Exciting Bazaar and Bake Sale on Friday, April 18, 2014 at Zawiyah Foundation!

1:00PM – 3:30PM (Before and After Jumah)

Come and help us raise money for our school, Qawsain Knowledge House!


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Imam Fode makes an in-depth study into the 99 Names of God. Remembrance of God through His Names can heal a person in many ways. Constant remembrance will show you a way out of your problems. Listen to this video to find out the proper methods and make your comments in YouTube!

Attend Imam Fode’s classes in person if you live in Vancouver, BC. Classes are happening at the Zawiyah Foundation.

TIME TO GIVE: Qawsain Fundraising Dinner

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Imam Fode Drame explains step by step on how one can create an Islamic community that spreads peace and does good in the world based on the 5 pillars. He gives examples from the story of King Solomon (Sayyidina Sulaiman) in the Quran.

Recorded: September 2013 at Zawiyah in Vancouver, BC Canada

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Qawsain new location

This video is a comparative Study on Surah Ar-Room (Chapter of the Romans), verses 17-25 in the Quran.

This class is a follow up of the video titled “Human Being Before and After the Spirit.”
Tip: See that video before watching this one.

In this class, Imam Fode Drame explains the 6 dimensions in the 6 days of creation and how to transcend the 6 days to get to the world beyond it, which is the Throne of God. Learn what Istiwaa means.

Imam also talks about remembrance. Remembrance is the most important step to bringing the heart to life. Remembering Allah day and night will help revive the heart, bringing it from death to life. Remembrance can be through tasbeeh (glorification) and tahmeed (praise). The process of Dhikr (remembrance of Allah) should lead to fikr (reflection on the creation). The two are not the same and often confused.

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Recorded: Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Tafsir-ul-Quran Class at Zawiyah Foundation, Vancouver, BC Canada

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Imam Fode Drame explains in this Jumaah Khutbah the 5 things that make your dua accepted:
(Refer to Surah Maryam; Dua of Sayyidina Zakariah)

1. Lowly, gentle tone voice (related to the manner in which you make your dua)
2. Expressing a need that is genuine (also related to the manner in which you make dua). In the case of Sayyidina Zakariah, he expressed his old age, infirmty and lonliness.
3. Expressing fear
4. Expressing hope. Hope in Allah’s Mercy that He will give from His Rahmah and Bounty (Fadhl) (outside from what Allah has written for you)
5. In the middle, bringing all 5 points together. If the 4 above meet, then the 5th will appear automatically.

Recorded: Friday, August 23, 2013 at Zawiyah Foundation, Vancouver, BC

Eid-ul-Adha Mubarak!

October 15, 2013

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Assalamu alaikum dearest brothers & sisters,

As there was no LOCAL NORTH AMERICAN moon sighting on Saturday October 5th. Zawiyah Foundation will be celebrating Eid-ul-Adha on Wednesday October 16th, 2013.

Inshallah Zawiyah will be hosting Eid Prayers at the following times:

1st Eid Prayer
DATE: Wednesday October 16th
TIME: 8:30am
LOCATION: 8190 Crompton Street Vancouver

2nd Eid Prayer
DATE: Wednesday October 16th
TIME: 9:15am
LOCATION: 8190 Crompton Street Vancouver

Light refreshments will be served. Lots of parking available. Please bring your family and friends.

For your reference:

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Taqwa, which is the gift of fasting in Ramadan, helps us get to the next level, which is Birr. Birr is the result of a fulfilled Hajj. Anyone who cannot make it to Hajj, can still attain Birr through other subsitute ibadah. Listen to find out how taqwa prepares you for Hajj and attaining Birr.

Recorded: Friday, August 9, 2013 at Zawiyah Foundation

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Imam Fode Drame speaks about Islamic spirituality at the Harpreet Singh Show on Dec 16, 2012.

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