Winter 2019 Semester

Alhamdulillah, our Winter 2019 Semester Courses are out! Register for one of our NEW or CONTINUING courses (or an on-demand course) at open-institute.thinkific.com

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Note: Some courses are offered in-class and online. We encourage you to attend in person; however if this is not possible then you can access the course online or through a live-stream on facebook. In-class students have the opportunity to interact directly with our scholars and teachers, and registered students will have all material, quizzes, and access to video lectures for review!

Fatwa session with Shaikh Ahmad Kutty: Jan. 17

Youth-related fatwa session

AskTheScholar.com: relaunched!

Alhamdulillah Shaikh Ahmad Kutty has served the Muslim community for almost half a century in various capacities as a Muslim Scholar. His website, AskTheScholar.com provides a forum for detailed answers and guidance to life's everyday issues. Check out its new look and share it with your friends and family.

A reliable source of answers to questions about living Islam.

Islam and freedom of conscience: To simply kill anyone who chooses to follow a religion other than Islam is against the fundamental teachings of the Qur'an. Freedom of conscience is a fundamental principle... Continued

Hajj - an invitation from Allah

Hajj is a once-in-a-lifetime obligation upon all who are able. Since the time of Abraham, every year, The Almighty invites believers to make a pilgrimage to His House in Makkah. And every year, multitudes respond with cries of "Labbayka Allahumma labbayk", casting aside all worldly affairs to heed the call of their Lord.

Who will answer the call? Act quickly if you wish to go - registration ends on April 1, or as soon as all spots are gone.

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Final Exam & Projects Help Sessions: Jan. 13, 20, 27

For high school students only: If you will be writing final exams in January, then you are invited to join the IIT Youth Council for a series of Exam & Project help sessions on January 13, 20, and 27 from 1-3 pm. Support will be provided by senior youth in our community including recent graduates in the fields of engineering, sciences, arts, language and more! Registration is not required. Students must complete the help session survey, and are expected to bring any study/project tools (i.e. laptops, pens, pencils, erasers, etc.)

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Friday khutbah: Shaikh Ahmad Kutty

Living With The Consciousness of God

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IIT Ball Hockey League: ALL STAR GAMES AND SKILLS COMPETITIONS

ALL STAR DAY: Saturday January 26, 5:45-10 PM: It’s a day where the players who had the best season are selected by their coaches to come out and compete in skills competitions and All Star games. We invite everyone not participating to come out and cheer for their friends and teammates and find out who has the hardest shot and whose shot is the most accurate. See how the best All Stars do against the coaches. Burgers will be on sale for spectators, so come hungry.

Sponsorship opportunity still available for League team shirts, All Star team shirts & Awards: Sponsor the shirts for one of the two teams left, or for one of the All Star teams, and get your business name on the shirts as an ongoing advertisement for 5 years. Also find out how you can sponsor an award that will be presented at out Annual Awards Banquet in April. Please contact Khalid for all the details.

Feeling left out? Get your name added now to our contact list for next year. Must be 6-16, any skill level. Beginners welcome.

Check out our new website at iibhl.ca for all the info you need about the league.

DCA Community Night with Shaikh Abdullah Hakim Quick - We’re pleased to announce that our resident scholar Shaikh Abdullah Hakim Quick will be speaking at the Diyanet Center of America on Feb. 8 - those in the area are encouraged to attend!..
The Erasure of Islam from the Poetry of Rumi - A couple of years ago, when Coldplay’s Chris Martin was going through a divorce from the actress Gwyneth Paltrow and feeling down, a friend gave him a book to lift his spirits. It was a collection of poetry by Jalaluddin Rumi, the thirteenth-century Persian poet, translated by Coleman Barks. “It kind of changed my life,” Martin said later, in an interview...
Not all marriages are equal: Islamic marriage, temporary marriage, secret marriage and polygamous marriage - Anyone born into a typical Muslim family cannot avoid the central place that marriage occupies within the concept of a good Muslim life. Popular Muslim culture invests marriage with such religious significance that it is often described as comprising “half of all religion,”...
A man 'cannot do that to a woman': Why polygamy in Canadian Muslim community could be another #MeToo moment - Zaib's life began to unravel with an unexpected phone call from her husband in early 2018. He told her he had married a second wife, an announcement that took the Toronto woman by surprise
China Targets Prominent Uighur Intellectuals to Erase an Ethnic Identity - The mass detention of some of China’s most accomplished Uighurs has become an alarming symbol of the Communist Party’s most intense social-engineering drive in decades, according to scholars, human rights advocates and exiled Uighurs...
4 Ways to Give Your Brain a New Quran Habit - Have you ever told yourself, I’m going to read at least half an hour of the Quran each day, only to find out your “Quran habit” didn’t stick? Motivation naturally decreases with time. Here the importance of habit comes in...
Your Lord Has Not Forsaken You: Addressing the Impact of Trauma on Faith - Trauma can provoke a wide range of ideas, but if you are like most people the clinical term feels exceptional and uncommon, and like something that doesn’t happen to average people like us...