We offer programs for people of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life. Our programming is aligned with our three pillars:
Root your being in the sacred heritage of humanity: the wisdom imparted by the Prophets and Sages since the beginning of time, and especially the teachings of Prophet Muhammad, the Universal Teacher who encompassed eternal wisdom in the way it needs to be expressed for the times in which we live and the times to come.
Nurturing the Soul
If religious activity does not nurture the soul, it's not true religion. All of the activities Sanad offers seek to nurture the soul and help it develop its beauty and take its rightful place in the being of the human that it may guide and provide the inner compass needed on the journey of life.
The fruit of seeking wisdom and nurturing the soul is a life-long devotion to sharing compassion with those around us, our neighbours, our society, and future generations. Our projects are aimed at being accessible to all and opening the doors of the spiritual life and community belonging to all.
Classes, Workshops, Seminars
With Sanad, you will experience
*holistic learning in which mind, spirit, and practice are balanced & developed concurrently.
*how to walk the spiritual path in a balanced manner, in your daily life.
*authenticity: come just as you are, with your authentic self, and ask the questions you need answers for.
Rhoda Mosque and Maison de Fatima
In addition to being a place of learning, the Rhoda Institute is also a prayer space. Between learning activities, its doors remain open to those seeking a peaceful and calm space for prayer, reflection and meditation. In Montreal, Maison de Fatima hosts weekly devotional gatherings and other special events. These sacred spaces provide opportunities for the cultivation of inner peace, within the supportive fellowship of community.
Counseling & Chaplaincy
Holistic Guidance and Healing
Our counsellors help individuals, couples, and families. We use a holistic approach that integrates spiritual support with emotional and psychological healing. We also provide referrals to other available community services where necessary.
We offer on and off-site chaplaincy services in prisons, hospitals, and universities including support to ex-inmates as they re-enter society.
Hearing, Healing, Heading forward.
We hold annual retreats in English and French which are aimed at taking attendees out of the vortex of life to connect with their spiritual self.
For more info: Lotus Blossom Retreat
Weekly Meditation Gatherings
Celebrations of Guidance
In Ottawa and Montreal, we gather on a weekly basis to share a community meal, and connect to our Creator with prayers and meditation. Find out more here.
A special time of the year
During the month of Ramadan, we offer daily gatherings including classes, prayers, and communal meals.
Join us in person in Ottawa or follow the classes live on Facebook!