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Islamic History Month: Canada Plans to Celebrate Muslim Women, Youth

  • The theme for this year is “Celebrating Muslim Women in the Arts & Sciences.” 
  • The event aims to recognize and honor Muslim women’s contributions to society and inspire and empower Muslim youth.

As October approaches, Canadian Muslims prepare for Islamic Heritage Month with events to celebrate and educate about the rich Muslim heritage and contributions to society.

“Islamic History Month Canada believes that through education and sharing positive stories, all Canadians can grow and connect in the best way possible,” a statement on the event’s website said.

“In 2007, IHMC was graciously proclaimed by the honorable and departed Mauril Belanger, MP, for Ottawa-Vanier.

“Since then, IHMC has been proclaimed in provinces and municipalities across Canada, and community members and organizations have hosted countless events every year, bringing communities together to share and learn from one another.”

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Honoring Women

The IHMC Theme for 2023 is “Celebrating Muslim Women in the Arts & Sciences”.

It aims to honor the historical contributions of Muslim women through the ages and their influence on the progress of the Arts, Sciences, and Society.

“Let us celebrate IHMC with enthusiasm and share the rich contributions of Muslim women who have and continue to contribute to the betterment of Humanity,” the statement added.

“Recognizing and honoring our women will inspire and empower Muslim youth and defeat negative stereotypes of gendered Islamophobia.”

Back in 2007, the late Mauril Belanger, MP for Ottawa-Vanier, proclaimed Islamic Heritage Month in Canada (IHMC). The cities of Kingston, Burnaby, and the province of Manitoba also proclaimed the event.

Later on, IHMC became an independent body with a new Chair in 2013. The Board members are currently from Saskatoon, Regina, London, Ottawa, and Winnipeg.

For more information about events, please check: Islamic History Month Canada on Facebook.