On Saturday, January 26, 2019, the Az-Zahraa Islamic Centre will once again be holding its doors open for the eighth annual, youth-organized ‘A Journey Into Islam’ event, which has over 300 guests in attendance each year. The evening will begin with a demonstration of prayer, followed by a delicious dinner with short talks by guest speakers. Past guest speakers have included Darrell McLean, Amyn Sajoo, Itrath Syed, Joe Peschoscholido, MP, and with members from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Richmond School Board in attendance.

Visitors will then have a chance to view a range of exhibits about Islamic principles, receive tours of the Centre, and have an opportunity to engage with followers of the faith.

The intention of the event is to provide an opportunity for guests to become familiar with Islam and the Muslim community, and to clear misconceptions about important aspects of the religion – including Jihad, the Qur’an, and Hijab. There will also be exhibits on Islamic dietary restrictions, the Pilgrimage to Mecca, an Islamic Art Museum showcasing a range of artistic objects, calligraphy, etc., and much more.

This year, the event’s theme is Women in Islam. The event aims to explore the vast emphasis on women’s role in society within Islam, and establish the notion that Islam is not only not limiting, but empowering to women. From Lady Fatima to Lady Zainab, Islamic history includes many instances of women that have said no to the status quo and advocated for change in their communities.

Join us for an evening sure to be full of learning, meaningful conversations, and ethnic eats. To reserve your FREE ticket, please register via the Registration page (required). We look forward to seeing you on January 26th!