Help UIA Teach & Reach More Students

Support Islamic Education with your Wallet!

Since we first started in 2012, Understanding Islam Academy (UIA) has been dedicated to making Islamic education relevant, affordable, and accessible.

As the name itself implies, Understanding Islam Academy's goal is to facilitate understanding of sacred Islamic traditions in the contemporary context.

Far from theoretical discourses on 'good to know' subjects, UIA's carefully designed classes provide education on topics you need to know as a Muslim who loves Allah and His creation.

We have programs ranging from local on-site children’s classes, to family and youth programs, to Live online ISLAMinars with worldwide esteemed scholars that have reached Muslims from Indonesia to Argentina!

So join us in helping spread the love, understanding, and practice of this beautiful religion. Donate to UIA NOW!

Give what you can. Nothing is too little, and know that “whatever you spend of good - it will be fully repaid to you, and you will not be wronged” [2:272].

 "Love to Learn" Summer School students aged 5-10 pray Dhuhr prayer at the UIA Centre

UIA's Vision:

Our vision is to produce a vibrant, engaging, and creative Islamic institution that is a springboard of God-conscious, caring, and productive Muslim community, where teachers, scholars, and professionals create an environment of inspiring and interactive learning and discourse.

60+ Kid Mini-Entrepreneurs and 1500+ Visitors to our wildly popular Kids' Bazaar held at ISNA Canada 

UIA's Accomplishments:

- 2,500 plus students benefited from FREE online webinars for over 2 years!
- 80 children visit and study at UIA's creative classes weekly
- 150 adults attend UIA's FREE weekly Halaqas and monthly family events every month
- 150% increase in youth programming over last one year
- The hub of Homeschooling children and families in West GTA for over 3 years
- Majority of UIA's attendees come from all over the GTA
- NOW UIA offering Satellite programs for families and youth at 2 more locations: Vaughan and North York!

Help UIA serve more kids, teens, and families! Donate Now!

"Let's Talk Science" visits UIA for a fun workshop with our Homeschooling students

10 Great Reasons to Support UIA:

1. An alternative source of Islamic knowledge & understanding for everyone
2. Localized Islamic knowledge with visiting scholars and experts in light of Canadian context
3. Friendly name and brand. Simple and easy to relate to
4. Affordable programs and services
5. Diversity and creativity in topics and themes
6. Practical approach. Knowledge that matters. Focus on application than theory
7. Diversity in instructors. Focus on expertise and knowledge, not the name, brand, or ideology behind the scholar or teacher
8. Balanced and comprehensive approach to Islamic learning (the traditional/spiritual, academic, and literal)
9. Integration of classical themes with contemporary lifestyle issues
10. Very children and youth friendly!

Your contributions will directly help and support local muslim kids, youths, and families. Please donate generously. 

Above: Guest Speaker of the Month, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin, teaches one of our monthly Let's Talk Workshops for Teens

UIA Costs & Revenue Breakdown

The charts below show a comprehensive list of all of our monthly costs and sources of revenue at UIA. 

Average Monthly Costs at UIA = -$6,220

Average Monthly Revenue at UIA = $4,000

As the figures above show, our costs have been exceeding our monthly revenue on a month-by-month basis. 

Donating to UIA will SUPPORT the continued operation of our programs and services to kids, youth, and families, and help us to expand our reach and provide more programs that are desperately needed in our community. Please donate monthly!

Contact us


Address: 2-2570 Haines Road, Mississauga, ON, L4Y 4A3
Phone Number:
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UIA Students Testimonials



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