Jamiah Qasimul Uloom (JQU) is an institute established in 2015 to provide the Muslim community with traditional Islamic education. Mufti Ahmed Bemat (d. 2004) and Maulana Asad Bemat (d. 1993) had a vision to start an Islamic seminary in Toronto for the community.
The name, as suggested many years ago by Mufti Ahmed Bemat, is primarily based on the Prophetic Tradition in which he ﷺ said, “And indeed I am a distributor (qasim), and Allah is the only One Who truly gives.”
Our goal is to equip students with sufficient knowledge so that they may apply text to context and bring traditional studies to life in the modern world.
We also prepare our students to become model citizens through the Prophetic character.
Full time and part time alimiyyah programs, available morning and evening
Full time and part time hifz for boys
Part time and evening hifz for girls
Sab’a Qirat course
Iftaa course (training scholars in giving fatawa)
Iftaa department (answering religious questions from the public)
Academic elementary school until grade 8
Weekly Arabic training course on how to speak and read Arabic
In-house Nikah services (offered by a scholar who is a licensed marriage officer in Ontario)
Biweekly Youth Program for boys and girls
Saturday Karate/Muay Thai classes for youth
Alhamdulillah, we are currently stocked with more than ten thousand books in our library, and our doors are open for public use.
We host a variety of texts in Arabic, English, and Urdu, from classical to contemporary. Feel free to drop in!