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Library Technician (volunteer) (Application deadline: Oct. 6) We are looking for knowledgeable and motivated individuals who can assist with the operations of the library.

Registrar (volunteer) (Application deadline: Oct. 6) The registrar will work closely with staff, faculty and students to create a seamless experience for instructors and students.

Jumuah indoors

From this Friday (Oct. 3) onward, jumuah will be held indoors in our newly refinished gym.

For khutbah recordings & more, search for 'IIT' on iTunes & subscribe to our podcasts (or visit iit.podbean.com)

Eid mubarak! (Sat. Oct. 4)

Please check back for prayer time(s) & khateeb.

 • Please arrive early to minimise parking issues - we encourage you to carpool, walk or take public transit
 • Please make wudhu at home, bring a prayer rug and a plastic bag for your shoes
 • Please do not park in neighbouring properties or your car will be towed
 • Recite takbiraat on your way to eid salah, and on your return

We urge all Muslims to familiarize themselves with the Benefits of the Days of Dhul Hijjah and wish everyone a blessed Eid.
We pray that Allah accepts the pilgrimage of those who have undertaken it, and returns them safely to their families.


Qurbani/Udhiya: Arranging for sacrifice is often a challenge as we prepare for hajj and the celebration of Eidľal-Adha on Sat. Oct. 4. Many prefer to donate to relief agencies which can arrange for sacrifice in countries where people are in need due to conflict, wars, poverty, etc., such as:

Islamic Relief  |   IDRF  |   HCI  |   ICNA Relief

Those who wish to perform the sacrifice locally can contact their halal butcher. The Ontario Government maintains a list of plants that provide Halal Slaughter Services. Please note that this list is provided for reference only and we do not specifically endorse any of them, nor have we independently verified the accuracy of the information.

2014-09-28 08:30 EDT Alhumdulillah the hujjaj are all well & enjoying Madinah - on Tues. Sep. 30 they will head to the outskirts of Makkah (Aziziya) inshallah, where they will reside until the beginning of hajj.

2014-09-21 08:50 EDT The group arrived in Makkah last night and performed umrah (Sat. night/Sun. morning), everyone is settling in and happy. Tomorrow (Mon. Sep. 22), they will be doing ziyaara (visitation) in Makkah inshallah, and will be leaving for Madinah early Thurs. (Sep. 25) morning.

2014-09-20 07:10 EDT Shaikh Abdool Hamid reports that the group has arrived in Jeddah and is waiting to clear immigration before heading on to Mecca.

2014-09-18 22:45 EDT Group departs from Toronto Pearson International Airport, accompanied by Shaikh Abdool Hamid. In keeping with the spirit of the occasion, many came out to the airport to see the hujjaj off as they embarked on their pilgrimage.

IIT to host events on Islamic History Month

We will observe Islamic History Month in October with a number of events. Spearheaded by internationally renowned Muslim historian, Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick, we will have an exhibition of Islamic history and inventions, a documentary and discussion about slavery in America and the experience of Muslim slaves, as well as other events pertaining to the continuing evolution of Islam and Muslims in Canada. In the same vein, Our Fall Semester includes an exciting course entitled Deeper Roots - an Overview of Islamic History.

If you are interested in volunteering to plan and/or execute these events, please email us.

Community news: new host sought for Let the Quran Speak

An excellent opportunity for someone passionate about representing the Muslim community in the media and explaining Islam to the wider public. Candidates who are confident on camera and have an interest in journalism are encouraged to apply! → Job description

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.
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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, beginning Sep. 24
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.

Tafseer session

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. 15, Nov. 29, & Dec. 13 (due to hajj and Shaikh Abdool Hamid's other commitments). The sessions are at 6 pm/after asr.

Extremists distort all religions, not just Islam

By Ihsaan Gardee | National Post | September 12, 2014

If the aim of recent commentaries by Rex Murphy and Tasha Kheiriddin ('The I-word,' Aug. 23; 'Western civilization to the barricades,' Sept. 4.) was to enlighten readers about the threat that Islam poses to the world, then they earn a failing grade.

Instead of facing the reality of the situation, both writers preferred to regurgitate outdated stereotypes, by arguing that the first step toward stopping the threat of terrorism, is to acknowledge that it emerges from Islam. This argument is flawed for the obvious reason that Muslims and Islam have co-existed with people of other faiths quite peacefully all around the world for centuries. It simply ignores the reality that innumerable acts of goodness are done in the name of Islam by its adherents. Continued...

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Great Start for the 2014-2015 Scouting Year!

The 2014-2015 scouting year has commenced and we are hyped about another year of adventure, activity and community service, Insha Allah. If you are interested in joining our Group, visit 163rdiit.com for registration information.

Meeting times: Sunday mornings, 10 am - 11:30 am from September to June (excursions may occur outside of this time).

Fees: $185 per child (sibling discount and volunteer discount available ľ please inquire).

Limited spots available.

New monthly donors: 40

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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 on-line or submit a void cheque to the IIT.

IIT Academy: JK - grade 8

2014-2015 academic year: Waiting list for all grades except 7 & 8. Registration for future years is open.

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

On Sep. 23, IIT Academy students & staff continued our annual participation in the Terry Fox Run. They learned about the importance of cancer research, raised funds for the same, and raced!

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