Islamic Institute of Toronto

Ramadan 1435 AH

Khatm-al-Qur'an and Du'a




Alhamdulillah, our Khatm-al-Qur'an and Du'a program was a success, with beautiful recitation and an amazing Du'a by Qari Abdul Karim. Many thanks to over two thousand of our brothers and sisters who came out to participate and join us in this event. May Allah magnify your reward and make this an illumination for you on the Day of Judgement.


Fundraising Update:

Alhamdulillah we have raised over

$225,000 towards our goal, with an additional $60,000 in pledges! 

Please help us reach our goal of $450,000 before the end of Ramadan. Donate or make a monthly payment

We have also provided Zakaat and Fitra in advance to the following Relief agencies:

  • Islamic Relief Canada
  • IDRF
  • Human Concern International
  • ICNA Relief
  • Muslim Welfare Centre
  • Children of Hope



Eid al Fitr Prayer will be on Monday, July 28 at 9:00 a.m.

Khateeb: Shaikh Abdool Hamid



Qiyam al Lail starting Friday Morning

The blessed month of Ramadan is entering its last third, and the search for the Night of Power (Lailatul Qadr) begins! InshaAllah IIT will commence Qyam al Lail on Thursday night (Friday morning, July 18 at 2:00 a.m.) Qiyam will be led by Qari Abdul Karim and Shaikh Abdool Hamid and will end each night about 45 minutes before the time of Fajr in order to allow worshippers to return home for suhoor.

More about Qiyam-Al-Lail

 • The Last Ten Nights of Ramadan
 • An Unmatched Night: Don't Miss
 • The Night of Power
 • How to Get a Ramadan Full of Blessings?



Quranic Rectation in Salaatul Tarawih

Each Night, Qari Abdul Karim recites approximately one Juz' of the Qur'an. Below you will find the portions to be recited with links to translation and commentary.

Tuesday, July 22

Wednesday, July, 23

Thursday, July 24 - Saturday, July 26 

For more detailed commentary, please see the following links and search for the Surah:

Tafheemul Qur'an by Maulana Mawdudi

Tafsir Ibn Kathir 



Ramadan Iftar and Lecture Program

IIT is once again pleased to invite the community to our Ramadan Iftar and Lecture program on Saturdays, commencing one hour before the time iftar. Please see the schedule below. 

Saturday, July 26th – 7:45 p.m. S.O.S - The Ummah is in Crisis with Shaikh Abdool Hamid and others.

Henna Design will be done between Salaatul Dhuhr and Asr - Please Register here for your time slot.



Saturday, July 26 - 7:45 p.m - Final Iftar and Lecture Program - see above

Monday, July 28 – Eid al Fitr Prayers at IIT 9:00 a.m. 

Sunday, August 3 – IIT Annual Eid Carnival and Bazaar – 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. 


Audio Khutbahs in Ramadan -

Listen to our khutbahs online, or download from the iTunes Store



Gems of Qur'anic Wisdom

This is a quick glimspe into the vast treasure of Qur'anic verses. Fifteen minutes before the adhaan for Salaatul Esha every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday, our scholars will choose relevant verses from the Qur'an and highlight some of the lessons for us. 



Ramadan Resources

Ramadan and Fasting - A Concise Guide - This is a Concise exposition of the Blessings of Ramadan, Spiritual Dimensions and Jurisprudence of Fasting. It also contains a detailed section on FAQs on Ramadan, Fasting and related issues.. You can purchase a copy for $15.00 at IT's Bookstore or as an eBook for only $10.00. 

New Moon: Sighting or Calculating? During the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), sighting the new moon with the naked eyes was the only means available for the people, as he himself said: "We are a people who are unlettered." He did not mean that he would like his people to stay at that level forever. Continued...

How to benefit from Ramadhan optimally: Ramadhan is the most blessed month in the Islamic calendar. It is primarily a spiritual training course intended to help us cultivate essential virtues and skills in order to lead a meaningful life. Continued...

The sunnah and elements of flexibility in determining the times of fajr and imsak (beginning of fasting): The following essay is an attempt to clarify the issue of fajr al-sadiq (the true dawn) and the cut-off point for suhur (the pre-dawn meal), in light of the Qur'an, the authentic traditions, and the sound practices of the companions, their successors, and the venerable imams and scholars. Continued...

When Does The Month Of Ramadan Begin: Science and Wisdom by Tariq Ramadan 
An article by Dr. Tariq Ramadan on when the month of Ramadan begins. Click here to read more.

Tips to Benefit Optimally from Ramadan by Shaikh Ahmad Kutty 
Click here to read more.


Fasting with the Prophet - Dr. Tariq Ramadan

The well-known Muslim Philosopher reflects on what it means to fast in today's world, while staying true to the Prophetic Way of Fasting