Shaykh Yusuf Badat

Imam / Spiritual Leader

Shaykh Yusuf Badat is the main Imam and 'Director of Religious Affairs at the Islamic Foundation of Toronto. Shaykh Yusuf Badat also serves as a teacher for Arabic, Islamic Studies, Quranic Studies, and World Religions at the Islamic Foundation School.

Shaykh Yusuf Badat has served as Imam since 1999 at Masjid Anwarul Islam of Malton (Masjid Saliheen) in Mississauga, Canada. He has also been an instructor at the Toronto Shariah Program and the Uloom Program. Shaykh Yusuf Badat is the founder and director of Mathabah Inc.

He lives in Toronto with his family and children. Shaykh Yusuf Badat was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He has studied under some great scholars, receiving several formal authorizations in the sacred sciences with top honors. His commitment to the sacred sciences began early in his life when Allah blessed him with the ability, by age 14, to complete the memorization of the Holy Quran. He completed a rigorous 6-year Alim course at Darul Uloom Zakariya, South Africa where he achieved his masters in the Islamic sciences, which included but was not limited to, language, exegesis (tafseer), and jurisprudence (fiqh). He earned authorizations in Hadith under the Grand Mufti of South Africa- Shaykh Radha-ul-Haq. Shaykh Yusuf Badat is an Ontario registered minister of religion & licensed marriage officer. He also holds a diploma in Network Administration from the Toronto School of Business.

Professional Affiliations

  • Ontario Ministry Services – Registered Clergy,
  • Canadian Council of Muslim Theologians,
  • Canadian Council of Imams,
  • Emmanuel College – University of Toronto,
  • Crescent Council of Canada,
  • Mathabah Institute

Contact Shaykh Yusuf Badat

You may reach Shaykh Yusuf Badat for Islamic queries, Nikah (Marriage) services, Counselling, Speeches, etc. by visiting [Contact à Inquiry Form à IFT Imam] or calling 416 321-0909 x 235