World renowned Islamic Finance expert, Dr. Monzer Kahf has agreed to join us in Toronto at the end of July for three important programs:
Masjid Toronto @ Adelaide: Expansion Project
Date: July 29th, 2016
Time: 6 PM to 9 PM
Location: Snell Hall – St. James Cathedral Centre (opposite to Masjid Toronto @ Adelaide), 65 Church St. Toronto, ON M5C 2E9
At this dinner we will raising funds for our current project of expanding Masjid Toronto @ Adelaide to approximately double its size for the cost of $1.8 million. Our community recognizes this urgent and important need to accommodate a larger congregation in the ever growing Downtown Muslim community. Our Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Monzer Kahf joined by Sh. Abdalla Idris who will be the Fundraiser. A single ticket costs $100 while a table of 8 can be purchased for $700.
Location: JJR Macleod Auditorium, 1 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 1A8
These seminars will offer detailed insights on important and relevant topics by an expert in this field. Course material will also be provided to attending students. A single and double day pass cost $80 and $140; respectively, with a special discount for students. Light refreshments will be provided throughout the day.
Features and Principles of Islamic Finance (2 Hours)
Dr. Monzer Kahf (Ph.D) is a world renowned Expert, Lecturer, and Trainer on Islamic Finance and Economy. He has published over 100 books and articles on Islamic Banking, Finance, Zakah, Awqaf, Islamic Inheritance, Islamic estate planning, Islamic family law, and other aspects of Islamic Economics, finance, Islamic transactions (Mu’amalat).
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.
A special guest is joining us at Masjid Toronto to talk about a significant and relevant topic of ‘The Objectives of Ramadan and Fasting‘. We welcome everyone to join on Sunday, May 22nd right after Dhuhr (1:30 pm).
Dr. Jasser Auda is the Executive Director of the Maqasid Institute, a global think tank based in London, and a Visiting Professor of Islamic Law at Carleton University in Canada. He is also a Founding and Board Member of the International Union of Muslim Scholars.
Lunch will be served after this lecture and a Q & A session.
It’s time for families to meet, learn, and socialize at Masjid Toronto. All families and individuals are welcome to enjoy this good time at Masjid Toronto, on Saturday, May 14th, right after Dhuhr (1:30 pm).
The topic of this Family Day will be about ‘Preparing for Ramadan’. Joining us will be Shaykh Ahmad Kutty, resident scholar and senior lecturer at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, who will discuss how to prepare and spend Ramadan in the best way.
Lunch will be served. Families may bring desserts or cultural dishes to share with all.
Al-hamdulillah Masjid Toronto has been able to secure another unit neighboring our Masjid in Adelaide St. for $1.8 million allowing us to expand our prayer space. This additional space will help us accommodate our ever-growing community and the professionals working in Downtown Toronto. With the support of our congregation, we know it is possible. With $300,000 already deposited, we are in need of 1500 congregants to pledge $1000 each to help us cover the remaining $1.5 million. With 5 months ahead of us to make the payment, each person would be donating $200 a month (or $50 every Friday). More »
We have identified an urgent need to help resettle the Syrian newcomers who are already in Canada. They have been housed in hotels on an interim basis, but a significant number of them will be moving to apartments that they have chosen for themselves. Over 200 families are moving out in the next 6-8 weeks and the first few weeks will be critical in ensuring a smooth and successful integration. There is a total of 500 families currently in hotels.
How you can help:
1) Donate towards a welcome kit for a Syrian newcomer – This welcome kit will contain everything that a family needs to get set up in their new homes, from cooking pots and utensils to bedding. Halal food will also be provided for the first few days. The cost of 1 family kit is $250. All receipts are tax deductible and are also eligible for Zakat.
2) Sign up as a support volunteer – This will be to provide logistical support (Kit and meal delivery in first 24 hours, and on going support to the host).
3) 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 background 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
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.
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