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If you have loved, you have won.

If you have loved, you have won.

Assalam alaykum!  Dear Parents and Teachers, thank you for making it possible for your children to be part of this noble experience of writing to the Messenger ﷺ.  We were so honored to sit last night, for four hours - right up to midnight - reading through the letters written by young hands. May they be blessed all their lives to do only good, to

He is too Generous to leave you thirsty

Should you not gain your wants, my soul, then be not grieved; But hasten to that banquet which your Lord’s bequeathed. And when a thing for which you ask is slow to come, Then know that often through delay are gifts received. Find solace in privation and respect its due, For only by contentment is the heart relieved. And know that when the trials o

Another chance…

Last night close to midnight, as we sat evaluating the entries in the Children's and Youth Categories of the Letters to the Beloved ﷺ Writing Competition, a steady flow of submissions in the Adult Category started coming through. Some even arrived early this morning with a plea that they still be entered. So, we have decided to extend the due date

Pure and simple

Dear Brothers and Sisters, It's been such a blessing reading your submissions to the Letters to the Belovedﷺ Writing Competition, as well as receiving your support. Over the past two weeks, we've given four workshops, two at schools and two for the general community. In each workshop, we have been moved to see the love that resides in the hearts of

It was love that brought you

BismIllah Assalam alaykum dear Brothers and Sisters Mawlid greetings to you all, on this auspicious occasion of the First Spring, the Beginning, the Birth of Guidance, sal Allahu alayhi wasalam. Bushralakum!  Glad tidings of eternal bliss to those of you who attended the Mawlid last night. It was nothing but love that brought you. The love you have

Silencing ISIS in the media

Silencing ISIS in the media

The latest in a series of filmed messages from ISIS was aired by the media on Monday. It was a video of Nazi-inspired hate speech, an incitement to violent criminal actions against Canadians, and a recruitment message.  One asks oneself: why do the media think it's their obligation to share this kind of message publicly and repeatedly, thereby expo

Ashura: Rise Above!

Ashura: Rise Above!

Transcript of Shaykh Hamdi's Khuṭbah on ʿAshura 2014ʾ It is remarkable how our predecessors made sacrifices for our sake. They were not selfish. Every generation stands upon the shoulders of these generations that came before it, who made these sacrifices.  We owe it to them to be grateful for what they did, to reflect upon it, to thank God for the

Advice for the Day of Arafah: bite in!

Advice for the Day of Arafah: bite in!

BismIllāh ar-Rahmān ar-Rahīm Assalām ʿalaykum We convey our best wishes and prayers for you, on the auspicious occasion of the First Ten Days of the month of Dhul Hijjah: days of repentance and forgiveness, days which are the anniversary of the Repentance and Forgiveness (Tawba) of our Father Adam, upon whom be peace! Days during which the Pilgrims

The Prophet’s Noble Lineage ﷺ

The Prophet’s Noble Lineage ﷺ

The following are notes taken from the Sidi Hamdi Ben Aissa's class on Our Master Muḥammad ﷺ held every Friday at the Islam Care Centre (312 Lisgar st.) Click here for more information.   Many scholars hold the position that memorizing the Prophetic lineage from ʿAdnān to the Prophet Muḥammad ﷺ was a means to improve the memory of a seeker of