Dear respected Readers,


We would like to inform you that Zawiyah Foundation is moving out of our current location on Crompton Street.

We seek your understanding that Imam Fode will not be taking any appointments until further notice.

We will still be holding our weekly Dhikr Majlis tomorrow, Thursday October 8th at the Centre. It begins at 7.30 pm after Maghrib prayer.

Friday Prayer on October 9th also will be held at the Crompton Street location. Imam Fode will be giving an English lecture starting from 2 pm.

The location of Arabic and Tafseer classes on Sunday is still being determined. We will be sending out more information soon in our newsletter. InshaAllah. If you have not signed up for our mailing list, please do so.

You can also find updates on our Facebook page. You are welcome to keep in touch with us by emailing –

Have a blessed week everyone.

With sincere salaam,
Zawiyah Admin


This year Zawiyah Foundation is pleased to announce that Eid ul-Adha prayer will be held at Trout Lake Community Centre. Please see the information below:

Location: Trout Lake Community Centre       
                 3360 Victoria Drive
                 Vancouver, BC V5N 4M4

Date:        Thursday, 24th September 2015

Time:        8 am sharp. Doors open from 7am.

Parking: Please use the main parking lot which is on Victoria Dr and 15th Ave

Directions: Do come through the main doors and follow the signs for Eid Prayers

We ask that everyone please bring their own prayer mats. Light refreshments will be served afterwards.

Thinking of making Qurbani this year?

For more information please contact Zawiyah Foundation at or call us at 604-3223203.

Other updates:

Tafseer classes on Wednesday, September 23rd and Sunday 24th are cancelled due to Eid.

Dhikr Majlis will also be cancelled on Thursday, 24th September.

Tafseer classes and the Dhikr Majlis will resume the week after.

Monthly Family Dars – Sunday, 27th September at 6 pm

Our monthly Family Dars will commence as usual this Sunday, 27th September at 6pm. Do come and join us to listen to an uplifting lecture by Imam Fode followed by a delicious dinner. Please bring your family and friends.

May these 10 best days of the year be full of blessings as we increase our worship and sacrifice for Allah alone. We look forward to seeing everyone there as we celebrate the 10th of Dhul Hijjah as a family.


Eid ul-Adha

There were no reports of sighting the Hilal in North America.

Therefore, Zhul Hijjah will commence on Tuesday, September 15 and Eid ul-Adha will be on Thursday, September 24, 2015 InshaAllah.

Day of Arafah

The Day of Arafah will be Wednesday, September 23. Please note that fasting on the day of Arafah is highly encouraged.

Eid Salah

Stay tuned for Eid Salah time and location on Thursday, September 24.




We would like to announce that the new Shawwal moon was not sighted tonight around sunset. Therefore Eid is going to be on Saturday July 18, 2015. We welcome everyone to join us at Zawiyah Foundation on Crompton Street for Eid prayer. Eid prayer will be held over 2 sessions –

1st Session at 8 am

2nd Session at 8.30 am

We advise everyone to arrive promptly. Should the first session be full, please wait outside the Centre patiently until the first prayer has been completed and the congregation has filed outside. We thank you for your cooperation in making this Eid morning a special and successful one

Please be informed that Tafseer class will be cancelled this Sunday, July 19.

Have a wonderful last day of Ramadhan. May all our effort in this beautiful month be accepted and we continue with doing our good deeds beyond Ramadhan.

We would like take this opportunity to wish everyone Eid Mubarak. Have a joyous and jubilant celebration!


It seems hard to believe, but this beautiful month, the best of months is almost coming to an end. It is not over yet. The door is still wide open for us to seek repentance, increase our worship and strengthen our relationship with the Almighty God.

Sunday class on July 12 is cancelled. Tafseer class students please take note. We will send out an announcement once class resumes after Eid.

Sighting of the Shawwal moon will occur on Thursday, evening of July 16 around sunset. Look out for updates here and you can also call the Centre to listen to a recorded message to find out when Ramadhan ends and Shawwal begins.

This year, Eid prayer will be held over 2 sessions at Zawiyah Foundation on Crompton Street.

The 1st Session starts at 8 am.

The 2nd Session starts at 8.30 am.

Please arrive promptly. In the event that the first session is full, please wait outside and join in the second session once the crowd has cleared. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in making the Eid morning a joyous and successful one.

May the Almighty accept our repentance, multiply our rewards and award us with the dress of Taqwa. We wish everyone a blessed and successful Ramadhan.

Soon it is time for our annual Interfaith Event. This year marks the 10th year that Zawiyah Foundation has been organizing the dialogue between various faiths. We will have a line-up of engaging speakers, including Imam Fode of Zawiyah Foundation, discussing the theme “Responding to the Divine”.

Please join us in learning and discovering how we share a common purpose in connecting to the Divine. The event will be held at the beautiful Heritage Hall on Main Street in Vancouver.

Do bring your friends. Refreshments will be served.

Below is the event information:

On: Sunday, July 26 2015  from  12 – 4 pm

At: Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver, BC


It is our pleasure to announce that the new moon has been sighted. Therefore, the month of Ramadhan begins tonight and fasting starts tomorrow, Thursday June 18, 2015.

Please refer to the Ramadhan 2015 timetable below for prayer times. Zawiyah Foundation is also open everyday for Iftar and Tarawih prayers. We welcome Iftar sponsorships too. Do come and join us at the Centre.

Thinking of paying your Zakah? This year, the Fitrana is $10 per person. You can make your Fitrana payments and Zakah at the Centre.

May this blessed month bring peace and tranquility to us all.

Ramadhan Kareem everyone!


Ramadan starts June 18 and ends July 17 (subject to local moonsighting in North America)

The exciting days of Ramadan are coming! Check back this space to get all your updates, including the daily Ramadan iftar timetable and iftar sign up sheet.

Zawiyah Foundation also accepts Zakat and Fitrana in Ramadan. Contact us if you would like to donate or pay your Zakah.