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IIT All-Star Night presented by @muslimi.official

Showcase your skills in a night of All-Star festivities to be crowned winner.

Competitions include:
Tire Boss Skills Competition
High Line Three Point Contest
Mushkaki Dunk Contest
Food Fueled by Halal Meals

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Pre-School Drop-In Program

Do you have pre-school age kids? Want something fun to do with them? Our Sunday morning (see dates in flyer) Pre-School Drop-In Program provides a great environment for kids to interact with each other and have fun!


Winter 2023 Semester

All courses have begun with the following schedules:

In-person and online:
1. The Great Fitna - Shaikh Abdool Hamid, 7 pm Wednesday
2. From the Hearts of the Prophets - Shaikh Musleh Khan, 7 pm Thursday
3. Morocco, Spain and the Mediterranean - Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick, 7 pm Tuesday (beginning Feb. 7)

In-person only:
1. Fresh Start Advanced for Youth - Sh. Musleh Khan, 6:30 pm Wednesday

Online only:
1. Forty Hadith of Imam Nawawi - Dr. Julie Lowe, 7 pm Thursday - Zoom access via registration
2. 101 Hadith to illuminate your life - Sh. Ahmad Kutty - 3 short sessions per week streamed on YouTube and FB only. 6:30 pm Monday, Wednesday, Sunday

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40 HADITH OF IMAM AL-NAWAWI
MOROCCO, SPAIN AND THE MEDITERRANEAN: AN ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE
THE GREAT FITNAH: History of Khulafaa Rashidoon
FROM THE HEARTS OF THE PROPHETS: ALL ABOUT DUA' AND ITS RESPONSE | PRT 2
INTRO TO THE MUWATTA OF IMAM MALIK
FRESH START FOR YOUTH | OCTOBER 5, 2022 - MARCH 2023

Friday Night Program

Our flagship Friday Night Classes for Children and Youth runs every Friday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

For children 6-12 years old, we cover basic Islamic Studies, Qur’an Recitation, Dua’s and Akhlaaq. Emphasis is on values and concepts, as well as on learning to read Arabic and memorizing the shorter chapters of the Qur’an.

For Youth 13 and above, we engage them in discussion about challenges they are facing, and use the situations to discuss fundamental Islamic concepts of Tawhid, Prophethood, Taqwa, Gender Issues, the Qur’an, the Day of Judgement etc.

Classes run every Friday, unless when Friday is a holiday.

There is a nominal fee of $10/child per month or $50 per child for the full period until March.

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Jumuah: 1:00 pm

No requirement for registration. We will establish a “first-come, first-serve” rule. While the mandatory requirement for masking has been lifted, we highly encourage our congregation to continue masking as COVID still remains a threat.


IIT GIRLS BALL HOCKEY – Register now

Alhamdulillah IIT will be offering a Girls Ball Hockey program on Monday evenings starting January 16!

There will be two sessions:
Girls 6-11 - Mondays 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Girls 12-16 - Mondays 7:00 - 8:00 PM

For more information on registering or volunteering please email iitgirlsballhockey@gmail.com

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National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack

On this National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack, we pray that our brothers who were brutally gunned down can taste the sweetness of paradise; we pray for their families and those injured. We pledge to work together to fight Islamophobia and all forms of hate and xenophobia wherever they appear. May Allah guide us all to what is good.

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Amira Elghawaby appointed as Canada’s first representative to combat Islamophobia

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the appointment of a special representative on combating Islamophobia that will advise the federal government on how to better fight discrimination against the Muslim community.

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How the Qur’an Was Preserved During the Prophet’s Time: Mechanisms of Oral and Written Transmission

Compared to all other scriptures, the Qur’an is the best preserved in both the hearts of Muslims and the written copies of the codex (muṣḥaf)—a manifestation of Allah’s promise to protect Divine revelation from distortion.

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Recent videos

Friday Khutbah | Four Essential Things to Know | Shaikh Ahmad Kutty

Why Wealth Is Like A Magnifying Glass - Sh. Navaid Aziz

How To Check If You Are Spiritually Alive or Dead? - Sh. Musleh Khan

Qur'anic Tafseer: Surah Ma'idah Ayah #38 | The Punishment of Stealing | Sh. Abdool Hamid

Illuminate Your Life: 101 Prophetic Traditions | Peace Making | Sh. Ahmad Kutty

Khulafaa Ar Rashidun | Major Events 30th Year after Hijrah | Sh. Abdool Hamid

From The Hearts of the Prophets: Du'a and it's Response | Sh. Musleh Khan


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The Uselessness of Gossip

Shereeza Ibrahim. B.A.Psych, M.S.W, R.S.W.
Clinical Counsellor and Author

Gossip. We have all done it. Perhaps it has valid uses. Let’s explore this. You might be motivated to gossip because you feel you are protecting one individual from another (i.e. “She is unreliable, so don’t depend on her to bring the decorations. One time she…..”).

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In the news

Was Israel behind drone attack on Iran military installation? - Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian criticised the drone attack as ‘cowardly’ and aimed at creating ‘insecurity’ in the country...
Netanyahu gives Israelis ‘green light to shoot Palestinians’ - Israeli PM’s plan to expedite gun permits for Israelis gives the go-ahead to inflict more violence on Palestinians, analysts say...
Maldives on edge after bitterly fought presidential primary - The ruling party says President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the primary, but his rival has yet to concede and has alleged fraud...

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