The Islamic Institute of Toronto expresses deepest sympathy to the victims and families of the brutal attack on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, on Easter Sunday. No community should be subject to such terror, and we urge the authorities to act swiftly to bring the perpetrators to justice.
We stand in solidarity with the Christian community throughout the world as they deal with such a tragedy. We urge all people to work towards peace, brotherhood and reconciliation and to eschew violence as a means towards any goal.
May God Almighty send His Healing on the survivors. May He console the hearts of the families, friends and communities of the victims. And may He protect us all and keep us safe.
IIT Board of Directors and Scholars!
Hajj registration: OPEN!
Act quickly if you wish to go - registration ends as soon as all spots are gone - only a few spots remain.
Preparing for Ramadan course: 4 sessions, ends Apr. 26
• March 29, April 5 and April 26 - Shaikh Abdool Hamid on Ramadan and Fasting
• April 12 - Dr. Roubiya Mohamed on Challenging the Myths about Diet and Nutrition
Rajab and Sha’ban
O Allah! Bless us in Rajab and Sha’ban and grant us the opportunity to witness the blessed month of Ramadan! Can you feel the vibe? There’s only two months to go before Ramadan begins, and we have started our preparations for it! Be part of the exciting effort by volunteering your time, skills and energy! Continued...
Muslim Business Expo: Apr. 20, 12 pm
You are invited to the IIT Muslim Business Expo on Saturday April 20 2019. Come out and experience your local Muslim Business and Entrepreneurs all under one roof. Shop, Learn, Network and Support! Entry is Free and Open to everyone!
Alhamdulillah, our Winter 2019 Semester Courses are out! Register for one of our NEW or CONTINUING courses (or an on-demand course) in three simple steps:
1. Log-in/sign-up at open-institute.thinkific.com
2. Click on any course for its details
3. Submit your info. (and payment if it's not a free course)
Note: Some courses are offered in-class and online. We encourage you to attend in person; however if this is not possible then you can access the course online or through a live-stream on facebook. In-class students have the opportunity to interact directly with our scholars and teachers, and registered students will have all material, quizzes, and access to video lectures for review!
Alhamdulillah Shaikh Ahmad Kutty has served the Muslim community for almost half a century in various capacities as a Muslim Scholar. His website, AskTheScholar.com provides a forum for detailed answers and guidance to life's everyday issues. Check out its new look and share it with your friends and family.
A reliable source of answers to questions about living Islam.
Tafseer sessions: 2nd & 4th Sat. of the month, 6 pm
Join us for one of our flagship programs, where Shaikh Abdool Hamid discusses central concepts in the Qur'an. These sessions systematically explain the verses of the Holy Qur'an from the earliest sources.
Children's evening madrassa: weekdays, 5:30 pm
A special children's evening class in Qur'anic recitation and Islamic studies. It runs for the entire school year and follows a standard school calendar. Teachers include Hafiz Hassan Mohamed, Ibrahim Farook and others, and is managed by Imam Kamruzzaman. Children between the ages of 5-14 are eligible - $30 per month per child. Registration done at IIT
Friday night classes
Our Friday Night Family Program resumed Jan. 11 with children's classes (6 pm), Youth Class with Shaikh Abdool Hamid, and Adult Class with Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick.
Three major issues of our times! with Sh. Abdullah Hakim Quick
Friday: Decoded! Where we get behind the scenes of what the Friday Sermon is really about!
IIT Ball Hockey League Awards Banquet: Only a few days left to get tickets
Annual awards banquet: All our awards will be given out at IIT on Saturday April 27. Come join us for this celebration of excellence!
Dinner is FREE for all players, volunteers, and children under 6. Family and friends, tickets are $15 each and will be on sale until this Friday April 19 at midnight Absolutely no tickets will be sold at the door. → Download the flyer
Feeling left out? Want to join the league next season? Get your name added now to our contact list. Must be 6-16, any skill level. Registration begins in August. Beginners welcome.
Email Khalid or call him at 416-894-5758 for Banquet tickets or to be added to the contact list for next season.
Can I Remove Hijab for Safety Reasons?
Shaikh Ahmad Kutty - If you have genuine reasons to fear for your safety, then you are allowed to remove hijab while wearing modestly as best as you can. It would be best if you make the judgment for yourself based on your moral conscience.
However, you are not allowed to remove Hijab if there is no real threat or fear. In other words, isolated incidents of harassment or mocking cannot justify your decision for removing Hijab. Continued...
Can Muslims use recreational cannabis?
Shaikh Ahmad Kutty - According to scientific studies, using marijuana is proven to be deleterious to mental and physical health. Since Islam is a religion that stresses preservation of life, mind, and health as priorities, a Muslim cannot resort to it, or condone its use as it would be akin to suicide and self-destruction... → Continued...
All praises are due to Allah, Lord of the worlds and may the peace and blessings of Allah be constantly showered upon our Beloved Prophet Muhammad forever.
As we move further into the 21st Century, the tensions and crises of the world are increasing by the day. Muslims, in the past, have always looked to the guidance of their
Lord and the methodology of the Last Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to bring light in the time of darkness. Continued... → Sign-up today!
500 monthly donors
Let IIT be part of your income! Yes, when you donate to IIT, you will be rewarded for it in the hereafter, and your wealth is purified in this world. Be part of our 500 monthly donor drive - sign-up today!
We are in the process of setting up a community library to be located on the south side of building, on the second floor. A reading room is attached to the library and can be accessed via sliding doors connecting the two spaces.