We are continuing to monitor the situation of the pandemic and to provide as much services as possible through virtual platforms.
Our facilities remain closed until the state of emergency has been lifted and the potential risks from the pandemic have subsided. There is no daily or Friday prayers, no events or programs at IIT.
We will follow the directives of the public health agencies and the advice of our scholars. Please keep updated through our website, Facebook and Instagram pages and subscribe to our newsletter for weekly updates.
The following virtual and online services are offered:
The province has enacted a declaration of emergency to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public.
All organized public events of over 50 people are prohibited, including parades, events and communal services within places of worship.
1. Keep up-to-date with any new information, class cancellation, or updates:
· Facebook https://facebook.com/islamicinstituteoftoronto
· Email Newsletter – we will send an email newsletter to subscribers (you can subscribe for free)
· Notices posted on IIT Bulletin Board
2. Take Preventive Measures
· The best preventive measure is to wash your hands often, especially after touching surfaces in public places.
· Avoid touching your eyes, face, nose, mouth with unwashed hands
· If you cough or sneeze, do so in your elbow
· IIT is closed to the public as are many other mosques
· Canadian borders are closed (except for citizens and permanent residents) and there are restrictions on international flights
3. Self-Isolate after travel
· If you have recently travelled from one of the countries where the virus is rapidly spreading, especially from China, Iran, Italy or South Korea,
stay at home in self-quarantine for two weeks.
4. Check into a hospital or health care facility
· If you have symptoms such as fever or coughing after your return from travel, check into a hospital or health care facility
5. Perform prayers at home
· There are no prayers at the mosque, including Jumu’ah and congregational prayers
· You can perform Salaatul Dhuhr instead of Jumu’ah
6. Follow and abide by Public Health directives
· Canada has a robust health-care system and is prepared for a pandemic if it occurs, Allah forbid
· Ensure that you follow the news and abide by the directives given by government or health care agencies
The above is meant as general advice for our congregation and not meant to replace medical advice or government directives.
“O Allah, You are the Mighty and Wise, the Healer and the Protector. We ask You to prevent the spread of this disease and to protect us from its harmful effects. We ask you to bring healing and recovery to all those who are ill, Most Merciful of those who show mercy!”