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High School Friday Prayers


The high school Friday prayers (Jumuahs) is the main service that the Muslim Youth of Ottawa help facilitate. Alhamdulillah (praise be to God), there are 17 schools across the city that hold Friday prayers...

Coordination with Schools

The way the MYO helps with the Friday Prayers is by sending trained volunteers from the community to the schools to deliver the sermon. Every volunteer must complete a half-day workshop...


Community organizations also take part in the workshop. A member from Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) and from the Council of American-Islamic Relations Canada...


Religious freedoms are protected within the Ontario Human Rights Code. The school administration is required to accomodate your right to hold Friday prayers (and even the regular salat) to the point of...

Growing Need

Although we are greatful that 17 schools in the city have Friday prayers, there are still several that don't. At our peak, we had nearly 18 schools serviced. Why the decrease? Simply put, a shortage of...

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