Urgent Action Required: Please use the link below to email the Canadian government (Your area MP) to stand up for Injustice in Kashmir! Please have each of your family members use it and share it with all your friends! We can make a difference and the time for action is now!  https://www.emailyourofficial.com/JusticeforKashmir

Dars of Mishkatul Masābih: Islamic Society of Toronto, are very pleased to announce that, InshāAllāh, on the eve of Thursday, August 15, 2019, after the Maghrib Salāh, world renowned scholar, Shaykh Hanif Luharvi (dāmat barakātuhum), will be giving a dars (lesson) on Mishkatul Masābih; the famous hadith kitāb taught in the second last year of the ‘Alimiyyāh Course. We cordially invite everyone to attend this auspicious gathering and to benefit from the knowledge of the Qur’ān and Hadīth.  “Whoever travels a path in search of knowledge, Allah makes easy for him the path to Paradise.” (Muslim)

Evening Madrasah Holidays: August 12 to 23,  and will reopen on Monday Aug 26th, 2019

ST Expansion Project: We  need funds to REPAY  Qarz of 7 Million dollars. We need $2 Million dollars by end of October 2019.  All donations are tax deductible.  Please donate $20 weekly, $85 Monthly or $1000 annually or whatever you can afford. We pray to Almighty Allah (S.W.T.) that you will be rewarded immensely for your donations and efforts in this world and hereafter. (Ameen)   “Allah, says, ‘Spend, O son of Adam, and I shall spend on you. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)) (Al-Bukhari & Muslim)

Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه reported that Rasulullah ﷺ said: “Charity does not in any way decrease the wealth of a person.” (Sahih Muslim)

Accepting Applications for Full Time Hifz, Full Time A’alim for Boys, Full Time A’alimah for Girls, & Evening  A’alim for boys.  Please contact office for details.

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 Job Opportunity: Part Time Evening Madrasah Teacher:  Madrasah Faizul Quraan (IST) is looking for part time qualified  teacher (Hafiz and Aa’lim) to teach in the Evening Madrasah Classes.  Timings: MON to FRI: 5.10PM to 7.20PM.

Responsibilities: Teaching Quraan with Tajweed, Islamic Studies, Duaas, Islamic etiquettes & manners to students.  Interested candidate should e-mail their resume or submit to IST office.

Expansion Project: We humbly request everyone to take part in our Expansion Project by donating any amount you can. We have to return Qarz of 7 MILLION DOLLARS. We urge everyone to donate at least $1,000 within next 10 to 12 months either one time or on monthly basis, than it will make it much easier to Repay Qarz.  We URGENTLY need FUNDS. If you wish to lend us any amount as Qarz for this project, we will return it to you by a date you specify inshaallah. 

Your Duaas, Donations and Qarz E Hasana will be highly valued.

Click here to >Donate Now OR Download Pre-authorized Monthly Donation Form,  Sayyidina ‘Amr bin ‘Auf رضي الله عنه narrates: Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Certainly charity increases one’s lifespan, prevents an evil death, and Allah removes through it pride and arrogance.” (Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 31, vol: 17)

We Thank you all for your  generosity to achieve the  target to purchase 20 Overlea Blvd. Please donate ($100 or $60 or $30) per month (or any amount you are able to) on Monthly plan for Sadaqh Jariyah. We also need funds to do interior renovations in new property. May Allah (SWT) reward all of you and your family abundantly in this world and  hereafter. (Ameen) Please spread the message to as many brothers & sisters and encourage others to donate. We are still collecting Qarz for short or long term. Please come to IST office with Donations & Qarz. All donations are tax deductible.  >Click Here to Donate Now .

Rasulullah (SAW) said “The most beloved deeds to Allah are those done in continuity, even though they may be small (in amount).”Every day try to give some sort of donation to IST. Please donate any amount per month on Monthly pre authorized payment plan for Sadaqh Jaria for yourself or for your loved one. 

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Little bit about our wonderful community:

IST boasts its presence among  passionate brother and sisters of Islam. Serving tirelessly to accommodate and quench the competing thirst of Imaan and Yaqeen. 

The current space is large enough for daily congregational prayers but during Jum’ah,  Ramadan and Eid most people pray outside on the ground. IST needs help overcoming the initial financial barrier in expanding the space for a larger jamaa and Islamic school (Madrasah) for children that will cater subjects such as Tarbiyyah, Arabic language, Fiqh, Quran and many more.

The following are ways you can support us:

  • Donate Generously to this project (receive blessing for everyone who uses the masjid in the future)
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  • Make a du’aa to Allah to make a way for this community to build His house (du’aa is the weapon of the believer).

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said, “Protect yourself from hell-fire even by giving a piece of date as charity.” (Al-Bukhari & Muslim)

 

Sunday Classes:   Class Timing- Every Sun. 10.00 am to 2.00 pm. $35 monthly fees. Contact office on  Sun. 11 am to 1 pm for  details and registration.

Full Time/Part Time A’alim Class:  Registration is open for Full Time and Part time A’alim class. Please contact office or Moulana Imran Patel at 647-868-2540.  Also, accepting applications for Full Time A’alima class.

Full Time Hifz Class: Accepting application for Full Time Hifz Class. Timings 8.15 to 3.15 Mon to Fri

Donating online is very Easy. Click on the link below and you’ll be taken to our charity page on canadahelps.org, Our yearly operating budget is approx. $395,000. A tax deductible  receipt will be sent for all donations. Click HERE > Donate Online now  through CanadaHelps.org.

We accept Visa/M.C. & Debit for donation at IST office.  

QURBANI – The Significance of Udhiyya

Sacrifice for Allah

The central theme of Eid-ul-Adha is submission to the Will of Allah Ta’ala and sacrificing everything for His pleasure. Ibrahim u exemplified this spirit of submission and sacrifice in the best possible manner. When confronted with the challenge of love and allegiance, he chose to submit unconditionally to Allah Ta’ala and suppressed his personal desire and love for his family and child.

Hence, sacrificing an animal on Eid-ul-Adha is an act that symbolizes this philosophy and gives one the opportunity to reflect on one’s level of Iman and endeavor to emulate the Noble Prophets u.

Qurbani calls for the slaughter of one’s innate desires by placing the knife of courage and resistance on the egoistic traits that lurk within every human. It calls for the annihilation of hatred, jealousy, pride, greed, animosity, love for the world and other such maladies of the heart. Qurbani is a reaffirmation of the pledge:

“Verily my prayer, my sacrifices, my life and my death are solely for Allah; the Rabb of the worlds.” (Surah An’aam V. 162-163)

Significance of Qurbani

Zayd lbn Arqam t reports that the Sahabah y once asked, “O Rasulullah r, What is Qurbani?”  He replied, “It is the Sunnah of your father lbraheem u.” They again asked, “What benefit do we derive from it?” He answered, “A reward for every hair (of the sacrificed animal).” “And (what reward is there for animals with) wool, O’ Rasulullah r?” they asked. “A reward”, he said, “for every fibre of the wool.” (Ibn Majah)
Rasulullah r said: “There is nothing dearer to Allah Ta’ala during the days of Qurbani than sacrificing of animals. The sacrificed animal shall come on the Day of Qiyamah with its horns, hair and hooves (to be weighed). The sacrifice is accepted by Allah before the blood reaches the ground. Therefore sacrifice happily with an open heart.” (Tirmizi, Ibn Majah)

On whom is Qurbani Wajib (obligatory)?  

Qurbani is Wajib (obligatory) on all who fulfill the following three conditions:
Muslim who is of sound mind – mature (has  reached the age of puberty),
a Muqeem (a Shari traveller is exempted from Qurbani)
one who possesses Zakatable wealth in excess of one’s basic needs and debts on any of the three days of Qurbani. It is not necessary that this amount be in one’s possession for a complete lunar year. (Ad Durrul Mukhtar)

Qurbani is not incumbent on a child or an insane person nor is it incumbent upon their guardians to perform it on their behalf (Raddul Muhtar, Fatawa Mahmoodiyyah). Similarly, it is not Wajib on a musafir (one considered a traveller in Shariah) (Ad Durrul Mukhtar, Hidayah).

NB. If Qurbani is Wajib, the obligation must be executed. Compensation or sadaqah cannot be given in lieu of Qurbani. If Qurbani was not offered due to ignorance, negligence or for some other reason, then it is Wajib to give in Sadaqah the price of the Qurbani animal or the unslaughtered animal itself to the poor. (Raddul Muhtar)

When should Qurbani be performed

The time for Qurbani commences after the Eid Salah on the 10th of Zul Hijjah and ends at the setting of the sun on the 12th of Zul Hijjah. It is better to make Qurbani on the first day. (Sahih Bukhari, Muatta Imam Malik, Ad Durrul Mukhtar, Al Bahrur Raaiq)

In rural areas where Jumu’ah and Eid Salah are not performed, Qurbani may be performed as soon as Fajr (Subhus Sadiq) sets in on the 10th of Zul Hijjah. (Ad Durrul Mukhtar)

If a person who resides in a town (where Eid Salah is performed) arranges for his animal to be slaughtered in a rural area (where Eid Salah is not performed), then it is permissible for his animal to be slaughtered before he performs his Eid Salah. (Raddul Muhtar Alad Durril Mukhtar)

If the Qurbani has been offered before the ‘Eid Salah, it will have to be repeated. (Sahih Bukhari, Ad Durrul Mukhtar)

It is preferable to slaughter during the day. (Ad Durrul Mukhtar)

Some Important Rulings

A man may purchase an animal for his wife from his wealth with her consent. (Raddul Muhtar)
It is Mustahab (preferable) for a person intending Qurbani not to cut/trim the hair and nails from the first of Zul Hijjah until after the animal is slaughtered. (Sahih Muslim, Ahsanul Fatawa)
Qurbani will be discharged if one appoints a proxy. The proxy may be an organisation or an individual.
If a traveller returned home or a person acquired the required wealth on the 12th of Zul Hijjah before sunset, it will be Wajib upon the person to perform Qurbani.
The Qurbani (slaughter) done by a woman in Haidh (menstruation) or Nifas (period after childbirth) is valid and permissible. (Fatawa Mahmoodiyyah)

Offering Sacrifice on behalf of Rasulullah  or any Deceased Muslim

After one completes the compulsory Qurbani, and one still has the means, it is recommended to perform Qurbani on behalf of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) as well. One may also include the Sahabah (RA), the entire Ummah, the Prophets (AS) and all those living or deceased relatives, friends and teachers who have conveyed Deeni knowledge or been a cause of benefit to one.

Abu Talha (RA) has related that the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) sacrificed one ram and  while sacrificing the other he said, “This is on behalf of  every one of my Ummah who believed in me and  testified (to my prophethood).” (Tabrani/Mustadrak)

Warning for those who Ignore Qurbani

Hazrat Abu Hurayra (radiyallahu anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “He who has the means of performing Qurbani but does not do so should not come close to our Eid Gah (place where Eid Salah is performed). (Sunan Ibnu Majah)