Courses Offered 2010-2014


·“Islamic Spirituality in a Health Care Setting,” with Nazila Isgandarova, March 27 - May 8, 2010.

·“The Qur’an in the Canadian Context,” with Dr. Walid Saleh, March 30 - May 11.

·“Introductory Arabic,” with Habeeb Alli, September 18, 25, October 2, 16, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4.

·“Women, Gender and Islam,” with Maliha Chishti, October 4, 18, 25, November 1, 8 and 15.

·“Interfaith Relations from a Muslim Perspective,” with Dr. Abdulaziz Sachedina, October 23 and 30.


·“Family Counselling,” with Nazila Isgandarova, January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5 & 12, 2

·“Muslims in Canada,” February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4, with Dr. Jasmin Zine.

·“Islamic Law in the Canadian Context,” with Prof. Mohammad Fadel, Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22.

·“A Common Word, That We May Know Each Other,” Workshop Instructors: Dr. Zijad Delic; Rev. Dr. Bruce Gregersen, October 5.

·“Media and Muslims: Both Sides of the Story,” Workshop instructor: Raheel Raza, Nov. 19,

·“Islamic Spirituality in a Health Care Setting,” with Dr. Nazila Isgandarova, Oct. 15, 22, 29.


·“Amman Message: Pluralism and Authority in Islam,” Workshop instructors: Azeezah Kanji; Dr. Nevin Reda, Jan. 14.

·“End of Life Decisions: Medical Ethics and Hospital Chaplaincy,” with Dr Abdulaziz Sachedina, January 11, 18, 25, February 1, and 8.


·“From Citizenship to Culture: Seeing Muslims Through a Different Lens,” with Raheel Raza, January 22, 29, Feb 5, 12

·“The Religious Landscape in Canada,” with Asma Bala, Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 13.

·“Constitutional Faith: Charter Rights and Religion in Canada,” with Dr Benjamin Barber, March 3, 10, 17, 24.

·“Spiritual Care in Individual/Family Contexts, with Dr Nighat Gilani and Doris El Harchali, May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25. Co-sponsored by the Intercultural Dialogue Institute of Toronto

·Principal Toulouse and Anver Emon (Faculty of Law) received a Connaught Fellowship from the University of Toronto Connaught Research Committee ($50,000) to host a Summer Institute on Islamic Studies: “Belonging, Difference, and Research Methodology,” August 12-22, 2013 (see Twelve international doctoral students were brought in from places like Indonesia, Malaysia, Germany, South Africa, Pakistan, Bulgaria, Belgrade, and the United States to participate in the Seminar. Partnerships for the institute were developed with the following Muslim groups in Toronto: the Ahmadiyya Muslim Communithy of Canada; the El-Tawhid Juma Circle; the Islamic Institute of Toronto; the Islamic Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat of Toronto; and the Unionville Islmaili Jamaatkhana.

·“Fiqh of Muslim Minorities in Canada,” with Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, November 5, 12, 19, 26, & December 3, 2013.


·“The Qur’an and Its Interpretation in the Canadian Context,” with Dr. Walid Saleh, Professor of Islamic Studies, U of T, January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2014.

·Emmanuel College received a $5,000 Grant from the Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations (Merrimack College, US) to fund the development and teaching of an interfaith course, titled “Intertwined Texts: Bible and Qur’an in Dialogue” – the course was developed by Nevin Reda in the Fall 2013, and taught in the Winter term 2014.

·“Violence Against Women: A Workshop for Community Engagement,” Emmanuel hosted this workshop for CCMW (The Canadian Council of Muslim Women), Instructors: Usma Qureshi and Nina Karachi Khaled, May 24th.

Continuing Education