Wijhah Initiative provides the space, content, and companionship necessary for a healthy understanding and realization of Islam.
We Aspire To Facilitate Spiritual And Social Spaces That Are Welcoming, Meaningful, And Nurturing, In The Spirit Of The Prophetic Community.
“Welcoming” = The Prophetic practice of welcoming and embracing community is at the core of a safe space. We aspire to be a community that grows towards the ideals of our faith and spirituality together, while continuing to appreciate each of our experiences.
“Meaningful” = It its very essence, the values of our faith are meaningful to each and every person. When faith is meaningful, it provides clarity in confusion, and with our questions we find solutions. Our engagement with our faith fosters both reverence, as well as relevance.
“Nurturing” = Our philosophy is built upon the belief that spirituality prospers in the environment of social semi-sacred space, just as we know it does in the reflective state of individual worship. We know that growth happens simply by being in good company.
Over the past two years, we have been able to grow and develop into community focused space for Muslim youth due to the hospitality of the Hespeler Masjid community. However, we require our own space for the following reasons:
1. As we strive to expand as an organization capable of offering additional services to address the needs of our community, it is imperative for us to acquire charitable status. Obtaining a specific address is a requirement for securing charitable status with the Canada Revenue Agency.
2. Having our own dedicated space will enhance our independence and enable us to expand our range of program offerings.
3. At our new location, we have access to 60 parking spots, along with abundant street parking which will not be disruptive to any residential home owners.
We plan to continue using Hespeler Masjid for our Ramadan programming, since that space will still be available to us.
The new space will serve as a hub for the community, particularly the youth, to allow them to come together in order to build community through faith. From the new space, Wijhah Initiative will continue hosting our weekly events run by classically trained scholars. Looking ahead, we aim to expand our community engagement efforts, including the organization of healing circles for sisters and brothers, book clubs, social events for youth and special events for mothers and fathers. Additionally, we will persist in advancing our mental health initiative from this new location.
The funds raised with this campaign will be used to help furnish our new home with items needed for the building to function as a welcoming space for the community to gather and break bread.
We plan to purchase: wi-fi, audio visual equipment, a full kitchen, a partition, rugs, among other daily use items such as cleaning supplies, furnishings and storage units.
Future fundraising will also be utilized for monthly facility costs, to host the community at weekly Wijhah events.
The plan is to hold our first Wijhah event at the new space in January 2024.
Wijhah Initiative will continue to keep our donors updated through social media and e-mail messaging.
Wijhah Initiative will be using the December holiday break to transition into the new space. During the break, events will be on pause, and we will be ready to open our doors in January 2024.
No, we currently do not have charity status. This move will bring us one step closer to attaining charity status.
Yes, we will be accepting donations through our website.
Donating to Wijhah Initiative is an investment for both the youth of our community, as well as your hereafter. Help us build a prophetic community.