Muslim religious leaders (Imams) across Canada will endorse and read a special solidarity statement for Indigenous peoples during their respective weekly congregations at mosques on Friday, July 9th, 2021.
Bismillah Al-Rahman Al-Raheem
Originally posted on Dr. Hamid Slimi's Facebook Page on January 15, 2019.
The text of the opening statement presented on October 18, 2017, by the Canadian Council of Imams before the House of Commons Heritage Committee studying systemic racism and religious discrimination.
Islamic History Month was first recognized in the province of Manitoba. It has been recognized federally since 2007 and on October 6, 2016 it was recognized in Ontario, the province with Canada's largest Muslim population. The bill to recognize Islamic History Month in Ontario was introduced by the Provincial NDP. Below are two press releases, one from the Liberal Party of Ontario and one from the NDP of Ontario discussing Islamic History Month in Ontario.