Islamic History Month and Islamic Heritage Month 2021 Events Across CanadaWritten by Making Headlines
Islamic History Month (Canada) and Islamic Heritage Month (Ontario) starts on October 1st.
Muslim Link created a list of events taking place in recognition of the month in Ontario and other parts of Canada.
We will update the list throughout the month.
October 2: Muslim Educators of Ontario Islamic Heritage Month Kick-Off by Muslim Educators Network of Ontario
October 2: Islamic Heritage Month Series Chapters from Canadian Muslim History by Sound Vision Canada
October 5: Emotional Intelligence: One of the Shama'il of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) by the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC)
October 6: Islamic Heritage Month Event with Author Uzma Jalaluddin by the Coalition of Muslim Women (CCMW) and Waterloo Public Library
October 12: Navigating Al-Waba Public Health and Islamic History by the Canadian Muslim COVID 19 Task Force
October 12: Muslims in Canada: Reflecting on Our Past, Embracing Our Future by the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC)
October 14: Muslim Histories in Kingston: A Discussion with Dr. Murray Hogben by Muslim Societies, Global Perspectives (Queen's University)
October 15: Islamic History Month Connections between First Nations Struggle and Black Struggle in Canada with Dr. Afua Cooper by Black Canadian Muslims
October 17: A Muslim History of North America with Omar Mouallem by the Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) and the Ottawa International Writers Festival
October 19: What Is Islamic History And How Can We Approach It? by the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC)
October 22: The History of Muslims in Canada by the Coalition of Muslim Women KW
October 22: Community Cooking Event with Reem Ahmed by Toronto District School Board
October 22: How Faith Drives our Work: Perspectives from Indigenous and Muslim Women by Islamic Society of Kingston
October 24: Indigenous Peoples Reclaiming Their Economic Rights by Islamic Social Services Association Inc. (ISSA)
October 24: Islamic Heritage Month Series Mothering Black Sons by Black Canadian Muslims
October 26: Muslim Women's Contributions to the Islamic Civilization by the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC)
October 27: The History of Islam in Canada with Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick by Human Concern International (HCI)
October 30: Sitting in the Courtyard of Sultan Hasan: Drawing Lessons from the Black Plague with Professor Taj by Ottawa Muslim Women Organization (OMWO)
According to Islamic History Month Canada: "Islamic History Month Canada (IHMC) in October aims to celebrate, inform, educate, and share with fellow Canadians the rich Muslim heritage and contributions to society: Contributions in sciences, humanities, medicine, astronomy, and other disciplines that have greatly benefited human progress. IHMC believes that through education and sharing positive stories, all Canadians can grow and connect in the best way possible. In 2007, IHMC was graciously proclaimed by the honourable and departed, Mauril Belanger, MP, for Ottawa-Vanier. IHMC has since been proclaimed in the cities and provinces across the country."
In Person Events
Greater Toronto Area
October 30: Islamic Heritage Month at the Ottawa Mosque by the Ottawa Muslim Association (OMA)
October 17: Islamic History Month Tea and Tales with Muslim Women by Schneider Haus National Historic Site
October 23: Brantford Mosque Open House by the Muslim Association of Brantford
October 21: Islamic History Month's Theme How to Be Indigenous Allies? by Akram Jomaa Islamic Centre, Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth, Islamic History Month Canada
October 15: World War 1: Through The Muslim Eyes by Simon Fraser University Muslim Students' Association (SFU MSA)
October 22: Illuminating Vancouver City Hall for Islamic History Month by Centre for Muslim Studies, Simon Fraser University
October 28: Healing Together: Overcoming Anti-Indigenous Racism and Islamophobia Reception by SFU Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies
Check the Toronto District School Board's Islamic Heritage Month Guide online here
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