IIT Newsletter March 29, 2017

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The Passing Of Ahmed Kathrada

A note and article link by Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick Although I did not know Ahmed Kathrada personally, I was part of a group who visited Robben Island prison with him and I can bear witness to his humility and importance to the Anti-Apartheid struggle and the Muslims of South Africa. Below is a recent tribute to Mr. Kathrada in “The Voice of the Cape” website:

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House of Commons passes anti-Islamophobia motion

The House of Commons has passed M-103, a non-binding motion condemning Islamophobia and religious discrimination. All NDP and nearly all Liberal MPs supported the motion, which passed 201-91. The majority of Conservative MPs voted against, with leadership candidate Michael Chong and Simcoe North MP Bruce Stanton voting in favour. Mississauga Liberal MP Gagan Sikand and Barrie Conservative MP Alex Nuttall both abstained.

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We're hiring

IIT Office Manager: As part of our organizational renewal process, we are seeking a highly motivated professional to join our team. (Application deadline: Apr. 14)

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Spring semester

We are excited to be offering courses such as:

Allah is Beautiful and He Loves Beauty with Shaikh Ahmad Kutty
Quranic Arabic with Shaikh Abdool Hamid
Inheritors of Divine Light with Shaikh Abdullah Hakim Quick
A Thematic Journey Through the Qur'an with Shaikh Musleh Khan

Plus continuing classes in Arabic language, youth classes, and more!

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Course schedule

Ramadhan is coming!

Join us as we prepare to receive this blessed month.

How to Benefit from Ramadhan Optimally
The Sunnah and Elements of Flexibility in Determining the Times of Fajr and Imsak (beginning of fasting)
2016 fatwa session on Ramadhan and fasting
New moon: sighting or calculating?
When Does The Month Of Ramadhan Begin? Science and Wisdom

Hajj group full

If you wish to join the waiting list, you must submit all registration material along with a refundable $7,300 deposit.

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Youth Table Tennis Tournament: Sat. Apr. 29

Registration already half full for youth 10-16 for our 6th Annual Youth Table Tennis Tournament to be held at IIT on Saturday April 29. All skill levels welcome. Registration fee is $20. Contact Khalid at krahe1093@rogers.com or 416-894-5758 for more information. Or download the registration form and flyer.

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2017-03-24 khutbah: Shaikh Musleh Khan

Salatul Jumu'ah - It's Importance and Benefits

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Muslim leaders’ joint statement condemning US airstrikes - A non-partisan open statement has been created by Muslim Imams, scholars and activists from western countries to condemn the killing of hundreds of innocent...
Airstrike monitoring group overwhelmed by claims of U.S.-caused civilian casualties - A non-profit organization that tracks civilian casualties caused by airstrikes in the Middle East said it has shifted nearly all of its resources to track a surge of claims regarding U.S.-led strikes....
Toronto school board ends all new US trips for students - Canada's largest school board is cancelling new school trips to the United States until further notice. The Toronto District School Board announced the decision citing "uncertainty" with regards to who may be affected...
The woman with 'butterfly skin' says she feels 'blessed' -Assya Shabir was born with epidermolysis bullosa, known as butterfly skin due the fragile tissue. Doctors told her parents she had 24 hours to live - but as she approaches her 30th birthday, Assya, from Birmingham, says she feels "blessed"...
The nomads struggling to survive - As younger people leave the desert and head to the cities, the ancient Bedouin lifestyle is under threat. This camp plans to change that...
London attack: The path from violent crime to killer - Westminster attacker Khalid Masood had a history of violence, but how typical is his past of those who go on to carry out acts of terror? Masood, 52, who has been claimed by so-called Islamic State as a "soldier of the Caliphate"...
Anti-Muslim protesters shout ‘hateful’ rhetoric at Toronto-area school board meeting - Police intervened at a Toronto-area school board meeting on Wednesday evening after members in the audience shouted anti-Muslim rhetoric, tore pages from a Koran and stepped on the religious text...
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