We are a compassionate focused, inclusive, Islamic mosque space. We are an LGBTQ affirming, Gender Equal, Place of Healing and Learning.
The El-Tawhid Juma Circle/ ETJC was founded by El-Farouk Khaki, DR. Laury Silvers, and Troy Jackson in May 2009. ETJC is a gender-equal, LGBTQI2S affirming, mosque, that is welcoming of everyone regardless of sexual orientation, gender, sexual identity, or faith background.
When we came together in May 2009…
to start the el-Tawhid Juma Circle as manifested in the Toronto Unity Mosque it was with the intention of creating an inclusive tawhidic Muslim identified prayer space where diversity and inclusivity are celebrated and not just given lip service: where the inherent dignity of every human being regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, linguistic group, dis/ability, religion or class is recognized as Allah-given as underscored in the Qur’anic declaration that Allah is closer to each one of us than our own jugular vein, without distinction.