Imran Ally is the official Imam and Shaykh (Scholar) at the TARIC Islamic Centre where he continues to be in service since 2000 making him one of the very few longest employed Imams serving at one Masjid/Islamic Centre in Canada.
Imam Shaykh Ally is viewed by his peers as a stalwart in the field of Canadian chaplaincy which over the years included the following areas:
1) First Responders a) Peel Regional Police b) Badge of Life Canada c) Boots On The Ground
2) Health Care a) Humber River Hospital b) Kipling Acres Long Term Care Home
3) Education a) University of Toronto - Mississauga Campus
4) International Sports a) Pan Am Games b) Parapan Am Games c) Invictus Games
Professional Appointments 1) Bereavement Authority of Ontario - Faith Committee 2) Humber River Hospital - Campaign Cabinet 3) Disability Empowerment Equality Network (DEEN Support Services) - Honorary Chair 4) Canadian Association of Muslims with Disabilities (CAMD) - National Advisory Board 5) Canadian Multifaith Federation
Professional Affiliations 1) Ontario Ministry Services – Registered Clergy & Marriage Officer 2) Canadian Council of Imams 3) Association of Muslim Chaplains 4) Canadian Police Chaplains Association 5) Green Cross Academy of Traumatology Imam Shaykh Ally has received numerous accolades and recognitions for his work and service to society. In 2007, Imam Shaykh Ally supported his wife Kameeza who founded Yusuf’s Day of Hope (YDOH), a not-for-profit fundraising initiative named after their second son, who suffers from a rare genetic disorder. What started off as a humble undertaking of ‘giving back’ – YDOH has currently raised over $220,000 for the Norman Saunders Complex Care Initiative at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. In a typical address to Muslim gatherings, the Imam Shaykh Ally is popularly known for saying “if you’re not making a positive difference in your community – there is a deficiency in your understanding and practice of Islam.” Imam Shaykh Ally and his wife enjoy a blissful marriage and they are blessed with three young sons (Musa, Yusuf, and Sauleh).