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Tafseer session: May 9, 6 pm

Join us for one of our flagship programs, where Shaikh Abdool Hamid discusses central concepts in the Qur'an. These sessions systematically explain the verses of the Holy Qur'an from the earliest sources.

Stay afterwards to hear visiting scholar Dr. Zainab Alwani

IIT Academy library fund-raising dinner: Apr. 25, 6 pm

Alhumdulillah, with your support, the school has been growing by leaps and bounds. Bring your family and join guest speaker Shaikh Abdalla Idris Ali as we build a brighter future together. Tickets available at the office.

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Landlord & tenant issues: Apr. 30, 6:30 pm

Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association presents a free seminar - open to the public, hosted by the IIT

Speakers include:

• Naser (Irfan) Syed - Commercial tenancy issues
• Shamoon Poonawala - Residential tenancy issues

(The seminar will also be accessible live on-line, however you must register by Apr. 29. Access instructions will be sent via e-mail.)

Ideas & Ice Cream: May 4, 7 pm

Join the IIT Youth Council for a brainstorming session and ice cream social. Make sure to bring your ideas for future initiatives or themes/topics you would like to see addressed.

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From Values To Ethics - Defining the Moral Compass for Muslims in North America: May 9, 7 pm

Understanding Islam Academy and the IIT present visiting scholar Dr. Zainab Alwani

Dr. Zainab Alwani is an Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at the Howard University School of Divinity. She is an Islamic scholar, speaker, researcher, and community activist. In addition to being the first female jurist to serve on the board for the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA), Dr. Alwani currently serves as the Vice President of the FCNA. Her research focuses on Quranic studies, Islamic jurisprudence, the relationship between civil and religious law in the area of family and gender, comparative religions, and inter-religious dialogue.

This free lecture will also be accessible live on-line, but you must register by May 8. Access instructions will be sent via e-mail.

Dr. Alwani will be delivering a free all-day seminar at UIA on May 10

Earth Day: Green tips from the sunnah

Today, the earth is in a deplorable state: greenhouse gases in the atmosphere from our over use of fossil fuels is creating a crisis of epidemic proportions. Rising sea levels are making parts of the world at risk of disappearing into the sea, and the earth is becoming parched and dry making it more or less unsuitable for further cultivation. Isn't it about time we asked ourselves how we are contributing to this and what we can do to reverse the process?

Fortunately, for us as Muslims, we have in the Prophet of mercy, a guide for us in even this. And so let us look to, and allow his daily examples to serve as a source of inspiration, and motivation for us in our attempt to live life green. Continued...

NEW CLASS!The Muslim World Today - Challenges and Opportunities

Tuesdays, 7 pm

March 31 - June 9

NEW CLASS!Fasting (siyam) in Ramadan

Wednesdays, 7 pm

April 8 - June 10

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Spring semester

There are many classes available, on subjects ranging from Arabic grammar, Islamic history, to tajweed, and more! Review the class schedule for details. Please note that while some classes are streamed live on-line, most can only be accessed in person at the IIT.


Giants of Islamic Civilization - Shaikh Ahmad Kutty: Sun. 12 pm (resumes Mar. 29)
NEW!The Muslim World Today - Challenges and Opportunities - Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick: Tues. 7 pm (begins Mar. 31)
NEW!Fasting (siyam) in Ramadan - Shaikh Abdool Hamid: Wed. 7 pm (begins Apr. 8)
Spiritual Guide Posts - Shaikh Ahmad Kutty: Fri. 6:30 pm (resumes Mar. 27)

Table Tennis Tournament: May 9

Contacts: Omar Abas (Tournament Director) - 905-709-4900, Khalid Raheem - 416-894-5758

Join us for an exciting day of matches, featuring some of the best players in the GTA. Enjoy lunch (nominal charge - food on sale from 11 am), and spend the day promoting brotherhood & community spirit. Sisters welcome to attend.

Adult registration closed. There are still limited spots left for the youth division (age 10-16), first come first served. Register now to avoid disappointment. Download the registration form and email it to krahe1093@rogers.com or bring it to IIT on Friday afer Maghrib.

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Khutbah recordings

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

Sisters' Yoga: Fridays, 8 - 9 pm

Registration is now closed - will reopen in September for new season.

Children's evening madrassa

(Registration open) Focusing on fluency & recitation of the Qur'an according to the rules of tajwid.


Haroon Siddiqui - An Inspiring Trailblazer - by Shaikh Ahmad Kutty
Islam Awareness Week: Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick's trip to Guyana
Honoring the Prophet - by Shaikh Ahmad Kutty

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