Mahdavia Center of Toronto


Alhamdulillah, a gathering of Mahdavia community was arranged in Toronto, Canada on Saturday, the 19th of November, 2011 by the youths of the Mahdavia community of Toronto.

After the congregational Zuhar prayers, Peer wo Murshid Hazrat Maulana Abulfatah Syed Nusrat Miyan Sahab Qibla, addressed the gathering and presented the following Quranic Verse:

“Verily the believers are brethren of each other, make peace between your brothers, be afraid of God, that you may receive Mercy.”

Peer wo Murshid explained this verse in detail, further he emphasised on the principle upon which this brotherhood works by presenting another Verse of Holy Qur’an:

“Cooperate one with another in Goodness and Piety and do not cooperate in Sin and Transgression. Be afraid of God He is very strict in giving Chastisement. “

After lunch all the members of the community unanimously decided to form a non-profit voluntary organization to serve the religious and social needs of the Musaddiqin- e-Imamuna Hazrat Saiyad Muhammad Mehdi Al-Ma’ud AHS residing in Canada. An ad-hoc Executive Committee of 15 members was nominated to take necessary steps.

The nominated executive body again met at 10:00 PM at the residence of Mr.Mohsin Bozai and it was decided to raise funds for procuring a site for the congregational worship, community get-togethers, religious teachings for the youth and children and also purchase a site for the Hazira (Grave Yard).

On the request of the Executive  Committee, Peer wo Murshid proposed the name for the Non-profit Organization as “Mahdavia Center of Toronto” which was unanimously approved.

Peer wo Murshid emphasized that the organization should be representative of the Mahdavia community preserving and propagating Mahdavia believes and practices and there should be no place for those who have already deserted our community. The organization, he said, should work as a purely voluntary and democratic organization. And the office bearers and the executive committee members should compulsorily be elected every two years. All the activities of the executive committee and office bearers should be open and transparent.

Peer wo Murshid further said that all the major decisions and financial transactions should be made by the prior approval of the Executive Committee. Funds raised for this purpose should be deposited in the bank account of “Mahdavia Center of Toronto, which will be jointly operated by the President and the General Secretary. All the accounts must be audited by a professional auditor appointed by the Executive Committee and should be open for the common members of the organization.

The Executive Committee unanimously elected Mr. Syed Riaz Mahmood as President and Mr. Rahman Khan Bozai (Nausher) as General Secretary.


The Executive Committee unanimously decided that the newly formed "Mahdavia Center of Toronto" will work under the guidance of Peer wo Murshid Hazrat Maulana Abulfatah Syed Nusrat Miyan Sahab Qibla.

The Executive Committee thanked Peer wo Murshid for his support and encouragement and pledge to work under his guidance for the benefit of Mahdavia community of Canada.

Mahdavia News Service