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Ahmadiyya women's association celebrating Islamic Heritage Month

Group hosting public event Oct. 26 at Bradford library

Each year in the month of October we celebrate Islamic heritage.

It is an opportunity for reflecting, educating, and commemorating the Islamic history, a time to explore Islamic art, culture and the contributions Muslims have made throughout civilizations.

We, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association, take great pride and lead in promoting our peaceful religion, Islam. The motto of our community, “love for all, hatred for none,” is something we try to uphold in every aspect of life.

Our organization also has a display at BWG library showcasing Islamic books and art.

Our members have set up Islamic Heritage Month displays in two schools in Bradford, Fieldcrest Public School and W.H. Day Elementary School.

One of the schools I set up a display in was Boyne River Public School in Alliston. The response I received from staff and students was very positive and supportive. The principal and staff members complimented as to how beautiful the display looked. Students passing by were curious. Many classes passed by. However, the Grade 7s were exceptionally intrigued by the display. Immediately they were questioning me on the calligraphy, Holy Quran, and other items in display. I will be going in next week to further discuss the display and answer any questions students may have.

It is important to eradicate the misconceptions about Islam and tear away from Islamophobia. Through education we can bring our students and communities to see the true Islam, and the positive growth Canadian Muslims have made in our society.

In efforts to promote diversity, social equity and inclusivity there need to be more forums and open dialogue to facilitate understanding amongst people.

We have an ‘open to public’ event happening on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Bradford West Gwillimbury library from 2 to 6 p.m. This event will highlight many Islamic scholars, scientists, physicists, inventors, athletes, women in Islam, etc., who have played a vital role in revolutionizing the world we live in today. This event will be comprised of exhibiting Islamic inventions, artifacts, holy scriptures, calligraphy stall, free henna art and much more.

Kindly join us to further enlighten your understanding about Islam. Let’s learn and have fun together with light snacks.