Commemorative Service

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Assalamu Alaikum.

It has been almost a year since our fellow Muslim Canadians have been attacked by a gunman while they were praying at their Quebec City mosque on January 29th, 2017. While this horrific attack took the lives of six innocent men, many members of the congregation got seriously injured with one of them remaining permanently paralyzed. This tragic incident left many families with irrevocable losses and life long traumas.

On January 29, 2018, the Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador will be hosting a service to remember the victims of the Quebec City mosque shooting. The service will be held at our Mosque as per the following program. Members of our Muslim community and of the larger public are cordially invited to attend.

Jazakum Allahu Khairun
MANAL Executive Committee

Draft Program:

6:30 PM : Welcome and introduction of the program
6:40 PM : Recitation from the Quran & English translation
6:50 PM : Keynote addresses
7:20 PM : Silent Vigil
7:30 PM : Screening of the documentary "Your Last Walk in the Mosque"
8.30 PM : Conclusion of the service
8:45 PM : Isha Prayer

Youth Workshop

The pervasiveness of racial and religious discrimination urges Muslim communities across Canada to take initiatives to empower their youth so that they can grow as respecting and respected Muslim Canadians. As an initiative in this direction, MANAL will be welcoming Dr. Mahmoud Haddara to address our youth this Sunday, November 12.

In an interactive workshop, Dr. Haddara will encourage our youth to reflect on why God created us different and provide some guidelines about how Muslims living in diverse societies like Canada can peacefully and respectfully navigate and negotiate differences.

The workshop will be held at the social hall of Masjid An Noor from 5.30 pm to 7.15 pm, followed by refreshments. The program will conclude at 8 pm with Isha prayer.

We encourage all children and youth who are 10 years and older to attend with their parents. Please note that this workshop is not intended for younger audiences. So we request your kind understanding and cooperation on that matter.

For any inquiries, please feel free to contact Br. Shibly, coordinator of MANAL Youth Club.

Appearance before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

The Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (MANAL) has received an invitation to appear before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage to contribute to the Committee's ongoing study of systemic racism and religious discrimination, including Islamophobia.

A delegation consisting of MANAL President (Dr. Mansoor Pirzada) and executives (Mr. Haseen Khan and Dr. Ayse Akinturk) appeared before the Committee on October 23, 2017. After an introductory statement by Dr. Pirzada, the MANAL delegation answered the questions of the Committee members and provided recommendations.

The full text of MANAL's introductory statement may be found here for your information.