MFGO’s Iftar Mahfil on June 04, 2017

From: Faruk Mannan <>
Date: Tue, May 23, 2017 at 3:57 PM
Subject: Formal Invitation to the MFGO’s Iftar Mahfil on June 04, 2017 (Sunday)
To: Faruk Mannan <>

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May 23, 2017


Dear Brothers, Sisters and Children in Islam:


As-Salaam’Alaikum wa Rahmatullahe wa Barakatehu.

The MFGO Coordination Committee with utmost religious devotion, spirit and enthusiasm, is pleased to cordially invite you, your family and friends to its upcoming Pot-Luck Iftar Mahfil.

The specific date, time and venue of the Program are:

Date: June 04, 2017, Sunday
Time: 7:45 PM (arrival) (Iftar will be at 8:52 PM)
Venue: Walter Baker Sports Centre (Halls A & B); 100 Malvern Drive, Nepean (Barrhaven), ON, K2J 2G5

The details of the Program are,

7:45 – 8:15 PM Arrival and sitting of guests
8:15 – 8:30 PM Sura recitations by children

8:30 – 8:40 PM Welcome address, including MFGO announcements and appeal for MFGO Scholarship donation.

8:40 – 8:45 PM Guest speaker’s talk on Ramadan

8:45 – 8:50 Du’a

8:52 PM Azan and Iftar (Breaking of Fast )
9:05 PM Maghrib Prayer
9:15 PM Potluck Dinner and free time to mingle
10:00 PM Vote of thanks, Closing Remarks and Closure


Please let us know how many from your family will be attending and also what type of food item you would be bringing to share with your fellow brothers and sisters. You may bring any item that matches with the following food items provided by the MFGO Coordination Committee; at the entrance we will provide an Iftar package containing dates, samosa and water/Juice; for dinner we will provide Chicken Biriyani (Morog Polao).

You may send an e-mail confirming your attendance to or phone call to any of the following MFGO Committee members on or before May 28, 2017.

MFGO Committee Contact Names (in alphabetical order) are:

Beauty/Ismail @ 613-825-6208, Bona/Tarek@ 613-794-4476; Kochi/Amin @ 613-692-1888, Nasim/Mahbub @ 613-843-0694, Nipa/Faruk @ 613-823-4582, Puspita/B.Zaman@ 613-843-1958, Shirin/Sajjad@ 613-823-4663, Shirin/Z.Zaman@ 613-837-3446 and Tulin/Manjur@ 613-456-6066.

We would also like to inform you that at this Iftar Mahfil we will be collecting donations towards MFGO Scholarship funds; you may give your Zakat money or a simple donation which will enable us to provide sufficient number of scholarships to needy and meritorious students in Bangladesh. More information in this regard will be provided at the event. Please note that we will not be able to issue a CRA approved tax deductible receipt; however, we will issue a receipt acknowledging your contribution to this noble cause. 


Thank you in advance for your time and effort. We look forward to welcoming you at the event.
Ramadan Mubarak and May Allah bless us all. 
The Muslim Family Gathering, Ottawa (MFGO) Coordination Committee.


P.S.  Some useful Information:
  • As you know, the space at the Walter Baker Centre is restricted by the city by-laws; hence, if you have not done so yet, please confirm your attendance; we will accept confirmation on a “First-Come First-Basis” until the total capacity of the Halls are filled. If you have already confirmed, please rest assured that your spots are reserved and you do not need to confirm again. However, kindly let us know ASAP if for any reason you may not be able to attend, so that we can offer that spot to the other guests in the waiting list.  
  • Please note that there will be NO monthly Halaqa program at the Champan Mills Community Centre on the 3rd Saturday of June in order to accommodate the observance of the holy month of Ramadan.
  • MFGO “Eid- Reunion” Dinner (Pot-Luck) will be held this year on July 08 2017 (Saturday) in sha Allah, at the Walter Baker Community Centre (Halls A & B). There will be no fees to attend. More details including a sign-up sheet will be provided at the Iftar Mahfeel.  
  • We will be selling tickets for the MFGO Annual Picnic (in sha Allah, to be held on August 12, 2017) at the Iftar Mahfeel as well; $13 per person (less than 2 years Free).    


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