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Islamic History Month at the Islamic Institute of Toronto

October is recognized as Islamic History Month in Canada, and this year we have prepared a wonderful platter (literally and figuratively) for you at the Islamic Institute of Toronto. 

Every Saturday we will have lectures and exhibits on our theme “Food: A Blessing and a Struggle”, exploring ideas about food in the Muslim world; Islamic concepts surrounding food and some critical discourse about food relating to production, consumption, over-consumption and the weaponizing of food. Plus, we are collaborating with Relief agencies working in the impoverished areas of the world to raise funds for hunger and disaster relief. 

Keep checking this page for updates on the upcoming Saturday program's and the country that will be featured!

Saturday October 8, 2022

Islamic History Month Event 1 Pakistan 2022

Food: A Blessing and a Struggle - Pakistan

Saturday October 15, 2022

Food: A Blessing and a Struggle | Food and the Sunnah | Remembering Yemen

Saturday October 22, 2022


Food: A Blessing and a Struggle | Slavery and the Foods of Resistance

Saturday October 29, 2022

Food: A Blessing and a Struggle | Honoring Somalia

Take Part In This Years Cooking Competition!

IHM Cooking Competition

As part of IHM, we are focusing on traditional cuisine, and the transfer of traditional cooking skills to younger people. Here are the rules:

  1. Youth 12 -20 can enter the competition by completing the linked form
  2. Choose a traditional dish of one of the countries we are featuring: Pakistan, Somalia, Ethiopia or Yemen.
  3. Prepare the dish and make a video of the process of cooking – you video can show only the important parts and not the entire process. Limit your video to about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Send us your video, or upload it to Instagram and tag @islamicinstituteoftoronto
  5. If possible, bring a sample of your dish to the IIT on any Saturday in October at the IHM event
  6. We will review the video and award prizes for creativity, authenticity and spirit.
  7. Minimal adult help is allowed; however the participant must do the majority of the work involved.