The Thaqalayn Muslim Association of the University of Ottawa (TMA UOttawa) is a Muslim Students' Association for Twelver Shia Students.
Goals & Objectives:
To endow Muslim students with an Islamic heritage and to cultivate an informed and balanced Islamic understanding according to the teachings of the Thaqalayn – the Qur’an and the authentic sunnah (traditions) of Prophet Muhammad (s) and his Ahl al-Bayt (a) (Household). Focus will be placed on the application and implementation of the Thaqalayn to contemporary times and contemporary issues.
To educate the university community on Islamic values and culture through the teachings of the Thaqalayn; to present an accurate understanding of Islamic teachings; and to foster greater acceptance of Shi’i students in particular, and Muslim students in general, as integral members of their campus.
To develop and improve relations amongst Muslims as well as with non-Muslims through engaging in intra and inter faith dialogue in order to achieve peace, harmony,mutual respect, and greater understanding