The decade-long dream of Abu Huraira Center (AHC) began as an aspiration on the part of a few in a small space above a convenience store. The core motivation of this project was troubled youth, youth without any Islamic recreational outlet, and a community that was dispersed and disconnected. After realizing the substantial increase of the Muslim population in Toronto, we understood the urgency for an all-round Islamic community center.
We visualized a center where we could provide extra-curricular activities tailored to the needs of our youth, furthermore, a center which would house our conferences and community events. The center we dreamed of would not only encompass a place of prayer, but also a place where we could prepare the next generation of Muslims for the best of this world and the next.
As the center continued to expand in growth, a new location was sought to satisfy the wishes of the ever-growing community. Now with 1.56 acres of land and 25,000 sq, the center is host to a wide variety of activities such as several weekly lectures in multiple languages, yearly conferences and a Friday sermon that houses over 1000 attendees. With an already formed community base, AHC became one of the largest gathering areas for Muslims in Toronto within a short period of time.
The AHC is a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the concerns of Muslims within our community. We strive to put the wishes of our community first and use our programs to build stronger, efficient, and more resourceful community networks capable of organizing volunteers to address local needs.
We will work to build a community and a future where Muslims of all ages can learn and practice the fundamentals of Islam. We will achieve this by:
Our vision is greater than just building a center without a spirit, but to fill the center with people from every race and every ethnic group. The central foundations of AHC have been established however it is evolving as it is catering to the growth of the Muslim community. As AHC continues to expand we look forward to a center that will include a prayer hall, a school, a gymnasium, a multi media and IT department, administration offices, a multipurpose hall, and much more, Inshallah.
Our community is an integral part in achieving our goals and aspirations, and they are central part of our development process which we will achieve with the help of Allah.
Abu Huraira Centre270 Yorkland Blvd. North York, ON, M2J5C9, Canada Phone: 416-752-1200