Category: Special Events

Karate Classes

 

Anatolia Islamic Centre is excited to re-start Karate Classes with Instructor Mr. Raafat Elfeky, Third Degree Black Belt, with over 40 years of experience in Karate and Martial Arts. Classes A is divided into two levels; level I for beginners and level II for those with yellow belts and or higher.

Our Karate program is designed to teach Shotokan style karate which includes fighting techniques, self-defence, development of speed and strength in step-wise levels. The course is taught by instructor Raafat Elfeky. The philosophy of the training is based on self-discipline, perfection of character, faith, excellence, respect and refrain from violent behaviour.

Ages 7-13

Class Schedule: Tuesdays 6pm-7pm & Sundays at 1pm-2:30pm

Venue: Anatolia Islamic Centre – 5280 Maingate Dr, Mississauga, ON L4W 1G5

5-month fee: $300

Register here: rebrand.ly/aickarateform

For further questions, please contact us via email at youth@anatoliacentre.ca 

 

 

Who is Raafat Elfeky?

Started Karate in 1972 in Cairo Egypt with Sensei Hideki Okamoto the chief instructor of the middle east (JKA) until 1976.

Resumed training with Sensei Hidetaka Nishiyama in National Karate Institute in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A  from 2003 to 2005.

Attended Karate classes in Caltech Institute in Pasadena California U.S.A with Sensi Randi under Sensi Tsutomu Oshima (Shotokan Karate of America) from 2003 to 2005.

Moved to Montreal Canada and trained with Sensei Melarie Taylor under Sensei Mori (JKA-SKD) from 2006 to 2008.

Moved to Toronto and joined World Class Karate Dojo, training under Sensei Ray Tio, Sensei Stan Tio and Sensei Ed Leung in 2008 until Present.

Achieved the rank of Shodan in 2008 from Sensei Minoru Saeki, 7th Dan, Chief Instructor of The Canada JKA Karate Federation (CJKF)

Achieved the rank of Nidan in 2011 from Sensei Saeki.

Achieved the rank of Sandan in 2016 from Sensei Saeki.

Participated as a competitor in National Championships in Egypt and Provincial Tournaments in Canada.

Participated as an organizer in National championships in Egypt and Provincial Tournaments in Canada.

Was a member of the board of directors of provinces of Cairo And Giza Karate zone of the Egyptian Karate Federation.

Source: http://www.worldclasskarate.ca/instructors/raaf.html

AIC Ramadan Iftar Box

Anatolia Islamic Centre will be distributing iftar meal boxes during the month of Ramadan.  Every week on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays the iftar boxes will be shared with the community via drive-thru first-come, first-served basis. Each person will be receiving one box. Pick-up time will be 1 hour prior to the iftar time.

Eid Al-Adha Announcement

Eid Mubarak to you and your family!

Eid al-Adha will be on Tuesday, July 20.  Anatolia Islamic Centre will be performing three Eid Prayers inshAllah.  

Online Pre-Registration will open on Sunday, July 18 at 8pm (Link will be available below) 

IMPORTANT AIC COVID-19 GUIDELINES:

We request everyone to abide by the Covid-19 guidelines mentioned below.  As required by the Ontario Government, OHSA & PHO guidelines mentioned (referenced HERE), anyone not abiding by these guidelines will NOT be permitted to enter the facility.  PLEASE REVIEW THESE GUIDELINES CAREFULLY for the sake of everyone’s safety:

  1. All congregants coming to attend the prayers at AIC MUST WEAR A MASK. Bring your face masks and wear it at all times. Make sure the mask covers both your mouth and your nose.
  2. You must bring a PRAYER RUG with you and fold it appropriately so inside does not touch the outside.
  3. Make WUDU AT HOME. Use of WASHROOMS is not allowed.
  4. MAINTAIN 6 FEET (2 m)  distance from everyone at all times.
  5. USE HAND SANITIZER  before leaving your car and after you touch any surfaces within the mosque.
  6. When entering the mosque, please proceed to one of the marked spots on the floor.
  7. Bring a plastic bag with you to put YOUR SHOES and take it with you and keep these next to you.
  8. LEAVE IMMEDIATELY after performing fard salah. Sunnah or nafl prayers should be done at home.
  9. DON’T CROWD around any spot within or outside the centre or in the parking lot.
  10. If your age is 65  AND OVER, or BELOW 12, you are respectfully asked to not attend.
  11. If you are FEELING SICK, or having ANY SYMPTOMS OF ILLNESS, or have any PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONSthat put you into the high-risk category, you will not be allowed to enter the masjid.

Appeal for the Masjid:

The Masjid can’t be maintained during this critical period without your financial support through Sadaqa and Zakat. Please be generous with your donation for the house of Allah. For general donations, please visit our website at anatoliacentre.ca/donations.

Anatolia Islamic Centre is confident that the Muslim community will undertake the difficult measures needed in such unprecedented times and put our trust in Allah.

Disclaimer: While the safety of our congregants is our top priority, there is still some risk present with visiting the masjid. Each individual bears responsibility  for their own actions and Anatolia Islamic Centre will not be liable for any complications in connection with or arising from your visit to the masjid.

*EID PRAYERS

Online Pre-registration is required to attend the Eid Prayers.  Please use THIS LINK TO REGISTER. (Link will be available on Sunday, July 18)

You are only allowed to register three people including yourself. Please include the names for EVERYONE and read the waiver and the COVID-19 guidelines and answers the questions accurately.  If you do not register you will not be permitted to enter the masjid and there is no exception.  There is limited capacity for the Eid Prayers so please register during the announced time frame. If you register but do not show up for your reservation, you’ll be denied to enter our facility for Eid Prayers. No Exceptions!

  • Birinci Bayram Namazi Saat: 7:30 AM
  • Second Eid Prayer:  8:30 AM 
  • Third Eid Prayer: 9:30 AM 
  • You must bring the online reservation ticket with you (printed or via mobile device).
  • Please arrive only 15-20 minutes prior to the start time

Sincerely,

AIC Administration

Anatolia Islamic Centre hosts its third annual Anatolia Taste of Ramadan Iftar Program

Anatolia Islamic Centre hosted its third annual multi-faith Iftar dinner titled “Anatolia Taste of Ramadan” on May 22, 2019 with local faith leaders joining the congregation to break the fast.

On behalf of Anatolia Islamic Centre, we would like to thank you to all Religious Leaders for joining  the third annual Anatolia Taste of Ramadan Iftar Dinner.

Anatolia Islamic Centre was pleased to host religious leaders from the Sikh, Hindu, Jewish and Christian communities reflected on fasting within their religious traditions and brought greetings to the Muslim community on the occasion of Ramadan.

The Anatolia Taste of Ramadan Iftar program ended with a number of individuals being recognized for their contributions in various fields the Mississauga community.

Anatolia Islamic Centre (AIC) was established by Turkish Canadians in 1998. Our goal is to create a highly-esteemed organization that leads in advocating for the religious, moral and spiritual values of the Muslim society in Canada and to contribute to peace and tranquility for all mankind, and to be a prestigious mediator on Islamic issues.