Muslim Association of Canada released this statement on the Masjid Toronto incident earlier today.
“No Canadian should feel intimidated when walking into their synagogue, church, temple or mosque. We are thankful to our fellow Canadians who joined with us today against this attack on religious freedom and Canadian values.
The safety and security of our worshippers is paramount. We thank Toronto Police Services for their on-going support and their swift attention.
We also thank our fellow Torontonians and Canadians who have expressed their support.”
Muneeb Nasir is currently the serving president of the Olive Tree Foundation, a Toronto-based endowment foundation and granting agency. He is also the founder of the Islamic Institute of Toronto, a founding board member of Masjid Toronto and a regular Khateeb at various mosques in the GTA.
Muneeb is a well-known Muslim Canadian leader, writer and public speaker, he focuses mainly on religious and societal matters. He was educated at the University of Toronto, University of Guelph and University of Ontario Institute of Technology.
Join us for an evening of inspiration and discussion on the prospects and challenges of living in a digital world for the Muslim community in Canada.
We have identified an urgent need to help settle the 500 Syrian newcomers who are coming to Canada within the next 3 weeks by December 31st, 2016.
Sign up for the Ansar Muhajiroon program – This is a longer term commitment to be assigned as a ‘host’ with a specific Syrian newcomer family and to help them integrate into the society. This is a very rewarding position with a support network established to help the host. If you agree to be a host you will:
a) Undergo a Vulnerable Sector Screening check.
b) Sign up for 2 hour training session. Those who sign up to be a host will get a separate email with training materials.
c) Be generally available at least 2 weekdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm to help the refugees in the first week.
d) Speak Arabic or have someone in your family or circle of friends who speaks Arabic and is willing to help.
Masjid Toronto hosted a special program on ‘Sleep, Sleep Disorders and Sleep Hygiene‘.
Our speakers, Imam Dr. Wael Shehab & Dr. Abdullah Khayat spoke on the Islamic significance and morals of sleep and sleep disorders and sleep hygiene, respectively, specially with the month of Ramadan ahead of us.
Alhamdulillah, Masjid Toronto has two locations in downtown Toronto. The first is Masjid Toronto at Dundas (168 Dundas St. West ) and the second is Masjid Toronto at Adelaide (84 Adelaide St. East). The prayer Adhan and Iqama times are the same in both locations. Also three Friday prayers are given in both locations at the same time. Please check Prayer Times below.
Sisters' Prayer area at Masjid Toronto, is in 2nd floor, accessible through stairs from main entrance and the elevator.
Masjid Toronto Service Hours are as following:
Dawn (Fajr) prayer: The Masjid will be open for 1 hour.
Monday-Thursday, and Saturday-Sunday:
opens 1 hour before Dhuhr (noon) paryer and closes 1 hour after Isha prayer.
Friday: Opens at 11:00 AM and closes 1 hour after Isha prayer
Note: Check with the office for hours outside the above time frame.