Islamic Institute of Toronto

History

The Islamic Institute of Toronto was established in 1996 to fill a void within the Muslim community. 

At that time, the IIT's model of Islamic education in a structured format was a novel idea. The IIT introduced semester-based courses in aqeedah, fiqh, Quran and hadith and has since benefited hundreds of students in their understanding and practise of Islam. The IIT's flagship program - the Saturday night tafseer program with Shaikh Abdool Hamid has been running since 1996.

The IIT's original board of directors consisted of Br. Muneeb Nasir (President), Br. Fareed Amin (secretary), Br. Farhad Khadim, (Vice President), Br. Haniff Khan and Br. Muhammed Haseeb Ali.

Shaikh Ahmad Kutty and Shaikh Abdool Hamid have served as the main lecturers since the inception of the IIT.

With interest in Islamic education rising, the IIT decided that it would embark on establishing a unique institution dedicated for the dissemination of Islamic knowledge. The IIT purchased 8 acres of land in North Eastern Toronto and is currently working on an ambitious project to establish an Islamic educational complex which, when completed will house the Islamic Institute, an Islamic High School and social and recreational facilities.

The IIT's vision is to establish a facility where the community can play, ponder and pray.