Latest News

Some of our recent news.

EID ul Adha 2020 announcement

Eid ul Adha will be celebrated this year on Friday, July 31st 2020 Please stay safe and enjoy this eid with your immediate family and close loved ones.

Acknowledgment

07/09/2019 Last Saturday, August 7, at the end of the tournament, the Director of CIU Sheikh, speak out against radicalization and violence that does not represent Islam.

Welcome

22/08/2019 On Thursday, the CIU representatives said welcome to the pilgrims of Hajj 1440-2019.

Event

15/08/2019 On Thursday, August 15, the staff of Canadian Islamic Cultural Center Mosque, received and welcomed the members of the CIU (Canadian Islamic Union).


Call to Action

CIU hopes to collectively develop strong bonds between Muslim members of the union based on the correct and balanced/moderate understanding of Islam. The Union will provide essential spiritual services at the highest quality to its members. The union shall be comprised of individuals that share a bond in their following of Ahlu Sunnah wal Jama’ah and its members will lead our community projects. Together we will work towards removing the obstacles for the current and future generations to carry on living as successful Muslim Canadians.

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About Canadian Islamic Union


The Canadian Islamic Union is a dynamic team of optimistic, compassionate, diverse, and God conscious professionals seeking to find solutions to the issues of isolation, loneliness, and spiritual void faced by many Muslims across Canada. As a team, CIU embarked on establishing an organization that identifies its members as part of One Big Family. The objective of CIU is helping its family members revive their Muslim identity, connectedness, and sense of belonging to One Big Family (Ummah). This is achieved by reviving the One Big Family members’ spirituality, improving moral character, providing education and mentorship, increasing financial success, and engaging in political activism.

One Big Family

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Imam Ashraf

Our Imam

Imam Ashraf was born in Egypt and currently resides in the GTA along with his wife and 4 children. He was raised in an environment that prioritised education (both secular and religious). He obtained his Bachelor's degree in islamic sciences while in Egypt at the hands of the scholars and teachers of Al-Azhar University. Imam Ashraf has recently completed his master’s thesis on the topic of “The Methodology of reform for the Muslim community”.


Our Vision / Mission

Our Vision​: To bring together a well-organized group of individuals striving to achieve personal and collective excellence as Muslim Canadians. We aim to strengthen the bond between members of the union and work together as one big family to build a beautiful future for Muslim Canadians.

Our Mission​: Striving together as One Big Family to contribute towards a brighter future. We will achieve this one individual at a time where members share a set of common values.

CIU hopes to collectively develop strong bonds between Muslim members of the union based on the correct and balanced/moderate understanding of Islam. The Union will provide essential spiritual services at the highest quality to its members. The union shall be comprised of individuals that share a bond in their following of Islam and its members will lead our community projects. Together we will work towards removing the obstacles for the current and future generations to carry on living as successful Muslim Canadians.


Founding Principles / Values of the Union

  • 1- Love of Allah and His messenger, peace be upon him.
  • 2- Developing taqwa at an individual level.
  • 3- Engagement in Dhikr is a must.
  • 4- Willingness to sacrifice and strive to obtain the pleasure of Allah.
  • 5- Humbleness in our interactions.
  • 6- Treat others as you would like to be treated.
  • 7- Accepting the truth when it is presented.
  • 8- Balance between Learning and Applying.
  • 9- Willingness to cooperate with others.
  • 10- Sincere advice to CIU leaders.

Our Goals

To ensure that Islam remains a practical way of life for current and future generations by engaging in the following:
  • 1- Identifying spiritual, psychological, social, and financial problems facing CIU family members.
  • 2- Facilitating working groups to tackle the issues identified above, by providing Islamic orientated solutions.
  • 3- Promoting dialog and understanding between CIU and the greater Canadian society, irrespective of race, gender/sex, and creed.

Canadian Islamic Union Services

The CIU provides the following services:

  • Spiritual guidance and development at the hands of a qualified sheikh/mentor.
  • Family services including marriage, family counseling and religious consultation (fatwa).
  • Youth empowerment through education and engagement in community initiatives.
  • Group discounts on services such as auto/home insurance.
  • Family-oriented gatherings that are inclusive of men, women and children.
  • A collective approach to proactively building a bright future for all of us.

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Family Services

Marriage​ Services: CIU offers the service of performing marriage (nikah) by an Imam who has license as marriage officer. A licensed marriage officer is required in order to complete the necessary paperwork to legally register the marriage in the Province of Ontario. We aim to strengthen the bond between members of the union and work together as one big family to build a beautiful future for Muslim Canadians.

The requirements to have a nikah done through the Masjid are as follows:​

  • Wali: Guardian for the bride. The Bride must be represented by her wali which is a male relative. Examples of a wali include father, brother, son, paternal uncle, grandfather, etc.
  • Witnesses: Two male muslim witnesses that are adults. These witnesses can be anyone as long as they fulfill the foregoing requirements.
  • Mahr: dowry for the bride. The dowry should be discussed by the groom and the bride and agreed upon before the nikah ceremony.
  • The nikah will be performed with proper islamic etiquettes at the available Islamic Centre (use proper islamic dresscode, no free mixing, no music allowed, etc.
  • The Imam will only perform the nikah in the Masjid (or the available Islamic Centre). Please note: due to pandemic and space limitations, the Masjid can only accommodate up to maximum people allowed for the gathering inside.
  • Please contact us ahead of time: The marriage service is not be available on the spot for due dilligents.

CIU hopes to collectively develop strong bonds between Muslim members of the union based on the correct and balanced/moderate understanding of Islam. The Union will provide essential family services at the highest quality to its members. Together we will work towards removing the obstacles for the current and future generations to carry on living as successful Muslim Canadians.



CIU Education

CIU provides islamic education online:
  • To bring the knowledge and balanced practice of Islam from Al-Azhar to our students in Canada.
  • Al-Azhar has a rich legacy of educating not only by spreading knowledge, but by focusing on mentorship and spiritual development.
  • We aim to see each child succeed and become the best version of themselves!

Al-Azhar Academy

Al-Azhar Academy is a project of CIU aiming to provide quality islamic education in an online environment to all members of the family. The academy utilises modern techniques as well as the latest technology to ensure islamic values and concepts are taught to all age groups in a simple and practical manner:
  • To instill Islamic values to members of all age groups.
  • Develop and nurture hearts and minds to become the leaders we need for tomorrow.
  • Equip young muslims with the confidence needed to be comfortable with their faith while being proud of belonging to one big family.

Youth Empowerment

CIU provides students with strategies to increase their faith and draw inspiration from a supportive group of friends through an Islamic enrichment program focusing on team building, developing knowledge, skills by encouraging discussion, mentorship and tutorials. Youth empowerment through education and engagement in community initiatives and projects, developing a generation of confident muslims.

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Al-Azhar Strength

Beginning with a focus on love for Allah and his messenger.

Al-Azhar Strength

Focused on critical thinking and understanding.

Al-Azhar Strength

Promote an open dialogue which allows students to feel comfortable asking questions and seeking clarification.

Al-Azhar Strength

Using the latest technology to keep students engaged throughout the learning process.


Membership

Families can apply for membership in the Union. Every individual in the family is required to abide by the Covenant of the Union. A family’s membership entitles its immediate family members to the services offered by the Union. Members will be responsible for a 100.00 / month membership fee, which will be used to fund the operations as well as provide the services of the Union. The leadership reserves the right to deny or cancel any membership application.

Requirements for membership:
  • Complete an interview with our Imam / Spiritual Leader.
  • Complete the CIU membership application form.
  • Void cheque / PAD submitted for membership fees ($100.00 / month).
  • Formal pledge to uphold CIU values.
  • Fill out Google form page for potential members application.
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CIU PROJECTS

Free Quran

For the past 10+ years, Free Quran Canada has handed out hundreds of copies of the Quran annually to spread the final message of God to those who are interested. Visit FreeQuran.ca to order your copy of the Quran for free today!

Free Quran


FUTURE PROJECTS

Islamic Culture Centre

The Islamic Culture Centre is a dream of CIU. The vision is to have a space where children, men, and women can experience the culture of Islam in a nurturing environment.

Contact Us

We are available to answer your questions.

Address

Canadian Islamic Union
3034 Palstan Road, Suite 100, Mississauga ON L4Y 2Z6

Phones

Tel: 1-800-799-7158
Fax: 1-800-799-7158

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