October is Islamic History Month
Islamic History Month Canada is an educational and cultural project originated, developed and sponsored by the Canadian Islamic Congress.
The objective of IHMC is to motivate and inspire Canadian Muslims to annually share their history, heritage and culture with fellow Canadians during one month, to be called the Islamic History Month Canada (IHMC). This goal is to be achieved through community and public events such as; exhibitions, lectures, celebrity tours, book fairs, and other complementary activities. This will be a month in which Canadian Muslims celebrate and share our diverse civilization, including our contributions to the arts, sciences, medicine, architecture, humanities, music, spirituality, and every area of human knowledge. It will become a permanent part of Canada’s multicultural calendar with similar events across the country and will build bridges of understanding and appreciation between Muslims and all other C an ad i an s . Moreover, IHMC will enhance Canada’s ties, both economically and culturally, with other Muslim countries.
The IHMC Advisory Board includes senators, public figures, academics, inter-faith activists and Muslim community leaders.