About Us

Our History

The Islamic Centre of Markham / Masjid Darul Iman is the 2nd project of the Islamic Society of Markham (ISM).

ISM completed the construction of its first Mosque in the City of Markham in 2005. The first Mosque, the Jam’e Masjid Markham is located at the intersection of Denison St. and Middlefield Road.

ICM regularly holds interfaith outreach programs and community-based events such as the annual dinner honoring York Region’s Police Chief and his frontline officers, Firefighters and City of Markham officials annually, participates in fundraising activities to benefit the Markham-Stouffville Hospital and supports a number of disaster reliefs efforts worldwide through local NGOs.

ICM’s mission is to develop and maintain a religiously vibrant, peaceful, tolerant, cross-community sharing, inclusive, and charitable Islamic organization that provides a comprehensive range of religious and social programs to the residents of Markham and the surrounding areas in accordance with the teachings of the Holy Quran and Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ().

Our Team

Our Imam

Shaykh Muhammad Nabil

Shaykh Muhammad Nabil is an experienced spiritual leader, motivational speaker, and a youth/family counselor. In the past 12 years, he has worked at various organizations in Saskatchewan and Ontario. He is quite involved with the Halal food industry, to bring awareness to the community about hand-slaughtered meat. He also holds the position of President at Molana Tariq Jamil Foundation Canada. Shaykh is quite active on social media, with a strong presence on Instagram, YouTube and TikTok, as well as a following of more than 200 youth in the Durham Region. He holds a Master’s degree in Islamic Jurisprudence from Madrasa Arabia (Lahore, Pakistan) and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from University of Sindh.

Our Teaching Staff

Full-time Hifz

  1. Mufti Vasiyullah Desai (Head Teacher)
  2. Moulana Hashim Bhamji
  3. Hafiza Saiqa Sarfaraz

Evening Madrasah

  1. Shaykh Nabil (Head Teacher)
  2. Hafiz Muhammad Qasim (Part-time Hifz Teacher)
  3. Safiya Desai
  4. Nasreen Qasim

Sunday School

  1. Hafiz Muhammad Qasim (Head Teacher)
  2. Hafiz Mohammad Amin Mulla
  3. Nasreen Qasim
  4. Anisa Mulla
  5. Aamina Yazdani

Our Board Members


M. Zaheeruddin Ansari
Ehsanullah Ehsan
Mansoor Aziz
Zaheerudin Syed
Fazal Mohammad


Najmul H. Siddiqui
Atta Ansari
Secretary General
Faiz Mohyuddin
Mahmood Ahmed
M Shafique Malik
Atif Khan
Mirza Mushtaq Baig

Our Governance Model

The Trustees and the Board of Directors of the Islamic Centre of Markham and Masjid Darul Iman all serve as unpaid volunteers with no fi­nancial gains, and only volunteer for the sake of pleasing Allah (SWT) and serving the community.

The ­financials are audited by an independent arm of Chartered Accountants. The Centre is a registered Canadian charity with the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA). Registration number #890751795RR0001

All decisions are made based on a Shura-governance structure, which means all decisions made are contingent upon having a quorum and are mashwara-based plus subject to the teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad ()

Our Strategic Plan

City of Markham’s First Masjid Project Completed By The Islamic Society of MarkhamThis first project houses a Masjid, Islamic School, Multipurpose Hall, Library and Gymnasium. The Jam-e-Masjid Markham and Community Service Centre was completed in 2008 at a cost of approximately 5 million US dollars on 2 acres of prime land located at 2900 Denison St., Markham, ON L3S 4J8, Canada. All funds were raised locally for this project.Jam-e-Masjid Markham has become a focal point for the Muslims of Markham. It is centrally located in the midst of a young and thriving Muslim community and serving their religious, educational, social and recreational needs. Future Vision on Second ProjectAfter seeing great success in the first project “Jam-e-Masjid Markham”, the second project “Islamic Centre of Markham” was initiated to serve the diverse needs of the fast expanding community in Markham

    Contact Details


    (905) 209 – 8200


    1330 Castlemore Avenue,
    Markham, ON L6E 1A4