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Doors Open Ottawa: Jami Omar Mosque
Originally established in 1992, Jami Omar Mosque was located within a renovated 2,000 square foot bungalow.
In 2003 construction began on a new mosque located on the same property, and over a period of 15 years the new mosque was constructed at a size of approximately 50,000 square feet. This new three-level mosque has two large prayer halls, a full sized gymnasium, fully equipped exercise rooms, two full sized kitchens, a taghseel area used for burial preparation services, and a private Islamic school.
The rich blue carpet that can be found in the prayer halls was imported from Turkey and provides a distinctive pattern allowing for congregational prayers. The large wooden minbar found at the front of the main prayer hall was hand crafted by a local carpenter.
The mosque provides various services to the community such as marriage, family counselling and funeral services. In addition the facilities have been used for summer camps, interfaith dinners and seminars, and an annual blood donor clinic.
In-person visiting hours
- Saturday, June 3 2023
10am to 4pm
- Sunday, June 4 2023
10am to 4pm