Islamic Centre hosts Journey Into Islam

Youth from the Az-Zahraa Islamic Centre on No. 5 Road have helped organize an upcoming public open house that promises to reveal various aspects of Islam to friends, peers and others who are curious to learn more.

A Journey Into Islam is an annual exhibition that opens the centre's doors to the general public to learn about Islam in a relaxed environment, have their questions answered, and to clear up misconceptions and forge valuable, long-lasting connections.

Last year's event generated a huge turnout—more than 300 people attended—and so this year's event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. at the centre, a Shia Muslim Mosque, 8580 No. 5 Rd., on a section of road lovingly referred to as the Highway to Heaven.

Guests last year were treated to a full-course dinner, and the event featured various exhibits—on topics such as the hijab (Islamic dress), hajj (annual pilgrimage) and ramadhan (month of fasting)—as well as posters, live artifacts and interactive media presentations.

Added this year will be more exhibits and feature presentations.

"We are fortunate to live in a country like Canada and a city like Richmond where everybody, regardless of ethnicity, culture or religion, has the freedom to express their beliefs and practices without fear of intolerance from their neighbours," Sahir Moosvi said in a press release. "This diversity is also a great opportunity to learn more about those from different backgrounds."

For a video about last year's event, visit

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Annual herring sale to be held on Dec. 6 in Steveston
Students team up to bring warmth to less fortunate
Beloved French teacher mourned
Richmond Christmas Fund Drive-thru another success
High flying business sets sail in Richmond
UPDATE: Police cruiser hit by gunfire; homicide team investigating
Hatzic student accepts full-ride to Idaho
Lights? Fantastic!
Doris Blair passes away at 95

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 28 edition online now. Browse the archives.