The MCE mosque would like to invite you to be an MCE member! Members of the MCE have the right to run for an executive position and to vote in the elections. If you are interested, ensure you meet the eligibility requirements (refer to Article 4, Section 1 of the constitution), fill out a membership form, pay the annual fees ($50 if you are applying for yourself or $100 if you are applying for yourself and your spouse), and drop the form & payment at the mosque.
The Muslim Community of Edmonton (MCE) mosque evolved from the Muslim Students Association (MSA) of the University of Alberta. Around 60 university students used to pray at the University as the Al Rashid mosque was quite far. They had numerous problems in booking rooms which they had to pay for. As such, functions were limited to Fridays. A group of students met and decided they needed a da'wah centre near the university that would cater to the university and downtown community. They formed the MCE association with the goal of building a mosque and a Muslim house. The land was purchased on 86 Avenue and 107 Street in 1984 at a cost of $230,000. The money mainly came from abroad. Construction of the building started with full participation from the community, who helped immensely in terms of monetary donations, labour, carpentry, plumbing, etc. Two fundraising dinners were held to help raise funds for the construction. With Allah's grace, the mosque was completed in 1991. The mosque was opened for prayers on February 29, 1992.
The five daily prayers are held regularly at the MCE Mosque along with Jumu'a Prayer. The MCE also holds Taraweeh prayers during Ramadan. The Mosque is available 24 hours a day for anyone interested in praying Qyam at night.
The MCE is quite active in the field of da'wa. Open-houses are held several times a year to invite non-Muslims to discover Islam. The MCE is a regular contributor to the MSA's annual Islam Awareness Week.
Muslims are also targeted by the MCE's da'wa efforts. Regular halaqas, guest speakers, and occasional training workshops are just some of the activities aimed at enriching the Muslims in the community. The Islamic Information Center is a collection of educational material (books, audio/video cassettes, etc) that target both Muslims and Non-Muslims. For more information about the MCE's da'wa activities, please contact us.
The MCE is buzzing with social activities especially during Ramadan and the summer months. Activities include potluck dinners, picnics, BBQ's, sports and camping trips. Many of these activities are organized in conjunction with other masajid and/or youth clubs. If you have any suggestions for social activities, or would like to organize/volunteer, please contact us.
The MCE's kitchen and hall is available for private functions. The kitchen contains a large refridgerator as well as a natural gas range. The hall can comfortably accommodate 120 people and can be split up into two sections (one for men and one for women). Currently, the cost to rent hall is $100 and $25 for the kitchen per night. We also offer a Ramadan special of $25 per night! For booking information, please contact us.
Sunday & summer schools
The MCE provides Islamic education for the communities children through Sunday and Summer schools. The Sunday School is a three-hour program held every Sunday. The Fall term starts around the middle of September and runs until mid-January. The Summer School is a six-week program that begins in early July. The program consists of a 4 to 5 hour program Monday through Friday. The aim of both schools is to teach Muslim children the principles of Islam and the basics of the Arabic language. This is achieved through:
Teaching the Holy Qur'an (recitation, memorization, and basic meanings).
- Teaching basic Islamic knowledge (Aqidah, pillars of faith, pillars of Islam, biography of the Prophet PBUH).
- Teaching Islamic manners and morals.
- Teaching Islamic history.
- Teaching the basics of the Arabic language.
- Providing recreation for the kids within an Islamic atmosphere.
The summer school also consists of extra-curricular activities including arts & crafts, sports, and field trips.
For more information about the Sunday and/or Summer schools, please contact us.
The MCE library has a lot of Islamic books and other materials. In order to check out material a library membership will be requested of you.
Please drop by the MCE library and have a look at the assortment of Islamic materials the library has to offer.
For more information about the MCE Library, please contact us.
As the sisters are an integral part of the MCE, regular halaqas are held on weekends in both English and Arabic. The sisters organize various activities to raise funds for the MCE including family dinners and bazaars. They hold periodic Women and Children days.
The MCE's sisters were instrumental in organizing various community fundraisers in cooperation with the sisters of other masajid. And this cooperation continues.