The Islamic Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat (ISIJ of Toronto) continues to respond to the unprecedented humanitarian crisis and invites all community members to actively participate through prayers, contributions and events.
This page contains information rooted in the notion of Stronger Together – where collective actions through special prayers, events and contributions. It’s crucial to centre advocacy, empowerment, understanding, support and unity in times of need as our Palestinian brothers and sisters grapple with devastation.
Supporting relief efforts in Palestine through contributions
The ISIJ of Toronto is collecting donations towards relief efforts in Palestine and partnering with Canadian-registered agencies who are providing on the ground support.
All community members are encouraged to kindly donate in-person at ISIJ of Toronto centres or call 905-695-9786 or online through the website jaffari.org/donate.
Please direct any questions to the Secretariat Office.
Duas and Special Prayer Programs
The community is continually hosting special prayers / duas for the safety of the people of Palestine.
- October 28 and October 29, 2023 @ 8 p.m. (online)
- October 27, 2023 @ 10:30 p.m. (online)
- October 26, 2023 – during Thursday Night program – dua for the people of the Frontiers (in-person and online)
- October 24, 2023 @ 7 p.m. (in-person and online) – Women’s Forum with York Regional Police – ending with special prayer for the oppressed with Sr. Tahera Kassamali
Advocacy through the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM)
To maximize ongoing advocacy efforts and impact, the ISIJ of Toronto is channeling advocacy efforts through the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM).
All community members are encouraged to use the Palestine Advocacy Portal, the new, one-stop portal, that has everything you need to advocate for Gaza and Palestine in Canada, with new information and updates being added everyday.
Visit palestinecentral.ca/ and explore ways you can hold your elected official to accounts,
voice your concerns to your employer, resources for parents, sending aid to Gaza and more.
There are various programs underway to support the community’s awareness and knowledge, mental health and overall well-being.
This section is updated regularly – visit regularly to learn more upcoming events including events targeting youth, professionals, students, parents and many others.
Join us on November 10th, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Zoom for “The Mommy Connection / JSS Parenting Team Session” with Insia Dharsi (Registered Psychotherapist). https://zoom.us/j/3222826113?pwd=RjVLUFNlVklNUEh5VFo3NkhwcUhHUT09 Discover effective ways to discuss current world events with your kids in this insightful session. Gain valuable insights and practical strategies for these important conversations. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect, learn, and grow as a parent. Please note this event is for moms.
- Jaffari Education Committee: Know Your Rights as Parents – Postponed
- Jaffari Media and Public Engagement: Take Action: Using our voices at school, work and online
Oct 19, 2023 – ISIJ President Address – Eve of 4th Rabi Ul Akir 1445 AH