The Islamic Association of Nova Scotia (IANS), Canada, is a non-profit, volunteer organization that provides support and services to the Muslim community of Nova Scotia for its religious and social needs. The Association administers the mosques in Dartmouth and Truro, Nova Scotia and maintains the Muslim cemetery in Truro.
COVID-19 UpdateMarch 22, 2020
May the Peace, Blessings and Mercy of Allah be with you السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
Given the current unprecedented situation with COVID-19 infection and in accordance with the recommendations of Department of Public Health regarding avoiding congregations, the Islamic Association of Nova Scotia has decided to close the three masajid (mosques) it administers in Dartmouth, Truro and Pictou County for a period of TWO weeks.
Effective immediately, there will be no activities in these masajid including five regular prayers and Juma (Friday salat). The situation will be reassessed on Saturday 03, April 2020 and further announcement made. All Brothers and Sisters are requested to kindly understand and respect this difficult decision which is important for the safety of everyone.
Funeral prayers are an exception to the above notice, with the following conditions.
- Funeral prayers should only be attended by immediate family members and limited to 5 individuals including the Imam.
- People attending the funeral prayers are expected to observe public health guidelines.
- People attending funeral prayers should perform wudu at home.
- Please maintain a space of 6 feet during prayers.
- Please follow any additional guidance from the Imam.
Additional public health guidance can be found at the following links:
Public Health Agency of Canada:
Nova Scotia Department of Health & Wellness. www.novascotia.ca/coronavirus
Become an IANS Member!Wednesday January 22, 2020
Membership in the Islamic Association of Nova Scotia is open to any Muslim residing in Nova Scotia. The Islamic Association relies on the annual membership fee and donations to help provide services. These include operations and maintenance of the masajid in Dartmouth (including imam’s salary), Truro and Pictou County. It also arranges Eid prayers, provides kitchen/dining hall facility for functions, arranges funeral services and maintains the cemetery in Truro.
To join the Islamic Association of Nova Scotia, please download the application form. Kindly complete the form and send it to the Islamic Association with the fee and any donations. Thank you.
Monthly PotlucksFirst Saturday of every month.
Please join us for the monthly potluck, held at the Dartmouth Mosque - 42 Leaman Drive.
The potluck begins after Maghrib prayers.