Thursday, October 17, 2013
Islamic History Month Canada (IHMC) was launched on October 25, 2007, and October was proclaimed as the Islamic History month in Canada.
The press release says that “The Objective of IHMC is to celebrate, inform, educate and share with fellow Canadians the Muslim cultural heritage and Canadian Muslim contributions to Canada and the contributions made by the Islamic civilization throughout its history; to sciences, humanities, medicines, astronomy, and other disciplines that have contributed positively to human progress. IHMC believes that it is through education and sharing positive stories that we can build a more inclusive and gentle multicultural Canada.”
A few facts about Canadian –
- The census of 1871 reports 13 Muslims in the country
- Edmonton has the oldest mosque in North America, built in 1938
- There are 1 million Muslims in the country.
Their website is at http://www.islamichistorymonth.com/ihmc2010/
They also have a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Islamic-History-Month-Canada/322440464106?ref=stream&hc_location=stream