Welcome to MARC

The mission of the Mulla Asghar Memorial Library and Islamic Resource Centre (MARC) is to be a premier state of the art Islamic resource centre in North America. MARC serves as a knowledge navigator for the community, providing research and learning facilities to both Muslims and non-Muslims.

Education

MARC works on making Islamic knowledge available to all who seek it through maintaining an Islamic library that is available 7 days/week, providing seminar facilities for Islamic classes and discussion groups, hosting various children’s programs, and producing exhibitions that promote Islamic learning.

Interfaith

MARC provides a space for Muslims and people of other faiths to come together and offers resources to help us better understand one another.

Heritage

MARC works to preserve and promote learning about the heritage of the Khoja community through the collection and preservation of heritage texts, hosting a permanent wing dedicated to Khoja history as well as short-term exhibitions highlighting aspects of Khoja heritage, and the publication and production of literary and multimedia materials about Khoja history.

Our Activites

Current Exibiton

On display now is the exhibition From the Roots of Abraham which celebrates the commonalities between Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Highlighted are shared beliefs, mutual prophets, common ethical values, and more.

Khoja Heritage

Learn about the origins, history and current state of the worldwide Khoja Muslim community. See what the Mulla Asghar Resource Centre is doing to preserve knowledge of the heritage of this community.

Library Catalogue

Whether you’re a researcher or a member of the local community, you can search our library’s collection from anywhere. Cardholders at the library can also log in and make use of additional features.

MARC Television

The focus of MARC TV is to promote interfaith and intrafaith discussions. Click below to read more about past episodes or to watch archives of the full episodes.

Interfaith Community

MARC is proud to be located in a country that celebrates the diversity of the many cultures and faith groups that comprise its heterogeneous population. Click below to learn more about MARC’s interfaith activities.

Book Reviewing

View a sample of books from MARC’s collection which have been reviewed by readers about various different topics. Also, click below to submit your own review and share your thoughts about items in the MARC library.

Production and Publication

The Khojas: A Journey of Faith

This documentary increases our insight about the history of the Khoja Community and takes the viewer on a journey to India, East Africa and other parts of the world.

The Endangered Species

This book, written by historian Hassan Ali M. Jaffer, explains the events that have shaped the history of the Khoja Shia Ithna-Ashari community and brought it to where it is today.

Address

  • We are located at
    • 9000 Bathurst Street
    • Thornhill, ON, L4J 8A7
    • 905-695-1015
  • Our mailing address
    • 9251 Yonge Street
    • Suite 8951
    • Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 9T3

Hours

  • Month of Ramadhan hours
    • Sun – Fri: 1:30 – 8:30 PM
    • Sat: 7:30 – 8:30 PM
  • Normal Open hours 
    • Sun – Wed: 11 AM – 6 PM
    • Thurs – Fri: 11 AM – 9 PM
    • Sat: 10 AM – 6 PM
  • Special closures
    • During Jumah prayers
    • Eves of 19, 21, 23 Ramadhan
    • On Islamic & statutory holidays
    • During wiladat & wafat programs

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