Masjid-an-Noor, Newfoundland

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Masjid-an-Noor Mosque
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Masjid-an-Noor Mosque
Religion
AffiliationIslam
Location
Location430 Logy Bay Road
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
A1A 5C6
Masjid-an-Noor, Newfoundland is located in Newfoundland
Masjid-an-Noor, Newfoundland
Shown within Newfoundland
Masjid-an-Noor, Newfoundland is located in Canada
Masjid-an-Noor, Newfoundland
Masjid-an-Noor, Newfoundland (Canada)
Geographic coordinates47°36′26″N 52°41′22″W / 47.607171°N 52.689325°W / 47.607171; -52.689325Coordinates: 47°36′26″N 52°41′22″W / 47.607171°N 52.689325°W / 47.607171; -52.689325
Architecture
TypeMosque
Completed1990
Dome(s)1
Website
Official site

Masjid-an-Noor is the first, and currently only, mosque in the city of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The mosque is located in the provincial capital of St. John's, and was built in 1990 by the Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.[1] A large proportion of the congregation are students or faculty at the Memorial University of Newfoundland.[1][2]

A 2016 Master's degree thesis has studied the mosque and the role of five-times-daily prayer in the lives of Muslims who have immigrated to Newfoundland.[3]

It is the only mosque in the province. As such has been turned to for reaction to events involving Islam and mosques in the news, such as the March 2019 shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand. In Newfoundland, Masjid-an-Noor held memorial services.[4] An event at St. John's Farmers Market was held to express support for Newfoundland Muslims; some came to the event after hearing of it on CBC News.[5] Messages of support were also delivered to the mosque itself.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "Masjid al-Noor". Local Religions - Profiles - Memorial University.
  2. ^ "We thank you for this friendship". thetelegram.com.
  3. ^ Scott Royle (March 2016). Five Times Daily: The Dynamics of Prayer Worship Among Muslim Immigrants in St. John's, NL (Report). Memorial University of Newfoundland. Full 126 page thesis available here.
  4. ^ Sam McNeish (March 15, 2019). "St. John's Muslim community mourns New Zealand mosque shooting victims". The Telegram, distributed by SaltWire.
  5. ^ Andrew Sampson (March 18, 2019). "Love letters to Christchurch: St. John's supports Muslim community in wake of attack: Messages of love and support delivered to Masjid-an-Noor mosque". CBC News.
  6. ^ Barb Sweet (March 18, 2019). "Peace and love must overcome evil, member of St. John's Muslim community says". The Telegram.

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