Iftar and Lecture Program, Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ramadan 2014Each Saturday in the Month of Ramadan, The Islamic Institute of Toronto hosts an Iftar and Lecture Program.

I wrote about IIT at length on Day 6 of 30Masjids in 2011.

Then, like today, I came to hear Shaikh Abdullah Hakim Quick (@HakimQuick)’s Lecture before the Iftar, and again it was time well spent.

His lecture had breadth and depth weaving into it many threads:

  • Marking Canada Day and reminding us that Muslims were present at Canada’s Founding
  • Aboriginal Concept of Niskam in The Mi’kmaq Nation in Newfoundland and similarities with Islam
  • Instinct in Migratory Birds and how they fly to the same trees year after year
  • Why Fasting is not in vain, rather it is a Mercy on the Human Being
  • Using Handheld devices during the Month of Ramadan

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320 Dixon Road Jumah Friday July 4 2014

For this First Friday of Ramadan 2014, I wanted to tie up a lose end from Ramadan 2012.

Back then, I prayed Asr in the Dixon Musallah at 340 Dixon Road.

There, I learned that Jumah was performed in a much larger space next door at 320 Dixon Road in the underground parking lot. I made the effort to make it out there and alhumdulillah, was finally able to so.

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This is Darul Khair Islamic Center which 30Masjids visited on Day 18 of Ramadan back in 2012.
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Shaikh Abdool Hamid delivers Islamic Reminders on Mondays and Wednesdays in Masjid Toronto after the Dhuhr/Mid-Day Prayer.

Today’s Reminder was a continuation and conclusion of Monday’s Islamic Reminder regarding the many Blessings of Ramadan and how best to earn those Blessings.


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Shaikh Abdool Hamid delivers Islamic Reminders on Mondays and Wednesdays in Masjid Toronto after the Dhuhr/Mid-Day Prayer.

Today’s Reminder was a good re-introduction regarding the many Blessings of Ramadan and how best to earn those Blessings.

It’s the first Saturday of Ramadan 2014. I wasn’t quite sure if TARIC Islamic Centre, which 30Masjids first visited in Ramadan 2011, would still be be serving Iftar Dinner in addition to the simple Iftar of breaking the fast.

Why TARIC? Tonight?

My mom was reminiscing how TARIC had become my Dad’s favourite Masjid. Consequently, she wanted to visit TARIC on this first full day of fasting. So we made the trek out there from our side of the City; upon arrival with plenty of time to spare, we learned, that yes, Iftar Dinner was indeed still on.
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bricco kitchen and wine bar at 3047 dundas street west toronto window in the junction

Bricco Kitchen and Wine Bar…?

You might be thinking why is a WINE Bar being blogged about on 30Masjids?

It’s not just any wine bar, it’s located at 3047 Dundas Street West. Historic address of Toronto’s First Masjid, The Dundas Street Mosque!
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Adhan Al Maghrib Sunset Call to Prayer4 in Masjid Toronto Friday June 27 2014

Adhan Al Maghrib / The Sunset Call to Prayer, Masjid Toronto, Friday June 27 2014

Bismillah,

AsalamAlayKum, and Ramadan Mubarak / Blessings of Ramadan be upon each and every one of you!

In the days before and leading up to Ramadan 2014, Muslims meeting me inside Masjids, plus other followers of the 30Masjids Project, have asked me if I would be doing it again this year?
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