Abid sheikh is registered with and licensed
by the Provincial Gov't. to solemnise Islamic weddings
in the Province which are also deemed legal. The Marriage
Certificate issued is provided by the Provincial Gov't.
and is acceptable at all levels of government. Families/individuals
intending to have Nikah performed may contact Abid at
506-696-4384 (leave message if
not home). He will then arrange to meet with the
parties concerned to facilitate solemnisation of the
Full Islamic funeral services are provided by MANB.
The Association works with Fitzpatrick Funeral Home,
Saint John, for complete ghusal and Kafan rituals according
to Shariah. The body is then taken to the Masjid for
Salat-ul-Janazah, and then transported to Islamic Cemetry
in Sussex for Islamic burial.
Designated people in the Community are usually involved
in taking care of the funeral services all the way so
that the family of the deceased does not go through
added stress. Total cost of the burial is later forwarded
to the family for payment. Should the family be financially
strained, part or total cost is assumed by the Association.
To map location to the cemetry - please
This service was given to the Muslim
patients officially until last year when the Hospital
administration made some changes as a result of which
this service will have to be renewed . However, on individual
basis, Community people do visit the sick as and when
the need arises.
On the second floor of the Regional Hospital, the Inter-Faith
Chapel provides sacred space for worship to people of
all faiths. MANB (represented by Dr. Kamil Kazi) was
instrumental in the planning and designing of the Chapel
in co-ordination with other Faith group reps. and Hospital
Staff. There is a wudu area at the enterance of the
Chapel with Sajjadahs(prayer rugs) and copies of Qur'an
Kareem for recitation. Qiblah direction is facing the
huge window on the wall immediately on entering the
over twenty five years, some Community members visited
Federal Prisons in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, offering
religious and spiritual services to the Muslim inmates,
and Dawah to the non-Muslim seekers. Alhamdulillah,
several inmates reverted to Islam over the period of
time, and the dietary and other religious needs of the
Muslims were looked after.
On "retirement" of the brothers from this
project, Correctional Services of Canada assigned C.I.D.,
Centre for Islamic Development, Halifax, N.S.to continue
looking after the needs of the Muslim inmates in these
Some members of the Community visit
other members on weekly basis with the intention of
building and maintaining mutual relations and offering
Dawah as and when necessary. Such visits help reach
out to the new arrivals who may be struggling to get
settled , and also enourage those who have been in the
closet to interact with the rest of the Community.