As you are aware, Toronto has now entered the Grey-Lockdown Category of the Province’s COVID-19 Response Framework. Place of Worship such as IIT have been restricted in their activities, including a maximum of 10 people for religious services.
As a result, IIT will not be offering prayers for the public, including Salaatul Jumu’ah until the restrictions are lifted.
However, IIT will be broadcasting the Khutbah live at 1:00 PM every Friday. You can watch the livestream on all our platforms, including our Website, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
You may perform the Jumu’ah prayers after listening to the Khutbah if there are two or more persons to pray. Otherwise, you can perform Salaatul Dhuhr. This is the opinion of our senior scholar, Shaikh Ahmad Kutty.
We ask that you follow the Public Health Guidelines and restrictions and play your role in helping to flatten the curve of this virus. We pray that Allah protect us from the pandemic, and from all other harms. We pray that Allah guide us to that which is right, and make us among the righteous.