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Brief History

We started in the late 1980's to investigate the possibility of establishing a Masjid in the West End of Ottawa to serve the needs of the growing Muslim Community. The idea was to serve the residents of Bayshore, Greenbank - Baseline - Craig Henry corridor, Barrhaven, Bells Corners and Kanata.

In late 1998, a meeting was called to formalize our efforts and this led to the formation of Jamiatul Muslemeen of Ottawa-Carleton.

A Shuraa was formed to lead the organization. In 1993, the Baptist Bible Church, located at 572 Moodie Dr. came up for sale. It was centrally located for the West End, the property was designated Institutional and there was, adjacent to the property, undeveloped tracts of land that had the potential for purchase and expansion in the future.

We put in an offer through a Muslim Real Estate agent and after some negotiation; it was accepted by the Church.

All praise belongs to our Lord and Creator Allah SWT, Who through His Mercy and Will, made it possible for the Shuraa to collect the entire purchase price and the property was bought for cash!!

Initially, we cleaned out the Basement, put in a sub-floor, carpeted it and started the Masjid and Madrasa.

Key Accomplishments

1993:  Acquired Real Estate property

1994:  Established Jami Omar Masjid

1994:  Relocated Al-Madrasah Noorul Islam

1996:  Built Parking Lot

1997:  Started full funeral services

1997:  Built new prayer hall

1999:  Purchased additional 2.4 acre land

2002:  Initiated zoning change

2004:  Acquired 1 acre land for a future senior residence

2005:  Launched the current project

2006:  Current Expansion Project (50,000 sq. ft. facility)