Kitchener Masjid is the largest Mosque in Kitchener serving a large and diverse Muslim community. Today, hundreds of people each week make use of Kitchener Masjid to perform the five daily prayers and the congregational Friday prayer. The Masjid is open for 7 days a week with staff on site to service the facility and welcome the visitors. The mosque also hosts community events, a Quran school for kids, and lectures for various segments of our community. It is located at 1017 Victoria St. N right across from the Home Hardware and Canadian Tire.
Imam Muhammad Abuelezz was born in Egypt to a family of al-Azhar scholars. His father was an Azhari scholar and Imam in the Ministry of Endowments (Al-Awqaf). His mother was a teacher in Al-Azhar too. He has two brothers who have also graduated from Al-Azhar and are now working as Imams in Egypt.
Imam Abuelezz attended at Al-Azhar for his middle school and high school. He joined the faculty of languages and translation, and graduated with BA degree in Islamic Studies in English in 2001. He went on to finish his post graduate work at Al-Azhar in the Islamic Studies Department. He is a Hafiz of the Holy Qur'an and holds Ijazah in Hafs Recitation. He has been working in the field of Da'wah since he was in high school. After graduation, he worked for six years as an Imam in Egypt before coming to the USA for advanced studies about the Muslims in North America.
In 2008, Imam Abuelezz worked for IslamOnline website as a religious researcher in English Fatwa section. He got a scholarship to do his masters at the University of Georgia with his thesis being "The Challenges Facing Imams in America". He got honor to help the Muslim community in Athens Georgia as a volunteer Imam during his study. In 2011 he also served as an imam of the Islamic center of Tallahassee, Florida.
Imam Abuelezz believes that Imam's work is a great responsibility and very hard to achieve success in it without the help of Allah. Therefore he is asking the brothers and sisters of the Muslim community in Kitchener to pray that Allah grant him success in serving Islam.
|August 17, 2017 (Dhū al-Qa'da 24, 1438)|
|Fajr||5:03 am||5:45 am|
|Zuhr||1:26 pm||1:45 pm|
|Asr||5:17 pm||6:45 pm|
|Maghrib||8:22 pm||8:27 pm|
|Isha||9:49 pm||10:00 pm|
The Phase 1 of this project involves the revitalization of sections of the Kitchener Masjid Community center for the purpose of creating a state-of-the-art multi-purpose gymnasium and youth facilities. This project will involve equipping the new spaces with efficient HVAC system, windows for natural lighting, restoration of existing roof as well as high quality flooring.
Help us reach our goal of $100,000 to complete this phase!
Purchase a building block , one building block is $100 and we need 1000.
There is Great Reward in building a Masjid!
Our Masjid's monthly running cost is approximately
According to the 2011 census for the Waterloo region,
18,990 Muslims are part of our community.
It ONLY takes 1000 members of our community
donating $20 monthly to run our Masjid!