From our humble beginnings in Scarborough in two small industrial units in 1986, and a move to upgrade into a heritage property in Pickering in 1995, the Al Mahdi community has purposefully and gracefully evolved into a hub to serving well over 500 families with year round programs, activities and madrassa. Moulana Syed Zaki Baqri founded and dedicated his time to serving our community since its inception. Over the last three decades, our community has prospered in this humble and simple facility serving the expanding communities of Ajax, Pickering, Scarborough and Markham.
However, over the last 25 years, the unprecedented growth of Muslims in the GTA as a result of immigration has meant greater demands at various levels of service for our ever changing and dynamic community. By the grace of Allah (swt), we have acknowledged this need for relocation by embarking into the future with a view of a more holistic, multi-purpose and inclusive community centre.
- The Al Mahdi Islamic Community Centre (AMICC) was established in 1984 and incorporated in 1985.
- Governance by Constitution Governing bodies: Board of Governors (BoG) 4 members elected every 4 years and the Executive Committee (EC) 10 members elected every 2 years.
- In 1986 AMICC leased two office units at 916 Markham Rd. and started to hold religious classes, Maghrabain prayers and programs for the month of Ramazan.
- In June 1992 the property at 510 Concession Rd. in the Township of Pickering was purchased. In 1995 after the process of rezoning and renovations the property was occupied.A multi-cultural organization whose members come from diverse backgrounds from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Africa, India and Pakistan.