Baitul Islam, Vaughan

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Baitul Islam
Baitul Islam, Ontario.jpg
Baitul Islam at night
Basic information
Location Maple, Ontario, Canada
Geographic coordinates 43°51′53.58″N 79°32′34.66″W / 43.8648833°N 79.5429611°W / 43.8648833; -79.5429611Coordinates: 43°51′53.58″N 79°32′34.66″W / 43.8648833°N 79.5429611°W / 43.8648833; -79.5429611
Affiliation Islam
Website www.ahmadiyya.ca/
Architectural description
Architect(s) Gulzar Haider
Architectural type Mosque
Completed 1992
Specifications
Dome(s) 2
Minaret(s) 1

The Baitul Islam (House of Islam) is a mosque in Vaughan north of Toronto run by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (AMJ) in Canada. It was inaugurated on October, 17th 1992 in the presence of the Khalifatul Masih IV and many Members of Parliament.[1]

Peace Village[edit]

Peace Village, also known as Ahmadiyya Village, is a housing project of 260 homes built on a 50-acre (200,000 m2) parcel of land in the suburban community Maple at a walking distance from the Bai'tul Islam Mosque. All the nine streets within the neighbourhood are named after the Khalifa’s names and other prominent Ahmadi scholars. The main street is called Ahmadiyya Ave and there is also a public park named “Ahmadiyya Park”. The mosque is visible from all the streets.

The village was planned by Naseer Ahmad, and construction started on April 5, 1999.[2] As of March 2009, there are plans to expand the mosque and build a high school in the surrounding empty fields.[3]

Jamia Ahmadiyya[edit]

The Baitul Hamd (43°38′14″N 79°38′13″W / 43.63722°N 79.63694°W / 43.63722; -79.63694 (Jamia Ahmadiyya Maple)), nearby in Mississauga (south-west of Toronto), served as the Jamia Ahmadiyya (Missionary Training College) for North America. Jamia Ahmadiyya is now in Tahir Hall, the local community center of Peace Village. [4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Building an Enclave Around a Mosque in Suburban Toronto
  2. ^ Peace Village History
  3. ^ Ahmadiyyah Village//Peace Village
  4. ^ Ahmadiyya Muslim Mosques Around the World – A Pictorial Presentation (Khilafat Centenary Edition) by the USA Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, pg. 276, ISBN 978-1-882494-51-4

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