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.

Latest News

Eid al Azha Prayers Announcement

July 18, 2021

Eid-ul-Adha is on Tuesday 20, July 2021. The Eid prayers will be held at the Gray Arena, 10 Monique Avenue, Dartmouth. It is a short distance from the Dartmouth masjid.

Under the current Public Health pandemic guidelines, a maximum of 150 persons are allowed to attend faith gatherings at any one time and hence it is not possible to hold a single Eid prayer for the whole Muslim community.  Therefore, 2 prayers will be held.

FIRST Prayer at 8:00AM sharp
SECOND Prayer at 9:00AM sharp

Families living close to the masjid are encouraged to attend the first prayer. A total of 150 people will be allowed at the first prayer.  Others will have to wait for the second one. A total of 150 will be allowed at the second prayer.

People coming to Eid prayers are requested to observe the following:

  1. Bring a prayer mat, as the floor of the building is hard.
  2. Perform wudu (ablution) at home.
  3. Try not to bring children under 6 years of age.
  4. Obey the car parking rules.
  5. Observe a physical distance of 6 feet during prayers.
  6. Face mask is MANDATORY. The masks should be brought as they will NOT be provided on site.
  7. Avoid coming for prayers if there are any symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.

Important Public Health Guidance at Dartmouth Mosque

The Dartmouth masjid is now open for five daily salat. As per Public Health guidelines for religious organizations, a maximum of 50 people are allowed to gather at any one time.  This will be on first come basis.

Physical distancing and face masks remain mandatory while in the masjid.

The community members will be kept updated of the gathering limits if they change.

Islamic Association of Nova Scotia

Build Antigonish Mosque

January 8, 2021

The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said “Whoever builds a mosque, desiring thereby Allah’s pleasure, Allah builds for him the like of it in paradise.” [Bukhari]

We ask our brothers and sisters to support and make a contribution towards the establishment of the new Islamic Centre in Antigonish that will be a landmark for faith practice, enlightenment, education, and moral guidance.

Please donate here:

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 6:15
iqama 1:45
iqama 5:30
iqama Sunset
iqama 8:30
Juma 1:30pm

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