Sleep, Sleep Disorders and Sleep Hygiene (Ramadan)

 

Masjid Toronto will be hosting a special program on ‘Sleep, Sleep Disorders and Sleep Hygiene‘. We welcome everyone to join us on Friday, May 27th right after Asr (6:00 pm).
Refreshments will be served after this lecture and a Q & A session.

Our speakers, Imam Dr. Wael Shehab & Dr. Abdullah Khayat will speak on the Islamic significance and morals of sleep and sleep disorders and sleep hygiene, respectively, specially with the month of Ramadan ahead of us.

Posted May 20th, 2016 in Featured, Programs

The Objectives of Fasting and Ramadan with Dr. Jasser Auda

 

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.

Posted May 17th, 2016 in Events, Featured, Special

Family Day: Preparing for Ramadan with Sh. Ahmad Kutty

 

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.

Posted May 11th, 2016 in Events, Featured, Programs

Masjid Toronto Adelaide: Expansion


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).
Masjids are Allah’s houses where Muslims meet to pray, to study the Qur’an, to learn the Prophet’s Sunnah, to make dhikr, to lift up their hearts, and to know one another.

In Surat An-Nur, Allah Almighty says about masjids, {In houses (mosques), which Allah has ordered to be raised (to be cleaned, and to be honored), in them His Name is glorified in the mornings and in the afternoons or the evenings, men [and women] whom neither trade nor sale diverts them from the Remembrance of Allah (with heart and tongue), nor from performing the Salah (prayers), nor from giving the zakah. They fear a Day when hearts and eyes will be overturned (from the horror of the torment of the Day of Resurrection). That Allah may reward them according to the best of their deeds, and add even more for them out of His Grace. And Allah provides without measure to whom He wills.} (24: 36-38)

Praising the people who builds and maintains the masjids, Allah says, {The mosques of Allah are only to be maintained by those who believe in Allah and the Last Day and establish prayer and give zakah and do not fear except Allah , for it is expected that those will be of the [rightly] guided.} (At-Tawbah 9: 18)

Moreover, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) elaborated the merits of building the masjids, saying, “Whoever builds a mosque with the intention of seeking Allah’s pleasure, Allah will build for him likewise in Paradise.” (Al-Bukhari & Muslim)

Also, he (peace be upon him) said, “Whoever builds a masjid (mosque) for the sake of Allah, even if it is as small as a sparrow’s nest or even smaller, Allah will build for him a house in Paradise.” (Ibn Majah)

Building masjids is among the continuous charities (sadaqah jariyyah) that their reward continues even after the person’s death. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “When a man dies, his deeds come to an end, except for three: A continuous charity, knowledge by which people derive benefit, and pious child who prays for him.” (Muslim)

 
Note: The fundraising thermometer is updated weekly.

Please visit this link to download our pledge form, fill it, submit it in our office or mail to: Masjid Toronto, 168 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1C6

MTA Expansion

Posted April 29th, 2016 in Announcements, Featured

Volunteer Positions: MAC Eid Festival

 

We are currently building a volunteer team for the MAC Eid Festival. An event that brings together almost 15,000 Muslims on the joyful day of Eid. Help us by volunteering some of your time and expertise to make this year’s Eid one that is memorable and welcoming to the community.

The following positions are open to apply and more will be added soon. Resumes can be submitted to [email protected] preferably by next week. All the candidates will be asked to work in or lead teams.

Administration Coordinator (2016)

Bazaar Coordinator (2016)

Carnival Coordinator (2016)

Marketing Coordinator (2016)

Marketing Graphics Designer (2016)

Sponsorship Coordinator (2016)

Volunteer Coordinator (2016)

 

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Posted April 15th, 2016 in MAC, Volunteers

Embrace Syrian Newcomers Initiative

 

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).

Support Volunteer Form


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

 

 

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Posted March 24th, 2016 in Featured, MAC, Volunteers

Islamic Finance Seminar: Stock Market Investments

 

This was a seminar on how to invest in stock market in a Shariah-compliant way.  Topics that were covered in the seminar include:

  • Musharakah – Islamic financial contract relevant to stock market
  • Similarities and differences between Musharakah and common stock
  • Limited liability of a company – Islamic perspective
  • Shariah stock screening process – qualitative and quantitative screening of a stock
  • Shariah stock screening methodologies used by Dow Jones, Standard & Poors, Morgan Stanley, FTSE/Yaser and Securities Commission of Malaysia
  • Shariah rulings on Zakah on stocks
  • Purification of capital gains and dividend income

Presented by: Br. Abdul Shakoor Dalvi: MBA-Finance, CIFP—Chartered Islamic Finance Professional and Canadian Securities Course

Content from the evening including presentation slides and references can be downloaded here.

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Posted February 22nd, 2016 in Featured, Programs