The trial of a Toronto businessman charged with fraud for allegedly pocketing millions in "Shariah-compliant" mortgages has been delayed until next fall — just as it was beginning.

The opening day of the trial for Omar Kalair, dubbed the "Muslim Madoff" by some of the homeowners who were allegedly left thousands in the hole after buying into the mortgages marketed to Muslims, got underway earlier this month.

The homeowners are referring to Bernie Madoff, the former investment adviser who is serving a 150-year sentence in the U.S. for running a multi-billion-dollar Ponzi scheme.

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