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Islamic History Month week 3: Kerala (India)

This Saturday, let's show some love for Kerala and the beautiful people like Shaikh Ahmad Kutty and others whose history goes back to the early days of Islam. Join us for displays, presentations and great food - and learn what distinguishes Islam and Muslims in Kerala from many other places in the sub-continent!

Fri. Oct. 5, 6:30-8 pm - Vision2030 Youth Talks: three TEDx Style presentations by youth on how they see Canadian Muslims in 2030
Sat. Oct. 6, 7-9 pm - Muslims in Canada: Past, Present, Future - Presentation on History of Muslims in Canada; Message by Senior Archivist at Ontario. Archives and panel discussion on Muslims in Canada
Sat. Oct. 13, 7-9 pm - Muslims in Bosnia and Turkey: Presentation and Displays by the Bosnian Muslim Community in Toronto, with food and cultural performances

Sat. Oct. 20, 7-9 pm - Muslims in Kerala (India): Presentation with displays, food and artifacts

Sat. Oct. 27, 7-9 pm - Muslims in the Sudan: Presentation and displays/artifacts by the Sudanese Muslim Community in St. Catherine's, Ontario

Muslim Remembrance Day Ceremony: Nov. 4

We would like to invite the community to this year's Muslim Remembrance Day Ceremony being held at the Royal Military College (Yeo Hall). We hope to continue with this initiative, with the the view to help shape the larger historical narrative of Canadian military history and encourage greater support and participation of the Muslim community for our Canadian Armed Forces. Ryan Rasheed Carter, The Muslim Padre, Chaplain at Canadian Armed Forces

Muslims in Bosnia & Turkey: Oct. 13

Wonderful program - history, culture, calligraphy, food and more. Two internationally respected intellectuals addressed attendees: Professor Amir Pasic, an expert for UNESCO World Heritage Committee and Irfan Mirza, distinguished author and Chair of Education at the Bosnian American Institute.

A New Life in a New Land: The Muslim Experience

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

Turning Dreams Into Reality: Nov. 11, 5-8 pm

We are proud to be a collaborative partner with Deen Support Services in serving people with disabilities in the east end of Toronto. Please share and attend this important event featuring Rafia UmmAhmad Cleofas, Rabia Khedr, Dr. Hamid Slimi, and Shaykh Yusuf Badat

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.

Message from Br. Fareed, Chairman Board of Directors: I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new and returning students to our Fall Semester. Over the last twenty years, the IIT has been offering a variety of courses to enrich our understanding of this noble Deen and to provide us with the tools we need to be upstanding, contributing citizens of Canada. Our distinguished scholars are amongst the best on the continent - please join them as they explore issues associated with Fiqh, Akhlaaq, Arabic Language and the contemporary challenges associated with living in a post-modern, pluralistic society. A special shout out to many of our students who have enrolled with us on an ongoing basis.

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.

Volunteers needed!

We're teaming up with QED and SCF to provide English language intensive classes for Syrian Canadians.
We are looking for proficiency in English, a 16 week commitment, September-January, two hours per week, previous teaching/tutoring experience is an asset. E-mail us if you can volunteer! If you would like to volunteer, or participate, please complete the appropriate form: Volunteer form | Participant form

Keeping the spirit of Hajj alive!

My message to returning Hujjaaj - Keep the Spirit of Hajj Alive! At the Islamic Institute of Toronto (IIT) welcoming the Hujjaaj Dinner.

Narrated Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah said "Whoever performs Hajj for the sake of Allah and does not utter any obscene speech or do any evil deed, will go back (free of sin) as his mother bore him."Continued...

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...

Our New Year Resolutions

By Shaikh Ahmad Kutty - Now, at the threshold of a new Islamic year, we may do well to form some resolutions. They say that all changes in society begin with our thoughts: thoughts which are translated into actions; and actions repeated over time form our character. Building sound character is the route toward betting a better society. → Continued...

What Can We Learn from Hijrah?

By Shaikh Ahmad Kutty - Hijrah is full of lessons for the believers as individuals and as a community. Before proceeding let me define the meaning of Hijrah: Hijrah has various shades of meaning such as forsaking, leaving, boycotting, emigrating, etc. As a term, it is used to refer to migrating to a safer place because of persecution to practice one's faith in peace. → 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 5, sponsorship opportunity

Sponsorship opportunity still available for league team shirts & all star team shirts: ponsor the shirts for a team 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.
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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