SISTERS EVENING CLASSES: Islamic Society of Toronto-Masjid Darus Salaam is soon to begin its first ladies’ evening classes as part of a continuation of the Sisters’ Circle Ramadhan Series. Designed as a ten-week program, students will have an opportunity to explore the fundamentals of aqaaid (Islamic creed) through the text Ascent to Felicity. Alongside that, there will be a tajweed class where students will learn and implement foundational tajweed skills. The aim of the tajweed class is to help sisters improve their pronunciation, avoid major/minor errors, and increase fluency during recitation.
We hope this program will be of benefit to women seeking to learn at an introductory level under the guidance of learned teachers. After the completion of the ten weeks, we intend to carry on the classes and explore other areas such as Fiqh and Tafsir to equip sisters with primary knowledge of the Islamic sciences.
When: Every other Thursday beginning Jan 10, 2019
Time: 8 – 9:15 p.m.
Where: Masjid Darus Salaam (4 Thorncliffe Park Dr.)
Age: Dedicated learners ages 16+
Cost: $15 Book Fee (optional)
To register, Please click the link:
Note: The classes will be conducted in English
We URGENTLY need funds to REPAY Qarz of 7 Million dollars. All donations are taeductible.
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 (peace be upon him) (Al-Bukhari & Muslim)
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 12 to 18 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.
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IST Expansion Project: 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 .
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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.
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Sunday Classes: Class Timing- Every Sun. 10.00 am to 2.00 pm. $35 monthly fees. Please visit Masjid office on Sun. 11 am to 1 pm for details and registration.
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Abu Muhammad Abdallah Ibn Ahmad Ibn al-Baitar Dhiya al-Din al-Malaqi was one of the greatest scientists of Muslim Spain and was the greatest botanist and pharmacist of the Middle Ages. He was born in the Spanish city of Malaqa (Malaga) towards the end of the 12th century. He learned botany from Abu al-Abbas al-Nabati, a learned botanist, with whom he started collecting plants in and around Spain. In 1219 he left Spain on a plant-collecting expedition and travelled along the northern coast of Africa as far as Asia Minor. The exact modes of his travel (whether by land or sea) are not known, but the major stations he visited include Bugia, Qastantunia (Constantinople), Tunis, Tripoli, Barqa and Adalia.
After 1224 he entered the service of al-Kamil, the Egyptian Governor, and was appointed chief herbalist. In 1227 al-Kamil extended his domination to Damascus, and Ibn al-Baitar accompanied him there which provided him an opportunity to collect plants in Syria His researches on plants extended over a vast area: including Arabia and Palestine, which he either visited or managed to collect plants from stations located there. He died in Damascus in 1248.
Ibn Baitar’s major contribution, Kitab al-Jami fi al-Adwiya al- Mufrada, is one of the greatest botanical compilations dealing with medicinal plants in Arabic. It enjoyed a high status among botanists up to the 16th century and is a systematic work that embodies earlier works, with due criticism, and adds a great part of original contribution. The encyclopaedia comprises some 1,400 different items, largely medicinal plants and vegetables, of which about 200 plants were not known earlier. The book refers to the work of some 150 authors mostly Arabic, and it also quotes about 20 early Greek scientists. It was translated into Latin and published in 1758.
His second monumental treatise Kitab al-Mlughni fi al-Adwiya al-Mufrada is an encyclopaedia of medicine. The drugs are listed in accordance with their therapeutical value. Thus, its 20 different chapters deal with the plants bearing significance to diseases of head, ear, eye, etc. On surgical issues he has frequently quoted the famous Muslim surgeon, Abul Qasim Zahrawi. Besides Arabic, Baitar has given Greek and Latin names of the plants, thus facilitating transfer of knowledge.
Ibn Baitar’s contributions are characterised by observation, analysis and classification and have exerted a profound influence on Eastern as well as Western botany and medicine. Though the Jami was translated/published late in the western languages as mentioned above, yet many scientists had earlier studied various parts of the book and made several references to it.