Three in custody after 49 killed in Christchurch mosque shootings
Imams, Khateebs, parents and youth leaders are encouraged to speak about the incident and provide support to those who may feel anxious.
Inshallah there will be police presence at IIT today - please cooperate fully and report any suspicious activities.
"It is clear that this can now only be described as a terrorist attack," Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.
It appeared to have been "well-planned", she said.
Canterbury District Health Board chief executive David Meates said 48 people with gunshot wounds were also being treated at Christchurch Hospital, and others had presented to other health facilities around the city.
To Allah we belong and to Him is our return. We are saddened by the horrific act of terrorism in #ChristchurchMosque #NewZeland and the loss of innocent lives during prayers. Our prayers are for the victims and their families. May Allah unite them in paradise. #NewZealandStrong
How Should Muslims React to Christchurch Mosque Shootings?
The Muslim community at-large joins in the worldwide shock and condemnation of the horrific attack on worshippers attending prayers at two mosques located in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, that ended in the cold-blooded murder of 49 people and injuring 20 others, including a five-year-old girl.
As Muslims, our first response should be to offer the supplication: “To Allah we belong and unto Him we shall return,” in addition to offering prayers for the victims, that Allah the Almighty grant them mercy and admit them to paradise; joining in the among the ranks of the prophets, the saints, martyrs and the righteous. Continued...
Hajj registration: OPEN!
Act quickly if you wish to go - registration ends on April 1, or as soon as all spots are gone.
Isn’t it time that YOU undertake it? Join us on Sunday, March 24 at 11:00 am for an information seminar and find out details of our Hajj program: cost, duration, accommodations, requirements and more!
Rajab and Sha’ban
O Allah! Bless us in Rajab and Sha’ban and grant us the opportunity to witness the blessed month of Ramadan! Can you feel the vibe? There’s only two months to go before Ramadan begins, and we have started our preparations for it! Be part of the exciting effort by volunteering your time, skills and energy! Continued...
Malcolm X After Makkah: Mar. 16, 4:30 pm
With Shaikh Omar Suleiman, hosted by AlMaghrib Toronto
What Do You Lose By Never Knowing Malcolm? To many of us, he’s a long-gone activist of the past, irrelevant to our personal lives today. To others, he’s reduced to famous quips and poses,never really knowing the man behind the X.
Striving for Success: Mar. 22, 6:30 - 8 pm
We are excited to host Striving for Success: An Ilm Night on Friday March 22, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm with sister Zohra Sarwari. Sister Zohra is an established author, international speaker, AlKauthar Institute instructor, entrepreneur and a business woman extraordinaire!
Sister Zohra has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and is currently working on a Bachelor’s Degree in Islamic Studies. She started her own business to share the benefits of her inspirational knowledge and heart-felt experiences with people all around the world. For further info about our guest of honor, please visit zohrasarwari.com.
Sister Zohra invites you to change the way you live…one step at a time. She challenges you to alter the way you look at life…to see the great mystery of it all!
Sister Zohra is visiting Toronto to speak at the 8th Annual Women's Being Me Conference in Toronto on March 23. To purchase your tickets for the Being Me Conference, please visit toronto.being-me.org.
This Ilm Night will be free of charge for all ages. Light refreshments will be provided. Please invite your friends and family!
Essentials of Tasawwuf: Sundays, 12 pm
Mar. 31 - Apr. 14 In this course, we seek to answer this question and hope to show how we ought to distinguish between genuine Tasawwuf and pseudo- Tasawwuf. We shall then proceed to distill the essentials of Tasawwuf. Finally, we shall discuss some of the practical ways of integrating the wisdom of Tasawwuf in our daily life to gain an enhanced spiritual experience.
Muslim Business Expo: Apr. 20, 12 pm
Mark your Calendars for the Muslim Business Expo taking place this April! Tag your favourite Muslim Business and spread the word!
Alhamdulillah, our Winter 2019 Semester Courses are out! Register for one of our NEW or CONTINUING courses (or an on-demand course) in three simple steps:
1. Log-in/sign-up at open-institute.thinkific.com
2. Click on any course for its details
3. Submit your info. (and payment if it's not a free course)
Note: Some courses are offered in-class and online. We encourage you to attend in person; however if this is not possible then you can access the course online or through a live-stream on facebook. In-class students have the opportunity to interact directly with our scholars and teachers, and registered students will have all material, quizzes, and access to video lectures for review!
Alhamdulillah Shaikh Ahmad Kutty has served the Muslim community for almost half a century in various capacities as a Muslim Scholar. His website, AskTheScholar.com provides a forum for detailed answers and guidance to life's everyday issues. Check out its new look and share it with your friends and family.
A reliable source of answers to questions about living Islam.
Tafseer sessions: 2nd & 4th Sat. of the month, 6 pm
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.
Children's evening madrassa: weekdays, 5:30 pm
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
Friday night classes
Our Friday Night Family Program resumed Jan. 11 with children's classes (6 pm), Youth Class with Shaikh Abdool Hamid, and Adult Class with Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick.
Three major issues of our times! with Sh. Abdullah Hakim Quick
Friday: Decoded! Where we get behind the scenes of what the Friday Sermon is really about!
IIT Ball Hockey League Awards Dinner: Tickets now on sale
Annual awards dinner: All our awards will be given out at IIT on Saturday April 27 at our second annual Hockey Awards Banquet. Come join us for this celebration of excellence!
Dinner is FREE for all players, volunteers and children under 6. Family and friends, tickets are $15 each and will be on sale every Friday night after Isha Prayers. Email Khalid or call him at 416-894-5758 to reserve your tickets now.
Feeling left out? Join the league next season by first getting your name added now to our contact list. Must be 6-16, any skill level. Registration begins in August. Beginners welcome.
Can I Remove Hijab for Safety Reasons?
Shaikh Ahmad Kutty - If you have genuine reasons to fear for your safety, then you are allowed to remove hijab while wearing modestly as best as you can. It would be best if you make the judgment for yourself based on your moral conscience.
However, you are not allowed to remove Hijab if there is no real threat or fear. In other words, isolated incidents of harassment or mocking cannot justify your decision for removing Hijab. Continued...
Can Muslims use recreational cannabis?
Shaikh Ahmad Kutty - According to scientific studies, using marijuana is proven to be deleterious to mental and physical health. Since Islam is a religion that stresses preservation of life, mind, and health as priorities, a Muslim cannot resort to it, or condone its use as it would be akin to suicide and self-destruction... → Continued...
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.