), and they shall have (besides) a liberal reward."(Qur'an 57:18).


And, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "To give something to a poor man brings one reward, while giving the same to a needy relation brings two: one for charity and the other for respecting the family ties." (Ahmad and Tirmidhi)

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Head Office

Head Office

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Richmond Branch

Richmond Branch

604 233 7006 | Website
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Burnaby Branch

Burnaby Branch

(604) 524-4499 | Website
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Surrey Delta Branch

Surrey Delta Branch

(604) 596-7834 | Website
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Surrey Delta Women Branch

Surrey Delta Women Branch

604 596-7834 | Website
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Surrey East Branch

Surrey East Branch

(604) 597-7863 | Website
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Kelowna Branch

Kelowna Branch

(250) 979-1370 | Website
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Vancouver Branch

Vancouver Branch

(604) 873-1787 | Website
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Victoria Branch

Victoria Branch

250.995.1422 | Website
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Abbotsford Branch

Abbotsford Branch

6042702522 | Website
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Nanaimo Chapter

Nanaimo Chapter

(250) 754-3471 | Website
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Prince George Chapter

Prince George Chapter

(250)564-5412 | Website
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North Shore Chapter

North Shore Chapter

(604) 980-4613 | Website
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Women

Women's Affairs

(604)270-2522 | Website
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BCMA Extra

BCMA Extra

(604)270-2522 | Website
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Chilliwack Chapter

Chilliwack Chapter

(604)392-1155 | Website
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Penticton

Penticton

250-488-2068 | Website
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BC Muslim School Richmond

BC Muslim School Richmond

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Surrey Muslim School

Surrey Muslim School

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Al-Quran

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9. At-Tauba-Repentance, Dispensation (Madinah)

[9:119] O you who believe! Be afraid of Allah, and be with those who are true (in words and deeds).

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Al-Hadees

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The First Question

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The first matter concerning which people will be judged on the Day of Resurrection will be the matter of blood.” [Sahih Muslim]

 

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