★ Sufi oriented masjid. The molvi is preaching a Sufi version of Islam. Large gathering of disciples gather every Thursday. Everyone outside of that circle are not welcomed and are looked at differently. The molvi tries to target the tablighi Jamaat brothers to join his Sufi circle. Other than that side of the inner workings, the mosque is pleasant and feels peaceful. Posted on March 13, 2012
NR Basically, Masjid al Taqwa is a nice, peaceful place to pray. One can say that it is the less famous sibling of Madinah Masjid, living in the shadow of the busy and better known mosque. From what I gather from local sources, this mosque was originally established by West Indian Muslims who felt that their needs would be met in a setting apart from Madina Mosque. Over time, this West Indian congregation purchased a larger facility east of here on Danforth Avenue and moved on. The governing of Al Taqwa was taken over by Muslims of Sri Lankan origin. Be that as it may, Al Taqwa is a true oasis of peace amid the hustle and bustle of Central Toronto. Aside from Jumah time, one can go there between prayers and do zikir or meditate in peace.
To my knowledge there is a sister's section on the lower floor and some afterschool Islamic instruction for children. Posted on January 1, 2006