In 2007 the Government of Canada first established October as Islamic History Month (IHM) recognizing the important contributions of Canadian Muslims to Canadian society, the cultural diversity of the Canadian Muslim community, and the importance of Canadians learning about each other to foster greater social cohesion.
Since then many school boards, libraries and organizations have adopted the month and regularly organize various activities to create such awareness. Government of Canada has issued a special statement on significance of educating ourselves about Islamic History and Culture.
Every year Ahmadiyya Muslim Women Association (AMWA) of Canada hosts multiple events to celebrate the month.
On 18th October Ahmaiyya Muslim Women Students Association (AMSA) of Prairie Region hosted an awareness event for the local community at Baitul Hadi Mosque, Edmonton- an effort to display the heritage and history, culture and ongoing contributions of our Muslim fellow-Canadians.
Special thanks to Dr Fozia Zakaria, Naeema Mubashar, Atia Sheikh, Shamaila Rana, Kausar Masood, Tayyeba Aftab and Sidra Ahmad for organizing and helping community to learn about Islamic History and culture!