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

Imam Arif Desai​

Imam Arif Desai was born in Canada and grew up along the Danforth in Toronto before going to school for the hifz (memorization) of the Holy Quran in England, after which upon becoming a newly appointed Imam, took up his first congregation as an Imam in Buffalo, New York before settling with his wife and children in Markham, Ontario where he now leads the daily prayer service, Friday prayer service, along with being the Principal of the madrassah at Masjid Darul Iman.​

Our Teaching Staff

Full-time Hifz

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

Evening Madrasah

  1. Imam Arif Desai (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

OUR TRUSTEES

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

MAJLIS-E-SHURA

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

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

    Phone:

    (905) 209 – 8200

    Email:

    info@dauliman.org

    Address:

    1330 Castlemore Avenue,
    Markham, ON L6E 1A4