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<p>Established in 1986, the Masjid-El-Noor is one of the oldest Muslim organizations in Canada. Situated at 277 Scott Rd, Toronto ON. Initially was a church which was later transformed into the towering institution that it is today.</p>
<p>It moved beyond a neighborhood mosque and grew into a multidimensional center that would serve as the hub to unite the residents in the surrounding community. It would come to house an extensive repertoire of religious and educational programs as well as highly needed social services. To nurture our future generations, we recognized that adequately preparing our children is vital to tackle the challenges that come with living in this society</p>
<p>Throughout our journey in realizing this dream, we faced multiple obstacles including a challenge that lasted over years to simply obtain a building extension and disability ramp permits. With Allah’s (SWT) blessing, we finally completed construction.</p>
<p>With usable area of 2500 sq. ft, the institution encloses spacious prayer halls for brothers and sisters, 3 well-equipped classrooms for Islamic Education, and a kitchen. A mortuary is also present to serve the deceased within our community as part of our burial services. To ensure accessibility for all visitors, we also have ramps with designated parking spaces.</p>
<p>The Center can be easily reached by car and public transportation and is open for the five daily prayers. Nearly 700 worshippers make up the Friday congregation for the Jumah prayer. Our educational services are augmented with the implementation of a various programs.</p>
<p>We recognize the need to supplement education with healthy recreational outlets for our youth. It is with this mindset that we host youth programs and offer volunteers hours which are well recognized. We understand that a holistic approach is necessary to cater to our congregation and beyond. This is why we are heavily active in collaborating with other Muslim organizations in organizing programs that cater to our community’s diverse needs</p>
<p>To provide guidance on all Center-related matters, Masjid-El-Noor governance is comprised of an elected “Majlis” board of four members which ensures that a system of checks and balances is consistently maintained within the organization. Accountability is ascertained by annually publishing audited accounts. While much has been accomplished since the Center was first built, we pray that we can continue to grow to better serve our community. To this end, we require your continued support, both financial and spiritual.</p>

Our Imam

<p>Mufti Ibrahim Kureshi was born in Toronto, Canada where he completed his secular studies. In 1987, he began his Islamic education in Cornwall, Ontario by starting the Hifz (memorization) of the Qur’an. Soon after, he moved to India to complete his Hifz and enroll in the Alim program in Jamiah Al-Uloom Al-Islamia in Dhabel, Gujrat. In Dhabel, he studied Qira’at, Qur’anic sciences, Hadith, Hanafi fiqh, Usul-ul-fiqh, Arabic grammar and etymology under the guidance of some of the most prominent Islamic scholars in India.</p>
<p>After graduating from the Alim program, he moved to South Africa where at Madrasah Arabia Islamia in Azadville he completed the takhassus fi ‘l-ifta (specialization in issuing legal verdicts) program in one year.</p>
<p>Mufti Ibrahim presently teaches, counsels, issues fatwas and delivers lectures in various Islamic institutions around Toronto and abroad.</p>

A Place For You

Our Islamic Center takes pride in its heritage of diversity, open-mindedness, civic engagement and community building. Get to know what makes us tick — our approach to Islam and our definition of the Amershahan Muslim identity, all of which shape the character of our community.

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Diverse

Community with over 62 different
nationalities represented.

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Growing

Over 1,200 men and women attend the
weekly Jumma prayer service.

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Young

60 percent of our community
is under the age of 34.