The Canadian government recognizes October as Islamic History Month

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Together with the Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador recognize October as Islamic History Month.

As part of Islamic History Month, Newfoundland and Labrador recognize the expanding role that Muslim communities play in the province.

Many Muslim Newfoundlanders and Labradorians make outstanding contributions to healthcare, engineering, science, research, education, and public service.

Islam is the fastest growing religion in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

One of the fastest-growing populations in the province is the Muslim community, which is composed of a wide variety of nationalities from around the world.

It is estimated that there are now more than 7,500 Muslims living in communities throughout the province, up from two dozen families when the Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador was first incorporated in the early 1980s.

In every corner of our province, Muslim communities are growing and celebrating important events, such as Eid al-Fitr, with neighbors, colleagues, and friends. As Muslims continue to make important contributions to our province, we remain committed to supporting them.

Honorable Gerry Byrne (Minister of Immigration, Population Growth, and Skills)

Traditionally, Muslims have settled in the St. John’s metro region; however, Muslim communities are developing in other areas, including Gander, where efforts are being made to build the province’s second mosque.

I appreciate Minister Byrne’s friendship and engagement with us to advance the interests of Muslims in Newfoundland and Labrador, including taking action to combat Islamophobia. Any time of year, but especially during Islamic History Month, anyone interested in learning more about our community is welcome to contact the Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Dr. Syed Pirzada President, Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

It was in October 1990 that the Masjid Al-Noor mosque on Logy Bay Road in St. John’s became fully operational as a place of worship and a cultural center.

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