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!

"Archetypes, Prototypes, and the Perfection of Religion" this Sunday

This Sunday afternoon, our Introduction to Islam Course will be exploring the Medinan period (622-632 CE) of the prophet's life.  Migration (hijrah), community (ummah), religiously regulated armed steruggle, and the importance of forgiveness and reconciliation are just some of the points that we will touch upon, in sha' allah.   Feb 17, 4-6 pm, at the Inner Garden.  Drop-ins welcome!  For more info, please visit the IISF website.

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