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One Day in the Haram: see it in Cineplex

One Day in the Haram is a film documenting 24 hours in the haram with unrestricted access. It will be going on a Canadian tour this December, playing at select Cineplex locations. Seating is limited so make sure to get your tickets quickly!

Al-Wasatiyyah: The Just Balance: resumes Nov. 25

NOTE: This class runs from Nov. 25 - Dec. 9, in three sessions.

This course will explore Wasatiyyah as the Way of Moderation in interpreting and implementing the Islamic code of conduct in our lives. It emanates from the Qur'anic concept: "Thus, we have made you a middle nation (or a nation justly balanced) so that you may be witnesses over mankind and the Messenger may be a witness over you".

Busloads of Muslims formed human 'rings of peace' to protect synagogues in Canada

After a deadly attack last year on a mosque in Quebec, Christians and Jews formed human "rings of peace" around mosques across Canada to help Muslim worshippers feel safer on their way in. This past weekend, Muslims did the same for six synagogues in Toronto. Several hundred people, arriving in busloads from different mosques, stood shoulder to shoulder around the synagogues with one very clear message. Continued...

Muslims Surround Toronto Synagogues With Protective 'Rings Of Peace'

Farhad Khadim, one of the founding directors of the Islamic Institute of Toronto (IIT) and its current director of education, said that the gesture of solidarity extends beyond the protection of faith. "It's about the sanctity of life," Khadim told HuffPost Canada by phone. "For everyone on earth, whether you are part of a certain religion or do not practice religion at all, a right to safety is paramount. Continued...

Brother Fareed Amin addresses congregation at Beth Sholom

[2018-11-03] Brother Fareed Amin addressed the congregation at Beth Sholom and expressed solidarity on behalf of the Muslim community: "We are honoured to be assembled here at the Beth Sholom synagogue in solidarity with our Jewish brothers and sisters. On behalf of the Muslim community, we express our deepest sympathies to our Jewish brothers and sisters affected by the horrific events in Pittsburgh. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. We are here to help in any way that we can. We stand firmly with the Jewish community in rejecting hate and division - regardless of the perpetrator. We will not be intimidated by forces that seek to divide us. We will use this opportunity to grow closer and strengthen the relationships between our communities. We thank the synagogue for the opportunity to come and engage with the community. We hope you have an opportunity to visit with us at the Islamic Institute soon. Thank you."

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...


Fall Semester: classes have begun!

Our line up of courses - new and continuing are ready! New courses include: Al-Wasatiyyah: The Just Balance with Sh. Ahmad Kutty; Introduction to Fiqh with Br. Mohamed Benaicha; Introduction to Reading and Writing Arabic with Br. Fawaaz Safeek; Tajweed for Beginners with Sr. Julie Lowe and Journey of Life with Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick. Plus continuing courses in Vocabulary of the Qur'an; Sharia: What it is and what it's not. We also have courses in Book 2 and Book 3 of the Madinah Arabic Course, Advanced Tajweed with Qari Abdulfatah Jahedar and much more!

We are also offering our weekday evening madrassah for children, our Friday Night Family Program, and the Home-maker's Program for sisters.

Islamic History Month Recap

IIT's Islamic History Month, 2018, witnessed a number of highly successful programs that focused on four continents. The main goal was to bring out interesting, untold stories of Muslim culture in the world and make them relevant to our lives today. The target audience was both Muslim and people of other Faiths. Continued...

Bosnia's history is a quilt of diversity

The history of Bosnia-Herzegovina is one of a people who deeply cherish diversity, author Irfan Mirza told a capacity audience at an Islamic Heritage Month celebration of Bosnian Muslim history held at the Islamic Institute of Toronto on Saturday, October 13... → Continued...

Check these facts on early Muslims in Canada

In May of 1938, a small lot was purchased for $5000 as the future site of the first Muslim place of worship, or mosque, built in Canada. Although incomplete in November of the same year, Al Rashid Mosque housed its first religious event - a funeral for Ali Tarrabain, a Muslim pioneer who immigrated to Canada at the turn of the century... → Continued...

Muslims are an integral part of Canada

Muslims are an integral part of Canada and they should be sharing their history with other Canadians, according to historian Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick. Dr. Quick was speaking on Saturday, October 6th at the inaugural event of a month-long series to mark Islamic History Month held at the Islamic Institute of Toronto... → Continued...

A New Life in a New Land: The Muslim Experience

As we conclude Islamic History Month, this excellent work documenting the early history of Muslims in Canada is a must see.

Tafseer sessions: 2nd & 4th Sat. of the month, 6 pm

We will continue in November, as our Saturdays in October will be dedicated to Islamic History Month activities! 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.

Staying Connected - A Personal Note To Youth

By Shaikh Musleh Khan - It's that time of the year again! From hot summer days to sleeping in and family outings, to back to school shopping, choosing classes and reconnecting with friends: It's back to school!

For most of you, this means a complete readjustment in your daily routine. Appointments, work schedules, baby sitting all have to function around school schedules. On the other hand, students will be reintroduced to an environment where their faith is put to the test and the pressures of fitting in become overwhelming for them and for all of us. → Continued...

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.
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IIT Ball Hockey League: Week 9, sponsorship opportunity

Sponsorship opportunity still available for league team shirts & all star team shirts: Sponsor the shirts for one of the two teams left and get your business name on the shirts as an ongoing advertisement for 5 years. Please contact Khalid to find out what else we will do for you if you sponsor us.
Feeling left out? Get your name added now to our contact list for next year. Must be 6-16, any skill level. Beginners welcome.
Check out our new website at iibhl.ca for all the info you need about the league.


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Islamic counselling with IIT scholars

Shaikh Ahmad Kutty: Tuesdays 10 am - 12 pm - preferably by appointment at consultation@islam.ca
Shaikh Musleh Khan: Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-7 pm - preferably by appointment at consultation@islam.ca
Shaikh Abdool Hamid: Mondays & Wednesdays 4-7 pm - preferably by appointment at consultation@islam.ca
Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 3-7 pm - preferably by appointment at consultation@islam.ca


Get job ready!

Finding your first job is often difficult!! Young people in Canada frequently encounter the 'No Experience, No Job' predicament where they may have an education and tremendous potential, but are often turned away by prospective employers due to a lack of work experience.

This initiative will teach you how to navigate the job market and develop the practical tools vital to securing employment.

Essentials of Living The Path - Tips For Living an Examined Life

(Shaikh Ahmad Kutty) Reflecting the ethical and spiritual vision of Islam - a concise view of the Islamic belief and practices

Confronting Islamophobia and racism

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...

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IIT Academy

The IIT Academy is a registered private school with the Ontario Ministry of Education, and offers the full Ontario curriculum (JK - grade 8), as well as Islamic Studies, Arabic Language, Qur'an Recitation and French.

→  Visit iitacademy.ca for school news & registration information


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