ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF YORK REGION (ISYR)
The Islamic Society of York Region, commonly referred to as the Islamic Society or ISYR, is a Muslim Community Center in York Region, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. It was established in August of 1999.
The Society acquired 33 acres of land on Stouffville Road in Richmond Hill. It was already zoned for Institutional use because the place was originally built as a Day Camp.
The Society provides prayer facilities as well character building, especially for our youth. We want to ensure that Muslim children grow up as upright, honest, humane, caring and compassionate individuals that would act as model citizens. Interaction with other faith communities is an essential part of character building so that they learn to appreciate and respect diversity even while upholding their own Islamic values as true and sincere individuals.
The two main buildings were thoroughly cleaned up and fixed to make them suitable for prayer purposes as well as other activities such as teaching classes. Other work, such as preparing the parking lot and cleaning the Children’s Play Area was also undertaken.
The Center has grown considerably, due to the joint efforts of its staff and the Muslim community. The ISYR now consists of:
- A Prayer Hall plus Library
- Restrooms and Ablution Facilities
- Picnic Areas & Banquet Facilities
- Television Studio
- Soccer Field, Swimming Pool, , Tennis Courts, Playground
- Ample Parking Space
- Sunday Islamic School (Closed in Summer)
- Ramadan Nightly Taraweeh Prayers
- Weekly Friday Congregational Prayer (Jumuah)
- Annual Eid Prayers and Parties
- Annual Summer Picnic
- Muslim Soccer League
Future projects include:
- Seniors’ Homes
- Community Center
- Islamic College and University
- Library & Audi-visual Center
- Several other projects!
The ISYR now also has a website, www.isyr.org, that you can visit to see all the activities at the Center. We also have a TV Channel, MUSLIM PERSPECTIVES, that features content from ISYR events and also interviews with various people and newscasts about Islam and world issues.
Muslim Perspectives Program is broadcast on Rogers Channel 129, Bell ExpressVu Channel 217 and Star Choice Channel 348 every Saturday morning from 10:30 am – 11:00 am.
PLEASE REMEMBER: KEEP SUPPORTING THE ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF YORK REGION BY SPREADING WORD OF ITS EVENTS, PARTICIPATING IN ITS ACTIVITIES, DONATING, ETC. WE HAVE GOT THIS FAR WITH YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT AND WE WILL IN SHA’ ALLAH GO EVEN FURTHER WITH YOUR CONTINUED HELP AND SUPPORT.