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Ramadhan mubarak!

In accordance with the Fiqh Council of North America, the first day of fasting is June 6, and Eid ul-fitr will be on July 6, inshallah. We wish you the best in this blessed month: May Allah accept your fasting, prayers, charity, and good deeds.

Alhamdulillah we are gearing up for another great Ramadhan, but need your help to get things done. In addition to the regular volunteering you can do while at IIT, please indicate how else you can assist us by completing the Volunteer Form. All high school students who volunteer will be eligible for the mandated community hours as well as reference letters.

Ramadhan resources

Qiyam-ul-lail began June 26 at 2 am, led by Qari Mustafa Abu Silah and Shaikh Abdool Hamid on a rotating basis
Taraweeh: Follow along as the recitation of the Qur'an is completed, led by Libyan Qari Shaikh Abu Silah Mustafa Ahmad
Gems of Qur'anic wisdom: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 15 min. before adhaan for esha
A quick glimpse into the vast treasure of the Qur'an, our scholars highlight lessons from select verses
Khatam-ul-Qur'an   |   Eid salah at 9 am, July 6   |   Eid carnival & food bazaar

Lecture & iftar - Shaikh Musleh Khan: July 2, 8 pm

(July 2 lecture preceded by youth halaqa) Every Saturday in Ramadhan we have our signature lecture & iftar and program where one of our scholars explores an important topic. Please arrive by 8 pm to benefit from Shaikh Musleh Khan, whose topic is Now What? (There will be a live-stream on islam.ca if you are unable to attend.)


View past lectures on YouTube

On the Orlando massacre

One of worst mass shootings in the United States took place in Orlando, Florida just over a week ago and right after the euphoria experienced by Muslims at the incredible funeral of Muhammad Ali.

Because the Orlando shooter was a Muslim, and the majority of victims were killed while in a gay nightclub, a whole new wave of Islamophobia has erupted, conflating so-called Muslim prejudices against homosexuality with violence.

We have compiled a list of statements and declarations made by Muslim organizations in the wake of such a horrific act. These statements clearly distance Islam and Muslims from any form of hate-filled violence against any individual or group, and categorically prohibits any form of individual vendetta against a group or community, regardless of their orientation, religion, race or gender.

One of IIT's scholars has felt the brunt of this attack due to some statements he made many years ago. Despite the fact that he has issued an apology and clarified his stand, he is still used as a scapegoat of homophobia amongst Muslims.


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Youth halaqa with Shaikh Musleh Khan: July 2, 6 pm

Join us for a special youth halaqa with Shaikh Musleh Khan on Saturday July 2 at 6 pm. Shaikh Musleh will discuss challenges and opportunities facing Muslim Canadian youth.

Will YOU be One of One Thousand?

We invite 1,000 believers to give $300 during Ramadhan, before Khatam-al-Qur'an. Alhamdulillah we have collected approximately $50,000 towards our Ramadan target of $300,000. Please be generous this Ramadhan and be One of One Thousand believers giving only $300 before Khatm-al-Qur'an - that's just $10/day during this blessed month!


Ramadhan food drive

Ramadhan is the time to be generous and support a good cause. Please donate non-perishable food items to support a women's shelter. Your donation will make a difference in the lives of the women and children who find safe haven there.

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge: June 1 - 30

Donate to us (via CanadaHelps) in June, and the IIT will have a chance to win a $10,000 donation. Ramadhan falls in June - the rewards for charity in this blessed month are greatly multiplied.

Muhammad Ali's Enduring Legacy - by Shaikh Ahmad Kutty

Muhammad Ali, the legendary boxing champion, has passed away leaving a legacy of fond memories in the hearts of the millions all over the world. His words and actions denoting love, compassion, kindness and his firm stand for justice, peace and harmony touched the hearts of everyone who came in contact with him.

On reading the outpouring of tributes, eulogies, and expressions of grief over his passing away, I was compelled to compare and contrast the two distinct pictures of the souls mentioned in the Quran... Continued


Summer camp (Jul. 4 - Aug. 12) registration open!

Six weeks of learning, fun & creativity! Register weekly or for all six weeks. → Download registration form & submit to office

We are also offering a Youth Leadership Camp (Jul. 4 - Aug. 12) for youth 13-15 years old - cost is only $25 per week. → Register on-line

New YouTube channel

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Also visit our media page: islamicinstitute.ca/media



Islamic counselling with IIT scholars


Shaikh Ahmad Kutty: Tuesdays 10 am - 12 pm - preferably by appointment at consultation@islam.ca
Shaikh Musleh Khan: Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-7 pm - preferably by appointment at consultation@islam.ca
Shaikh Abdool Hamid: Mondays & Wednesdays 4-7 pm - preferably by appointment at consultation@islam.ca
Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 3-7 pm - preferably by appointment at consultation@islam.ca

Khutbah archive

For khutbah recordings & more, search for 'IIT' on iTunes and subscribe to our podcasts (or visit iit.podbean.com)

Children's evening madrassa

Focusing on fluency & recitation of the Qur'an according to the rules of tajwid. Registration done at IIT.

Sign-up on-line today!

500 monthly donors

Let IIT be part of your income! Yes, when you donate to IIT, you will be rewarded for it in the hereafter, and your wealth is purified in this world. Be part of our 500 monthly donor drive - sign-up on-line or submit a void cheque to the IIT.


IIT Academy

The IIT Academy is a registered private school with the Ontario Ministry of Education, and offers the full Ontario curriculum (JK - grade 8), as well as Islamic Studies, Arabic Language, Qur'an Recitation and French.

→  Visit iitacademy.ca for school news & registration information

Library

We are in the process of setting up a community library to be located on the south side of building, on the second floor. A reading room is attached to the library and can be accessed via sliding doors connecting the two spaces.

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