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

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CALL TO ACTION: Contact your MP NOW!

Following the horrific tragedy in Quebec, and an increasing level of Islamophobia in Canada, we urge our government and Members of Parliament to support Motion 103 currently before the legislature. This motion is critical to help us understand the extent of systemic racism and religious discrimination in general, including, but not limited to, Islamophobia. In the best of our Canadian tradition of sensitivity and moderation, this motion respects freedom of expression while at the same time works to ensure that we as Canadians find evidence-based strategies to confront hatred in all its forms, ensuring our communities remain safe and welcoming for all.

Seminar on wills and powers of attorney: Feb. 25, 7 pm

Have you thought about writing your will? Don't know where to start? Not sure what it entails? We invite you to attend this general information seminar on Wills and Powers of Attorney and have all your questions answered.

In this seminar (taught by Mustafa Jilani, KSM Law) the presenters will go over the general requirements of drafting a will. The differences between Islamic and conventional wills, and why it's important to have a will in the first place.

Al-Furqan School/MAC Youth REC Fundraising Dinner: Feb. 26, 6 pm

The Muslim Association of Canada is holding a fundraising dinner this Sunday (keynote speaker Dr. Munir El-Kassem) to support Al Furqan School & MAC Youth Resource and Education Centre (REC), located right next to Scarborough Town Centre.

Al Furqan is a unique full-time hifth and academic school. MAC Youth REC focuses on comprehensive Muslim youth development, a much needed service in our community.

We need your support! Please check the flyer & our website for more details - tickets are $60/person and $500 for a table of 10.

Application deadline: Feb. 28

Part-time Assistant for Senior Kindergarten: We are looking for individuals who have a passion for education and are willing to dedicate themselves to nurturing young minds with values that are critical to the development of Islamic identity and civic responsibility.

Allah is Beautiful and He Loves Beauty: rescheduled

Allah is Beautiful and He Loves Beauty with Shaikh Ahmad Kutty has been rescheduled to April 23 - May 14, 12 pm - 1:30 pm.

A Night of Solace with Shaikh Abu Bakr al-Shateri: Mar. 5, 5 pm

Shaikh Abu Bakr al-Shateri is coming to Canada for his first ever Canada-wide tour! Join us for a delightful program which includes his beautiful recitation, inspirational talk, and a fundraiser for Syrian emergency relief.

Eventbrite registration

Amazing Stories of the Quran: Mar. 13-15, 5:30-7:30 pm

Three days. Three amazing stories!

The Ant, The Bee and the Spider is a three-part exploration of the meaning and message of the verses of the Qur'an that mention these three insects - in separate Surahs named after them.

Join the IIT Youth Council over the March Break as we take an exciting journey into these three amazing stories!

Hajj 1438: with Shaikh Abdool Hamid

$9,200 USD (quad occupancy)
$9,400 USD (triple occupancy)
$10,200 USD (double occupancy)

If you wish to perform hajj, you must register right away. Spots cannot be held, and registration will be done on a first-come, first-served basis.

IIT vigil in solidarity and statement

Assalaamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa baraakatuh.

Praise is for Allah, creator and sustainer of the universe. Peace and blessings on His beloved Messenger, Muhammad, his companions and those who follow him in righteousness until the end of time.

We are gathered today in the wake of the horrific murders of our fellow brothers in faith while they were performing the Esha prayer last night at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City. They were murdered in cold blood, while their gaze was toward their Lord, unaware of the harm that would come to them. We resign ourselves to the inevitability of death, and say what we have been taught: Verily from Allah we have come and to Him is our return." Continued...

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Muslim community and the families of the victims at the Quebec mosque shooting. May Allah keep all of us safe from the danger of hatred and xenophobia.

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the fatal shooting in the city of Quebec
John Tory's statement on the horrendous attack on the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec
Two men arrested in deadly Quebec mosque shooting ID'd
Canadian Council of Imams' statement


Winter semester in session

Our courses for Winter 2017 are live! We are excited to bring you a completely revamped, modern course portal, launching with a number of new and continuing courses, including the following additions:

Allah is Beautiful and He Loves BeautyNEW! with Shaikh Ahmad Kutty
Quranic ArabicNEW! with Shaikh Abdool Hamid
Inheritors of Divine LightNEW! with Shaikh Abdullah Hakim Quick
A Thematic Journey Through the Qur'anNEW! with Shaikh Musleh Khan

Plus continuing courses in Arabic language, tajweed, and much more!

If you don't receive e-mail confirmation shortly after registration, please check your junk/spam folder.

A manual for combating Trumpism in Canada: Siddiqui

Amid the uproars in the U.S. let's not lose sight of how to counter bigotry at home lest the Leitches and Lisées have their way.

Canadians have been beseeching Justin Trudeau to open up Canada's borders to those affected by Donald Trump's ban on refugees as well as immigrants and visitors from seven Muslim nations. Canadians also want the prime minister to stand up to the president, whom he meets in Washington on Monday. Continued...

Woman-led prayers: Allowed?

Q & A with Shaikh Ahmad Kutty

Home-makers' program for sisters

The home-makers' program for sisters provides a forum for sisters to engage in discussion about issues that affect them, including awareness about cancer, diabetes, and other related health issues; Islamic adab and requirements; enhancing social relationships; Life Skills and other interesting subjects.

Syrian support

IIT is gearing up for a second wave of Syrian newcomers - our resettlement volunteer initiative has identified two important campaigns:

1. Fundraising initiative to raise $70,000 for the initial days when newcomers are settling in and they may not be able to access their funds immediately. Alhamdulillah we have already raised $50,000 and hope that you can assist with the remaining $20,000 - you can donate online - please ensure that you mark in the comments field that it is for the Syrian initiative.

2. Befriend a Family Program We are looking for volunteers who can assist families with resettlement - small things like apartment set-up, medical appointments, completion of application forms for various programs such as English classes etc. You are not required to host the families in your homes, or to provide any financial help. If interested, please email syriansupport@islam.ca

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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...

Faith in Canada: the Story of Masjid Toronto

(By Farhad Khadim) This is a story of how people of faith refused to be victimized by terror. It resulted in the establishment of Toronto's downtown Masjid (Mosque) which turned the corner of Dundas and Chestnut into a place of prayer and spirituality for thousands of Canadians each week. Continued...

Al Kauthar Institute: Best of the Best - Lives of Abu Bakr & Umar

This course presents a detailed study of the lives of the giants of Islam. You will follow their lives from before they accepted Islam to their very last moments. You will learn about their relationship with the Messenger (sullallahu alayhi wa-salam) and what made them his two foremost companions. Their manners and etiquettes are built upon the perfect example of the Messenger and their unique leadership resulted in the Golden Era of Islam.

IIT Ball Hockey league - no more players accepted this year

If you would like me to contact you as soon as registration begins next summer, please send me an email with the name and date of birth of the person who wants to play. I will add him to my database and contact you in plenty of time to sign up for next season insha Allah.

Send an email to Khalid with the requested information or call him at 416-894-5758.


Pope says it's wrong to identify Islam with violence

Pope Francis said on Sunday that it was wrong to identify Islam with violence and that social injustice and idolatry of money were among the prime causes of terrorism.

"I think it is not right to identify Islam with violence," he told reporters aboard the plane taking him back to Rome after a five-day trip to Poland. "This is not right and this is not true."

Francis was responding to a question about the killing on July 26 of an 85-year-old Roman Catholic priest by knife-wielding attackers who burst into a church service in western France, forced the priest to his knees and slit his throat. The attack was claimed by Islamic State. Continued...

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

Khutbah archive

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

Children's evening madrassa

Focusing on fluency & recitation of the Qur'an according to the rules of tajwid. Registration done at IIT.

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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

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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