Baitul Islam Mosque

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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
Country Canada
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 Jama'at (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 monumental housing project of 260 homes built on a 50-acre (200,000 m2) parcel of land near Bai'tul Islam Mosque in Maple. All nine streets within the neighbourhood are named after the Khalifa’s names and other prominent Ahmadi scholars. The main street is called Ahmadiyya Avenue, and the community park is 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]In March of 2009, there were 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 until 2010 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 Archived 2008-09-02 at the Wayback Machine.
  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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