Inna lilla he wa inna elaihe rajioun

It is with sadness and pain that we announce the death of one of a beloved founding member of Sayeda Khadija Centre and a great brother to us whom we love and look up to, our dear brother Salim Ansari (May Allah grant him the highest rank in Jannah).

He passed away after Fajr (Makkah time) In Makkah while he was in Umrah and his Janazah was after Asr Salat in the Haram. Please make du’a for him!

Brother Salim was a tireless worker for the Muslim community and was engaged at the leadership level of many community initiatives, including the provision of halal options for housing purchase and business transactions. He also served on the Majlis (Board of Directors) of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto.

May Allah accept him in His mercy and grant patience and comfort to his beloved ones at this time of distress.

Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere, who say, when afflicted with calamity: "To Allah We belong, and to Him is our return" - they are those on whom (Descend) blessings from Allah, and Mercy, and they are the ones that receive guidance. 2:155-157

We're hiring

Principal - (Application deadline: Nov. 30) If you are a leader in the field of elementary education and looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people, then you may wish to consider this exciting opportunity with the Islamic Institute of Toronto’s Academy. → Get details & apply

Vice-Principal - (Application deadline: Nov. 30) Join our staff as the Vice Principal and support the Principal and a team of highly dedicated teachers and support staff in providing the best educational experience for our students. → Get details & apply

Arabic & French Educational Assistant - (Application deadline: Dec. 1) We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivational educational assistant for our lower elementary Arabic and French classes. The Arabic and French Educational Assistant position will be for an assistant teacher who will assist the lead Arabic and French teacher in the teaching of Arabic and French in the JK to Grade 3 classrooms. → Get details & apply

JK Elementary Teacher - (Application deadline: Dec. 1) We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivational teacher for our JK class. The JK position will be for the lead teacher who will cover all subjects with the exception of Quran, Arabic and French. → Get details & apply

SK Educational Assistant - (Application deadline: Dec. 1) We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivational educational assistant for our SK class. The SK Educational position will be for an assistant teacher who will assist the lead SK teacher in covering all subjects with the exception of Quran, Arabic and French. → Get details & apply

Tafseer sessions: 6 pm

Nov. 9, 23 & Dec. 7, 14

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

Fiqh of Business Transactions: Tues. at 7:30 pm, Nov. 19 - Dec. 10

Nov. 9, 23 (after Tafseer) & Dec. 13 (Friday Night)

Starting tonight! If you haven’t registered as yet please do so - there is no live-streaming of this course!

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Great Books of Islamic Civilization: Nov. 23, 7 pm

‪Dr. Wael Shehab will review the classic text of Imam al Shafi (May Allah have mercy on him) titled “al-Risala”.

Dr. Wael is the Imam at Masjid Toronto and a graduate of the esteemed Al-Azhar University in Egypt.

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Open Halaqah: Tues. at 7 pm, Nov. 5 - Dec. 17

We’re pleased to have our young scholar, Shaikh Aamir Zaidi leading this Open Halaqa at 7 pm on Tuesday nights, starting November 5! Open to brothers & sisters.

Sh. Aamir grew up with the IIT Community and served as Summer Camp Counsellor, Summer Camp Coordinator and a Youth Leader before heading off to study at The Islamic University of Madinah. Sh. Aamir is back in the east end of Toronto and teaches several classes in Islamic Studies at various masaajid.

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IIT FIFA 20 Tournament: Nov. 24, 11 am - 4 pm

Join us on November 24th for our FIFA 20 Tournament. Select your tier and compete against the rest to claim the Tier Championship.

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Media Spokesperson Training: Nov. 30, 9:30 am - 4 pm

Join us as Sound Vision presents Media Spokesperson Training for community leaders, not-for-profit managers, activists, masjids & Imams.

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Islam for Deaf Muslims: 2nd & 4th Sun. of the month, 3 pm

This class with Shaikh Abdool Hamid will focus on Tafsir (explanation of the Qur'an) and General Islamic Knowledge for deaf and hearing-impaired Muslims.
We will have some social interactions followed by Tafsir of short Surahs with ASL interpretation. This class is FREE of charge and only for deaf or hearing-impaired Muslims. Childcare can be arranged upon request.

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Fresh Start For Youth

The 'Fresh start for Youth' program is now entering its fourth year and has been one of The Islamic Institute of Toronto's most successful programs.

For a whole year, high school students will have an opportunity to sit with an experienced and qualified teacher, and engage in group discussions, question and answer, other activities and much more.

However, that's not all. The most exciting part of the program will be a complete study of one of the most important classical Hadith books in existence - Al-Adab Al-Mufrad by Imam Al-Bukhari - an absolutely essential addition to the knowledge of every Muslim.

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Children's evening madrassa

• Mondays - Thursdays, 5:30 - 7 pm
• Open to children 6 - 15 year olds
• Focus on Qur'an Memorization, Dua's and Islamic Studies

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Friday night Family program - children, youth and adult classes

• Children's Classes for 6 - 13 year olds - focusing on learning to read Qur'an, Islamic Studies (6 - 8 pm)
• Youth Class for 14 years and above by Shaikh Abdool Hamid (6:30 - 8 pm)
• Adult class by Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick (September & October) (6:30 - 8 pm)

No classes on PA Days, long weekends and school holidays

Other Programs
163rd IIT Scouts
Youth Council seasonal programs

Friday khutbah: Shaikh Wisam Sharieff

Accepting forgiveness!

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Friday: Decoded

Wisam Sharieff - After forgiveness!

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Ask The Scholar

Women removing facial hair
Medication which contains gelatine
Calling upon the Prophet

Thematic Study of the Qur'an

What is a Thematic Study of the Quran? This is not a Tafseer Class! This semester, Shaikh Musleh Khan's Thematic Journey of the Quran course focuses on the conclusion of Surah Nissa. This is a stand alone course that is also a continuation of last semester.

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Reviving the Islamic Spirit

Continuing the RIS Reimagined format, the team are attempting to deliver a transformational experience for the audience and speakers alike. The program style has been reformatted to address three core elements: heart, mind, and soul. Each day has been divided into three segments that address these elements, each with its unique presentation style and a key area of impact.

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World of the Unseen - Belief in the Last Day: Nov. 23, 24

Sheikh Musleh Khan will be conducting the 'World of the Unseen: Belief in the Last Day' Seminar hosted by AlKauthar Institute on November 23 & 24!

Students 15 to 24 years old pay $60 (save $27) with Student Code CAN_STUDENT. Please register online ASAP!

Adults 25 years of age and older pay $67 (save $20). Please email and mention IIT.

Group promo: 5 or more = $65 each; 10 or more = $60 each - e-mail with each person's name, e-mail, and telephone.

Students 14 years of age and younger can SIT in for FREE. If they wish to receive the course material it is only $25 (save $62). Please email

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IIT Scouts

The IIT Scouts provide an exciting program for youth between ages 5 to 17, with a variety of indoor and outdoor games, skill-building activities and other fun events. Scouting aims to foster Social, Physical, Intellectual, Character, Emotional and Spiritual development of youth through a non-formal, hands-on approach to learning.

Our youth registration for the current Scouting season is still open. We are also looking for adult volunteers who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of the youth.

Please contact the Scouts group via email ( for more information.

IIT Scouts website

IIT Ball Hockey League – Awards Banquet tickets now on sale!

AWARDS BANQUET TICKETS: $15 each for family and friends. Players, coaches and other volunteers get in free. Visit for all the details.

NEW PLAYERS: If you were too late to get in, contact Khalid to get your name on our contact list for next year.

SPONSORS: Let us show you what we will do for you and/or your company if you sponsor us. contact Khalid for all the details.

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