Like other communities of diverse faiths, Muslim Canadian have made great contributions to Canadian society. However, focus tends to fall on the association of Muslims with terrorists rather than Muslims as positive community builders and contributors. To turnaround this narrative, a group of Muslim Canadian professionals in Toronto organized the Muslim Awards for Excellence (MAX) Gala on March 24th at the Ritz Carleton to spotlight the achievements of Muslims in Canada.
History is replete with Muslims who, over the course of history, have had an irreversible effect on civilization as we know it. The accomplishments of Muslim scholars in the fields of arts, math, and science are well known by many Muslims and non-Muslims.
This year a gala will be held to celebrate and reward achievements in the Canadian Muslim community. The inaugural edition of the Muslim Awards of Excellence or MAX Gala will showcase top achievers within the Canadian Muslim community and Canadian community at large.