Details of IST’s New Project: 20 Overlea Blvd. >Click Here for flyer

Alhamdulillah, by the Grace of Allah (swt) and the du’aas of our well-wishers, we have purchased 20 Overlea Blvd. property (Land size 3.2 Acre,  Total building 66,377 sqf,  with 137 parking spots)  in Thorncliffe area for $10.9 million dollars. Islamic Society of Toronto urgently needs $10.9 million dollars by January 1, 2018 to purchase of the property at 20 Overlea Blvd. Donate Generously for this new Project.  All donations are tax deductible.  Click here >Donate Now to donate online.

We urgently need  1600 people to give Qardh E Hasnah of $5,000 for 2 to 3 years OR any Donation is appreciated towards payment of new property.  At least,  donate $80 per month on pre authorized payment plan  for two years.

Qur’an says: “Who is it that would loan Allah a goodly loan so He may multiply it for him many times over? And it is Allah who withholds and grants abundance, and to Him you will be returned.” (Surah al Baqara 2:245)

If you or  your family members or friends would like to  give Qardh E Hasnah (interest free loan of any amount) to IST are requested to come to IST office. It is great Aa’mal of giving Qardh E Hasnah. By your savings remaining in your bank accounts won’t really benefit you much if you don’t intend to spend it, however the moment you’ll shift it into IST bank account Allah Ta’ala will start writing your reward and you’ll be doing a great favour to the community, and you will revive your full amount back within 2 to 3 years.

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “Protect yourself from hell-fire even by giving a piece of date as charity.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

“Allah, the Exalted, says, ‘Spend, O son of Adam, and I shall spend on you.’” – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) (Al-Bukhari and Muslim).

Giving from what we are given from The Provider and Owner of everything not only releases us from the disease of want but also reminds us that everything belongs to Allah (swt) and must be used for the well-being of all of humanity.

A Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) says that a voice was once heard commanding a cloud to irrigate a man’s garden. When the man was asked what he did with the garden, he replied that he estimated the produce of his garden. Then he distributed one-third to charity, kept one-third for himself and his family, and invested one-third back into the garden. Just as Allah (swt) sent a cloud for this man who gave to the poor, Allah will also provide for us in miraculous ways if we give what we love for the pleasure of Allah and in the service of mankind. As the hadith beautifully illustrates, Allah replaces what we give and multiplies it.

1. A polite and humble reminder to keep the Masjid Darus Salaam’s new project in your Duaas.  May Allah take the project to completion with ease, and make it a center of Hidayah for all.

2. A humble request to continue with your generous donations towards our new premises. 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.

مَّثَلُ الَّذِينَ يُنفِقُونَ أَمْوَالَهُمْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ كَمَثَلِ حَبَّةٍ أَنبَتَتْ سَبْعَ سَنَابِلَ فِي كُلِّ سُنبُلَةٍ مِّائَةُ حَبَّةٍ ۗ وَاللَّهُ يُضَاعِفُ لِمَن يَشَاءُ ۗ وَاللَّهُ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ.  (البقرة، 261 The example of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is like a seed [of grain] which grows seven spikes; in each spike is a hundred grains. And Allah multiplies [His reward] for whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing.  (The Cow, 261)  (Scroll down to read more about The Virtues of Charity)

Spaces available for Sunday Madrasah for Boys, Girls and Adult.  Class Timing- Every Sun. 10.00 am to 1.30pm. $35 monthly fees. Please visit Masjid Darus Salaam on Sun. 11.00 am to 1.00 pm for more details and registration. Contact:  Moulana Imran Patel at 647-868-2540

No Spaces are available at this time for Evening Madrasah classes.

Accepting Full Time Hifz class applications. Limited spaces available.  Contact: Mufti Anas Hatia at 647-701-6975 or visit Masjid office. 

Full Time Aa’lim/Aa’limah class  and part time Evening Aa’lim class at Masjid Darus Salaam.  Contact: Moulana Imran Patel at 647-868-2540 or Masjid office for details and registration.

NOW you can DONATE at Masjid Darus Salaam (IST)  office using your DEBIT and CREDIT Card. Also, donating online is easy. Click on the link below and you’ll be taken to our charity page on canadahelps.org,

Our Yearly operating budget is approximately $360, 000. A donation tax receipt will be sent for all donations. Click HERE > Donate Online now for this Masjid Through CanadaHelps.org.

For your convenience, we accept Visa/M.C. & Debit for donation at IST office.  

The Virtues of Charity

Charity has a great significance in Islam; it is one of the clearest indications and most truthful signs of the sincerity of one’s faith, as souls were created to love money and strive to save it. If someone spends his money and contradicts his instinct, then this is a proof that he has a good faith and a sound belief.

Regarding this, the Prophet  sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah exalt his mention ) said: “…and Charity is a proof” ; which means it is proof of sound faith – that is, if he intends it for the sake of Allah, The Almighty, and not for showing off or for enhancing one’s reputation. This is why many texts show the virtues of charity and spending for the sake of Allah, The Almighty, and urge the Muslim to give charity, seeking the reward from Allah, The Almighty.

One of the specific characteristics of the righteous servants of Allah, The Almighty, is spending on the poor and the needy; Allah, The Almighty, Says (what means): {Indeed, they were before that doers of good. They used to sleep but little of the night. And in the hours before dawn they would ask forgiveness. And from their properties was [given] the right of the [needy] petitioner and the deprived.}[Quran 51:16-19]

Allah, The Exalted, has promised – and He is the Generous who does not break His promise – to compensate those who spend for His Sake. Allah Says (what means): {Say, “Indeed, my Lord extends provision for whom He wills of His servants and restricts [it] for him. But whatever thing you spend [in His cause] – He will compensate it; and He is the best of providers].} [Quran 34:39]

Allah also promised to multiply their rewards many times; Allah, The Almighty, Says (What means): {Who is it that would loan Allah a goodly loan so He may multiply it for him many times over? And it is Allah who withholds and grants abundance, and to Him you will be returned.} [Quran 2:245]

Giving money is one of the types of Jihaad (striving in the cause of Allah, The Almighty); rather, Jihaad with one’s own money precedes Jihaad with one`s own self in all the verses that mentioned Jihaad except in one place in the Quran. 

There are many Ahadeeth (narrations) in the Sunnah (Prophetic tradition) which encourage giving charity and clarify that its reward is a comfort to the eye of the believers and a delight to their hearts. These Ahadeth mention that charity is one of the best acts of worship that is beloved to Allah, The Almighty.

Ibn ‘Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Messenger of Allah  sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah exalt his mention ) said“The most beloved acts of worship to Allah are: happiness that you bring to a believer’s heart, relieving his distress, paying off his debt or driving away his hunger.” [Al-Bayhaqi] [Al-Albaani: Hasan]

Charity elevates its giver to the highest rank; the Prophet  sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah exalt his mention ) said:“This worldly life is for four categories of people: a man to whom Allah has given wealth and knowledge, so he fears his Lord, maintains ties of kinship with this money, and he knows the rights of Allah regarding it, this one is truly in the best rank …” [At-Tirmithi]

Charity protects its giver from calamities and misfortunes, and saves him from distress and hardship; the Prophet  sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah exalt his mention ) said: “Performing good deeds protects from bad ends and calamities, and those who act righteously in this world will be the good people in the Hereafter.” [Al-Haakim] [Al-Albaani: Saheeh]

Consider this Hadeeth which signifies the multiplied reward of charity: The Prophet  sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah exalt his mention ) said, “No one gives charity out of his honest earning –and Allah accepts only what is from lawful earning – but The Most Merciful accepts it with His right hand even if it is only a date, and then fosters it as one of you fosters a colt or a young she-camel, till it becomes like a mountain or even greater.”[Muslim]

Charity extinguishes sins, and expiates evil deeds; the Prophet  sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah exalt his mention )said: “Charity extinguishes sin as water extinguishes fire.” [At-Tirmithi]

It is one of the greatest causes for attaining blessings in money, the increase of provision, and compensation from Allah, The Almighty, with what is best. The Prophet  sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah exalt his mention ) said: “Allah The Almighty Says, ‘O son of Adam, spend and I will spend on you.” [Muslim]

It is also protection from the punishment of Allah; the Prophet  sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah exalt his mention )said: “Protect yourselves from the Fire, by giving in charity even half a date.” [Al-Bukhari]
Spending in charity is an indication of the sincerity of one’s faith, strength of certitude, and having good expectations from the Lord of the worlds. Besides, it has many other virtues which make the believer look forward to the reward of Allah, The Almighty, and overlook the whispers of the devil who frightens him with poverty, and beautifies for him stinginess and miserliness. Allah, The Almighty, Says (what means): {Satan threatens you with poverty and orders you to immorality, while Allah promises you forgiveness from Him and bounty. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing}[Quran 2:268].

We ask Allah, The Almighty, to enable us to spend for His Sake, and to protect us from being stingy, for He is able to do all things

The Holy Prophet (S) says: “Attract sustenance by giving charity”.

Abu Abdillah (a.s.) says: “Allah gives help to person equal in quantity to the charity a person gives

Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) says that: “Everything has a key, and the key to sustenance is charity”.

Indeed the Qur’an says that: “The person who lends to Allah, a good lending will receive many times more”. (Sura al-Baqara, 2:245 )