Manasik of hajj: Aug. 9, 16, 23 - 11 am
This course will provide an understanding of hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam and the once-in-a-lifetime obligation on Muslims. At the end of the course, participants will have a greater appreciation of the importance, excellence and prerequisites of the pilgrimage and will gain practical knowledge of how to perform the rituals (manasik) of hajj.
(Stay tuned for details on Fall semester classes!)
Community newsMuslimFest: August 1-2
MuslimFest, celebrating the best in Muslim art and entertainment, invites you to the Mississauga Celebration Square on August 1 & 2. Come with family & friends to enjoy comedy, Islamic songs, spoken word, films, art exhibit, creative workshops, fun village, camel rides, and multicultural food and bazaar. FREE Admission! → Visit MuslimFest.com to learn more
Muslims unite in Regent Park section of Toronto
Al Hamdulillah, this Eid witnessed a large turnout of Muslims, male and female, in the Regent Park District of Toronto on Friday and Saturday to carry out the Eid ul Fitr Prayers. The Regent Park Islamic Resource Center (RPIRC) took the lead and brought together thousands of Muslims from Somalia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, North Africa and much of the Muslim world. This unity gathering is another part of an ongoing movement to bring together the Muslims of this area and establish one representation for the community. Shaykh Abdullah Hakim Quick
has been working directly with the Muslim community for the past 3 years to educate the Muslims in Islamic affairs and to help them overcome ethnic differences. This is an important precedent for the whole GTA as Muslims here are large in numbers but not considered to be of any importance. United gatherings held in Islamic, peaceful fashion break down negative stereotypes and enable the coomunity to fulfill its goals.
The Muslim Welfare Center
has also set up a feeding program in this area and has had sterling results. May Almighty Allah enable the Muslim community of the GTA to unite and get involved in more programs that will be of benefit to the whole of Toronto society.
Journey To God: Reflections on the Hikam of Ibn Ataullah
I have been communicating with a large number of readers from around the world about the ideas in my book A Journey to God
, and their feedback. I had the pleasure to teach a short course around my book at the IIT in the end of Ramadhan, with students in-class & on-line.
It was a different and enriching experience to have discussions at IIT just before iftar, and to exchange not only thoughts and ideas, but spiritual and emotional experiences from individual journeys to Allah (SWT).
Also useful were the discussions we had about how these spiritual experiences could benefit Muslims in Canada, on ethical issues we face related to family, the Muslim community and the entire community at large. I look forward to sharing the content of this course with a wider audience when the video is produced, Insha Allah.
Eidul Fitr Khutba delivered by Shaikh Ahmad Kutty on July 17
Brothers and Sisters, All praises to Allah for His countless blessings. I thank Him for the gift of life, faith, health and family. I thank Him for honoring us to experience another blessed month of Ramadan. I thank Him for the peace, security and freedom we enjoy in this beautiful country of ours - Canada. I wish you all a most joyous and happy Eid. Continued: text (PDF) | audio (mp3)
Praying Jumu'ah when Eid is on Friday
Jumu'ah is an essential symbol of Islam, which Muslims are obligated to establish, regardless of whether we have prayed 'Eid prayer or not;
'Eid is a Sunnah, and, therefore, its performance does not or cannot absolve us from establishing Jumu'ah. Continued...
Summer day camp: Jun. 29 - Aug. 7
NOTEThe first few weeks filled up quickly - register at the IIT for upcoming weeks!
This will be the Islamic Institute of Toronto's 18th Annual Summer Day Camp
, and our goal is to provide children ages 5 to 12 (participants must be 5 years of age by December - proof of age may be required)
with a summer experience that is exciting and enriching.
One of One Thousand
Alhamdulillah! We reached our target of $300,000 in Ramadhan. May Allah bless all who contributed to this success.
→ One of One Thousand
Let Us Stand Up for Canada - Shaikh Ahmad Kutty
Canada is our home; it is the country we cherish for ourselves, our children, and our grandchildren. So, we need to stand up for Canada. This raises the question: what does it mean to stand up for Canada? Continued...
• Ontario Human Rights Commission: Share your views on racial profiling
• NCCM launches national hate crimes awareness project
• Truth and Reconciliation Report recommends implementation of UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples
• Seven Nobel Peace Laureates Call Rohingya Persecution a Genocide
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Sisters' Yoga: Fridays, 8 - 9 pm
Registration is now closed
- will reopen in September for new season.
Children's evening madrassa
Focusing on fluency & recitation of the Qur'an according to the rules of tajwid.
• Earth Day: Green tips from the sunnah
- by Shaikh Ahmad Kutty
• Haroon Siddiqui - An Inspiring Trailblazer
- by Shaikh Ahmad Kutty
• Islam Awareness Week: Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick's trip to Guyana
• Honoring the Prophet
- by Shaikh Ahmad Kutty
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