• IIT Academy:
No classes Mar. 7 - 14
• Friday Night Classes (for adults, youth & children):
No classes Mar. 7 & 14, classes resume Mar. 21
• Prophets in the Quran:
No class Mar. 9 & 16, resumes Mar. 23 at a new time: Sundays, 12 pm - 1:30 pm
• Ball hockey:
Mar. 7 at 8 pm
coming to an end, Spring Semester classes will be posted shortly
(Some classes will be streamed live on-line. If you intend to access a class on-line, you must register at least one day prior to the class. Students who register on the day of a class cannot be guaranteed access to that day's class.)
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Mar. 29, 10 am: Social Media Fitness Session
Twitter, Instagram, facebook, YouTube, SnapChat, tumblr, Vine are are used extensively by students.
With storytelling and real-time demonstrations, this interactive presentation by Chris Vollum (recognized social media authority), encourages students & parents to think critically and successfully navigate today's 24/7 connected world. Please bring your mobile devices and tablets for hands-on learning.
Tickets: $10/family or $5/person
Get your tickets during the 163RD IIT Scouts Group meetings: Sundays 10:00 am - 11:30 am
2014-03-05 fatwa session with Shaikh Ahmad Kutty
On Muslim minorities
Daylight Saving Time begins Sun. Mar. 9
Turn your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night. Jumah khutbah at 1:30 pm starting next week (Mar. 14) inshallah. New prayer times as of Sun. Mar. 9:
Fajr: 6:40 am
Dhuhr: 1:45 pm
Asr: 5:30 pm
Isha: 9 pm
Community news: Family Day walkathon
On Monday Feb. 17 a walkathon was held to raise funds for the Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital. Brother Farhad Khadim and sister Surayya Khan (President and Director of the IIT, respectively) took part, along with many others who braved the cold.
ICNA Canada (Scarborough) has been instrumental in organising this event for the past few years, and sent a letter in appreciation of the IIT's support
Community news: Digital MENA: The Next Hotbed of Digital Innovation?
Attend a free breakfast and panel discussion (Fri. Mar. 14, Ryerson University)
on the emerging digital media and mobile innovation taking place in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The region has over 125 million Internet users, with an additional 30 million anticipated in the next two years. With more than half the population under the age of 25, the region is poised to be an important digital market.
Expert panelists will include Tony Burman, Velma Rogers Graham Research Chair and former head of Al Jazeera English; Kunal Gupta, CEO of Polar, one of "the six hottest players in Toronto's digital industry" (Toronto Life); Jim de Wilde, expert in global venture capital and the commercialization of knowledge; Lamya Amleh, associate professor at Ryerson University; and Abdallah Al-Hakim, Head of Marketing Operations at Influitive.
Startups are shaping the future, locally and globally. Anyone interested in learning more about the growth opportunities in digital media and technology ventures in the region should attend.
→ Seating limited - register early!
Community news: Spiritual Care In Institutional Settings
Join Dr. Nazila Isgandarova
in a course at Emmanuel College
over two Saturdays in March, 2014. Students will learn institutional dynamics of spiritual care in a societal context of secularization and pluralism. The vision of this course is to integrate professional Islamic spiritual care into the holistic care provided to persons in institutional settings (hospitals, schools, army, correctional institutions, etc.) by training as many people as possible who provide care to Muslims.
→ Register on-line at emmanuel.utoronto.ca
Community news: Muslim-Christian Dialogue
Sat. Apr. 5, 3:30 pm - 7 pm at the University of Toronto:
A discussion between two leading scholars of Islam and Christianity (Dr. Shabir Ally
and Dr. John Dominic Crossan
) on the historicity of the life of Jesus in the Gospels; and how the historical study of Jesus impacts on the faiths of Muslims and Christians.
→ Purchase tickets on-line
Sponsored by: Emmanuel College (U of T), Multifaith Centre (U of T), Islamic Information & Dawah Centre International
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2014-02-16 Volleyball tournament
After a few weekends of practice, we held a volleyball tournament on Sun. Feb. 16. Our thanks to all the volunteers, participants, and players who made the program a success! View photo gallery...
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