Mission Statement

The Islamic Association of Nova Scotia (IANS), Canada is a registered, 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 masajid (mosques) in Dartmouth, Pictou County and Truro, Nova Scotia and maintains the Muslim cemetery in Truro.

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IANS-AGM and Election notice

December 11, 2022

Assalamu aliakum, The Islamic Association of Nova Scotia (IANS) will be holding the Annual General Body Meeting and Elections on Sunday, January 1st, 2023, after zuhar prayers in Dartmouth masjid. Only registered members in good standing will be eligible for participation, nomination and voting.

The members can either email or hand over the nomination list to any of the IANS executive committee members or to the Election Officer.

DATE: Sunday, January 1st, 2023.
TIME: 1:30 pm after zuhar prayers
PLACE: Dartmouth Masjid, 42 Leaman Drive


  1. Introduction & Welcome
  2. Approval of minutes of the General Body Meeting of 2021
  3. President’s Report
  4. Treasurer’s Report/Financial Statement
  5. Elections of new Executive Committee
  6. Other/New business The following positions are up for election:
    • President
    • Vice President
    • Secretary- must be resident of Halifax/Dartmouth area
    • Treasurer- must be resident of Halifax/Dartmouth area
    • Youth Representative- must be between 16 and 25 years and shall be elected by the Muslim youth attending the meeting from the same group.

Nominations for election can be sent to the Election Officer, Br. Bakht Zamin Khan bakhtz@hotmail.com, (902) 210-6566 .

The last date for receiving nomination is 21, December 2022.

Community Recycling Project

March 27, 2022

Dear Brothers/Sisters,

The IANS is launching its first recycling project for Ramadan to collect funds for the local community and those in need. With the help of this project, we hope to bring awareness to the local community about the importance and spirit of Ramadan as well as the environment. In the month of Ramadan, the reward for our hasanaat (good deeds) is far greater than any other month in the year. Muslims around the world take this blessed month as an opportunity to earn good deeds by doing charitable work and give alms to those in need. As you know, Ramadan is a time when charity is collected the most around the world. This small act of recycling will contribute significantly to the community and will go a long way in enlightening people on the values of Ramadan. This project will involve participants of all ages — adults and children alike!

To contribute to this kind act, please read the following:

To register, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/aPcnLxoS5fxKXtdB8

For more information on the Ramadan recycling project, please see the attached poster.

For more information on what products are eligible for recycling refunds, see the attached infographic.

All recycling will be collected once a week on Fridays after jumma prayer and Saturdays after asr prayer. There will be volunteers present to collect recyclables at the masjid for those timings. Please make sure all recyclables do not have any caps or straws and are not left unattended.

If you have any questions, feel free to email at recycle@islamnovascotia.ca

Download the Recycle Poster here.

Download list of items that can be recycled here.

Quran Tafseer & Classes for Kids Resuming

October 01, 2021

Quran classes for children age 6 and above have started. Classes are Monday to Thursday (4 days)

Every Friday after Salatul Isha we have Quran Tafseer Halaqah for both Men and Women.

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 Potlucks

First 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.

iqama 6:30
iqama 1:45
iqama 5:45
iqama Sunset
iqama 9:00
Juma 1:30pm

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