2014-11-20 fatwa session
Tafseer session: Sat. Nov. 22, 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.
Normally held on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, tafseer sessions will only be held on Sep. 13, Nov. 8, Nov. 22, & Dec. 13 (due to hajj and Shaikh Abdool Hamid's other commitments).
Search for Knowledge: Sat. Nov. 22, 7 pm
Part 2 of a 3 part halaqa series (Oct. 18, Nov. 22, Dec. 20) with Shaikh Shazim Khan, with a special presentation on Islamic history by Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick
Beyond Belief - seminar and panel discussion
How Islam has been hijacked by extremists & those who profit by their actions
Sat. Nov. 29, 5 pm - 9 pm
$10 (includes light refreshment & literature)
• Shaikh Abdool Hamid: Qur'anic Perspectives on Terrorism and Radicalization
• Dr. Hamid Slimi: The Global Impact of Radicalization
• Sr. Shahina Siddiqui: Community Perspectives and Responses
• Sr. Ginella Massa: Media Perspectives and Bias
• Sr. Khadija Kanji: Radicalization beyond the Muslim Community
IIT at the Toronto International Book Fair
IIT was honoured to be a participant in the first Toronto International Book fair at Metro Toronto Convention Centre (Nov. 13 - 16). Under the theme of Canadian Muslim authors, IIT showcased authors such as Haroon Siddiqui (Being Muslim), Dr. Kathy Bullock (Rethinking Muslim Women and the Veil), Dr. Hamid Slimi (Terrorism: An Islamic Perspective), Dr. Zijad Delic (Canadian Islam- Belonging and Identity), Sr. Wahida Valiante (A Mosaic of Thoughts), Shaikh Ahmad Kutty (Ramadan and Fasting; Living the Path and You Wanted to Know) and Dr. Jasser Auda ( Maqasid al Shariah).
Two of our authors, Dr. Slimi and Shaikh Ahmad Kutty made scheduled appearances at the booth.
The weekend was an excellent example of interaction and networking with the wider literary community. The many people who stopped by our booth commended us for presenting a balanced view of Islam and for tackling difficult issues. The three books that generated the most interest were Haroon Siddiqui's 'Being Muslim'; Shaikh Ahmad's 'You Wanted to Know' and Dr. Slimi's book on terrorism.
We would like to thank those who visited our booth and engaged in meaningful conversation. And to our fellow book exhibitors - King Gabriel, Tara Antler, Kobo Reading Life and Sue Stephenson: thanks for the support and engaging discussions.
Community news: Punish Pakistan for its un-Islamic blasphemy laws
Barbarity of burning a Christian couple alive in Pakistan is worse than the beheadings by the Islamic State.
"The barbaric act by fanatic Pakistani Muslims of burning alive a poor Christian couple is a crime against humanity. It's the worst crime in the history of Pakistan committed in the name of religion. It was triggered by the false accusation of the burning of some pages of the Qur'an."
That's Father James Channan of the Dominican Order in Pakistan summing up the horrific incident last week when a mob of more than 1,000 Muslims in a small village in the province of Punjab killed a poor Christian couple. Continued...
Community news: Canadian Muslim Scholar participates in International Catholic-Muslim Forum
Muslim and Catholic leaders and scholars issue a joint communique at the third Catholic-Muslim Forum held at the Vatican.
Canadian-Muslim scholar Dr. Ingrid Mattison was one of the participants in a recently-concluded Catholic-Muslim Forum held at the Vatican. The Forum, held from November 11-13, was the third of its kind, and included high ranking Muslim scholars & intellectuals from both religious denominations under the theme "Working Together to Serve Others". Continued...
Dec. 25 Annual Winter Dinner
(Details coming soon)
Sponsorship opportunities available - please email us regarding opportunities to advertise your business
while you enjoy dinner with your friends and family.
Journey Through the Qur'an
Wednesdays, 7 pm (accessible on-line)
Join Shaikh Abdool Hamid
for this thematic overview of the Qur'an. Focusing on the key messages & themes of the Qur'an, students will develop an understanding of the importance of sound guidance in everyday life.
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Qur'an Recitation: Open Course for Brothers
This open course will focus on reciting the Qur'an with the rules of Tajweed and is intended for brothers who already have a background in Tajweed and can recite the Qur'an with some amount of fluency.
Sundays, 7 pm | Instructor: Shaikh Saeed Gharsudeen | Cost: Free
Deeper Roots - an Overview of Islamic History
An exciting course (Tues. 7 pm)
that challenges the foundations of Euro-Centric History by showing the amazing achievements of the Golden Age of Islam (7-15th Century); revealing the evidences for Pre-Columbus voyages made by Muslim explorers; showing the actual places and traces of Muslim presence in the early Americas and following the footsteps of these Muslims throughout Central and North America.
Canadian Muslims stand united with fellow citizens in condemning Ottawa attacks
(Ottawa - October 22, 2014) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a prominent Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, stands united with Canadians in categorically condemning today's shooting attacks at Ottawa's War Memorial and on Parliament Hill which left a Canadian soldier dead and several others injured. Continued...
Fall Semester - we're here everyday for YOU!
We are pleased to present the 2014 Fall Semester
, with a number of new and continuing courses.
Please note that while some classes are streamed live on-line, most can only be accessed in person at the IIT.
• Comprehensive Arabic Lang. Level 1
- Ustaz Mohamed Edris
: Wed. 7 pm
• Arabic Lang. Book 1
- Sister Rona Ulla
: Tues. & Thurs. 7 pm
• Qur'an Recitation (for sisters) - beginners
- Sister Laila Maarouf
: Sun. 3 pm
These are just a few highlights, please review the class schedule for details on all classes.
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