The Muslim Chaplaincy at the University of Toronto strives to offer holistic, inclusive and meaningful experiences of religious learning, practice and engagement. I am continually impressed with their efforts; the more I observe their program, the more I hope and pray for their program to flourish and be emulated by other campuses.
Imam Omer Bajwa
Coordinator of Muslim Life at Yale University
Like many other Muslims, I often struggle to reconcile between conflicting forces in my life. As students still in our formative years, we are learning just as much about the world and ourselves as we are about our respective fields. The Muslim Chaplaincy has helped to bridge the gap between foundational Islamic knowledge and today's university student. Upon discovering it, I found a space where I can connect with and learn from others regarding how to engage many relevant and intersectional issues. Ustadh Amjad Tarsin has inspired me through both guidance and example, all in a way that reflects prophetic character.
Being the new generation, we are taking on important responsibilities. We desperately need the support to carry our great community forward, and the MC plays a crucial role in providing it.
Psychology Student | UofT Mississauga
I have found the Muslim Chaplaincy’s counselling services to be a safe space for students to discuss our issues and struggles with a chaplain who understands our unique challenges as Muslim university students. Amjad is an empathetic, insightful and thoughtful counsellor who brings his understanding of both the Islamic sciences and mental health and wellbeing to the guidance he provides. It genuinely brings me comfort knowing that Amjad is available to speak and is around campus if I find myself in need receiving good advice.
Perhaps the best testimonial I can provide is I have encouraged friends and acquaintances, Muslim and otherwise, to speak with Amjad if they are in need of counselling. Alhamdulillah for the Chaplaincy!
Student | UofT Faculty of Law
Any reasonable person who is concerned about the future of Islam in Canada surely understands that a significant increase in responsible and culturally aware religious leaders, role models and mentors in our communities is critical.
The Muslim Chaplaincy at the University of Toronto exemplifies the kind of responsive leadership and relevant services desperately needed. Thousands of young people who might otherwise be lost to religious indifference, alienation or even extremism are being served by this program which deserves our utmost support.