Muslims mark anniversary with Fort McMurray donations
Food, money raised as Ahmadiyya Muslims mark 50 years since arriving in Canada
Thousands of dollars, and about one million pounds of food, were raised for relief efforts in Fort McMurray on Sunday, as Ahmadiyya Muslims gathered to mark 50 years since their arrival in Canada.
Hundreds of members of the Muslim sect braved the rain in Nathan Phillips Square for what organizers described as both an anniversary celebration and a “thank you” to Canada.
“Coming to Canada was one of the greatest blessings of Allah we have received … where everyone can be together and flourish in their respective communities and be successful together in life and in faith,” Lal Khan Malik, the national president of Ahmadiyya Muslim community, told the crowd.