Salaam, one and all! We welcome you with heart-felt prayers for God's peace and mercy and blessings.

This blog is maintained for the readers of In the Light of a Blessed Tree, as well as for all those interested in the wider work of Dr. Timothy J. Gianotti: including the Islamic Institute for Spiritual Formation (IISF, Toronto), which he serves as the Director and Principal Teacher, the Studies in Islam program at Renison University College (University of Waterloo), where he serves as an Associate Professor, and the American Islamic College (Chicago), where he served as the Director of Islamic Studies (2013-2015).

Please stay tuned for new blog entries and announcements for new programs in Toronto and beyond!


Please click here to see a new, widely-endorsed, Canadian Muslim "Call to Action" to eradicate domestic violence within our communities and wider world.

Click here to listen to follow-up media interviews with spokespersons for the Call to Action.

TORONTO BOOK LAUNCH for "In the Light of a Blessed Tree"

Date: Friday October 7, 2011
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Auditorium, Noor Cultural Centre

Click HERE for more details plus scholarly endorsements of the book!