Imam Shaykh Yusuf Badat
Main Imam, & Director of Religious Affairs
Shaykh Yusuf Badat is the main Imam and 'Director of Religious Affairs' at the Islamic Foundation of Toronto. Shaykh Yusuf Badat also serves as a teacher for Arabic, Islamic Studies, Quranic Studies and World Religions at the Islamic Foundation School.
Shaykh Yusuf Badat has served as Imam since 1999 at Masjid Anwarul Islam of Malton (Masjid Saliheen) in Mississauga, Canada. He has also been an instructor at the Toronto Shariah Program and the Uloom Program. Shaykh Yusuf Badat is the founder and director of Mathabah Foundation. He is an active executive member of the Canadian Council of Muslim Theologians CCMT.
He lives in Toronto with his wife and two children. Shaykh Yusuf Badat was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He has studied under some great scholars, receiving several formal authorizations in the sacred sciences with top honors. His commitment to the sacred sciences began early in his life when Allah blessed him with the ability, by age 14, to complete the memorization of the Holy Quran. He completed a rigorous 6-year Alim course at Darul Uloom Zakariya, South Africa where he achieved his masters in the Islamic sciences, which included but was not limited to, language, exegesis (tafseer) and jurisprudence (fiqh). He earned authorizations in Hadith under the Grand Mufti of South Africa- Shaykh Radha-ul-Haq. Shaykh Yusuf Badat is an Ontario registered minister of religion & licensed marriage officer. He also holds a diploma in Network Administration from the Toronto School of Business.
Ontario Ministry Services – Registered Clergy,
Canadian Council of Muslim Theologians,
Canadian Council of Imams,
Emmanuel College – University of Toronto,
Hilal Committee of the GTA,
Contact Shaykh Yusuf Badat:
You may reach Shaykh Yusuf Badat for Islamic queries, nikah (marriage) services, counselling, speeches etc. by visiting the ‘Contact the Imam Page’ or calling 416 321-0909 x 235
Qari Yunus Ingar
Imam of Congregational Prayers
Qari Yunus Ingar graduated from the Darul ‘Uloom Falahe Darain in Tadkeshwar, Gujrat, India and studied under the tutelage of the esteemed Qari Mohammed Siddique, recognized as one of the best Qari of India. After the completion of his Hifz-ul Qur’an, Qari Yunus completed the riwayah of Hafs (RA) and specialized in qira’atul sabah, which is the 7 different styles of qira’at or recitation of the Holy Qur’an.
Qari Yunus immigrated to Canada in 1996 and became Imam at the Islamic Foundation of Toronto in 1999.
He is currently serving as Principal of the Full-Time Hifz School, Evening Hifz, Evening School, Sunday School, and Summer Hifz School and an active member of the IFT Daw’ah and Religious Education Committee. His involvement at the Foundation dates back to 1999.
Qari Yunus is the Imam for Salaah (Daily Prayers) and also an licensed marriage officer. He is also the Imam for the taraweeh prayers every Ramadaan.