First Masjid In Ottawa

Early 1960s

Ottawa's Muslim community in the early 1960s numbered no more than 100 people — about a dozen families — according to Malik, who helped found the Ottawa Muslim.
They used to pray at Western [United Church on Bronson Avenue] and early in 1961, the Muslims began to use Western's basement".
Then Switch to Northwestern United Church north of Scott Street. The basement of the church soon became too small, as the numbers ballooned to about 500 people by 1970.
And so began the project to build Ottawa's first masjid.
Malik, Rasheed, Aly Nawar, my father Imam Amjad Ali, myself, along with many brothers and sister was working hard to collect money. The purchase of the land site for our future Masjid involved mostly cash donated by members of the masjid and gifts from a number of embassies.  
The Ottawa Mosque, which was built in 1972 on Northwestern Avenue, required a crane to place the minaret.(Ottawa Muslim Association). The Masjid required a crane to place the minaret. It's the only one in Ottawa at that time. This was the first time the call to prayer was down in Ottawa the capital of Canada. The first Imam for our new Masjid was Imam Amjad Ali.

The original house where the mosque now stands

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Masjid Construction

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Masjid 

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Masjid Basement

Trudeau Visits Ottawa's Oldest Mosque for Eid al Adha

This is Imam Amjad Ali  leading the Aid ul Adha in the Ottawa First Masjid

This is Imam Amjad Ali  leading the Aid ul Fitr in the Ottawa First Masjid