Canadian Islamic Union


About CIU


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 help its family members revive their Muslim identity, connectedness, and sense of belonging to One Big Family. 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

Founder

Imam Ashraf was born in Egypt and currently resides in the GTA along with his wife and 4 children. He was raised in an an environment that prioritised education (both secular and religious). He obtained his Bachelors 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 masters thesis on the topic of “The Methodology of reviving 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. Every member is to have an overwhelming love of Allah and His messenger peace be upon him.
  • 2- Developing taqwa at an individual level. We adamantly believe that developing taqwa at an individual level, in turn, will lead to knowledge and clarity being bestowed by Allah.
  • 3- Continuous engagement in Dhikr. Engagement in Dhikr is a must as it is what will bring us inner calmness and peace.
  • 4- Willingness to sacrifice and strive to obtain the pleasure of Allah. Each member must be willing to sacrifice and strive to obtain the pleasure of Allah and get closer to Jannah.
  • 5- Humbleness in our interactions. Every member must be full of humbleness and interact with fellow members in a very humble way.
  • 6- Treat others as you would like to be treated. As members, we do not belittle the status of anyone. We believe in putting people in their right places and acknowledging their status.
  • 7- Accepting the truth when it is presented. On an individual level as well as at a group level, we are not arrogant against the truth. We are seeking the right opinion and the right method, and we will accept and abide by it (the truth/what is right) when we come across it.
  • 8- Balance between Learning and Applying. As a group, we will maintain a balanced approach towards learning and practice. We do not seek to stay in the learning phase, and we don't wish to execute without having sufficient knowledge and understanding.
  • 9- Willingness to cooperate with others. We maintain the freedom and willingness to work with anyone. Anyone that can bring goodness to the table deserves to be heard. This will widen our network of cooperation. We intend to cooperate upon all matters of goodness and piety as Allah commanded us.
  • 10- Members of the union will be faithful to its leadership by providing sincere advice when required while remaining committed to the ideas and projects of the Union.

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.

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 an environment that prioritised education (both secular and religious). He obtained his Bachelors 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 masters thesis on the topic of “The Methodology of reviving the Muslim community”.

Founder.

Our objectives

Serve Islam and the Islamic community in the neighborhood and muslim families in the vicinity.
Teach the Arabic language and make known the Islamic and Arabic culture.
Promote and expand the framework of cultural, educational, scientific, technical and general social works.

Our vision

To be an Islamic center, cultural and educational in its global sense, committed to serving the community, consolidating the identity of the Muslim and providing services to the whole society.

Contact Us

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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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