Help QSSC Purchase a Building (Updated Again)

Those of you who live in the city and frequent the QSSC centre have probably heard about QSS’s ongoing problems with the city with respect to getting the proper zoning in order for us to stay at the present location (@ Pharmacy & Lawrence) and continue using it as a “place of worship”. It’s been a few years now since the application to have the zoning changed was given to the city and it seems as if it isn’t going anywhere; it’s pretty evident—to me at least— that someone, or some people, in city don’t want the centre sticking around at its current location for some reason.

This past Îd al-Fitr, after the prayer and sermon, brother Abdulmonem (QSSC Chairman) informed the brothers and sisters in attendance that QSS has opportunity to purchase a building—the very building we’ve been renting for the past few years to hold our Îd prayers at (Embers Banquet Hall—which happens to be Muslim owned, from what I’ve been told). The building is rather large and more than adequate for our needs. It’s 20,500 sq. ft. and sits on a 1.3 acre lot with ample parking space, which could easily house a mosque, an Islamic school, and provide a venue to hold our Islamic days and annual conferences; buying it would also undoubtably help alleviate the problems currently faced at the current location.  As such, QSS actively looking into purchasing this property. However, we’re going to need help in order to do so., which is where some of you could possibly come in.

Prophet Muhammad, may Allah send salutations and peace upon him, told us in authentic narrations published by Imams al-Bukhârî and Muslim (as well as others) that «whoever built a mosque for Allah, Allah will build for him a house in Paradise.» In another narration, he is reported to have said that «whoever built a mosque for Allah, Allah will build for him its like in Paradise.» We’re trying to gather some brothers and sisters together to commit themselves (and ourselves) to donating some funds to help us purchase this place and also give them an opportunity to earn such a great reward in the Afterlife by aiding us in “building” a mosque where Allah will be worshipped and His knowledge will be taught. We need to raise $1,000,000.00 to make the initial downpayment, with the rest of the payments for the remaining cost of the building being distributed over 4 to 5 years. Anyone wanting to donate money to help us reach our goal (and possibly earn a house in Paradise) can do so a number of ways, including bank transfers and Interact email transfers. You can find the relevant information on QSSC’s website or contact QSSC via email to arrange somthing @ admin AT qssc DOT org.

[Update #1]

From an email sent out on QSSC’s mailing list:

as-Salam ‘alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh,

Buying a building for QSSC in Scarborough.

Insha’Allah we will hold a meeting for all the brothers and sisters who would like to help with the purchase of the new location from their own money and/or collecting from freinds and relatives.
Meeting location: QSSC (1865B Lawrence Avenue East)
Date: Sunday, Oct 17, 2010 ::::::::: Time: 6:30 pm
The new building is located at
781 Warden Avenue, Scarborough, ON M1L 4C2



The building size is 20,500 Sq Ft on a 1.3 Acres land. 
Plenty of parking space.
The Hall area can fit more than 2000 people.
Immediate down payment: $1,000,000.
The rest of the amount will be distributed on 45 months.
We need the efforts of a 100 brothers and sisters taking the initiative of committing themselves and 9 other people to donate $1,000 each.
100 people x 10 x $1,000 = $1,000,000.
Note: Flyers will be ready for pickup on Thursday October 14th, 2010
QSSC bank info
International Donations
Account Name: The Quran and Sunnah Society of Canada
Bank Address: 1077 North Service Road, Mississauga, Ontario L4Y 1A6
Account#: 10362 004 0634 0000419


Local Donations
Account Name: The Quran and Sunnah Society of Canada
Account#: 10362 004 0634 0000419
Cheques: Make cheques payable to : Sunna Mosque
Interac email transfer:

QSSC Mailing Address
1865B Lawrence Avenue East
Scarborough, ON M1R 2Y3

Contact: +1.647.818.9897 or email:

Jazakum Allah Khairan

[Update #2 (Oct. 18, 2010)]

Here’s some more up-to-date information from another email sent out on the QSSC mailing list:

as-Salam ‘alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh,

Buying a building for QSSC in Scarborough.

Please click below to download the flyer.

Page 1

Page 2

The Flyers are also available for pickup at QSSC.

Insha’Allah you can contact us to pick up the amounts that you already collected if you can’t make it to us. Email us at with your name, full address and a contact number and we will arrange to pickup the money from you.
Note: Please forward this email to all the people on your email list and ask them to do the same. This way more people will know about this Project and you get a great benefit Insha’Allah.

Please note the change in contact email for donations.


About Rasheed Gonzales
My name is Rasheed Gonzales. I’m a Muslim convert of Filipino descent. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, I was guided to Islam through one of my younger brothers and a couple of friends, all of whom had converted to Islam sometime before me (may Allah reward them greatly). I am married with four children (and the praise is Allah’s) and also a volunteer for the Qur'an & Sunnah Society of Canada, based in Toronto.

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