All praise belongs to Allah, the Lord of the universe. Peace and blessings be upon his final Messenger, his family, his noble Companions, and all those who follow them with righteousness until the Day of Judgment.
Dear respected brothers, sisters, elders and children:
Assalamu-Alaykum-wa Rahamatullahi-wa Barakatahu.
This past month, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala has blessed us with the ability to experience an amazing atmosphere in all our masajids and places of prayer. We’ve listened to the beautiful Quran recitations, tafsir sessions, and have enjoyed hearty iftars. After a month long of early morning suhoor, fasting, and attending tarawih prayers, the blessed month of Ramadhan has sadly come to an end.
On this glorious day of Eid Ul-Fitr, we ask Allah (swt) to accept our fasting, charity, prayers & supplications, and all good deeds. We ask Allah (swt) to shower us with mercy and forgive our shortcomings. We pray that Allah gives us the taufeeq to continue to frequent our masajids and centres as we have been doing throughout the month of Ramadhan, and most importantly keep us all united as we have displayed in this blessed month.
Let us cherish this wonderful day to spend time with our family and friends, connect with our neighbors and the new ones to our community. Let us not hesitate or be shy today to convey salam to everyone that we meet. After this day, let us not keep any differences in our hearts so that the blessings of the almighty can descend upon us. With that said, please continue to raise awareness and make dua for our brothers and sisters in various parts of the world who are still going though hardships and are deprived of the freedom and happiness that they deserve.
Alhamdulillah, this year, prior to Ramadhan, I’d like to highlight a few endeavours that the BCMA undertook in unity with the various Imams, and leaders of other organizations. One of them was the Safety & Security initiative with the law enforcement divisions of various jurisdictions, which was very beneficial to everyone. The other initiative was the launch of the Halal Inspection & Certification Canada program which is run with the blessings and valuable input from all ulema of various organizations.
On this auspicious day, I would like to acknowledge our Imams, office & school staff, volunteer brothers, sisters and committee members in various divisions of the B.C. Muslim Association who put in long hours to serve our community. I am thankful to Allah (swt) who has bestowed me with a dedicated team who volunteer their valuable time to serve, establish, and propagate the deen of Allah in this beautiful province of BC and throughout Canada.
May Allah shower upon you and our entire ummah with happiness, barakah, peace and prosperity.
On behalf of the entire BC Muslim Association, I extend to you and your families, a very joyous… EID MUBARAK!
President – The BC Muslim Association