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This blog is maintained for the readers of In the Light of a Blessed Tree, as well as for all those interested in the wider work of Dr. Timothy J. Gianotti: including the Islamic Institute for Spiritual Formation (IISF, Toronto), which he serves as the Director and Principal Teacher, the Studies in Islamprogramat Renison University College (University of Waterloo), where he serves as an Associate Professor, and the American Islamic College (Chicago), where he served as the Director of Islamic Studies (2013-2015).
Please stay tuned for new blog entries and announcements for new programs in Toronto and beyond!
Community-Service Courses on Islam, Islamic Spirituality, and Comparative Religion
Every year we try to run introductory courses on Islam and various aspects of Islamic Thought for the general public. These courses strive to offer university-level content and intellectual standards while foregoing the tests and research assignments required within strictly academic environments. While most of these community-service courses were graciously hosted by the Noor Cultural Centre between the fall of 2007 and the spring of 2012, we have now taken our educational work into the wider world, and so these courses can take place anywhere -- even in your office or workplace. Please contact us if you are interested in requesting or attending such a course:
Click here for the Islamic Institute for Spiritual Formation calendar of events.
Dr. Timothy Gianotti holds a number of workshops throughout the year. To request a workshop please email us here. The list of workshops below will be linked to more details when specific workshops are scheduled.
Comparative Religion & Spirituality Cultural Competence Training Interfaith-Intercultural Dialogue Interfaith-Intercultural Marriages & Families The Mechanics and Spiritual Dimensions of Islamic Practice (prayers, fasting, pilgrimage, etc.) Preparing for Death and Funerals
In the Light of A Blessed Tree: illuminations of Islamic belief, practice, history
To see a brief description, read endorsements from Christian, Jewish, and Muslim scholars, and/or purchase the book directly from the publisher (at a discounted price), click here.
To schedule a public reading, book-related talk or book signing, email us at
Dr. Timothy Gianotti Biography
Please click here for Dr. Timothy J. Gianotti's biography.