Our thanks to all those who attended the joint IIT/Dar El Salam hajj info. session on Feb. 11, and those who have registered.Anyone interested in performing Hajj with the IIT's group should register as soon as possible. Registration is open, and spots are dwindling. Registration will be done on a first-come first-served basis until we're sold out.
Scarborough Muslims Family Day Walkathon: Feb. 19, 10:30 am
(At the Scarborough Civic Centre) All the local MPs, MPPs and Councillors, including the Honorable Mayor John Tory have been invited. Representatives of Scarborough and Rouge Hospital will also be present. This is the fourth year that Scarborough Muslims are conducting this event. → Get more details
"Who Got Next" Basketball Camp: Mar. 10 & 11, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Join the IIT Youth Council for our second "Who Go Next" Basketball Camp for boys aged 12 to 17! Through this camp, participants will grow immensely in a short period of time - whether to quickly work the kinks out of a jump shot or in preparation for an upcoming game.
Women's drop-in badminton: Mar. 3, 4 pm
Join the IIT Youth Council for our very first Women's Drop In Badminton. Admission is free and all ages are welcome! In addition to drinks and snacks, racquets and birdies will also be provided but feel free to come with your own equipment.
The games will be played in teams of doubles or groups on the day. The goal is to have a great sport day, hang out with friends, meet new people in shaa Allaah, and most importantly have fun!!
Plus continuing classes in Arabic language, youth classes, and more!If you don't receive e-mail confirmation shortly after registration, please check your junk/spam folder.
Summer camp: Jul. 2 - Aug. 10
Six weeks of learning, fun & creativity!
→ Registration, job applications, program details & cost will all be posted at the end of May!
Du'as of the Enslaved: The Malê Slave Rebellion in Bahía, Brazil
In Ramadan of 1835, a group of enslaved African Muslim clerics in Salvador of Bahía, Brazil organized one of the best recorded slave rebellions in the Americas. The history of Muslim rebellion against enslavement in the Americas dates back to 1522, when enslaved Muslims of Wolof origin revolted in Santo Domingo, twelve years after the formal commencement of the transatlantic slave trade. Three centuries later, enslaved Muslims in Bahía, Brazil would organize an uprising that would become the last major slave rebellion in Brazilian history. Continued...
IIT Ball Hockey League Awards Banquet - tickets going fast for April 28 event
Get your tickets before Playoffs are over or you will have to make a special trip to IIT just to get them if your team is eliminated.
Dinner is FREE for all players, volunteers and children under 6. Family and friends, tickets are $10 each and will be on sale every Friday night at IIT. E-mail Khalid or call him at 416-894-5758 to reserve your tickets now. See flyer for all the details.
NEW PLAYERS: If you're new, of any skill level, 6-16 years old, and want to be contacted as soon as registration begins in August, please e-mail Khalid or call him at 416-894-5758 to get added to the contact list.
To commemorate the first anniversary of this tragic attack, communities across Canada held vigils to remember the victims and stand in solidarity with the community. Funds are being collected for Aymen Derbali, a father-of-three who saved the lives of many on January 29, 2017, by taking several bullets as he tried to protect and help others. He was left paralyzed by the ordeal, and now needs an accessible home. With your help, this need can be met.
Introducing the Youth Internship Program
The Youth Internship Program is a paid political internship specifically designed to offer Canadian Muslim post-secondary students the opportunity to build professional and political experience, and gain skill and knowledge that will prepare them for future employment.
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.
Conservative party leadership advisor helped create anti-Islam organization
A senior member of Andrew Scheer's leadership team helped create an anti-Islam organization during his campaign to lead the Conservative Party. Now, that organization is holding events to protest anti-Islamophobia Motion 103 and is bringing together Canada's anti-Islam pundits and anti-Muslim groups.
Georganne Burke, the Scheer campaign's Outreach Chair, was involved in the founding of Canadian Citizens for Charter Rights and Freedoms (C3RF). The group warns that the Liberal government is criminalizing criticism of Islam and opening the door for a Sharia (Islamic) takeover of Canadian law. C3RF plans to hold events across the country to advocate against M103 and the Trudeau government. Continued...
Volunteers make it happen!
For over two decades IIT has thrived as a result of the dedicated efforts of our many volunteers, a few of whom have returned to their Lord - may Allah have mercy on them.
From a fledgling institution in a rented space, IIT now occupies a prominent position in the landscape of Islamic communities in Canada. Alhamdulillah, we now have one of the largest and most active institutions in Canada, providing education and other services to a wide cross section of Canadian society.
Much of our success was a direct result of the passion, time, effort and energy of our volunteers.
From governance to day to day operations, our volunteers have built the foundations for a fully functional organization. Working in close collaboration with our scholars, employees and partners we have set the stage for a positive transformation in our society.
It is impossible to name each volunteer who has contributed to our work. They know themselves.
From young kids providing babysitting services, to retirees preparing the venue for Jumuah; from professional engineers and electricians to families cooking and preparing for events like Ramadan Iftaars and breakfasts; from managing major building projects to complex union negotiations; from lawn maintenance to computer network monitoring; from Scout Leaders to Syrian Refugee advocates; from summer camp organizers to seniors' programs; from instructors to curriculum planners; from venue set-up teams to website maintenance; from student fundraisers to parent supervisors - plus many more areas of participation - our volunteers make it happen!
Let's take a moment to acknowledge their hard work, their passion and their commitment.
May Allah grant them multiple rewards and include them among those who are near to Him on the day of reckoning.
His-story or Our-story?
Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick's West Indies lecture receives positive reviews: Having spent the last week with visiting historian, researcher and author, Dr Abdullah Hakim Quick, understanding the historical events that shaped our world is important in appreciating who we are, where we have come from and where we can go. Dr Quick made an important point during his lecture at the Cave Hill Campus last Thursday. He said we should understand 'our-story' rather than 'his-story'. Continued...
Essentials of Living The Path - Tips For Living an Examined Life
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
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.