CBMC Executive Committee has decided to cancel this year’s Annual Iftar Mahfeel

“Worship during the time of tribulation and confusion is like migration to me” (Muslim).

Dear brothers and sisters,

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

You must know by now, to further contain the spread of COVID -19, the Ontario Government has ordered the mandatory closure of non-essential workplaces effective as of 24 March 2020. This closure will be in effect for 14 days with the possibility of extending this order as the situation evolves.

Since all interactions with others should be treated as a potential source of transmission, even when there are no visible signs of being affected, we must take responsibility to strictly follow the instructions.

Under the circumstances, CBMC Executive Committee has decided to cancel this year’s Annual Iftar Mahfeel that was scheduled to be held on May 02, 2020, at SNMC.
It’s regrettable but we feel that we must do this – even though it means the breaking of CBMC’s 25 years’ tradition of organizing Iftar Mahfeel.

In the meantime, let us continue to practice social-distancing, to the greatest possible. It is possible that we might feel a little cooped-up and restless. Let us find ways to read, reflect and ponder – remember the creator, and make DUA for all of us.

Dua for protection from diseases
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْبَرَصِ، وَالْجُنُونِ، وَالْجُذَامِ، وَمِنْ سَيِّئِ الأَسْقَامِ
Allahumma inni a’uzubika minal baros, wal junuun wal juzzam, wa min sayyi’il-asqam
O Allah, I seek refuge in You from leprosy, madness, elephantiasis, and evil diseases
(Sunan Abi Daud)

May ALLAH SWT give us the strength to offload our stress and make the most of this extraordinary and uncertain circumstances.

Stay tuned, Insh’Allah we shall get back to you as soon we know about our next plans. Thank you for your support and patience!

CBMC Executive Committee