The House of Commons has passed M-103, a non-binding motion condemning Islamophobia and religious discrimination. All NDP and nearly all Liberal MPs supported the motion, which passed 201-91. The majority of Conservative MPs voted against, with leadership candidate Michael Chong and Simcoe North MP Bruce Stanton voting in favour. Mississauga Liberal MP Gagan Sikand and Barrie Conservative MP Alex Nuttall both abstained.
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Youth Table Tennis Tournament: Sat. Apr. 29
Registration already half full for youth 10-16 for our 6th Annual Youth Table Tennis Tournament to be held at IIT on Saturday April 29 on the same day as our adult tournament. The tournament will run from 8 am until about 5 pm. Lunch will be provided. All skill levels welcome. Registration fee is $20 and everyone is guaranteed 5 matches. Or download the registration form and flyer.
Over the March Break, the IIT Youth Council organized a successful three-day course on the Amazing Stories of the Quran with Shaikh Abdullah Hakim Quick. The course benefited about 100 participants who gleaned practical lessons from the Qur'anic parables of the ant, the bee and the spider. Through a tafseer analysis, Shaikh Abdullah explained how these selected insects are a sign from Allah and how they remind us about Muslim unity, personal sacrifice and family bonds. The course ended with a short quiz where participants got to communicate their learnings and win prizes!
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.
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...
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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...
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500 monthly donors
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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.