The Prophet’s First Command:
Darul-Hijrah’s New Home
It was the Sunnah which started
1400+ years ago 
by Prophet Muhammed, and continued until this day. In the present time, whenever a group of Muslims migrate to a new land, it is usually the first action they take as a community!
It was the first divine teaching that the Prophetﷺconveyed to us after arriving from his blessed Hijrah (migration) to Madinah.
It was the first executive order that the companion Amr ibn Al-‘Aas issued when he opened the lands of Egypt.
It was the first command that the leader Uqbah ibnNafi’ (the conqueror of Africa) decreed when he arrived in Tunisia and each subsequent town in the North of Africa.
It was also the first action that the leader Tariqibn Ziad performed when Muslims reached the shores of Europe for the first time in History to Andalusia, and continued to do so on his way to the French border.
The Prophet’s First Command:
Darul-Hijrah’s New Home
It was the Sunnah which started
1400+ years ago 
by Prophet Muhammed, and continued until this day. In the present time, whenever a group of Muslims migrate to a new land, it is usually the first action they take as a community!
It was the first divine teaching that the Prophetﷺconveyed to us after arriving from his blessed Hijrah (migration) to Madinah.
It was the first executive order that the companion Amr ibn Al-‘Aas issued when he opened the lands of Egypt.

It was the first command that the leader Uqbah ibnNafi’ (the conqueror ofAfrica) decreed when he arrived in Tunisia and each subsequent town in the North of Africa.
It was also the first action that the leader Tariqibn Ziad performed when Muslims reached the shores of Europe for the first time in History to Andalusia, and continued to do so on his way to the French border.
This action which all the great leaders ordered in the past, is the construction of Darul-Hijrah, two emotionally-loaded Arabic words which mean “the Abode of Migration”. It is the home of the community, the focal point of its spiritual, social, and educational activities, and a minaret of guidance in their new home: It is the house of Allah. Darul Hijrah is the Masjid!
This action which all the great leaders ordered in the past, is the construction of Darul-Hijrah, two emotionally-loaded Arabic words which mean “the Abode of Migration”. It is the home of the community, the focal point of its spiritual, social, and educational activities, and a minaret of guidance in their new home: It is the house of Allah. Darul Hijrah is the Masjid!

"فِي بُيُوتٍ أَذِنَ اللَّهُ أَن تُرْفَعَ وَيُذْكَرَ فِيهَا اسْمُهُ يُسَبِّحُ لَهُ فِيهَا بِالْغُدُوِّ وَالآصَالِ" (النور ٣٦)

“The light shines through houses of worship which Allah has ordered to be raised, and where His Name is mentioned. He (Allah) is glorified there in the morning and the evening”
Darul Hijrah mosque has been educating and serving the Muslim community of Etobicoke, Toronto since 2008. What started as a humble beginning with the purchase of a property in November by the Canadian Muslim Heritage Association (a non-profit charitable organization) grew exponentially to over 5000+ members which we currently serve, with aspecial focus and emphasis on the youth!
We have been providing our members with:
  • Youth activities (basketball tournaments & table tennis)
  • ​Martial Arts program
  • ​Community events and Nikah services.
  • ​Personal consultation with our Imams.
  • ​​Quran memorization classes.
  • ​​​Sunday school for children.
  • ​​​Adult Quran classes in Tajweed.
  • ​​​After school tutoring
This is a great place to enjoy and worship Allah. 
Kids have a small indoor basketball area to play, while adults have a big and heated indoor facility to enjoy the activities. Masha’Allah, keep up the good work!
— Jama Gure

"فِي بُيُوتٍ أَذِنَ اللَّهُ أَن تُرْفَعَ وَيُذْكَرَ فِيهَا اسْمُهُ يُسَبِّحُ لَهُ فِيهَا بِالْغُدُوِّ وَالآصَالِ" (النور ٣٦)

“The light shines through houses of worship which Allah has ordered to be raised, and where His Name is mentioned. He (Allah) is glorified there in the morning and the evening”
Darul Hijrah mosque has been educating and serving the Muslim community of Etobicoke, Toronto since 2008. What started as a humble beginning with the purchase of a property in November by the Canadian Muslim Heritage Association (a non-profit charitable organization) grew exponentially to over 5000+ members which we currently serve, with aspecial focus and emphasis on the youth!
We have been providing our members with:
  • Youth activities (basketball tournaments & table tennis)
  • Martial Arts program
  • Community events and Nikah services.
  • Personal consultation with our Imams.


  • Quran memorization classes.
  • ​Sunday school for children.
  • ​Adult Quran classes in Tajweed.
  • ​After school tutoring
This is a great place to enjoy and worship Allah. 
Kids have a small indoor basketball area to play,
while adults have a big and heated indoor facility to enjoy the activities.
Masha’Allah, keep up the good work!
— Jama Gure
Last year, one of our speakers and youth counselorat our mosque was a victim of gunshooting in our area. Despite frequently speaking about gun violence and his tremendous efforts in keeping the youth away from crime, he himself was injured in the drive-by shooting.
This is not the first incident that happened to the youth of our mosque, but it summarizes to you what young Muslims in our community and the area are facing on a frequent basis. If this could happen to a teacher, what about the students?
Last year, one of our speakers and youth counselorat our mosque was a victim of gunshooting in our area. Despite frequently speaking about gun violence and his tremendous efforts in keeping the youth away from crime, he himself was injured in the drive-by shooting.

This is not the first incident that happened to the youth of our mosque, but it summarizes to you what young Muslims in our community and the area are facing on a frequent basis. If this could happen to a teacher, what about the students?
   were injured or killed from gunfire in the last year, up from 211 the year before!
No words can describe the fear, anger, and the sense of despair that our community is experiencing.
We call upon all interfaith organizations in the City of Toronto and our local and national political leaders to act and confront the scourge of gun violence that has been on the increase at an alarming rate.
— Management
   were injured or killed from gunfire in the last year, up from 211 the year before!
No words can describe the fear, anger, and the sense of despair that our community is experiencing.
We call upon all interfaith organizations in the City of Toronto and our local and national political leaders to act and confront the scourge of gun violence that has been on the increase at an alarming rate.
— Management
After Allah has given us a lot of success in serving the Muslim community for over 13 years, even during this challenging time of the pandemic, we wanted to enter the next phase in establishing our community centre.
Our property which was aware house purchased in November 2008 as a used building does not serve all the needs of our community today. The old building needs to be renovated and modernized to create a fully-functional multi-purpose Community Centre which serves the needs of the Muslims in the Etobicoke area, specifically focused on the youth.
After Allah has given us a lot of success in serving the Muslim community for over 13 years, even during this challenging time of the pandemic, we wanted to enter the next phase in establishing our community centre.
Our property which was aware house purchased in November 2008 as a used building does not serve all the needs of our community today. The old building needs to be renovated and modernized to create a fully-functional multi-purpose Community Centre which serves the needs of the Muslims in the Etobicoke area, specifically focused on the youth.
We mentioned in the beginning that great leaders since the time of the Prophetﷺ have made their first priority in a new land to build a mosque, but the mosque was not merely a place of worship.
The Masjid Al-Nabawi in Madinah was the focal point for all aspiring scholars from around the world, where giants such as Imam Malik, Shafi’I, and Ahmed graduated
The Masjid of Al-Qarawiyyin in Morocco housed the first university in the world, built by a Muslim woman, where not only Islamic sciences were taught, but also natural sciences, mathematics, and astronomy.
The Masjid of Al-Qarawiyyin in Morocco housed the first university in the world, built by a Muslim woman, where not only Islamic sciences were taught, but also natural sciences, mathematics, and astronomy.
The Grand Mosque of Cordoba in Spain was the most elite university in Europe, where the royalties of Europe sent letters to the Andalusian Caliph to request that their families get the finest education!
We mentioned in the beginning that great leaders since the time of the Prophetﷺ have made their first priority in a new land to build a mosque, but the mosque was not merely a place of worship.
The Masjid Al-Nabawi in Madinah was the focal point for all aspiring scholars from around the world, where giants such as Imam Malik, Shafi’I, and Ahmed graduated
The Masjid of Al-Qarawiyyin in Morocco housed the first university in the world, built by a Muslim woman, where not only Islamic sciences were taught, but also natural sciences, mathematics, and astronomy.
The Grand Mosque of Baghdad in Iraq was expanded to become the“House of Wisdom,” the largest library in the world and the centre for translation of sciences, which housed more than 500,000+ unique books during the golden age of Islam!
The Grand Mosque of Cordoba in Spain was the most elite university in Europe, where the royalties of Europe sent letters to the Andalusian Caliph to request that their families get the finest education!



The mosque was more than a place of worship. The mosque was the centre of all activities for the Muslim community, including:
  • Spiritual activities such as prayers, sermons, and lessons.

  • Educational activities such as Quran studying, humanities, medicine, and world sciences.

  • Physical activities as the companions of the Prophet ﷺ used to train and wrestle together, even practicing the throwing of spears!
This is why every community needs Darul-Hijrah, literally a home for the community, where all their spiritual, educational, and physical needs are met. The current facilities have their limitations of space and function.

For all these reasons, we wanted to renovate and expand our Darul Hijrah mosque to be a full community centre similar to how the mosque functioned during the golden age of Islam, but with special emphasis on our youth and the unique challenges that they are facing in this troubled area of Toronto!

To achieve this noble vision, we need your support NOW!
The mosque was more than a place of worship. The mosque was the centre of all activities for the Muslim community, including:
  • Spiritual activities such as prayers, sermons, and lessons.

  • Educational activities such as Quran studying, humanities, medicine, and world sciences.

  • Physical activities as the companions of the Prophet ﷺ used to train and wrestle together, even practicing the throwing of spears!
This is why every community needs Darul-Hijrah, literally a home for the community, where all their spiritual, educational, and physical needs are met. The current facilities have their limitations of space and function.

For all these reasons, we wanted to renovate and expand our Darul Hijrah mosque to be a full community centre similar to how the mosque functioned during the golden age of Islam, but with special emphasis on our youth and the unique challenges that they are facing in this troubled area of Toronto!

To achieve this noble vision, we need your support NOW!
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